PVC vs. Metal Goals for Practice - Which to choose?

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  1. Boy Hedican

    Boy Hedican BOY, OH BOY. BOY.

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    Hello all,

    so my wonderful girlfriend got me a bunch of hockey stuff for xmas, including a hockey goal and targets for practice. The only issue that I thought of initially is that its made of "high-impact" pvc tubing rather than steel. Anyone use the PVC goal before with actual pucks? I'm afraid that nasty slap shot could snap or crack it. Should I exchange it for a steel goal?

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated, including any other benefits of one over the other.

    Thanks :D
     
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    Yes, they will get cracked, but still function. The main problem is the pipes popping out of their joints, or destroying the joints altogether. All it takes is a hearty slap shot.
     
  3. sc37

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    Yeah I'd get the metal...even if you don't use pucks the pvc wears out eventually with the joints bending and eventually cracking.
     
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    If you are in a cold weather climate and leave the goal outside a good wrister or slap shot will go straight through the PVC post with a puck and could easily crack the post with a ball.

    I grew up in CT and went through about 4 PVC goals before finally getting my mother to buy a metal goal the fifth time. The metal goal lasted about ten years before I gave it away when I moved down here to TN. The posts got pretty dinged up through the years and I had to replace the netting a couple of times, but the goal frame was a great purchase.
     
  5. Boy Hedican

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    Thanks alot people. I live in the Bay Area, CA so its normally pretty fair weather (with the exception of the last few weeks). I'm going to go ahead and get a metal one. I figure the extra weight will probably be a good thing as well.

    thanks again!
     
  6. colton23

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    ya im 14 95 pounds and i have gone through 3 in the last 4 months:banghead: so i now use a ball and it helps but the durability is crap with real pucks
     

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