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    Go straight to Hockey Monkey, do not waste your time at Hockey Giant!!!! They know their stuff better and have better quality gear

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    Quote Originally Posted by spjon25 View Post
    Go straight to Hockey Monkey, do not waste your time at Hockey Giant!!!! They know their stuff better and have better quality gear
    If that's the case, another 5 miles couldn't hurt,

    from: newhall, ca to: 1420 Village Way, Santa Ana, CA 92705 (Hawk Hockey Inc) - Google Maps

    right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lososaurus View Post
    Do you know if Discount Hockey would/could bake the skates(if it's even necessary?)
    Sorry, I don't know. I baked mine at home just to try to speed up the breaking in process, but I never asked Discount Hockey if they provided that service.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spjon25 View Post
    Go straight to Hockey Monkey, do not waste your time at Hockey Giant!!!! They know their stuff better and have better quality gear
    yeah for having such a big store, i can never find anything that i want there. they're either out or don't stock it. and their staff always seems busy helping out the soccer moms when i just have a quick question. ah well...they'll probably end up spending more money on worthless crap than me anyways. i'd rather go down to santa ana and get what i want.

    but i have to avoid hockey monkey though. when i start going there, i keep coming back and i start buying random stuff that i don't need to replace all my gear. it's like going to a buffet and trying to pick one item without looking at all the other goodness around. :(

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob2716 View Post
    Sorry, I don't know. I baked mine at home just to try to speed up the breaking in process, but I never asked Discount Hockey if they provided that service.
    Just called 'em, yeah they do, so it looks like I'll be making the journey down to Hockey Hawk tomorrow. Should I wear a Kings jersey too? hahaha

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    I went to hockey giant first, was basically a warehouse with people roaming about and NO SELECTION for two piece sticks, AT ALL. Not to mention the staff being useless. So I drove down another couple miles to Hockey Hawk, tons of stick selection, way better selection for gloves, way more helpful staff and a decent selection for skates.

    Overall I'm really happy with Hockey Hawk, I picked up a Easton S15 shaft, Sakic hybrid blade, RBK 5k skates, Easton gloves( I don't remmeber the exact model).

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    Another vote for Monkey over Giant. Giant doesn't seem to have anything that a normal sized adult would be looking for.....but if you want a bazillion junior size Sherwood Coffey pattern replacement blades, that's the place to go.

    Quick question about gloves...right now, they're the cheapest part of my gear setup. I've got CCM Vector 2.0s (whereas the rest of my gear is Vector 10.0, with an RBK 6k helmet). What's the protective difference between the cheaper gloves, and the higher end ones? I haven't taken any sticks or pucks to the hands yet, so I don't know what I'm missing here.

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    I would say better quality materials for the gloves. I have a pair of Mission M-2 gloves that have just barely started to get a hole in the palm after 4 years!!! (playing once or twice a week at pick up or beer league games) You can still find these new on ebay for cheap as well...I saw a new pair on ebay (with tags attached) for 25. When I bought them they were a step down from the top of the line (being the M-1) and paid 66 plus shipping

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    Quote Originally Posted by AutomaticBzooty View Post
    Another vote for Monkey over Giant. Giant doesn't seem to have anything that a normal sized adult would be looking for.....but if you want a bazillion junior size Sherwood Coffey pattern replacement blades, that's the place to go.
    No kidding....it was ridiculous.

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    Heyyyyy, I used to use a Coffey Sherwood blade. Not in a junior size, but I did use em.

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