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12-26-2012, 09:41 PM
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I think i'm the only one who still stores their gear in their garage or on their porch. My garage is actually pretty well ventiliated and my gear doesn't stink it up. My best friend, on the other hand, God knows where he puts his gear. Worst.Smelling.Gear.Ever.

Those dryers look nice though.

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12-26-2012, 10:35 PM
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Those dryers look nice though.
I think within a couple of years everyone will be using them, just like ppl use dryers to dry their laundry.


I'm surprised something like the rocket dryer hasn't been invented long ago. The technology looks simple enough.

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12-26-2012, 10:39 PM
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I hope so too. If it's one thing I hate, it's wearing smelly gear or clothes.

Even worse when others wear it. I wish I came earlier on this invention and invested in it. I don't think there are much left to invent in the world of hockey that makes our lives easier.

I heard there is a site that have a stick carrying kind of device. Allows you to open doors and walk through crowds easier. Very good for traveling. I do know i've seen the stick carrying bags obviously, but this allows you to carry two and is easily attachable and detachable. No need to unzip. It's like a clasp kind of device. Currently it is only two sticks at a time but comes in handy if you don't break a lot of twigs but like to have added comfort.

Probably soon there will be the four stick carrying device. Other than that maybe some kind of device that un-fogs visors? I am stupid with these things and have always stuck with my cage haha.

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12-26-2012, 11:10 PM
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Loove my rocket dryer. My son is on the ice 4-5 days a week sometimes, and im on when i can. Its real nice to be able to get the gear good to go in an hour. Also real nice whn my son has a tournament with a 2 hour break in the middle

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12-27-2012, 10:58 AM
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i just hope the rocket keeps up in terms of quality

hopefully it can last me at least a couple of years, with a couple of skates/week

i guess it's a new product so it's yet to be determined

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12-27-2012, 12:03 PM
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90 minutes wasn't long enough to dry out the glove and blocker, but 180 did the trick.

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12-27-2012, 12:06 PM
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90 minutes wasn't long enough to dry out the glove and blocker, but 180 did the trick.
Still not that bad, if you get the quality out of it i'd say it's worth it. I'm not sure about goalie equipment or if it's harder to air out or what not, but 3 hours isn't too bad.

I wish some of my buddies would get this haha.

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12-27-2012, 12:59 PM
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Still not that bad, if you get the quality out of it i'd say it's worth it. I'm not sure about goalie equipment or if it's harder to air out or what not, but 3 hours isn't too bad.

I wish some of my buddies would get this haha.
Goalie gear, specifically glove and blocker, is much harder to dry out than player gear.

As far as I'm concerned, as long as it dries it out from the time I get home after midnight and when I have to pack the gear the following night it's fine with me.

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after reading through this thread and not having a ton of room, or a relatively warm(or not a cool garage) to air/dry my equipment, I decided to go pick up the rocket dryer today at Canadian Tire....will be a godsend if it works as well as you guys are saying!

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It will be money well spent. Rocket Dryer is taking the world by storm...and really it's understandable why.

I've been using mine for almost a year now and it's been a god send for my tiny little apartment. Haven't had any problems at all and it's a workhorse. Only thing is the metal hooks have started to build up some rust on them. Not enough to damage the integrity of the hook but it adds it's own odour which can be bothersome. I try my best to scrape it off but it's not hard to find replacement hooks at a hardware store.

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I've used it twice now...my garage is cool and can be damp with both cars pulled in...thing works amazing! I think 2 other guys on my team went to buy it... Even my skeptical old man is impressed hahaha

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but 3 hours isn't too bad.
for player gear 2 hours is more than enough

i wear xl in everything and 2 h it's 100 percent dry

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Taking my rocket dryer to my kids tournament tomorrow.
They have a pair of 2 hour breaks, so it'll be nice to dry it out a bit

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I've used it twice now...my garage is cool and can be damp with both cars pulled in...thing works amazing! I think 2 other guys on my team went to buy it... Even my skeptical old man is impressed hahaha
I have played 5 times in 6 days and my gear is bone dry for each session. This thing is awesome!

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I got one of those Rockets for Christmas as well. I have been pleasantly surprised by how well it works. I'll set it to 90 minutes and my gear will be dry to point of feeling scratchy. A little Neutra-Air in spots will also help kill off the bacteria and smell. (Just don't overdo it. A little goes a long way.) Between that and rotating my jersey, socks and jocks I'm usually one of the more pleasant-smelling folks on the ice.

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We bought one of these for Christmas. So far so good...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/SPORTS-EQUIP...-/320733997054

Its PVC with predrilled holes and a fan. The one thing is the fan is not heated so we put it next to a heat register in the house.

Note: I am in no way involved in this company other than as a customer.

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I also have the Rocket Dryer and it dries all my equipment in 90 minutes.

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A couple of heavy duty hangers (or a single metallic tie/belt organizer) like this one or a piece of rope you can tie around/hang on something and a few bungee cords with metallic hooks you can bend shut on one side.

Cost you no more than 20 bucks I imagine.

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We've got the same tv stand ftw!! On a serious note, I just keep my gear spread out on a big chair next to a corner window with a fan blowing on it for a few hours. Works well enough in my 500 sf apartment
I have the same tv stand as well!

I live in a studio. What I did was sacrifice a closet and put 5 dehumidifiers in it, then throw your hockey gear in there. It's better for your gear to be put away then your clothes, its also easier to hang up clothes on a extra coat rack. I have decent smelling dry hockey gear everytime though and no one knows its there.

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We bought one of these for Christmas. So far so good...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/SPORTS-EQUIP...-/320733997054

Its PVC with predrilled holes and a fan. The one thing is the fan is not heated so we put it next to a heat register in the house.

Note: I am in no way involved in this company other than as a customer.
I had one of those. Even in warm weather I didn't think the fan helped with drying out my glove or blocker. Darn thing fell over too many times for my liking as well.

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