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07-29-2007, 07:44 PM
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How I dry my gear...

My brother and I are fortunate enough to have one of the few houses in California that actually have a basement, so we turned what was just a storage room into our gear drying/equipment room.




That brownish fan on the wall actually ventilates the funky air to outside.


So how do you dry your gear?

Used to use one of these, but they don't work very well.



I heard this said once while in a locker room.

"I got a hatchback, so I just park in the sun and let my gear dry that way."


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i dry my gloves, shin pads and whatnot in my basement.

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It probably smells like the holocaust in there.

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Works pretty well, it's in my garage so it's relatively dry, even in the humid Long Island summer.

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Nice....I had something similar to that in my apartment. I turned a closet in the spare room into a locker of sorts. I would open the closet door, close off that room and use the window fan to either bring air in or out depending on the temp outside.

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I use our hallway...

There are days I feel bad for my roommate and my guests, but I don't care. I'm a girl...it just smells...damp. Doesn't smell like someone crawled in there and died....

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i have a small shed with an equipment tree in there. ill spray down the equipment with a 5% vingear solution to fight off mold.

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It probably smells like the holocaust in there.
Other than my bro and I being half-Jewish, it doesn't resemble the holocaust at all.

It's very well ventilated.

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I use our hallway...

There are days I feel bad for my roommate and my guests, but I don't care. I'm a girl...it just smells...damp. Doesn't smell like someone crawled in there and died....
I so wouldn't tolerate that if I lived there... but i don't, so knock yourself out!

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Works pretty well, it's in my garage so it's relatively dry, even in the humid Long Island summer.

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What are you using to hang your skates like that?

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I so wouldn't tolerate that if I lived there... but i don't, so knock yourself out!
Hahaha, its only out there for the first night...then it goes into THE room. Its our laundry room...but I use it to store my gear.

Thank god its the laundry room...it has my catchers gear and my hockey gear.


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skates should be dried out upside down so that the moisture doesnt go down into the chassis and screw up the rivets.

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I harness the power of the sun.

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I harness the power of the sun.
Mmmm bake the smell in.

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You need a sign that says "Enter at your own risk" in front of that door...

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I hose my stuff down, then leave it in the sun.

Easy, and obvious, way of doing things. Then I spray it with febreeze, and enjoy my stuff smelling great!

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I hose my stuff down, then leave it in the sun.

Easy, and obvious, way of doing things. Then I spray it with febreeze, and enjoy my stuff smelling great!
That's a sure way to wear out your gear quickly. Extreme moisture + direct sunlight = disaster.

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California has the perfect weather for drying hockey equipment - it is warm and very dry. I hang my stuff on a hockey tree outside in the shade and it is bone-dry in an hour in the summer and 3-4 in the winter. Why do you need a basement with fans??

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"I got a hatchback, so I just park in the sun and let my gear dry that way."

We use that technique in the Vegas tournaments all of the time.

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Mmmm bake the smell in.
I hose it down first.

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I hose it down first.
My old teammate left her stuff in her car when she went on a vacation...baked the smell in. I swear the pants ate themselves.

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The Hockey Tree by DR in my garage.

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alot of basements are damp so i use the garage

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alot of basements are damp so i use the garage
Not in California they ain't.

Wow, double negative. yay me.

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I keep my equipement at the arena in the room were i dress up. No need to bring it to my house, i don't have place for that anyway.

The next week when i came back it's all dry.

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