Helmets--Bauer 4000 for playing, Itech 95 for coaching.
Cage--Itech titanium cage, not the model that's out now, I used to rep for them so I have a sample of a previous version they tried to introduce in '99. I hate cages, but I have taken 2 pucks to the eye, can't risk another.
Shoulders--a pair of Coopers that are 20+ years old (only been using them for about 6 years).
Elbows--CCM 652, 2 years old, great pad.
Gloves--Itech pro model from '99 for playing, DR for coaching (team-issued).
Pants--Hespeler Pro Classics or something like that... they're getting shredded so I bought a pair of CCM Blackhawks pant covers from Hawk Quarters last year.
Shins--DR, my old Itechs cracked
Skates--Bauer 8090 and Kor Shift 1. Kor doesn't have any NHLers wearing them, but they are by far the best skate available. Composite boot, fully heat-moldable, superior comfort and mobility.
Sticks--Black Beauty shafts and wood blades (I work for them).
Also, I'm not a believer in this "lighter is better" mentality. Lighter is lighter, not better. Top-end skates that sell for $500 shouldn't be thrown away after a year, and $200 for a stick is asinine.
Anyone looking for a great hockey equipment discussion forum, check out www.modsquadhockey.com. It was down for server maintenance earlier today but should be back online this weekend.
Edited by joshy207, 14 July 2007 - 05:26 PM.