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04-06-2007, 05:29 PM
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MikeD
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For goalie gear, the fabrics and stitching are affected by UV. Some plastic insert pieces found in some catch gloves cacn deform. The tend to curl. The plastics in the helmet shells can also be weakened by UV. Netting on most recreational outdoor goals are not UV resistant. The heat will also soften the synthetics, allowing tighter stitching to pull into the fabric. In the car or in the house, direct sunlight should be avoided.

If there is anything worse for the gear, its sitting wet in its bag, In the winter time with freezing, the horror it can have on gear.

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