HFBoards

Go Back   HFBoards > General Hockey Discussion > The Rink
Mobile Hockey's Future Become a Sponsor Site Rules Support Forum vBookie Page 2
The Rink For the not so ready for prime-time players, coaches, referees, and the people that have to live with them. Discuss experiences in local leagues, coaching tips, equipment, and training.

"Hockey gear and manufacturers that don't exist anymore" thread

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old
05-12-2009, 05:50 PM
  #101
cptjeff
[insert joke here]
 
cptjeff's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Washington, DC.
Country: United States
Posts: 8,757
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by TXhockey10 View Post
Ive seen NHL players on tv with jofa stuff,
like i saw ovie with jofa elbow pads, do they just make it especially for him or what
Reebok protective is often still branded as Jofa in the pros.

cptjeff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
05-12-2009, 06:27 PM
  #102
Duffman
Registered User
 
Duffman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Orchard Park, NY
Country: United States
Posts: 918
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by 94now View Post
No. The very 1st move Reebok made was to drop Jofa and Koho. They branded the best items of the two as rbk. They took almost all new CCM products and put rbk logo on them (helmets, for instance).That is how rbk got on top. Now rbk is re branded as Reebok.
I read somewhere on thegoaliestore message boards that Reebok is bringing back the Koho name (I couldn't find the thread) and that Hiller actually wears a new Koho line of pads.

Duffman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
05-12-2009, 10:39 PM
  #103
Hockeyfan68
Registered User
 
Hockeyfan68's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Lewiston, ME USA
Country: United States
Posts: 2,418
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by cptjeff View Post
Reebok protective is often still branded as Jofa in the pros.
My RBK elbow pads say JOFA just after the RBK logo so yep they do that indeed. Mine are off the shelf in store stuff anyone can buy. they do it with the RBK4 and the RBK6 in their FIT-LITE series.

Hockeyfan68 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
05-29-2009, 11:56 PM
  #104
Ziostilon
Registered User
 
Ziostilon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 3,415
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by 9Rocket View Post
CHIMO, Northland, Western, Red Titan turbo sticks(Bossy)
Ferland 3300(Best gloves ever IMO), Rawlings, D&R golves
Daoust skates with perfecta blade, Adidas skates
what did happen to brands like Northland and Victoriaville, Ferland?

did they get bought out, or collapsed in the 80s?

Ziostilon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-01-2009, 07:00 AM
  #105
iamjs
Unregistered User
 
iamjs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Country: United States
Posts: 9,222
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by TXhockey10 View Post
Ive seen NHL players on tv with jofa stuff,
like i saw ovie with jofa elbow pads, do they just make it especially for him or what

I know Hal Gill still uses a set of Jofa shoulder pads, but I think it's just another example of a player having old gear that's they're not willing to give up because there's nothing out there right now that's comparable.

iamjs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-01-2009, 11:49 AM
  #106
frozenrubber
Registered User
 
frozenrubber's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Brooklyn
Country: United States
Posts: 2,002
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ziostilon View Post
what did happen to brands like Northland and Victoriaville, Ferland?

did they get bought out, or collapsed in the 80s?
I would kill for a pair of Ferland "mitten" gloves. Except for the thumb, they put the other 4 fingers together. While it sounds like a strange design, they were both insanely comfortable and stickhandling was amazing.

Ferland gloves were bulletproof. Unfortunately I gave them away when I switched to Bourque model Sherwoods. Even though the outer construction for excellent, the palms of the Sherwoods would burn out very easily, and I must of had them re-palmed 3 times.

frozenrubber is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-01-2009, 05:00 PM
  #107
drorange14
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Sherwood Park
Country: Canada
Posts: 383
vCash: 500
In Peewee I had the sweet Nike gloves that Fedorov used to wear:
http://media.photobucket.com/image/n...rgeiGloves.jpg

With an old school Easton Ultra Lite stick:
http://www.hockeynut.ca/prod/uni?cat...at=89&item=334

That was a pretty sweet setup back in the day

Speaking of those gloves, does anyone know what they are called? I've been looking for some on but can't find anything.

drorange14 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-02-2009, 02:12 PM
  #108
ModSquad
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Country: Haiti
Posts: 141
vCash: 500
Air Virtuoso.

ModSquad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-02-2009, 03:59 PM
  #109
Heat McManus
Registered User
 
Heat McManus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Alexandria, VA
Country: United States
Posts: 10,407
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by ModSquad View Post
Air Virtuoso.
I have one of those at my subway stop. He plays a lot of Hendrix.

Heat McManus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-08-2009, 03:09 AM
  #110
Ziostilon
Registered User
 
Ziostilon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 3,415
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by frozenrubber View Post
I would kill for a pair of Ferland "mitten" gloves. Except for the thumb, they put the other 4 fingers together. While it sounds like a strange design, they were both insanely comfortable and stickhandling was amazing.

Ferland gloves were bulletproof. Unfortunately I gave them away when I switched to Bourque model Sherwoods. Even though the outer construction for excellent, the palms of the Sherwoods would burn out very easily, and I must of had them re-palmed 3 times.
maybe you can try out the new Ferland products. since they're still around.

but i cant seem to find any trace of Victoriaville, Hespeler, and Titan

Ziostilon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-08-2009, 12:10 PM
  #111
cptjeff
[insert joke here]
 
cptjeff's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Washington, DC.
Country: United States
Posts: 8,757
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by iamjs View Post
I know Hal Gill still uses a set of Jofa shoulder pads, but I think it's just another example of a player having old gear that's they're not willing to give up because there's nothing out there right now that's comparable.
I would guess a majority of the league wears Jofa shoulders. That's not an original thing. It's just branded differently at retail. The RBK 9k and 8k from last year's line (or their equivalents) are the two at retail you often see in the NHL, though they made changes to them for pretty much the first time this year, but good ones, those new ones by all reviews. That pad, the 10K, will probalby filter in, but most guys hang on to shoulders longer then any other piece of gear, so it may take a while.


RBK dominates in shins and elbows too.

cptjeff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-23-2009, 02:39 PM
  #112
94now
Registered User
 
94now's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Snow Belt, USA
Country: United Nations
Posts: 6,445
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Duffman View Post
I read somewhere on thegoaliestore message boards that Reebok is bringing back the Koho name (I couldn't find the thread) and that Hiller actually wears a new Koho line of pads.
May be for goalie equipment. Reebok lost a value line in goalie stuff. They still have it in the rest with CCM.

94now is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-23-2009, 02:51 PM
  #113
Hockeyfan68
Registered User
 
Hockeyfan68's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Lewiston, ME USA
Country: United States
Posts: 2,418
vCash: 500
Not sure if anyone has spoken of it in here but Harrow hockey sticks and shafts/blades are what used to be the Christian Hockey Company. Harrow made Lacross gear and field hockey stuff and purchased Christian or something like that.

I bought a Harrow shaft and blade recently and they seem great ... still healing my bicep so I have not torqued a REAL shot yet on ice but I hope to within a month or so.

Anyhew http://www.hockeystick.com is the url on the stick shaft.

Their website has stuff you can buy directly from it or find a dealer near you etc. They also customize shafts and sticks and print your name on the them etc. for a fee of course.

Hockeyfan68 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-24-2009, 02:17 AM
  #114
Mayor Bee
\/me_____you\/
 
Mayor Bee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 15,079
vCash: 500
I have a nice old pair of Winnwell gloves in my closet.

Not only that, they're that beautiful red, white, and green.

Mayor Bee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-27-2009, 01:19 PM
  #115
greyraven8
Registered User
 
greyraven8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Thunder Bay, ON
Country: Canada
Posts: 210
vCash: 500
When I first started playing goal in my early 20's, I had an old leather pair of Winwell pads, and a Cooper XL7 helmet, and a more thickly padded style of Cooperall pants - which I eventually sewed some extra foam into in the inner thighs for extra protection.



For my first few years of hockey I wore Lange skates. Back then the league I was in had some it's practice and game time on outdoor rinks.



Back when they still existed I used Titan sticks. Liked the small curves that were available and the plastic along the bottom of the stick. Before recently changing to a composite, I used Koho and another brand (CCM?) that also have the plastic strip along the bottom of the blade.

Using CCM 852 Super Tacks for skates right now. Bought them used five or so years ago. One of the best skates I've ever owned.

greyraven8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-27-2009, 01:42 PM
  #116
The Game
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba
Posts: 89
vCash: 500
Cooper Technoflex Gloves - They wore them in the "Dub" in the mid 90's.
Easton Air Gloves - Paul Kariya style.

The Game is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-29-2009, 06:03 PM
  #117
Lososaurus
Registered User
 
Lososaurus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: California
Posts: 647
vCash: 500
I haven't seen any Koho gear in some time.

What about aluminum shafts? Haven't seen those since the 90s

It's becoming more and more difficult to find wood easton sticks too.

Lososaurus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-30-2009, 07:33 PM
  #118
AintLifeGrand
Registered User
 
AintLifeGrand's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Thrasherville, GA
Country: Tibet
Posts: 2,738
vCash: 500
Is Brown goalie equipment still around? What about Lefabve(sp), the simmons line of goalie pads that started with a B, or Bilt Rite gloves?


Branches sticks ftw, my first stick circa 1995 had a rad kevlar blade

AintLifeGrand is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-30-2009, 09:18 PM
  #119
Gert B Frobe
Registered User
 
Gert B Frobe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: SE PA
Country: United States
Posts: 5,511
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by AintLifeGrand View Post
Is Brown goalie equipment still around? What about Lefabve(sp), the simmons line of goalie pads that started with a B, or Bilt Rite gloves?


Branches sticks ftw, my first stick circa 1995 had a rad kevlar blade
I loved Branches sticks - never broke those things. I understand all they make is oars and paddles now..

Gert B Frobe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-30-2009, 11:44 PM
  #120
AintLifeGrand
Registered User
 
AintLifeGrand's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Thrasherville, GA
Country: Tibet
Posts: 2,738
vCash: 500
i do remember they made a foray into the 1 piece market back in the mid 2000s

Anyone know how Brians Goalie Equipment is doing, I know Legacy and Emery still rep their ****, but they don't seem to be as pervasive as they used to be.


Loved my Airhook glove and Altra Max pads

AintLifeGrand is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-01-2009, 07:08 PM
  #121
TransatlanticIce
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Brighton
Country: United Kingdom
Posts: 587
vCash: 500
Brian's still exists, live and well.

I still remember the days when Olie used Heaton pads, and I know Heaton's gone....

TransatlanticIce is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-01-2009, 08:25 PM
  #122
oilerspoiler
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 37
vCash: 500
Is Hespler still around, I loved their gloves.

oilerspoiler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-01-2009, 08:29 PM
  #123
GC72
 
GC72's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 50
vCash: 500
How about ROOS skates - were made in Kitchener i believe - all black with black tuck 2000 blades...had a pair 30yrs ago...a few NHLers wore them...only one that comes to mind is Carl Brewer for the Leafs - what about Kenesky goalie pads - were the pad of choice in the 60s, 70s - old man Kenesky would make your custom pads up stairs above the store in Hamilton - store is still there but don't think they make their own pads any more

GC72 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-01-2009, 09:58 PM
  #124
Hockeyfan68
Registered User
 
Hockeyfan68's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Lewiston, ME USA
Country: United States
Posts: 2,418
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by GC72 View Post
How about ROOS skates - were made in Kitchener i believe - all black with black tuck 2000 blades...had a pair 30yrs ago...a few NHLers wore them...only one that comes to mind is Carl Brewer for the Leafs - what about Kenesky goalie pads - were the pad of choice in the 60s, 70s - old man Kenesky would make your custom pads up stairs above the store in Hamilton - store is still there but don't think they make their own pads any more
I thought Carl Brewer played when everyone used steel tubular blade holders. I think he retired before Tuuks were even invented right?

I'm not sure about that, didn't he make a comeback attempt in his 40s? I seem to remember something like that in the early 80s or late 70s?

Hockeyfan68 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-02-2009, 01:40 PM
  #125
94now
Registered User
 
94now's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Snow Belt, USA
Country: United Nations
Posts: 6,445
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by 90rock View Post
Brian's still exists, live and well.

I still remember the days when Olie used Heaton pads, and I know Heaton's gone....
Heaton is RBK or Reebok now. Just re-badged the way Jofa did.

94now is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Forum Jump


Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:48 AM.

monitoring_string = "e4251c93e2ba248d29da988d93bf5144"
Contact Us - HFBoards - Archive - Privacy Statement - Terms of Use - Advertise - Top - AdChoices

vBulletin Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
HFBoards.com is a property of CraveOnline Media, LLC, an Evolve Media, LLC company. 2014 All Rights Reserved.