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Hockey Equipment

Postby PensHckyFan79 on Tue Mar 26, 2013 11:19 am

I broke my skate blade last night playing in the beer league. The guys at the rink said it would take weeks to get it in. I have looked online and it appears its going to be about $50 to get it. Any recommendations on places to look for a good price. I have Bauer Vapor XXX skates lightspeed 2 TUUK holders. I'm in Central PA (Altoona) so going to a brick and mortar store over in Pittsburgh is probably out of the question.
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Re: Hockey Equipment

Postby Fire0nice228 on Tue Mar 26, 2013 1:02 pm

Steel isn't cheap, but taking weeks to come in seems to be absurd. Any good LHS should have steel in stock.

Based on your location, I'd call Kosports (http://www.kosports.com/) or any of the LHS in Pitt or Philly and mail them your skates, but depending on the price to ship because of the weight maybe just suck it up and drive..

OR if theres a play it again sports or ebay, go buy a pair of used skates for cheap and pluck the steel from them, just make sure the holder is the right size (288 etc) so that the steel is the same as your current skates.
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Re: Hockey Equipment

Postby meow on Tue Mar 26, 2013 1:36 pm

Call Ziggy's in Johnstown 814-539-5454. If you are up for the drive. I'd bet they have the steel you need.
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Re: Hockey Equipment

Postby PensHckyFan79 on Tue Mar 26, 2013 3:11 pm

Ziggy may be the way to go. I haven't been up there in a a few years. I completely forgot about them. Thanks.
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Re: Hockey Equipment

Postby shoeshine boy on Wed Mar 27, 2013 9:22 am

you could also mail-order and do it yourself. unfortunately Bauers are the biggest PITA to replace steel on because you have to do it from inside the boot rather than just unscrew from the holder.

http://youtu.be/_Dn1GFC8xj0
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Re: Hockey Equipment

Postby bh on Thu Apr 04, 2013 9:32 pm

Has anyone here ever tried re-palming a glove?
I like my gloves but they have a huge hole in the palm and if I play a game like that I get blisters bad.
I don't feel like dropping $40-$80 for a new pair that will only last a year or two.
I'm just curious if anyone else has tried sewing on new palms? Where did you get the material? What material was it? How did it work afterwards?

Yes, I am a cheap son of a gun.
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Re: Hockey Equipment

Postby meow on Fri Apr 05, 2013 8:04 am

bh wrote:Has anyone here ever tried re-palming a glove?
I like my gloves but they have a huge hole in the palm and if I play a game like that I get blisters bad.
I don't feel like dropping $40-$80 for a new pair that will only last a year or two.
I'm just curious if anyone else has tried sewing on new palms? Where did you get the material? What material was it? How did it work afterwards?

Yes, I am a cheap son of a gun.

I take mine to a shoe repair shop.
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Re: Hockey Equipment

Postby bh on Fri Apr 05, 2013 9:26 am

meow wrote:
bh wrote:Has anyone here ever tried re-palming a glove?
I like my gloves but they have a huge hole in the palm and if I play a game like that I get blisters bad.
I don't feel like dropping $40-$80 for a new pair that will only last a year or two.
I'm just curious if anyone else has tried sewing on new palms? Where did you get the material? What material was it? How did it work afterwards?

Yes, I am a cheap son of a gun.

I take mine to a shoe repair shop.
hmmm interesting. How much do they usually charge? I just need the left one done right now. I think i have a shop down the street from me here. I'll have to check it out. Thanks!
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Re: Hockey Equipment

Postby meow on Fri Apr 05, 2013 1:27 pm

bh wrote:
meow wrote:
bh wrote:Has anyone here ever tried re-palming a glove?
I like my gloves but they have a huge hole in the palm and if I play a game like that I get blisters bad.
I don't feel like dropping $40-$80 for a new pair that will only last a year or two.
I'm just curious if anyone else has tried sewing on new palms? Where did you get the material? What material was it? How did it work afterwards?

Yes, I am a cheap son of a gun.

I take mine to a shoe repair shop.
hmmm interesting. How much do they usually charge? I just need the left one done right now. I think i have a shop down the street from me here. I'll have to check it out. Thanks!

He charges me $12 to re-palm my blocker. Not sure about player gloves
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Re: Hockey Equipment

Postby mikey287 on Fri Apr 05, 2013 3:32 pm

meow wrote:
bh wrote:Has anyone here ever tried re-palming a glove?
I like my gloves but they have a huge hole in the palm and if I play a game like that I get blisters bad.
I don't feel like dropping $40-$80 for a new pair that will only last a year or two.
I'm just curious if anyone else has tried sewing on new palms? Where did you get the material? What material was it? How did it work afterwards?

Yes, I am a cheap son of a gun.

I take mine to a shoe repair shop.


I've also done this. I recall it being something like $10 I think...but it was some time ago.
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Re: Hockey Equipment

Postby shoeshine boy on Thu Apr 11, 2013 9:19 am

you can also re-palm the pair by sending it away to a hockey repair shop. I send mine to George's Hockey Repair in Minnesota: www.hockeyrepair.com
total cost for both gloves is around $50 so if you're using a cheap pair of gloves it might not be worth it to you.
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