Ive had my Passau set for coming on 2 years. But, last May sustained a complete ACL tear. I didnt have it repaired with surgery. 3 Orthopedic Drs later, im in a massively expensive, but completely functional knee brace that i use when i play. I was off for 6 months. So, my equipment has about 18 mnths of use on it. The palm heel of the glove seems to have the plastic of the wrist cuff pushing through the pleather. Im also experiencing, to me, a strange ripping of the edge lacing in the stick notch. Funny thing is, i dont play the puck much. And its much worse in the notch than on the ice contact points of the finger tips.