Originally Posted by Rai
However I do know this about hockey I have played with people who had nothing more than street gear playing on ice. They done that because they didn't know if they wanted to play, or not. So instead of spending money on gear that they might only use once, they got gear that was good enough for a test. The people they played with knew exactly what they were wearing and they respected what the person was wearing for gear. They gave him a chance
Like you said. Road hockey equipment.... Would you show up to an ice hockey game with floor hockey equipment? I'd hope not.
Think of it this way:
Walmart/Canadian Tire Clearsoft = Floor Hockey equipment
Aftermath and Cansoft = Roller Hockey Equipment
TM, G&P, CA, etc. = Ice Hockey Equipment
There is a minimum and that minimum is ~$250 plus minimum essential gear (add on an extra $100-150).