Price of Sticks is Getting Ridiculous
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08-19-2012, 10:29 AM
Join Date: Jun 2011
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Whilst stick prices within NA are getting (comparatively) more expensive try buying decent sticks, or even not so decent, in the UK.
Even though we are just across the English Channel/North Sea from a whole continent full of countries that love ice hockey and have well-developed pro and junior/rec ice hockey systems there seems to be a 1 to 1 conversion $/Euro to £ for hockey kit. That is of course if you can get hold of decent quality sticks to try before you buy rather than over-priced tat, such as the System V sticks that they are fond of in my local hockey store.
The only fairly reasonable priced and decent quality sticks I can get hold of are available once a year at the Nottingham Panthers kit sale and,
given that I'm an Anglo-American who learnt the correct way to hold a stick there is plenty of choice of L/H sticks for me,
whilst locals fight it out for the few R/H sticks available.
Makes me sad when I visit my folks in MI and see just how much cheaper hockey kit is.
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