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03-09-2008, 10:38 PM
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Is this deal worth it? (goalie pads)

So I'm looking to buying my first set of goalie gear. The following are found on eBay but I don't know which is a good deal. I've asked at the GSBB but no one replied. And a bunch of the ones I listed already ended.

All prices are including s&h.

1. 29" CCM Heaton 10 pads, matching glove & blocker, chest protector, pants, helmet & helmet bag. $370. Ends Mar-10-08 12:22:36 PDT
This comes with mostly everything I'd need to play. Except I don't know if the price is good. I know the pads can be used to play roller/ice, as Brodeur told me.

2. TPS Louisville IceCap Full Set 31" Pads & Blocker & Glove. $340. Ends Mar-10-08 18:32:56 PDT

3. TPS X-Hale Goalie Pads 29". $130. Ends Mar-11-08 10:19:37 PDT

4. Goalie Leg Pads Boddam 30"x11". $110. Ends Mar-12-08 11:57:07 PDT

5. Bauer Supreme Pro Int Ice Hockey Goalie Pads 29" +1. $192. Ends Mar-12-08 14:30:15 PDT. Though I would rather not go above $150 for pads.

6. ITECH 4.8 PROFILE Ice Hockey Youth Goalie Leg Pads 30". $150. Ends Mar-12-08 23:19:46 PDT

*7. Used TPS Exhale goal pads 31" Used TPS Exhale trapper, Used TPS Contour blocker, Used Brian's Kevlar mask with Cat's Eye cage. $150. Ends Mar-14-08 14:19:04 PDT
A good price for what is included?

8. 29" Heaton Goalie Leg Pads Helite-Z series. $122. Ends Mar-15-08 16:39:59 PDT

9. 29' Mckenney 455 goalie pads. $125. Ends Mar-15-08 20:47:42 PDT

*10. RBK 5K 29" Leg Pads, Junior Size Glove & Blocker (used). $175. Ends Mar-16-08 18:11:48 PDT
Good price? I'm guessing so.

*11. Vaughn V-Lite Pro Goalie Pads 30". $30. Ends Mar-19-08 12:16:15 PDT
For this price, it's the best, and hopefully, it won't get bidded on a lot. But I don't know about the pads. Can they hold up in ice/roller?

12. Vaughn VPG 4000 Legacy Goalie Pads 30". $180. Ends Mar-19-08 12:30:09 PDT

I would really love it if I got a bunch of people telling me which one to get. The ones with the * are the ones I'm considering over the others.
Thanks!

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Personally, I think #1 sounds like your best option. I mean, face it...that's an amazing price for a full set of every piece that you need. $370? Can't beat that.

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#10 deal

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Deal #1 is an absolutely ridiculous steal. All of that equipment together would cost well over $1,000.

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How tall are you? 29-30" is a very short pad. Probably for someone <5'2".

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How tall are you? 29-30" is a very short pad. Probably for someone <5'2".
I'm around 5'. 5'1" on good days.

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Do NOT buy the RBK stuff. There is a reason why those are so cheap.

My buddy bought those pads new last year and they are total junk. He bought them because it was a insane deal on new pads. Guess what? He's paying for it now. Alot of the straps broke and the stiching is all coming out. He is only on the ice 3 days a week at the most and they are falling apart on him. He looks at me in the a set of 4 year old Vaughns in perfect shape and is kicking himself for not buying good pads. Granted, my Vaughns were almost 4x the price of RBK's but it's worth every penny. I can't stand seeing all these Pro's wearing RBK beacuse they are truely a bad product in every way. Vaughn cares about their product and the goalies that wear them. I will forever be a buyer of Vaughn products. All pros that wear Vaughns in the NHL do so by personal choice, not by throwing a huge contract at them. Customer service is top notch, when I ordered my stuff I went straight to them, no middle men and told them what I wanted. They delieved and exceeded everything I asked for. I can call them anytime if I have a problem with any of my gear and they will help me. Try calling RBK and telling them you have a problem.

(Also be careful about the cat-eye cage, it's illegal in ALOT of leagues and I tend to shy away from those just because of safety reasons.)

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Thanks for all the replies! I've decided to go with #1. And the helmet doesn't have the cat-eye cage. Here's what the stuff looks like to those who don't want to follow the link:

Hopefully, I won't get outbidded on it.
Again, thanks for helping my make my decision.

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Do NOT buy the RBK stuff. There is a reason why those are so cheap.

My buddy bought those pads new last year and they are total junk. He bought them because it was a insane deal on new pads. Guess what? He's paying for it now. Alot of the straps broke and the stiching is all coming out. He is only on the ice 3 days a week at the most and they are falling apart on him. He looks at me in the a set of 4 year old Vaughns in perfect shape and is kicking himself for not buying good pads. Granted, my Vaughns were almost 4x the price of RBK's but it's worth every penny. I can't stand seeing all these Pro's wearing RBK beacuse they are truely a bad product in every way. Vaughn cares about their product and the goalies that wear them. I will forever be a buyer of Vaughn products. All pros that wear Vaughns in the NHL do so by personal choice, not by throwing a huge contract at them. Customer service is top notch, when I ordered my stuff I went straight to them, no middle men and told them what I wanted. They delieved and exceeded everything I asked for. I can call them anytime if I have a problem with any of my gear and they will help me. Try calling RBK and telling them you have a problem.

(Also be careful about the cat-eye cage, it's illegal in ALOT of leagues and I tend to shy away from those just because of safety reasons.)

Yeah I have a pair of Vaughn Velocitys (V1's) and they are fantastic. I think RBK makes a senior pad that is dirt cheap and a Pro pad that costs the same as the rest. You get what you pay for. I would think that the pro pad would have a similar quality as the other brands....I mean they are used in the show right?

Edit: Good choice on the pads. I had a pair of heaton 10's for a while...weren't for me but a good pad nonetheless.

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