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Old December 30th, 2007, 09:17 PM
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Hey guys,

I'm looking to complete my equipment set shortly. With the hopeful purchase of TBLs Vector 6 shoulders, I am left needing pants and a helmet.

Pants: I've been looking at the CCM 892LE Super Tacks and 692LE Tacks. I was just wondering if it is worth spending the extra $$ for the 892 as opposed to the 692. I'm basically looking to get into open hockey to begin, so I can get used to the equipment, and playing on ice as opposed to concrete. I may or may not get into a league, depends on how everything goes. But at this point I'm just looking to have some fun and not really be competetive. Also, given my location, getting out to actually play is a slight challenge. I'll probably only be able to get out once or twice a week.

Helmet: I'm pretty open to opinions here. The only helmet I've really tried was a RBK 6k, and I'll say it felt pretty awesome.

As far as money goes, I really don't want to go over $100 for either item, and I'm figuring on around $50 on a shield for the helmet. So the CCM 892LE Super Tack and the RBK 6k helmet are probably as high end as I want to go. And I do need an XXL pant, and large helmet, just to keep in mind.
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Old December 30th, 2007, 09:20 PM
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I'm also curious. What is the fit of Tackla pants like?


The Tackla Air 9000 (lots of sizing options) and CCM Vector helmet also look like a possible combo.

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Old December 30th, 2007, 11:36 PM
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I had the 692 LE pants... sooo bulky, the 892 is even bulkier. Unless you need something bulletproof, I'd look elseware. Mission and Easton have very good protective gear and you'll find good deals on them, especially mission.

As far as helmet, anything mid to high level is fine. Get what fits best, if the RBK feels good, get it. Take a look at the 4k too, still protective enough but offers a different type of foam.
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Old December 31st, 2007, 07:40 AM
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any info on the Mission Fuel 90, 110, or 120? Such as what the best deal could be. And does anybody know how the mission sizing is?

Any opinions on the Tackla pants?
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Old December 31st, 2007, 11:43 AM
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N/B supreme line is extremley mobile. I have 70 pants that only cost 99.99 in stores, and you could get them cheaper online to keep them in the budget. Very mobile, good enough protection. Like TBL sais unless your playing on an outdoor rink in compton, you should be pretty well protected.
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Old December 31st, 2007, 11:58 AM
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if you got the money try the 9K pant
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Old December 31st, 2007, 12:45 PM
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the 9k is just as immobile as the tacks line, at least thats what i found when i tried them on
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Old December 31st, 2007, 02:18 PM
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Takla is a great pant 9k is a great pant bauer 70 is a great pant if your playing drop in you do not need a nhl level pant get a med level pant from anyone break them in and youll have it, I palyed comp travel aa hockey for 3 years and always ended up cutting padding out for mobility invest in a great compression short and jock combo not pro stock ccm or 9k pants
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Old December 31st, 2007, 02:38 PM
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thanks for all the opinions guys, but keep in mind I need something available in a XXL. I wear 40/42 pant size so, that was why I asked about the Tackla pants, since they have a ton of size options.

and like I said, I want to keep the combo under $200. So I could spend $120-140 (Tackla 9000) on pants, then leave $80 or so open for the helmet.

Also, mission has XXL available, anybody know what their sizing is like?
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not familiar with mission but the tacklas run small
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Old December 31st, 2007, 02:52 PM
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not familiar with mission but the tacklas run small
Thanks. I think I could deal with that since they size up to 46 or something like that. So if I wear a size 42 pants, I would definately want to get the Tackla made for 44-46 (58, XXXL), and not 40-42 (56, XXL)? Or would that be to big?
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Old December 31st, 2007, 03:14 PM
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personally i would go big comfort is important tacklas are maybe the best pants on the market rem. they will be stiff when you get them plus if you have a belly the pants sit there not your actual waist
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The new Mission pants feel great. I was looking at pants over the weekend (never found a deal worth investing in though) I tryed on the Fuel 110 I must say they were really mobile and offered protection where it feels needed the most.

With both pants and helmet, its best to go try on different styles and brands until you find which ever feels best to your needs.
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Old December 31st, 2007, 04:32 PM
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The new Mission pants feel great. I was looking at pants over the weekend (never found a deal worth investing in though) I tryed on the Fuel 110 I must say they were really mobile and offered protection where it feels needed the most.

With both pants and helmet, its best to go try on different styles and brands until you find which ever feels best to your needs.

Thanks. Sounds like Tacklas would be best for me with the bigger size. Problem with getting out to try different things on is there isn't much in my area to try. We have a shop about 40 mins away that has a mostly Easton and limited RBK selection. Thats where I got my shins, and tried on the helmet. The biggest pants they have there are xl. A friend of mine has an old pair of XL pants that I had tried on and it was a bit rough. I could barely get into them. I could probably work it out with an XXL decently, but it would really suck to have to play with low comfort.

The only other thing I could really try on at the shop was shoulder pads. XXL fit me fine, but they're hard to find, and XL fit me decently, which is why I'm going for TBLs Vector shoulders, for $35 it'll be a good and cheap trial and error.
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just a FYI, I'm down a size from recommended because they fit better than something recommended as the "right" size.
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Sorry TBL, I had a rough night and it's probably my hangover getting in the way, but I don't understand what you mean?

Assuming you're referring to the shoulder pads, are you saying they fit bigger or smaller?
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pants. Say you are a 34 waist. I would get the size thats 30-32 because I feel like it just fits better... of course you want to try them on to be sure.
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Thanks for the clarification, I understand what you mean.

Would it be better to have them be slightly small and have to squeeze in a bit, or a bit big, and have to maybe use suspenders?

I found Bauer XX lite pants in XXL, an word on those?

Also just curious, and update on the shoulder pads?

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I've had pants where I had to wear suspenders, I didnt like them at all.
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Old January 4th, 2008, 08:47 PM
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I'm probably about 2 weeks out now from buying a pair of pants.

my 2 pics are either the Tackla Air 9000, or Bauer Vapor XX lite.

I've found the Vapor in XXL (40+) so that should work out. And the Tacklas I can get in 56 (40-42).

I just want to hear any opinions about these two pants. Any positives or negatives.
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