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08-12-2008, 06:02 PM
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Also check your local pro shops and see if they sell beginner packages like this:

http://www.hockeygiant.com/miseqpkgyth.html

http://www.hockeygiant.com/nbhaplokityth.html

http://www.hockeygiant.com/misf70eqpkgsr.html

Alot of these shops understand how expensive it is to buy a full set of gear for new players and will put together packages that make getting the bulk of your gear affordable.

It's lower quality gear but will be good for starting out.

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I used to use a Jagr curve too... I switched to the Bouchard from Sherwood. It's Heel-Deep-Closed just like the Jagr.
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Try the TPS Tkachuk curve. Or the Easton Gaborik.
Is the lie incorporated into the curve type? I need something with a 5 lie. But thanks, I'll check those once out next time I'm looking. I actually just bought an extra wood stick off a clearance rack with a Leclair curve, so I'll try that out first. I managed to find a cheap composite KOHO/Jagr stick as well which I've been using, though it has like a 40 KP flex.

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Is the lie incorporated into the curve type? I need something with a 5 lie. But thanks, I'll check those once out next time I'm looking. I actually just bought an extra wood stick off a clearance rack with a Leclair curve, so I'll try that out first. I managed to find a cheap composite KOHO/Jagr stick as well which I've been using, though it has like a 40 KP flex.
Bouchard is a 5.5 lie I believe

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Is the lie incorporated into the curve type? I need something with a 5 lie. But thanks, I'll check those once out next time I'm looking. I actually just bought an extra wood stick off a clearance rack with a Leclair curve, so I'll try that out first. I managed to find a cheap composite KOHO/Jagr stick as well which I've been using, though it has like a 40 KP flex.
I, too prefer, 5 lies.
Gaborik will be a 5.5. Tkachuk is just a touch higher than 5, like a 5.25, and I've been happy with it.

I'm also a fan of the Leclair cause it plays like a sub-5 lie. Works for me cause I carry the puck so far away from my body that midgets could skate under my stick.

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FWIW I got my Easton skates new for $70 on Amazon, and they are excellent. I think people over spend on skates more than anything else. As long as they fit they should be fine.

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FWIW I got my Easton skates new for $70 on Amazon, and they are excellent. I think people over spend on skates more than anything else. As long as they fit they should be fine.
So how did you find out your Eastons would fit over Amazon?

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So do i ask some stores if they have a beginner package? I would order online but i want everything to fit well.

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I'm not a fan of the package deals. Just go try everything on individually for fit and remember all this advice.

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I'm not a fan of the package deals. Just go try everything on individually for fit and remember all this advice.
I am onbaord with that. I got a pair of shoulders in a package that are bit too stuffy for me.. the rest of the gear is great

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