Hey all, I used to play hockey back when I was 16. Now I'm 20 and I'm looking to slowly get back to skating and shooting pucks around at an outdoor rink just down the street from my house. Anywho, I just wanted to know the differences/comparisons between normal gear like, for example, Bauer Vapor x60s or Easton SE17s etc versus SMU gear like the stuff that places such as Source for Sports sell. Reason I ask is I recently bought a pair of Easton Stealth 777 skates and an Easton Synergy 333 stick and wanted to know how they compare to other skates and sticks. I wasn't intending to buy the best stuff right away but after a while I do plan on upgrading my stick, I just needed a quick cheapy to get back into the groove. Anyways, would just love some comparisons and also, if possible, what are some Canadian stores that sell the best quality sticks? Thanks guys! Also, how is Easton overall? Back when I played I used Mission stuff but I outgrew all that stuff and I hear now that Mission is only making roller hockey gear. I just like the way Easton looks and plan on being an Easton guy after the Easton skates fit like a slipper.