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Just curious how often everyone replaces their gear? I know it varies depending on use (time on ice), how deep your pockets are, if you buy PRO or SR gear, etc.

These are my "average" times....

Time on ice: 2x per week for 6 months of the year (no hockey in summer)

Level of pads: PRO

3-4 years: Leg pads, gloves, pants, bag

5-6 years: Chest and arms, jock, skates

10 years: mask (altho I replace the foam and straps every 3-4 years, and replace dented cages as needed)

Sticks per season: 2-3

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I usually like to replace my pads and gloves gear every 2 seasons if I am playing more than once per week which I had been the last handful of years. Deciding to take a break form playing this year so it will be a bit longer this time. My mask has been with me for 5 years because it is a high end model and fits well so the only thing I would replace is the foam. Skates are around every 2-3 years. I usually only use 1 stick per season because I really dont like to switch once I get used to one

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Time on ice: 2-3 times per week, year round

Level of pads: Pro C/A + Helmet, SR everything else

3-4 years: Leg pads, gloves, pants, bag, C/A, Skates,

6+ Years and counting: Jock and Clavicle protection. My Eagle double cup and Vaughn clavicle protector are still holding up fine.

Sticks per season: 1? I get a lot of life out of my sticks. Been using the swame warrior swagger twig for 1.5 years. It's almost dead, but I'll wait till it disintegrates.

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Had to modify your chart a little...

Time on ice: 2 times per week, year round + 1 night a week roller

Level of pads: Pro (obviously)

3-4 years: Stick, tape

5-10 years: Bauer Supreme Skates, Sportmask SM-90 Cage

10-20 years: V1 pads, T4000 catch, V1 blocker, V1 CA, John Brown Cup, CCM Gatekeeper pants, Nike Bauer Knee Pads

20+ Years and counting: Cooper SK2000 - Was a gift from my mom in 1991.

Sticks per season: <1 - Same stick now for a few years.

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I started to fill it out and realized I have no way of knowing yet. Only thing I've replaced since I started playing are my C/A (Bauer Reactor 4000 > Passau), Knee pads (Brian's > Passau), Pads, (Brian's S-Series > Passau) and Skates (Bauer Reactor 2000 > VH). None of which I have any plans of replacing any time soon. Maybe skates if I decide to jump from VH to True. 

Now that I've settled on a stick model/curve I don't see a real reason to get new sticks aside from color changes. 

I wear a SR level mask (Bauer NME8) and have no plans to change the model or move to a pro level. The only way I'd get a new mask is if I wanted a new paint job.

I want new pants but only because I think I'd like to try going a size up. 

It's weird going to GoalieMonkey and walking out after 10 minutes just because I don't actually need anything, and they don't sell most of what I wear anyway. 

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On 9/19/2017 at 8:32 AM, estogoalie said:

Time on ice: 1x per week

Level of pads: PRO

1-2 years:  ca, gloves, pads, skates

3-4 years: pants, jock, helmet

Sticks per season: 3-5

I have only been in goal three and a half years and back on the ice for five years total. Up until last September, I was on the ice 3-5 times per week. I haven't found pads I love, except that I do really like SaveByRichter35's Vaughns he sold me.  I play those maybe once every three weeks. I like the PAW pads best out of everything I have bought thus far. But I am always seeing what other stuff plays like, and want matching sets for a lot of uniforms.  I am a bit of a gear whore, and am regularly trying out new stuff. I fell in love with the illegal sized trappers, and have quite the collection of them, now. If I find a set of pads I fall in love with and they play the way I like them to perpetually, my gear acquisition syndrome will probably slow down a bit. It just seems that as some pads break down, they get to be too floppy in the butterfly. The Richter tribute set is a keeper for me, and will get refreshed periodically. My PAW T-1000 glove and white MacLean tribute blocker will be a keeper set and will be hung on the wall when done. My blue/white Kenesky/Brians glove set? Probably not so much. My Factory Mad glove is a keeper, and I may just have to get a matching blocker. 

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On 9/19/2017 at 10:25 AM, MTH said:

Had to modify your chart a little...

Time on ice: 2 times per week, year round + 1 night a week roller

Level of pads: Pro (obviously)

3-4 years: Stick, tape

5-10 years: Bauer Supreme Skates, Sportmask SM-90 Cage

10-20 years: V1 pads, T4000 catch, V1 blocker, V1 CA, John Brown Cup, CCM Gatekeeper pants, Nike Bauer Knee Pads

20+ Years and counting: Cooper SK2000 - Was a gift from my mom in 1991.

Sticks per season: <1 - Same stick now for a few years.

Self quote -

My mom sent me this scan of a receipt. Got my SK2000 on November 22, 1991. Bam!MattHockeyBill.thumb.jpg.40fb30b51870405d7827e46885e6315e.jpg

Adjusted for inflation, that SK2000 would be about $95 new today.

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