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03-19-2010, 01:07 AM
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What equipment would you NOT buy used?

Simple question. I'm curious because chances are I'll head to play it again sports to pick up some needed equipment for some stick n pucks tomorrow if my first free skate session goes alright.

I have:

Helmet
sticks
gloves
skates
random blue jersey
*mission roller hockey shin guards (thinking about just getting longer used ones for extra protection)

I need(used):
shoulder pads
ice hockey pants
elbow pads
*potentially shin guards
light jersey


I need(new):
socks
mouth guard


Does that sound about right or am I getting a little too friendly with fellow hockey players?


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the only things you do NOT in any situation buy used are:

helmet
jock
mouthguard

Edit: get the longer shin guards as well. a puck to the shin is not fun


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I wouldn't buy skates used, but apart from that and the obvious stuff (jock, mouthguard, etc...) everything else I have is used.

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I wouldn't buy skates used, but apart from that and the obvious stuff (jock, mouthguard, etc...) everything else I have is used.
of course skates is really dependent on the age of the player.

No way am I buying an 11 year old new skates because he or she will need new ones every 8 months for the next 6 years

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First and last time I got used stuff I got ringworm on my hands from used gloves.

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of course skates is really dependent on the age of the player.

No way am I buying an 11 year old new skates because he or she will need new ones every 8 months for the next 6 years
Very true. The first time I bought skates new was last year, when I was 17. I was just assuming this guy had stopped growing.

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jock

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you would wear a used helmet? mouthguard?

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I wouldn't buy skates used, but apart from that and the obvious stuff (jock, mouthguard, etc...) everything else I have is used.
jock i forgot, i'll for sure need one.

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of course skates is really dependent on the age of the player.

have those. can't wait to use them.

No way am I buying an 11 year old new skates because he or she will need new ones every 8 months for the next 6 years
i just got fitted for a pair. heat molded and all.

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First and last time I got used stuff I got ringworm on my hands from used gloves.
though they smell awful from back in the day (5 years in a hockey bag with no movement), i have a very comfortable pair that shoudl do work.

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jock

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yup.

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Very true. The first time I bought skates new was last year, when I was 17. I was just assuming this guy had stopped growing.
i have stopped growing. i bought bauer skates from early 2000's i believe. they were not used, sharpened, heat-molded for low 100's fit my feet like gloves for the most part (left foot could use a 1/4" shorter, but my never moved no matter how much i kicked around in the skate. right foot felt perfect.)

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For me, I won't buy any used hockey equipment.

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you would wear a used helmet? mouthguard?
lol To be quite honest I wouldn't buy any gear used period. The only thing I'd consider used is if a friend bought a stick/shaft and didn't like it and I got a heavy d/c on it. Anyones sweat on anything is pretty disgusting especially if it isn't yours. I don't care if you can take certain parts off and wash it there is still gonna be sweat and germs on other parts of the gear.

LOL I dont think its even possible to use a 2nd hand mouth guard since it has been molded and each persons set of teeth are unique

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Mouth guard and Jock.

Anything else depends on condition and fit.

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Mouthguard and jock of course. I have bought gloves that were "used" but not really worn, and I'd do the same with a helmet, but wouldn't if they were actually used. Otherwise if it's very clean and in good condition, I'd buy used.

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For me, I won't buy any used hockey equipment.
Agreed. Given the skin disorders out there, no thanks...and most protective equipment except for the helmet like shins, elbows and shoulder pads can be had for under $50 that is still sufficient for most non-checking beer leagues...

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For me, I won't buy any used hockey equipment.
Yeah whoever posted that article about staph infections, feel free to post that again. Pass on used for me.

If you do get a staph infection just hope its not this one:

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/mrsa/ds00735

Scary stuff....
Causes:
Germ mutation. Even when antibiotics are used appropriately, they contribute to the rise of drug-resistant bacteria because they don't destroy every germ they target. Bacteria live on an evolutionary fast track, so germs that survive treatment with one antibiotic soon learn to resist others. And because bacteria mutate much more quickly than new drugs can be produced, some germs end up resistant to just about everything. That's why only a handful of drugs are now effective against most forms of staph.

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The only things I buy used are pro stock gloves and sticks.

If you are worried about staph and stuff like that take your gear to you local store and get them to ozone it. Lots of stores now have the equipment and as well sterilizing everything it takes all the stink out.

If your local store doesn't have one you can also send your gear to someone like Peaches pro repair.

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Most used sports stores in my area clean their gear with an Esporta machine. So there's no big worries about germs. I have plenty of used gear; as long as you get high-level gear, it's a great deal. Low level gear will fall apart when you buy it new... if you buy it used it's often on it's last legs and is a waste of money.

Helmets, facial protection (visor/cage), and jocks are the gear I won't buy used, simply because I don't know the history of the equipment. Does this cup have microfractures and is ready to break? Is the foam in this helmet 2 years or 10 years old; has it hardened to the point of offering no protection?

Never take risks with your head or your boys.

I have only bought used sticks once, because I knew the guy I was buying them from was trustworthy (and also, it was a good deal). I have also bought used skates; while I haven't had any major problems with them, I will probably buy my next set new just so I can have them customized and broken in to my foot shape/size.

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There are enough discounts on the internet that you can get all the equipment for a decent price. Your not playing in the NHL, so who cares if it's last year's equipment? When I bought my goalie pads, i bought an 07 model in 09, and i got them NEW, and for fairly cheap compared to the 08 & 09 models.

The only equipment I have used is my sticks, but that's because I buy pro stock sticks, and do a very through and careful search on the stick to make sure it's in proper condition.

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Low level gear will fall apart when you buy it new....
Everthy will eventually fall apart.

I fully expect my supreme 10 shins,shoulders, elbows to last until I decide to upgrade out of want, not need.

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Everthy will eventually fall apart.

I fully expect my supreme 10 shins,shoulders, elbows to last until I decide to upgrade out of want, not need.
The one thing that seems to break down quickly if you buy the cheap version is gloves. I go through cheap gloves in 4-6 months playing on average 2x per week.

Nothing else breaks down on me other than sticks, and I don't buy high end.

I do replace my shin guards semi-regularly, only because they get really gross faster than my other equipment.

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I ended up buying shoulder pads used on ebay. At first it was horrible, they smelled like some other dudes funk. It took about a month of playing in them to get rid of that smell. They're great shoulder pads, but I would have paid the extra money to not have to deal with the stink that first month.

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Anything that touches the skin.

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I cant imagine anyone wanting to wear my equipment, I sweat a ton on my own but obviously with hockey Im like a damn water faucet. Theres even times where I dont like wearing my OWN equipment hah.

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Anything that touches the skin.
I'm with you. If you're hurtin for cash but have the itch, no pun intended, I'd pass on buying any used equipment that touches the skin. If I was forced to buy something used and play with it I would thoroughly spray it down with anti-microbial Febreze and air dry it in a place with a lot of fresh air. Based on that I guess my list would be skates, sticks, visors, hockey pants and thats' it. I don't even like wearing my own old equipment sitting in my garage.

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Mouthgaurd, jock, gloves.

All the used gloves I've come across smelled absolutely rancid and you can just tell they're filthy. Personally, any sports equipment I'd even consider buying used would also be subjected to an extensive cleaning/disinfecting process (Lysol, Clorox & degenerate bath, rinse, and repeat). I've seen MRSA first hand and I'll pass thank you.

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