Friday, July 31, 2009

Bauer Hockey Skates

I've written many great things about Bauer's company, just check out my post on Nike Bauer Vapor Skates. What do I know about Bauers' skates? Well I know that for a while they used the aluminum TUUK frame for their inline hockey skates. I think this was both before and after Nike bought out Bauer, but I'm not certain. I know that I like the way they fit me at the time. I did however change out the wheels. You see, at the time I was playing indoor inline hockey and I didn't like the wheels they came with. Not only that, but it was mandatory in the league to use sport court hockey wheels.

Are Bauer hockey skates good now? I can't say for sure, but I almost bought a pair when I was looking at some specs awhile ago. I would say the probably are if I had to guess. It would be interesting to see how they measure up to Reebok skates in a test. One day, when I decide to lace up again, it'll most likely be in a pair of Bauer skates.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Hockey posts being copied...

It appears that someone is copying alot of my hockey posts. I'm currently trying to take care of the issue, but so far, things have been progressing slowly. The person in question followed my blog and was visiting almost everytime I updated. They were taking posts at random apparently. In some cases, they slightly reworded my posts, but on a whole they were still the same.

Hopefully, the powers that be will take care of this as I've contacted them(Google) on more than one occasion. The person copying my blog runs two sports equipment sites with ads all over them. They mix my content in with other content that looks like it might be copied as well. I'm going to have to refrain from making any hockey equipment posts until this issue is resolved. Who knows, it might be some type of automated program doing this and they might copy this post too. Anyways, I have all the evidence of this, I am just waiting...

Update: I've tried changing various settings in the blog by disabling the RSS Feed, so it doesn't notify the copier of updates, but I still will not make any new updates until the offenders websites have been shutdown.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Reebok Hockey Gear RBK

OK, my loyalty has always and I mean always been to bauer and ccm hockey. Lately however, I am thinking of trying a new equipment manufacturer. Reebok, has made great shoes for a number of years. Their logo is almost as famous and recognizable as the Nike swoosh logo. I made no secret about the fact that it recently came to my attention that they were the official sports equipment provider of the NHL. Now that's impressive. To me that means something. Will Reebok hockey equipment be good for me? I don't know.

Reebok HockeyYou see, in order for a company to overtake names like Nike Bauer and CCM, it must be doing something right. I've also noticed that they have been growing great in popularity. I've seen information that suggests that more people are interested in Reebok as a hockey equipment manufacturer now, than ever before. They have shortened their hockey gear name to RBK. Which is pretty much what you will see on all their sports stuff.

RBK hockey equipment will continue to grow in the years to come, atleast, that's the way I see it. They already have shin pads, hockey sticks, hockey helmets and some great hockey skates as well. If they can improve their equipment anymore I would be surprised.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Hockey Gear In The Summer?

I haven't posted in the month of July yet, because hockey equipment isn't really on my mind at the moment. It gets really hot in the summer and putting on 10 pounds of hockey pads isn't my idea of a fun time. I tried playing in the heat before at an outside hockey rink and the result wasn't pretty. I got extremely sick and dizzy. Before you know it I couldn't even stand or move without feeling like I was going to vomit. I couldn't even skate home. I had to have someone come and drive me home. I felt absolutely awful and I drank about 2 bottles of Gatorade. Hockey wasn't on my mind for awhile after that experience. Trust me, try playing in the sweltering heat and it will kick your butt.

I would avoid playing hockey in the summer. Unless of course you want to ditch all your equipment and use just a stick and skates. I wouldn't recommend it, because if I'm going to play at all, I want to go all out and not have to hold back because I don't have pads on. Bottom line is, if you play 90 degree weather you will get dehydrated and feel extremely sick. Part of this has to do with the pads. The other part of this is the fact that you are skating around and sweating. This combination is dangerous. Hockey itself is dangerous enough as it is you don't need to compound that factor by adding scorching temperatures to the mix. Do yourself a favor, in the summertime, ditch the hockey gear and find something else to do.