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10-29-2006, 10:42 PM
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"Hockey gear and manufacturers that don't exist anymore" thread

As inspired by the "Jofa" thread, let us take a moment to pay our respects to the long-dead brands, gear, and other puck paraphenalia that we (provided you're above the age of 25 or so) grew up with.

I'll start...
  • The white Canadian 6001 stick
  • Cooper SK 2000 helmets with interchangeable side molding
  • Jofa 686 long cuff gloves
  • Christian sticks with the SlapSock blade
  • the red and white Gretzky model Titan stick
  • Pat LaFontaine model Lousiville stick
  • neon Sher-Woods
  • Micron skates
  • enforcers


I could go on and on, but I'll let somebody else grab the mic as I wipe away a tear drop...

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10-29-2006, 11:03 PM
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Mission Flyweights

I never tried them until recently but they are spectacular, too bad they don't make them anymore.

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When goalies had the same helmets as forwards and D...

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Here we go...the Cooper XL7 Helmet...we all know this one...(think Crow T RObot of MST3k)...big, bulky, looks like an astronaut wears it. It had the plastic square flaps on the side that you could swing open to adjust the size.

I remember getting this monstrosity as an ankle-bending house leaguer and it felt like my freakin' head was in a vice. Worst helmet ever, returned it the next day for a quality CCM HT2.

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I may not be over 25 yet, but I LOVED Christian sticks and blades. Those things had MEAN hooks on them and I scored at will with them. Something special about the feel they had too.

The Bauer Supreme/Professional gave me the biggest slapper in Atom through PeeWee. They just stopped making the specific model I liked one day.

Does Eagle still make gloves? I bought the one of the ugliest pairs they made just because they felt so good and none were gonna be in for 3 months.

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I may not be over 25 yet, but I LOVED Christian sticks and blades. Those things had MEAN hooks on them and I scored at will with them. Something special about the feel they had too.

The Bauer Supreme/Professional gave me the biggest slapper in Atom through PeeWee. They just stopped making the specific model I liked one day.

Does Eagle still make gloves? I bought the one of the ugliest pairs they made just because they felt so good and none were gonna be in for 3 months.
Christian is back in business making sticks and blades.

Yes, Eagle still makes gloves. I own a pair and love em.

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I think Harrow bought Christian. I still use an old Christian 2 piece that I hope never breaks. Best stick I've ever owned.

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Yes Christian is Harrow. Their sticks come with a 60 day waranty vice 30 from the other companies.

Old School Helmet: PRO-TEC the round one!! Velcro padding. Uglyest thing ever!

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Titan Gilmour curve

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Cooperalls....nuff said...

I loved those Titan sticks....still have a couple in the garage and every once in a while at shinny you see someone with one...

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The old "Branches" Sticks, and my old VIC skates...

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Those Lange skates with the plastic boots.

Montreal and Toronto sticks, loved those back in the day.

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Those Lange skates with the plastic boots.

Montreal and Toronto sticks, loved those back in the day.
I know Montreal is still in biz, but never heard of Toronto sticks!

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Sherwood Al MacInnis blades.

and you cant forget the Cooper helmets, as worn by messier and the cast of the movie "Tron" lol.

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Those Lange skates with the plastic boots.

Montreal and Toronto sticks, loved those back in the day.

OMG there was a girl who had those Lange skates at our last game. It was awesome.

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Those Lange skates with the plastic boots.

Montreal and Toronto sticks, loved those back in the day.
Montreal is definately still in business and is run by Teppo Numminen's family.



How bout Cooperalls?

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I thought Messier rocked a WinnWell helmet...

Some other OG stickmakers:

Victoriaville

Northland

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I thought Messier rocked a WinnWell helmet...

Some other OG stickmakers:

Victoriaville

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I think it was a WinnWell. That's how old it was.Those things were tanks!

I'm pretty sure it's the same design. Maybe Cooper bought out WinWell?

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doust(sp) skates

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WinnWell is like Perani's hockey store brand now. They sell rebadged stuff with WinnWell on them.

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doust(sp) skates

Great call on the Dauoust skates. I got suckered into buying those overpriced pieces of crap in HS. Wish I had Bauer 3000s instead.

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Great call on the Dauoust skates. I got suckered into buying those overpriced pieces of crap in HS. Wish I had Bauer 3000s instead.
thankyou, i never had them but i heard they were supposed to be one of the most comfortable skates at the time.

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The Bauer Vapor8 line

Bauer is still around but I loved that line of skates

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I think it was a WinnWell. That's how old it was.Those things were tanks!

I'm pretty sure it's the same design. Maybe Cooper bought out WinWell?
The first ones were WinnWell - Cooper bought the design later on. Messier ended his career wearing the Cooper as his WinnWells ran out.

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