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11-11-2009, 03:49 PM
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Roller hockey in the dead of winter

So Im in an outdoor roller league and when the winder comes, usually you see guys in hoodies under their jerseys.I refuse to do this as I feel its ridiculous.
heres the basic equipment list so you can get an idea of what we all wear:
Helmet
shinguards
gloves
elbows (sometimes)
skates

there is basically no upper body protection since its a "limited contact" league.

anyway, in the past Ive worn Under Armour cold-gear, but since browsing HF this past year I understand the importance of keeping cool during a game. The summer was easy, I could war heat-gear and be fine throughout the game, but now that the cold weather approaches, should I stay with the heat-gear and keep my body cold (extremely cold - it can get pretty cold here) or do the cold-gear again? I think I should go with the cold-gear, keeping my body warm in the outside, but I really cant be certain here.

what do you wear?

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11-11-2009, 04:02 PM
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When it gets really cold I wear a hoodie. Why is that ridiculous?

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I just wear an under armour... once the game starts, you don't really feel how freezing it is.

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Yeah once you really start moving around you dont feel how cold it is. I usually start the game with a hoodie on until a work up a sweat then I take it off and keep on just my jersey. But you REALLY want to bring a hoodie with you at least for right after the game so that when you're sitting around in the cold and sweating you dont get sick

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When it gets really cold I wear a hoodie. Why is that ridiculous?
Because once it gets wet its like wearing a wet towel outside. Not only that, but a wet hoodie adds like 8 pounds.



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I keep a hoodie in my bag for after. Im curious as to whether or not I should still be wearing some sort of heat-gear (UA or rbk or whatever) in the winter.

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11-11-2009, 07:20 PM
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I wish I knew some leagues in Greater Vancouver that offered rollerhockey in winter

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why would you want play roller hockey in the winter when you could just play on the odr

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I wish I knew some leagues in Greater Vancouver that offered rollerhockey in winter
there's a roller league in langley that goes all year round.

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If You Look Goofy With The Hood Sticking Out Of The Top, Just Wear A Regular Sweatshirt---without The Hood.....

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They do make cold weather under armour which works well from what I hear. The players at the Winter Classic wore it. The stuff is pricey, but you won't be weighed down by a heavy sweater. I'm sure snowboarders also have something they wear.

Not sure how cold it gets for you, but here in Southern California I had to play a game in the mid 40s but with the strong winds, it felt much colder. During my shift, I didn't notice a thing and I was just wearing my usual gear (I do wear shoulder pads...but from what I found hockey gear is designed to keep you cool and the perforations and vents in the gear do a damn good job of that). It's when you go back to the bench when it's a pain in the ass and you get cold.

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Why not just play ice hockey?

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I will never understand why people ***** about a hoodie under a jersey. ever.

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So Im in an outdoor roller league and when the winder comes, usually you see guys in hoodies under their jerseys.I refuse to do this as I feel its ridiculous.
heres the basic equipment list so you can get an idea of what we all wear:
Helmet
shinguards
gloves
elbows (sometimes)
skates

there is basically no upper body protection since its a "limited contact" league.

anyway, in the past Ive worn Under Armour cold-gear, but since browsing HF this past year I understand the importance of keeping cool during a game. The summer was easy, I could war heat-gear and be fine throughout the game, but now that the cold weather approaches, should I stay with the heat-gear and keep my body cold (extremely cold - it can get pretty cold here) or do the cold-gear again? I think I should go with the cold-gear, keeping my body warm in the outside, but I really cant be certain here.

what do you wear?
I'm thinking this "Winder" guy is a hoodie salesman.

Amirit?

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Well in Southern California I haven't had much trouble with the cold outdoors haha but when it does get cold I don't wear anything extra but ya it's never freezing so can't imagine what it'd be like.

You guys don't wear hockey pants/roller hockey girdle?

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Why not just play ice hockey?
Yeah to me it would look 10x more ridiculous to see guys playing an outdoor roller game next to a pond. I'm guessing there isn't an outdoor ice rink close by...

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I just wear an under armour... once the game starts, you don't really feel how freezing it is.
Yeah the long-sleeve, mock turtle neck ones are nice, I have a Nike but same thing.

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I'm thinking this "Winder" guy is a hoodie salesman.
Winder makes me think of the chocolate milk they have at my local grocer. Mmmm,

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Yeah to me it would look 10x more ridiculous to see guys playing an outdoor roller game next to a pond. I'm guessing there isn't an outdoor ice rink close by...
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Location: Bay Ridge. Not many ODR or frozen ponds in Brooklyn.

To OP: Where do you play? I'm in BR too and play at Ft. Hamilton.

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Why not just play ice hockey?
Probably because it's really expensive. I mean, I play in a couple ice hockey beer leagues now, but I don't know if I can keep up financially.

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Nike Pro Combat HeatGear leggings are great under goalie equipment

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jersey over hoodies FTW

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Probably because it's really expensive. I mean, I play in a couple ice hockey beer leagues now, but I don't know if I can keep up financially.
If it's cold enough to ask about outdoor apparel, then it's probably cold enough to play on a pond.

On a side note, if you're on one team, it's pretty expensive, but playing on multiple teams of course it's an arm & a leg.

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