"Hockey gear and manufacturers that don't exist anymore" thread

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  1. Doctor Hook

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    As inspired by the "Jofa" thread, let us take a moment to pay our respects to the long-dead brands, gear, and other puck paraphenalia that we (provided you're above the age of 25 or so) grew up with.

    I'll start...

    • The white Canadian 6001 stick
    • Cooper SK 2000 helmets with interchangeable side molding
    • Jofa 686 long cuff gloves
    • Christian sticks with the SlapSock blade
    • the red and white Gretzky model Titan stick
    • Pat LaFontaine model Lousiville stick
    • neon Sher-Woods
    • Micron skates
    • enforcers


    I could go on and on, but I'll let somebody else grab the mic as I wipe away a tear drop...
     
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    Mission Flyweights :(

    I never tried them until recently but they are spectacular, too bad they don't make them anymore.
     
  3. Doctor Hook

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    When goalies had the same helmets as forwards and D...
     
  4. Doctor Hook

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    Here we go...the Cooper XL7 Helmet...we all know this one...(think Crow T RObot of MST3k)...big, bulky, looks like an astronaut wears it. It had the plastic square flaps on the side that you could swing open to adjust the size.

    I remember getting this monstrosity as an ankle-bending house leaguer and it felt like my freakin' head was in a vice. Worst helmet ever, returned it the next day for a quality CCM HT2.
     
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    I may not be over 25 yet, but I LOVED Christian sticks and blades. Those things had MEAN hooks on them and I scored at will with them. Something special about the feel they had too.

    The Bauer Supreme/Professional gave me the biggest slapper in Atom through PeeWee. They just stopped making the specific model I liked one day.

    Does Eagle still make gloves? I bought the one of the ugliest pairs they made just because they felt so good and none were gonna be in for 3 months.
     
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    Christian is back in business making sticks and blades.

    Yes, Eagle still makes gloves. I own a pair and love em.
     
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    I think Harrow bought Christian. I still use an old Christian 2 piece that I hope never breaks. Best stick I've ever owned.
     
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    Yes Christian is Harrow. Their sticks come with a 60 day waranty vice 30 from the other companies.

    Old School Helmet: PRO-TEC the round one!! Velcro padding. Uglyest thing ever!
     
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    Titan Gilmour curve
     
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    Cooperalls....nuff said...

    I loved those Titan sticks....still have a couple in the garage and every once in a while at shinny you see someone with one...
     
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    Cooper shoulder pads :cry:
     
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    The old "Branches" Sticks, and my old VIC skates...:yo:
     
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    Those Lange skates with the plastic boots.

    Montreal and Toronto sticks, loved those back in the day.
     
  14. Doctor Hook

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    I know Montreal is still in biz, but never heard of Toronto sticks!:yo:
     
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    Sherwood Al MacInnis blades. :(

    and you cant forget the Cooper helmets, as worn by messier and the cast of the movie "Tron" lol.
     
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    OMG there was a girl who had those Lange skates at our last game. It was awesome. :biglaugh:
     
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    Montreal is definately still in business and is run by Teppo Numminen's family.



    How bout Cooperalls?
     
  18. Doctor Hook

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    I thought Messier rocked a WinnWell helmet...

    Some other OG stickmakers:

    Victoriaville

    Northland
     
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    I think it was a WinnWell. That's how old it was.Those things were tanks!

    I'm pretty sure it's the same design. Maybe Cooper bought out WinWell?
     
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    doust(sp) skates
     
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    WinnWell is like Perani's hockey store brand now. They sell rebadged stuff with WinnWell on them.
     
  22. Doctor Hook

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    Great call on the Dauoust skates. I got suckered into buying those overpriced pieces of crap in HS. Wish I had Bauer 3000s instead.
     
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    thankyou, i never had them but i heard they were supposed to be one of the most comfortable skates at the time.
     
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    The Bauer Vapor8 line

    Bauer is still around but I loved that line of skates
     
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    The first ones were WinnWell - Cooper bought the design later on. Messier ended his career wearing the Cooper as his WinnWells ran out.
     

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