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Minister Robathan
Jan 3, 2007

The Alien Leader of Transportation

I play in 2 leagues. Ones intramural, so they provide the jerseys. The other requires one set of matching jerseys, and the league brings a spare set of reversible sweaters that they give out if theres a conflict.

Also: gently caress REVERSIBLE JERSEYS

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Loqieu
Feb 27, 2001



All 3 leagues I've played in provide 1 jersey for you. Usually they don't conflict with the other team's color since they plan that out ahead. That's not always the case though, and sometimes you have to wear a very dirty pinny above your regular jersey for those games.

But I know some rinks require all their teams to figure out their own jersey needs, but I suspect thats the exception rather than the general rule. If you're signing up as a free agent and the rink assigns you, you're probably getting a rink jersey.

Henrik Zetterberg
Dec 7, 2007



WouldDesk posted:

Henrik Zetterberg,

"Thank you for choosing Hockey Monkey as your online hockey equipment source, we appreciated your continued business. We however regret to inform you that another customer ordered the same item as you and our system lagged in recognizing their order. Your order will be processed as soon as possible (half a season). Thank you again for your patience regarding this matter."

Hockey Monkey Online Customer Service Technician Specialist, Karen

I'm half-expecting this dreaded email.... in 4 more days when they're sold out everywhere. I may end up getting the x60s if this is the case.

Lawnie
Sep 5, 2006

That is my helmet
Give it back
you are a lion
It doesn't even fit


Speaking of jerseys, no one ever order from ijerseys.com. they've given my intramural team hell. Apparently ordering more than 1 blank jerseys in different sizes is a "custom order" and so takes 3 weeks to process. So now we might be stuck wearing long sleeve t-shirts with numbers duct taped to them until we can get the jerseys here and printed. Totally ridiculous and is really putting a damper on this season already, which starts Wednesday.

Oh well I'm still super excited to play in a league for the first time.

poser
Jun 9, 2002

Are they booing the power play?

I was saying Boo-urns!

Loqieu posted:

All 3 leagues I've played in provide 1 jersey for you. Usually they don't conflict with the other team's color since they plan that out ahead. That's not always the case though, and sometimes you have to wear a very dirty pinny above your regular jersey for those games.

But I know some rinks require all their teams to figure out their own jersey needs, but I suspect thats the exception rather than the general rule. If you're signing up as a free agent and the rink assigns you, you're probably getting a rink jersey.

The league I play in requires dark and light jerseys for each team, funded by the team. Some teams get away with having one lighter color jersey and thats what my new team is going to try and do.

Fingers McGee
May 17, 2004

The Cup makes Chara yaaaaaaaaaaaa



Speaking of X:50's I stopped by Play it again to get my skates sharpened, and see if they have any good deals on vapors, and to check to see if I'm really a size 7.5. I measured my foot and tried on a pair of 7.5 vapors and I am indeed a 7.5. They fit fine, my toe didnt rub at all. Ive been wearing 8's for the last year and wondering if they were a tad too big. Any idea how this change would affect my skating?

As for the skates they had all the vapors marked 35% off, and the only 7.5's they had were x50's which were marked at 449 plus the 35% off, and they said they would give me 40 for my x20's in trade. This was too good of a deal to pass up so I reserved them since I have to play tomorrow and wont have time to break them in. I'm excited.

D C
Jun 19, 2004


Boys from Brazil LA.


Some guy on my playoff game skated right into my shoulder, full on headshot status, and he was on the ground grimacing with his eyes closed. I skated back to him to ask if he was ok, then looked at the ref who shrugged at me so I jumped back into the play (the other team had a delayed penalty). He got up and took 2 full on, but unsuccessful, runs at me.

Made me angry I stopped to see if he was ok.

WouldDesk
Dec 26, 2009


Got the last pair



No, I did not. As far as gloves, I have always had Mission brand really and my last pair that fit perfect were the 3 finger design, plus thumb. So the thumb, pointer, and middle finger were separate but ring and pinker shared a slot. I can not find these anywhere. It is one of those weird concepts that most hate but I have smaller hands and for some reason they offer more control. The pair I still have are a bit small and the palms are worn beyond belief. Any ideas?

edit: they were mainly youth models so I doubt anything much is available now.

Aniki
Mar 21, 2001

Wouldn't fit...

WouldDesk posted:

Got the last pair



No, I did not. As far as gloves, I have always had Mission brand really and my last pair that fit perfect were the 3 finger design, plus thumb. So the thumb, pointer, and middle finger were separate but ring and pinker shared a slot. I can not find these anywhere. It is one of those weird concepts that most hate but I have smaller hands and for some reason they offer more control. The pair I still have are a bit small and the palms are worn beyond belief. Any ideas?

edit: they were mainly youth models so I doubt anything much is available now.

Someone is going to yiff those things.

Matty D
Sep 27, 2005


Lawnie posted:

Speaking of jerseys, no one ever order from ijerseys.com. they've given my intramural team hell. Apparently ordering more than 1 blank jerseys in different sizes is a "custom order" and so takes 3 weeks to process. So now we might be stuck wearing long sleeve t-shirts with numbers duct taped to them until we can get the jerseys here and printed. Totally ridiculous and is really putting a damper on this season already, which starts Wednesday.

Oh well I'm still super excited to play in a league for the first time.

Where are you playin?

Fusbolito McGiggola
Dec 21, 2005


Any opinions on the quality/durability of the Sherwood T90s?

I broke my previous stick, an ST Getzlaf 100, about a month back, and have been trying futilely to replace it with old POS sticks I have around the house, and it's really not working, and is hurting my game coming up on playoff time.

Local shop has some T90s they're pushing pretty hard, and making pretty ridiculous claims about, and, since I can't afford a bunch of new sticks to try out (Just shelled out for a pair of Graf 735s) I'm interested in whether or not these sticks are the value the store claims they are.

Otherwise, I might just stick with some old 9950s I have that aren't too bad until a sale or something.

poser
Jun 9, 2002

Are they booing the power play?

I was saying Boo-urns!

WouldDesk posted:

Got the last pair



No, I did not. As far as gloves, I have always had Mission brand really and my last pair that fit perfect were the 3 finger design, plus thumb. So the thumb, pointer, and middle finger were separate but ring and pinker shared a slot. I can not find these anywhere. It is one of those weird concepts that most hate but I have smaller hands and for some reason they offer more control. The pair I still have are a bit small and the palms are worn beyond belief. Any ideas?

edit: they were mainly youth models so I doubt anything much is available now.

Check ebay for used pairs?


I know warrior will let you make a pair of custom gloves (dont know about 3 fingers) and it would probably cost you $200+ but thats also an option.

Someone in the NHL broke his finger and is using a custom made pair of 3 finger gloves so maybe they are out there.

ElwoodCuse
Jan 11, 2004

we're puttin' the band back together

Is $100 too much for a helmet for recreational no checking? The websites have Reebok 8k, Bauer 9100, and CCM Vapor 10 models for about that. Am I just paying for "10% lighter" and some kind of fancy lining at that point?

Surfing Turtle
Jun 18, 2004
I'M A TURTLE AND I'M SURFING, THAT'S CRAZY!

ElwoodCuse posted:

Is $100 too much for a helmet for recreational no checking? The websites have Reebok 8k, Bauer 9100, and CCM Vapor 10 models for about that. Am I just paying for "10% lighter" and some kind of fancy lining at that point?

I roll with this and it's fine:

http://www.icewarehouse.com/descpage.html?pcode=B4C

bewbies
Sep 23, 2003



ElwoodCuse posted:

Is $100 too much for a helmet for recreational no checking? The websites have Reebok 8k, Bauer 9100, and CCM Vapor 10 models for about that. Am I just paying for "10% lighter" and some kind of fancy lining at that point?

Yeah. You can get a nice used one off ebay for $20-30, or a new Bauer 4500/CCM V05 for $40-50. As long as it is certified it will be fine.

ElwoodCuse
Jan 11, 2004

we're puttin' the band back together

Surfing Turtle posted:

I roll with this and it's fine:

http://www.icewarehouse.com/descpage.html?pcode=B4C

Yeah I think that's more or less the one I have, I don't know the exact model number but it's a Bauer that ran me about $50 without a cage when I bought it like 10 years ago.

dms666
Oct 17, 2005

It's Playoff Beard Time! Go Pens!

Yay, our inline team won its first playoff game after like 4 seasons

poser
Jun 9, 2002

Are they booing the power play?

I was saying Boo-urns!

ElwoodCuse posted:

Is $100 too much for a helmet for recreational no checking? The websites have Reebok 8k, Bauer 9100, and CCM Vapor 10 models for about that. Am I just paying for "10% lighter" and some kind of fancy lining at that point?


You can never spend enough money to protect your head! I always spend money on helmets and skates and go cheap on the rest of my gear.

xzzy
Mar 5, 2009

Tonight's starting lineup is
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poser posted:

You can never spend enough money to protect your head! I always spend money on helmets and skates and go cheap on the rest of my gear.

Except a higher price doesn't necessarily result in a safer helmet. There's a point where the component materials are upgraded.. no increase in safety, but an increase in other areas such as weight or comfort.

Pay attention to the safety rating, not the sticker price.

bewbies
Sep 23, 2003



If you are really, really concerned about concussions,

Lawnie
Sep 5, 2006

That is my helmet
Give it back
you are a lion
It doesn't even fit


Matty D posted:

Where are you playin?

IM league at UIUC.

redlandmover
Mar 28, 2010


poser posted:

You can never spend enough money to protect your head! I always spend money on helmets and skates and go cheap on the rest of my gear.

true. i had a helmet that was too big for me (it fit, but tehre was wiggle room) and took a hit or two that probably gave me a minor concussion (dizzy, confused, sensitive to light, etc). it really makes a difference to get a good fit (otherwise, theres no point). try the sizes both above and below what you think you should get to make sure.

poser
Jun 9, 2002

Are they booing the power play?

I was saying Boo-urns!

xzzy posted:

Except a higher price doesn't necessarily result in a safer helmet. There's a point where the component materials are upgraded.. no increase in safety, but an increase in other areas such as weight or comfort.

Pay attention to the safety rating, not the sticker price.

Yeah, what I was trying to say is that when it comes to your head, price should be the least of your concerns.

bgreman
Oct 8, 2005

ASK ME ABOUT STICKING WITH A YEARS-LONG LETS PLAY OF THE MOST COMPLICATED SPACE SIMULATION GAME INVENTED, PLAYING BOTH SIDES, AND SPENDING HOURS GOING ABOVE AND BEYOND TO ENSURE INTERNET STRANGERS ENJOY THEMSELVES


Fingers McGee posted:

Speaking of X:50's I stopped by Play it again to get my skates sharpened, and see if they have any good deals on vapors, and to check to see if I'm really a size 7.5. I measured my foot and tried on a pair of 7.5 vapors and I am indeed a 7.5. They fit fine, my toe didnt rub at all. Ive been wearing 8's for the last year and wondering if they were a tad too big. Any idea how this change would affect my skating?

I did this exact thing (even down to going from an 8 to a 7.5) and I was blown away by how much more edge control I have. I also am suddenly able to do hockey stops and crossovers on my non-dominant foot much better than with my old skates. I think it's a combination of a snugger fit and upgrading to a much better and stiffer skate.

Henrik Zetterberg
Dec 7, 2007



Got a call from Hockey Monkey today. I almost pooped my pants when I saw a Southern Cal number pop up on my phone. Ugghhhh, they're sold out too? Why can't these fucks keep their stock up to date on their sites?

: "Hello, I'm calling from Hockey Monkey just to let you know that we had to pull your Vapor X:50 skates from our warehouse in New Jersey. They'll be shipped out tomorrow and at your door by Friday. Is this ok with you?"
: "..... Uhhhh, yeah that's awesome, thanks!"


WouldDesk
Dec 26, 2009


Henrik Zetterberg posted:

Got a call from Hockey Monkey today. I almost pooped my pants when I saw a Southern Cal number pop up on my phone. Ugghhhh, they're sold out too? Why can't these fucks keep their stock up to date on their sites?

: "Hello, I'm calling from Hockey Monkey just to let you know that we had to pull your Vapor X:50 skates from our warehouse in New Jersey. They'll be shipped out tomorrow and at your door by Friday. Is this ok with you?"
: "..... Uhhhh, yeah that's awesome, thanks!"




Ah Ha! Good thing I was wrong about the email.

poser
Jun 9, 2002

Are they booing the power play?

I was saying Boo-urns!

Henrik Zetterberg posted:

Got a call from Hockey Monkey today. I almost pooped my pants when I saw a Southern Cal number pop up on my phone. Ugghhhh, they're sold out too? Why can't these fucks keep their stock up to date on their sites?

: "Hello, I'm calling from Hockey Monkey just to let you know that we had to pull your Vapor X:50 skates from our warehouse in New Jersey. They'll be shipped out tomorrow and at your door by Friday. Is this ok with you?"
: "..... Uhhhh, yeah that's awesome, thanks!"




Where do you live? (if you dont mind me asking)

Henrik Zetterberg
Dec 7, 2007



Sacramento

Dangerllama
Nov 16, 2007



bewbies posted:

Yeah. You can get a nice used one off ebay for $20-30, or a new Bauer 4500/CCM V05 for $40-50. As long as it is certified it will be fine.

Not to be all cap'n cautious over here but...don't buy used helmets (for any sport). Most helmets are made for one big whack and then they need to be replaced. If you buy one used, you don't know what kind of beating it's taken or if it's been mistreated. Microfractures in the foam are impossible to spot. Which would be fine if we weren't talking about the possibility of talking like Jeremy Roenick for the rest of your life.

Used is fine for anything else.

Except jocks.

Buy your jock new too.

Dangerllama fucked around with this message at Mar 30, 2011 around 02:37

poser
Jun 9, 2002

Are they booing the power play?

I was saying Boo-urns!

Henrik Zetterberg posted:

Sacramento

Are you the guy that just started playing in the beginner class/league in Roseville?

Wolfy
Jul 13, 2009


Does anyone play in the Inland Empire in southern California and have an opinion on which of our three rinks has the best clinics/whatever for new players? I played about 10 years ago but I was a goalie so..I don't really know too much about skating or puck handling. So consider me a player with no experience.

bewbies
Sep 23, 2003



Dangerllama posted:

Not to be all cap'n cautious over here but...don't buy used helmets (for any sport). Most helmets are made for one big whack and then they need to be replaced. If you buy one used, you don't know what kind of beating it's taken or if it's been mistreated. Microfractures in the foam are impossible to spot. Which would be fine if we weren't talking about the possibility of talking like Jeremy Roenick for the rest of your life.

This "one and done" thing is really only true for helmets that use EPS (expanded polystyrene); these tend to be helmets designed for activities with much larger and infrequent impacts: biking, skiing, climbing, and motorcycle helmets. As far as I know there are no hockey helmets that use EPS. Expanded polypropylene and vinyl nitrate are the materials used in every helmet I'm aware of, and neither degrades due to external impacts. I mean...it would be pretty silly to have a hockey helmet you have to trash every single time you get hit. They aren't designed like that for obvious reasons.

You should of course check the padding to ensure that it is in good repair and all that (and if a helmet is more than 5-6 years old you should probably trash it), but you don't need to worry that there are invisible defects in the foam, especially in a relatively new used helmet.

bewbies fucked around with this message at Mar 30, 2011 around 04:11

Dangerllama
Nov 16, 2007



bewbies posted:

This "one and done" thing is really only true for helmets that use EPS (expanded polystyrene); these tend to be helmets designed for activities with much larger and infrequent impacts: biking, skiing, climbing, and motorcycle helmets. As far as I know there are no hockey helmets that use EPS. Expanded polypropylene and vinyl nitrate are the used in every helmet I'm aware of, and neither degrades due to external impacts. I mean...it would be pretty silly to have a hockey helmet you have to trash every single time you get hit. They aren't designed like that for obvious reasons.

Yeah that's true. Hockey helmets are built for multiple impacts and I didn't mean to insinuate that a single hit would necessitate replacement. For hockey I should have put more emphasis on the unknown quantity regarding the helmet's overall condition, though it's still possible to crack EPP, if I understand correctly, given a significant enough impact (e.g. a significantly concussive strike to the ice). For those rocking a vinyl nitrile foam helmet...well...they're going to get concussed anyway so I guess it doesn't matter

I just don't think it's worth buying a helmet whose history is unknown, irrespective of its apparent condition, just to save $30 or so.

e: Urgh. this just reminded me I need to replace my ski helmet.

Dangerllama fucked around with this message at Mar 30, 2011 around 04:24

Surfing Turtle
Jun 18, 2004
I'M A TURTLE AND I'M SURFING, THAT'S CRAZY!

Henrik Zetterberg posted:

Got a call from Hockey Monkey today. I almost pooped my pants when I saw a Southern Cal number pop up on my phone. Ugghhhh, they're sold out too? Why can't these fucks keep their stock up to date on their sites?

: "Hello, I'm calling from Hockey Monkey just to let you know that we had to pull your Vapor X:50 skates from our warehouse in New Jersey. They'll be shipped out tomorrow and at your door by Friday. Is this ok with you?"
: "..... Uhhhh, yeah that's awesome, thanks!"




When they say warehouse they just mean their huge super store which is ridiculous.

coldwind
Apr 8, 2007

Don't worry, Tyler Myers is holding it for you...


Dangerllama posted:

For those rocking a vinyl nitrile foam helmet...well...they're going to get concussed anyway so I guess it doesn't matter
I haven't really seen any good (GOOD) evidence that EPP is any better than VN. Hell, I haven't even seen the anecdotal evidence. Overall, the level of solid information on hockey helmet safety is very low and most of what is actually out there is sponsored by one manufacturer or another.

Dangerllama posted:

I just don't think it's worth buying a helmet whose history is unknown, irrespective of its apparent condition, just to save $30 or so.
This, though. You don't really know the true condition of the helmet and it's not worth the money.

Surfing Turtle
Jun 18, 2004
I'M A TURTLE AND I'M SURFING, THAT'S CRAZY!

coldwind posted:

I haven't really seen any good (GOOD) evidence that EPP is any better than VN. Hell, I haven't even seen the anecdotal evidence. Overall, the level of solid information on hockey helmet safety is very low and most of what is actually out there is sponsored by one manufacturer or another.

This, though. You don't really know the true condition of the helmet and it's not worth the money.

I sold a used helmet to a goon on here. I used it for one season and I knew it was in good shape. Other wise I wasn't desperate enough to sell it if it was in worse condition or anything. This is true though I wouldn't buy used helmets either considering the Bauer 4500 is only like 50 bucks.

Tadhg
Aug 5, 2007

AUT MORS
AUT GLORIA



Wolfy posted:

Does anyone play in the Inland Empire in southern California and have an opinion on which of our three rinks has the best clinics/whatever for new players? I played about 10 years ago but I was a goalie so..I don't really know too much about skating or puck handling. So consider me a player with no experience.

Once I'm over this pneumonia and my lungs have healed, I'm getting back into hockey as well. Looking over the area, I'm probably going to spend the most time at Ontario Center Ice until I move closer to L.A.

Loqieu
Feb 27, 2001



Hockey Giant has a bunch of entry level one piece composite sticks on sale today for $40. http://www.hockeygiant.com/20110330hg.html

Wolfy
Jul 13, 2009


Tadhg posted:

Once I'm over this pneumonia and my lungs have healed, I'm getting back into hockey as well. Looking over the area, I'm probably going to spend the most time at Ontario Center Ice until I move closer to L.A.
Yeah I played there when I was a kid, it's a nice place with a decent pro shop. Would you recommend taking these skating classes for hockey? It's been a long time and I never learned any of these fancy hockey maneuvers anyway.

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xzzy
Mar 5, 2009

Tonight's starting lineup is
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Wolfy posted:

Yeah I played there when I was a kid, it's a nice place with a decent pro shop. Would you recommend taking these skating classes for hockey? It's been a long time and I never learned any of these fancy hockey maneuvers anyway.

I'm taking lessons from a figure skater and it's been great.

The basic principles remain the same regardless irrespective of whether your skates have a toepick, so there is plenty you can learn no matter who your instructor is. I would imagine that as you get better at skating you'll start to require more hockey specific instruction, but that's relatively far down the road.

Having gone through this "return to the ice after a long break" business over the last couple months, I would suggest you start working on leg strength asap. The first month or so was crippling because I was using muscles I forgot I had.

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