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08-14-2012, 12:43 PM
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When I first started playing as an adult, I thought I'd probably just use inline pants or something because the idea of playing in breezers and socks seemed silly. After a few skates it never occurred to me again.

Sometimes I do think it's a silly look, large baggy pants and socks that go up to your crotch. But the newer slimmer gear looks better.

There was actually a pickup game I was part of for a while with a bunch of really good players, guys who played some college or US juniors, and a lot of them worse sweats or ratty old gear. I think for them it was the less you tried to look like a hockey player, the better you were. Pre-hipster hockey fashion? These guys also never used nice sticks either and no cheap shots or problems. Just couldn't hang with them as I was a D player at the time and they were high B.

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