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01-13-2006, 03:59 AM
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Lets go retro... Old School equipment.

What 'old school' kit do you guys playing really miss?
I for one absolutely hate the modern shoulder pads that are the size of a tank, I think they look stupid and I find them quite restrictive. Love the old Cooper pads from the 70s/80s that were practically made of string and cardboard, in fact I am going to try find a pair on the Bay right now.

Also, despite never having owned one I like the old Cooper helmets (SK2000??) as worn by Mark Messier and Jim Cummins. They just looked tough.

Final mention to the CCM Tacks skates with the 'Pump', as a 13 year old I wanted a pair so bad but couldn't afford them. Loved my old Bauer 1000s though.


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actually messier wore a winwell, but same style.

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I agree about the shoulder pads. I have them but I wore them a couple of times and put them in the closet where they will sit until my son gets big enough to wear them. I also miss getting the old leather elbow pads shoved in my ear. The new ones with all the plastic sometimes make a dent or two in the side of my head. I'm still skating in my Kangaroo Tacks that I've had for 24 years. 7 sets of holders and blades later they still work. I got some 1052's a couple of years ago and hated them and gave them to my brother. Kevlar is for bullet proof vests not skates.
Damn, now I feel old.......Thanks!

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you're right..I hate the new shoulder pads, they are just horrible..they make you look like a monster. My favorite shoulder pads were the old Flak ones..god they were so flexible and i had so much motion in them..no restrictions at all. Wish they made some more retro equipment!

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The Jofa brain bucket. Basically a thin layer of plastic on top of your head, I got noting to protect up there, why can't I wear it?

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Both Sher-Wood and DR have released old-style shoulder pads.

http://www.sher-wood.com/product_inf...products_id=87

The DR model is the "Legends 1650." Can't seem to find a link other than to a store.

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I still wear the same shoulder pads I wore when I was 11 years old just because the new ones suck so bad.

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I'm the only guy I know who still wears suspenders. I've had a few guys comment on it. I'm in an over 40 league now so it hasn't come up in a while.

I was also one of the last guys to convert over to cup shorts with velcro to keep the socks up. Just made the switch a few years ago. I wore garters until then. The only reason I switched is it's one less thing to worry about packing.

I also use leather gloves. They weigh a ton but they fit my hands perfectly and they wear like iron. I tried a lighter pair but the palm wore through in half a season.

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I'm 24 and wear suspenders on my hockey pants, as well as the old fashioned clip garter for my socks. I think I may have seen one other guy with suspenders, and I don't see anyone with the clip garters. Just the velcro kind.

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im 33 now and i still use the same clip garter and suspenders that i used in jr 17 yrs ago.i sstill use the same foam at the bottom of my knee pads 2, to protectthe front of my ankles.

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im 33 now and i still use the same clip garter and suspenders that i used in jr 17 yrs ago.i sstill use the same foam at the bottom of my knee pads 2, to protectthe front of my ankles.
When I used to use garters the buttons would always fall off (actually they rotted off) and then I would use pennies and dimes instead. When I finally went to a girdle I cleaned out my bag I found $2.87 in my bag in dimes and pennies.

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Both Sher-Wood and DR have released old-style shoulder pads.

http://www.sher-wood.com/product_inf...products_id=87

The DR model is the "Legends 1650." Can't seem to find a link other than to a store.
Shoulders pads I've searched for in stores (with no success) are these: Itech SP 50

They're not really the 'old style', but they look like something ideal for gentlemens hockey.
Any comments?

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I have the brown DR Legend gloves. They're beautifully constructed and the softest gloves I've ever felt. I probably should have bought the black ones because the brown might be a little too old school.

http://www.sportsauthority.com/sm-dr...i-2139753.html

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Shoulders pads I've searched for in stores (with no success) are these: Itech SP 50

They're not really the 'old style', but they look like something ideal for gentlemens hockey.
Any comments?
http://www.epuck.com/webapp/wcs/stor...tegory_rn=1786

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cooper-alls i believe it was?

kind of like a spandex/lycra outer with the pads in them. i know they had pants with just a shell and that inside, but i have the shoulder pads, and i love em. had em going on 9 years now. very compact but large enough to do the job.

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[QUOTE=Icer]I'm the only guy I know who still wears suspenders.QUOTE]
No ur not i still wear them cause im to cheap to buy nice pants

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I really dig the vintage look, but if I am not getting paid to play... I am gonna protect myself as much as I can. Sternum, lower back, wrist area.

Honestly, after the puck drops, I can't feel my equipement at all. Only when I get back to the bench.

but.... I prefer all black skates, CCM or Bauer helmets and the most trad looking high tech I can get.

The guys who do not wear face masks or shoulder pads in beer leagues make me laugh. The puck still flies at 80 mph.... did they get faster with old age? Now they can avoid a stick in the eye, or a puck in the teeth?

I hate playing against these guys because I really do not want to hurt them, but if they get on the ice... they assume the risks.

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I really dig the vintage look, but if I am not getting paid to play... I am gonna protect myself as much as I can. Sternum, lower back, wrist area.

Honestly, after the puck drops, I can't feel my equipement at all. Only when I get back to the bench.

but.... I prefer all black skates, CCM or Bauer helmets and the most trad looking high tech I can get.

The guys who do not wear face masks or shoulder pads in beer leagues make me laugh. The puck still flies at 80 mph.... did they get faster with old age? Now they can avoid a stick in the eye, or a puck in the teeth?

I hate playing against these guys because I really do not want to hurt them, but if they get on the ice... they assume the risks.
ya its called bush league

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For the most part I tend to go with the latest and greatest. I'm not old enough to be into the retro thing, but I'm old enough to know what it's like playing in it. I still have a pair of Rally Bobby Orr shin pads some where.

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ya its called bush league
shorre... am I getting the wrong message here.... ya calling me bush?

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I had a pair of Christian shin pads that were probably older than me...until they finally bit the dust about a year ago and I hadda get some Jofas. I'll be ordering those Sher-Wood pads reallll soon, those are nice!


still wearing suspenders...

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I miss Daoust skates, and those cool looking clear Tuuk holders (the translucent Tuuks on the new Bauer One90 skates are cool too, but not the same as the good old CLEAR ones). Well the blue Tuuks were pretty cool too. And I miss some good old stick brands like Titan as well.

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Best skates ever, the old 652's with Tuuks. Those things go back 15 or 20 years and with all the fancy high tech skates on the market you still see a couple guys wearing them in every NHL game.

This pair belonged to Ulf Samuelsson.

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I miss Daoust skates, and those cool looking clear Tuuk holders (the translucent Tuuks on the new Bauer One90 skates are cool too, but not the same as the good old CLEAR ones). Well the blue Tuuks were pretty cool too. And I miss some good old stick brands like Titan as well.
And I thought I was the only one. I always wanted a pair of Daoust skates with the clear tuuks. 99 supremes or something like that.

Growing up my favorite stick was a Titan TPM99. Can you tell I am a big Wayne Gretzky fan.. Anyway, Titan is making sticks again. I saw them over at hockeymonkey.com. I was tempted to buy one, but I hesitant to buy a stick without looking at it.

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Couple of guys on my team got the Titans. Surrpised to see that anyone had them...seems like they get decent results outta them

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