havok Posted July 22, 2020 Share Posted July 22, 2020 ***LONG SORRY**** Part 1- Background A bit of background: I am a career ball hockey goalie. Been playing for 20yrs now. Unfortunately never learned how to skate properly, but was always obsessed with the goalie position. As a ball hockey goalie, I always bought my pads, and gloves used, so I’d usually be 1-2 seasons behind the latest stuff. Fortunately, used gear sells pretty cheap so I get to play in cool gear and modify it to play ball hockey. As ball hockey got bigger and better, so did player gear and now goalie. DEK hockey is HUGE here in Quebec, and is taken pretty serious. Gear companies of course want to capitalize on this. Pad sliders are all the rage and now we have tons of people making custom sliders on pads, such as Kenesky, Passau and little guys all over the province. I myself was able to buy Warrior R/GT pads with sliders ( yes someone actually drilled holes in those pads) ANYWAYS now, you can buy “Ball Hockey Sets”. Gloves and pads, even chest protectors exclusively for ball hockey. My thinking is, unless the gear is built from scratch specifically for ball hockey, I do not see the need for this gear, honestly. There is so much used gear for sale that can be modified (there are many places that do it now), I do not see the point. But I’ve always been SO curious! During the Pandemic I was able to clean up some stuff and sell things I no longer needed. Which gave me just enough cash to give me the courage and take the risk in doing this. So, I went ahead and bought the Passau Starke Ball Hockey Glove. Next: Ordering! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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