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10-15-2009, 03:40 PM
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Btw - what's the recommended way to clean equipment? Just soak it in the tub?
I'm confused. We're supposed to clean our equipment?

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10-16-2009, 07:32 AM
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I'm confused. We're supposed to clean our equipment?
I just buy new stuff when it gets dirty

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I just buy new stuff when it gets dirty
Not to bash you bud, but this is what's changing in our society. People used to do all they can to repair before buying new, because things were valued more before. Now, when things have a little blemish or whatever, we just go buy something new...

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10-16-2009, 04:54 PM
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Because we can afford to do so.

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I used a sanitizing service at a local hockey shop a couple days ago. One of those boxes that floods with ozone and kills all the odour and bacteria. Did a great job, the "magic" is gone.

Though I don't think I'll use it all that frequently. Maybe once every few months. I do always make sure my gear airs out on the patio (if warm & dry) or basement storage locker (my neighbours must hate me).

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10-16-2009, 07:34 PM
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Not to bash you bud, but this is what's changing in our society. People used to do all they can to repair before buying new, because things were valued more before. Now, when things have a little blemish or whatever, we just go buy something new...
I do all I can to repair stuff ... when the equipment is bashed up and scarred up it has character.

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if i could start all over again, i would get midend to highend skate, any helmet with comfort foam (usually only highend ones have'em), highend sticks, and everything else can be whatever is cheap.

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10-16-2009, 08:11 PM
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Because we can afford to do so.
This comment proves my point exactly, thank you

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I spray my gear with anti-microbial Febreze after every game, then let it air dry. Once a season I wash my shins, elbows and shoulder pads. My pants really don't get smelly so I don't have to wash them that often but I will (I have a high effiencency washer with no tumbler in the middle so my stuff doesn't get beat up). My gloves will eventually reach a point where they stink no matter how well I take care of them and they usually have a hole in the palm of my top hand. So gloves I will just go buy new ones, not only is it a equipment replacement but it is also a sanitary hazard. Running around with dirty, smelly equipment may be the cheap way to go, it may have character-but it also may have staph which I choose not to have. The stuff stinks for a reason-it's loaded with bacteria. I see guys playing with brown jerseys that used to be white and I just say to myself-C'mon man. And I also don't like sitting next to stinky guy on the bench either. Wash and take care of your gear or replace it!

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10-18-2009, 01:32 PM
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I spray with Lysol. I feel it takes the odour away so much better than febreeze. Air your stuff out constantly, and SPRAY THE INSIDE OF YOUR SKATES. I was dealing with a blood poisoning issue from a cut to the ankle, because I didnt wash the inserts, or spray my skates as much as I should have been doing.

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