June 5th, 2008, 08:29 PM #11
Good thing you asked this because im in the same situation right now. I have been getting by using my old backpack from high school. It holds my skates, gloves and puck. But that's about it.
June 5th, 2008, 08:40 PM #12
i want to get into playing hockey but i dont have the money for gear....and i skate like a 2 year old kid with no legs....
June 5th, 2008, 08:46 PM #13
Didnt stop me! Lol. I fell out of nowhere yesterday, my gloves ended up halfway across the rink...it was pretty funny.
Originally Posted by Bubbadel2
Really though, im way in over my head, but its alot of fun!
June 5th, 2008, 08:51 PM #14
maybe after i get some income again i will go out and buy a pair of skates again....
Originally Posted by silentbutdeadly
June 6th, 2008, 08:35 AM #15
I've never met a person who took to ice skating like a seal to water. Get out there and give it a shot! If I can do it, anyone can.
Originally Posted by Bubbadel2
Oh, and just in case anyone is interested in wheeled bags, I use an TPS Ice Cap wheeled bag. The thing is huge enough to fit all my equipment (which are pretty large). I don't know what kinda mongoloids thrash their bags in matters of weeks, but my bag has lasted me years.
Last edited by UnholyGoalie; June 6th, 2008 at 08:36 AM.
Reason: Wrong brand.
June 6th, 2008, 08:48 AM #16
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June 6th, 2008, 09:18 AM #18
I've been an advocate of the SD Power Dry bag for awhile. I paid $120 +$60 for blower for it about almost 2 years ago and it's still very handy. I'd say it's big, not huge, but big. And like all wheeled bags, you don't get the benefit of hoisting it up on your shoulders and instead sometimes have to trump over your friends' **** on the floor. However, the ventilation system (air blower is just an added bonus!) works great and your equipment (when stored properly) will never fester, will never rot and will stay dry and as fresh as can be without washing. I'd reccomend it if you have a truck, SUV or van. If you have a car, I'd say you should go for a backpack with lots of vent holes. With the bag, you don't even need the blower. If you have a truck, just put it in the bed and when you get home, just open the bag and leave it open. I only use the blower sometimes for long skate sessions but that's more for the skates than anything. I've washed some of my jerseys & gear only a few times since I started playing again 2 years ago (not my gloves or helmet) and with the help of the bag, none of my stuff smells like hockey player.
June 6th, 2008, 09:21 AM #19
I suck at skating too, but im getting much better. I'm signing up for ice lessons next week so hopefully that'll help a lot.
So it sounds like i'll just go for one of those $40 bags(RBK or CCM) and go from there.
June 6th, 2008, 09:30 AM #20
Finally somoene promoting the rolling ones and with some input for the blowers.
Originally Posted by The Natural
I have a truck, but im not too keen on leaving my stuff in the bed for even a small amount of time. I dont trust people, particularly with my sticks. I still live with my folks so i dont exactly have an abundance of space to just have stuff scattered about. I even keep my skates in their boxes while theyre in my room just to keep the clutter down. The big bag with the fan would be great (if it actually works) cus i can just roll it into my room, plug it in, and leave it till i use it next time (besides things i need to wash and etc).
Sure is a jump in price though... it's a tough call....