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12-20-2010, 10:42 PM
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Yellow because im the leading goal/point scorer in my league 3 seasons in a row.
I use yellow because I'm ****in fresh as hell

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12-21-2010, 08:35 AM
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I use yellow laces in my Grafs. I go back and forth between white and yellow depending on how I'm doing. I was in a slump and changed to yellow, now I've got 7pts in 3 games

By the way, T-blades and yellow laces were STOCK on some Grafs a few years ago. I also use an M11 with a cage, wear 7k pro elbows with the sleeves pulled up, short cuff gloves, and sag my Tacklas. So I guess I'm asking for it?

Then again, I've never heard anyone get chirped for what they were here in Minny, we must be more concerned with the actual game

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12-21-2010, 08:57 AM
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I use fat white laces. I don't see anything chirp-worthy with short cuffed gloves or fat elbow pads with the sleeves pulled up...

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The gray laces on my Vapors wore out fast, so I replaced them with black ones. I think they look nice. I'll probably just go back to white when those wear out though.

Kinda off topic, but why is it so taboo to use colored laces, but it seems okay to wear crazy-looking socks that don't match one's league jersey?

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12-21-2010, 09:44 AM
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Apparently in some parts of the country (or Canada?) if you stand out at all you're supposed to get constantly taunted and injured with cheap shots. Maybe that's why guys like Richards and Ellis are whining about rookies coming into the NHL with personality.

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12-21-2010, 10:18 AM
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Apparently in some parts of the country (or Canada?) if you stand out at all you're supposed to get constantly taunted and injured with cheap shots. Maybe that's why guys like Richards and Ellis are whining about rookies coming into the NHL with personality.
It's really more just internet tough guys than anything that actually happens in real life. I've rarely seen anyone chirped for their choice in equipment, the only exception is the d-bags who would get chirped anyways (guys who play dirty and/or chirp themselves) who ALSO wear flashy/expensive equipment, in which case the Ovy comments are just too easy. I do find it funny seeing terrible players with totalone skates, eagle gloves, etc., but won't specifically chirp them about it.

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12-21-2010, 10:20 AM
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I use yellows. They look really good on Grafs.

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We have an entire team of pink laces, but it started as a breast cancer thing, and it just kind of stuck. When it's a whole team, it's a different situation I think.

Guys laugh at them. No one chirps anyone for anything in basically any game I've been in, except their actual play. I joke around with friends I have if they're on another team, but not really chirping.

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It's really more just internet tough guys than anything that actually happens in real life. I've rarely seen anyone chirped for their choice in equipment, the only exception is the d-bags who would get chirped anyways (guys who play dirty and/or chirp themselves) who ALSO wear flashy/expensive equipment, in which case the Ovy comments are just too easy. I do find it funny seeing terrible players with totalone skates, eagle gloves, etc., but won't specifically chirp them about it.
Once again ponder, I'm in total agreement with you.

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12-21-2010, 01:22 PM
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It seems like most of the people in this thread that have colored laces can't understand why people would get chirped for wearing them. It also seems like the people who don't wear colored laces can see why people get chirped for it. I personally don't chirp people for anything unless it is my buddy and then I will chirp them for just about anything.

How many times can I use the word chirp in one post?

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12-21-2010, 02:01 PM
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I wear yellow laces and I have t-blades. Of course, the skates are Graf, so that's how they came and that's how they stayed.

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12-21-2010, 05:28 PM
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I've used yellow laces as long as I can remember. One year I was number 8, and had the laces. More Ovi comments then I could count.

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12-21-2010, 06:24 PM
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Funny thing, in the 60's when I was a little kid my skates came with yellow laces, and I was annoyed that I didn't have white laces like the big boys. How things have changed!

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12-21-2010, 06:50 PM
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White, black, and yellow laces don't stand out too much. Pink Laces stick tape etc are probably the one big exception to bright colors... are great on Skate for a Cure nights/weekends teams have an October is Hockey Fights Cancer Month. I've also seen quite a bit of female players wear them year round.


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I mean there is a reason a lot of people and NHL players don't do it and it is b/c they dont want to get chirped. IMO I never want to look like I am trying to hard. Just last night we doing tryouts for our league and there was a guy with white gloves on and I said to the other captains that there was no way I was taking the guy with the white gloves no matter how he played...

I don't like white gloves at all but I've seen more and more white gloves in stores, at drop in hockey, and I've seen a few used by kids on some local high school teams- So they might be a new trend. The commercial ones are usually all white on white and some have silver or a bit of black in them.

The one caution I'll say for chirping someone with white gloves and/or not picking them is that in the past few season a number of college teams have switched to white gloves. Boston University's are white with red accent colors, Bowling Green now uses white Warrior gloves with brown and orange, Oklahoma uses white and Crimson Easton gloves, Providence uses light gray, white and black Bauer gloves. I think there's a few other colleges and even a few Jr teams too.


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White, black, and yellow laces don't stand out too much. Pink Laces stick tape etc are probably the one big exception to bright colors... are great on Skate for a Cure nights/weekends teams have an October is Hockey Fights Cancer Month. I've also seen quite a bit of female players wear them year round.

I love the pink laces/tape during October. My brother used pink tape on his stick for the entire month, and at one of his first games of the month he had someone start chirping him about it. After a quick "It's Hockey Fights Cancer Month, (insert expletives here)" the guy sat down on the bench in a heap of shame. Quite a funny moment of chirping gone horribly wrong.

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I'd like to get some black laces with the yellow detail for my One70's just because I think the colors would go together better. Let someone chirp me and I will dig into them, I don't really care too much.

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It's really more just internet tough guys than anything that actually happens in real life. I've rarely seen anyone chirped for their choice in equipment, the only exception is the d-bags who would get chirped anyways (guys who play dirty and/or chirp themselves) who ALSO wear flashy/expensive equipment, in which case the Ovy comments are just too easy. I do find it funny seeing terrible players with totalone skates, eagle gloves, etc., but won't specifically chirp them about it.
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Pretty much this

And I wear a "forest" green, not neon or anything flashy and I really dig em.

Don't know if its a southern thing but people around here usually just enjoy talkin with each other about their setups and why they use it etc...anytime there is chirping its all lil friendly jokes more than anything.

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12-29-2010, 01:08 AM
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I have bright green laces. I think they make my skates look a lot less boring. Has nothing to do with me having an over-inflated ego, I know I suck lol.

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Why do you (or anyone else for that matter) get so wound up over something like this? I can only assume you haven't experienced much of life to know what is worth fighting about and what isn't.

I wear white inline skates with blue laces, just so you know.
ME TOO! Don't know why people equate looking different to being a d-bag. I usually go by a player's behavior during the game to know if they're a d-bag, not look at what they're wearing.

That said, I wear a lot of eccentrically colored stuff and never get chirped. In fact, I have 4-5 different colors on my gloves and I get tons of complements on them.

Equipment is equipment, if a player seriously has an issue with someone wearing something that's not white or black, then they really need to learn to have fun with the game. It's not the freaking military.

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Dont know if it is just me,BUT whenever i use colored laces they seem to wear out faster then the white or black normal laces.I bought mine at Hockey life in Canada.Trying to find a pair that makes my skates look a little better.Skates are Easton Se 16's. I get chirped at a bit cause i am pretty much fully dressed in full Warrior high end gear and play in a beer league.I get all my Warrior stuff for free cause i work for Warrior Canada.But hey if its free ill wear it and being Warrior,thats just an added bonus

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yellow laces are very common, i dont see a problem with them.

the sound that t-blades make is so bad it makes me want to stab myself in the ear

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i got the yellow laces looks sharp

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