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08-13-2008, 11:58 AM
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how much would equipment run me

on average? (forward)

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and since you're here, what about for goalies?

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Someone already started discussing this: http://hfboards.com/showthread.php?t=542906

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My primary set of goal gear cost me around $3000US, but you can put together something in SR equipment for around half that at the expense of the odd bruise and less life span. Then you could go the used stuff on Ebay route and get it down further I would suspect.

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New Set for a goalie....

Depends on what brand/s you go with. Lets use a custom Smith pad as an example. Its top quality in a middle of the road price range.

Pads: 800.00
Gloves: 350.00
Pants: 118.00(sherwood 7000)
Jock: 65.00
Skates: 280.00(RBK 5K)
Chest/Arm: 250.00(simmons 993)
sticks/2 : 130.00 (sherwood 7000)
Mask: 300.00 (hakva)
Dangler/Throat guard: 75.00(maltese Gel combo)

Just under 2400.00

the only difference from the list above for my youngest son wouldbe the mask. He selected a Stacey composite Mach 10H which is much like his outgrown Stacey Jr pro from a few years back. The Jr Pro is carbon fiber. The shell weighs less than the cage. It also has a full Maltese Gel interior. The new Stacey custom mask (mach 10) will have the combination of the New pro cold foam, custom back plateand Maltese Gel SPS system. That raises the cost of the mask to 950.00. Tony Jarret, Masked Expressions, is putting a custom skin on it bring the mask total to 1300.00US

Upgrade to a top level mask brings the total to 3400. Upgrade the C/A to highest cost will bring that to 3800. Then you need a bag and other odds and ends, add another 250.00US and Vaughn or TPS top priced, 800.00US

Grand total if ya went nuts could be between 4 and 5 LARGE.

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Gloves: 350.00
Man, Pete never cut me that good of a deal? I'm thinking you meant to say 450.

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oh...yep. Forgot about the intial deposit. 440.00

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Being a yuppy with money to blow and very little expenses, I went for medium range stuff without looking for deals and spent a bit over a grand:

skates (graf 705's): $500
Helmet: $150
Shoulder Pads: $120
Shinpads: $100
Elbow pads: $80
Gloves: $80
Pants: $70
Visor: $50
Under armor shirt: $50
Under armor shorts: $50
Wood sticks x2: $50
Hockey bag: $30
Hockey socks: $20
Supply of Tape: $10

So that's roughly $1,360 for me. Top of the line stuff would probably cost $2000-2500. Go cheap you can probably get new stuff for under $500, used for even less. Play it smart and shop around/buy online and you can get decent stuff like mine for probably $500 less.

Oh, and 'm not actually a 'yuppy', just the literal interpretation

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As a player I only spent about $350-$400 and I have no complaints in terms of equipment quality. Although I went into Sportchek in the summer when everything is on sale. I think my stick and skates cost me the most and the stick only cost around $70 and the skates were $80-$90.

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Playing goal in hockey is probably the most expensive position to play, in any sport.

Playing forward or D is significantly less money. Also, purchasing used or closeout equipment can save you a boatload of cash.

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and since you're here, what about for goalies?
If you're more of a beer leaguer like me, you can probably get much away for less than $2,000 as another poster described. Especially if you're new, you might want to go "cheaper" if only to figure out what your preferences are along the way. I went through a few sets of stuff from eBay/Play It Again as I was learning. Plus you don't want to be the guy who buys all new stuff only to learn that you don't enjoy playing net.

It's all relative to the level you're playing at. With my skill level, I figure I wouldn't be that much better with $300 RBK senior pads vs. $1200 RBK pro pads.

The clearance pages on GoalieMonkey and HockeyGiant sometimes have very nice bargains on outdated gear:

http://www.goaliemonkey.com/goalieclearance.html
http://www.hockeygiant.com/gocl.html

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Playing goal in hockey is probably the most expensive position to play, in any sport.

I do pay for league but I also play pickup around three times a week (two regular groups and various fill in) which if I was playing out would run me at the least thirty bucks a week for the ice time which I don't pay as a goalie. Add some summer pick up to that and now your talking over a thousand dollars a year worth of ice time. So for me to play as much as I do it would cost more if I was not in net.

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Cheap everything (including skates, stick, pads) can be in the 650 dollar range. If you want decent stuff, 1200.

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Buy gear over time and don't keep track. Some things are best not known/remembered.

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Buy gear over time and don't keep track. Some things are best not known/remembered.
Next to "Get what fits, not the coolest looking or most expensive," that's the best advice about equipment. I learned that trait from putting $$$ into my car, you just learn that it hurts to keep track

Now, to the OP, I'll put up what I paid for my stuff:
NB 8500 Helmet w/ cage- $140
NB One70 Pants - $140 (I think) $120 is what I paid, just checked.
NB Vapor XIX Skates - $200
NB Vapor V Gloves (Need new ones) - $60
RBK 6K Shoulder Pads
RBK 6K Elbow Pads
RBK 6K Shin Pads - $200
NB One90 Stick - $80 (Online they're as low as $120)
RBK 3K Jock Shorts - $25 (I think)
Easton Z Bubble Shaft - Free
Easton ABS Forsberg blade - $20
Jerseys, socks, tape, skate socks etc ~ $100
Sherwood 5040 Bag - $40

Grand total: $985 (Not including any shipping or tax, so about another $50 for that)

Granted I found some deals, (NB One90 stick I bought off a friend, Free Z Bubble), but I have pretty decent stuff for a pretty decent price so I can't complain.

One last note, find a reliable pro shop, and stick to them. Don't go fitting stuff and buying online. If it's absolutely necessary to buy online (Like my shoulders/shins/elbows were) just mention that you aren't buying them there, it's respectful to give a heads up. I met the guy at the pro shop I go to and he's the only person I go to for equipment. Not only are the prices usually very close (Especially if you take into account shipping), but fitting equipment is usually much better than guessing. Plus, if your a repeat customer, you'll get taken care of from time to time.


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Here's the approximate prices for decent gear (in parentheses the gear I currently use)

Skates = $180 ($300)
Wood Stick = $30 ($180 composite)

Helmet = $90 ($90)
Cage = $30 ($30)
Shoulders = $35 ($35)
Elbows = $30 ($60)
Gloves = $60 ($125)
Pants = $65 ($90)
Shins = $35 ($90)

Tape (white, black, clear) = $10 (always spending money!)
Jerseys = $30 ($200 league jerseys)
Socks = $10 ($10)
Mouthguard = $15 ($15)
Bag = $20 ($20)
Jock = $20 ($50)
Skate Guards = $5 ($5)

That's all I can think of. Decent low end equipment with decent skates and a wood stick. $600 before tax and shipping. You can save buying slightly used. I upgraded in skates, sticks, gloves, pants, and shins for the most part. It's all preference, but I liked buying decent equipment and once I learned what I wanted, sell it and get the stuff that works best for me.

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dont by crappy skates, believe me your feet will thank you!

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