Archive for November, 2011

Renfrew Hockey Tape launches dedicated website

Posted in ProStockNation.com Announcements with tags , , , on November 26, 2011 by prostocknation

November 14, 2011

Scapa Group (LON:SCPA), has announced the launch of a website dedicated to its Renfrew™ Hockey Tape and Renfrew Athletics brands. Renfrewhockeytape.com has been designed with hockey players and athletes in mind, offering an interactive product guide, pictures, and an illustrated history of the Renfrew brand.

“Renfrew Hockey Tape has had a strong bond with generation after generation of elite and recreational players alike” said Michael Muchin, Scapa’s Global Industrial Business Unit Manager. “This dedicated website is an additional tool to strengthen our relationship with our customers.”

About Renfrew™ / Scapa Group plc

For more than thirty years, Scapa’s Renfrew™ Tape has become synonymous with tape for hockey players worldwide. We are the chosen tape for the majority of the professional hockey teams in North America, and Renfrew™ tape has been in the dressing rooms of every Stanley Cup champion team for over 20 consecutive years.

Scapa is a worldwide leading manufacturer of bonding solutions and adhesive components for applications in the Medical, Electronics, Industrial and Transportation markets. We help medical, industrial, electronics and transportation customers create better products by providing adhesive solutions and components. We design our offering around the requirements of global OEMs, distributors and consumers.

To contact Scapa, please send an email to enquiries@scapa.com.

For more information, please visit http://www.renfrewhockeytape.com and http://www.scapa.com.

 

– M

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Long Term Review: Winnwell GX-8 Hockey Stick

Posted in Equipment Reviews with tags , , , on November 18, 2011 by prostocknation

It has been a little while since our last gear review but rest assured we have not forgotten about them.  4 months ago we were introduced to the Winnwell GX-8 one piece composite hockey stick.  The specifications of this stick were very impressive; it’s made of 100% graphite and it weighs less than 500 grams…all for under $100.  Here is our original post with our initial thoughts: (https://prostocknation.wordpress.com/2011/07/16/what-is-100-graphite-sub-500-grams-under-100/)

After using this stick over the past 4 months I have a pretty good sense in how it performs and holds up over time.

Weight:  The GX-8 is very light.  Other manufacturers offer sticks at the same price point but they are much heavier due to use of inferior materials like glass and fibreglass.

The balance of a stick has always been a higher priority for me as most people will not notice an extra couple of grams in weight, but they will be bothered if the stick is blade heavy.

Performance:  Pucks pop off the blade quickly and the puck feel is very good.  I would compare the performance to sticks I’ve used in the $175-$200 category.

Durability:  The stick has held up very well and the blade has remained stiff.  The only issue we have experienced is a small split in the carbon fibre on one of the corners towards the bottom 1/3 of the shaft.  We contacted Winnwell regarding this issue and they assured us it was only cosmetic and not structural as the split was very shallow.

Price:  At $99 it outperforms pretty much anything close to this price point.  It is advertised as one of the biggest bang for the buck sticks and it does live up to it’s name.  Not to mention it also comes with a 30 day warranty.

Personal Preferences:  I prefer to use sticks without grip coatings of any kind, whether it be textured or not.  The GX-8 is clear (it has no grip) and that is exactly how I like it.  The shaft profile is a bit boxy compared what I normally use but it doesn’t affect my game too much.

Final Thoughts:  Players on a budget would often ask me what stick they should buy.  In the past I would always recommend buying a top end wood stick over any low end composite because it would perform better.  Things have changed and the Winnwell GX-8 has been at the top of my recommendations list in recent months.

We will periodically check in on the status of this stick.

Winnwell Hockey:

Website: http://www.winnwellcleanhockey.ca/

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Winnwell-Hockey/

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/winnwellhockey

– M

Easton Acquires MLX

Posted in Gear Sightings with tags , , on November 11, 2011 by prostocknation

Easton announced they have acquired MLX.  It should be interesting to see how the skate industry will be shaped after this.  Will Mario Lemieux still be a part of it?

 

VAN NUYS, Calif., Nov. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Easton-Bell Sports, Inc. – a leading designer, developer and marketer of branded sports equipment and accessories under the Easton, Bell, Giro, Riddell and Blackburn brands – today announced its largest and most aggressive commitment in skate innovation through its recent purchase of  MLX Skate’s technology. The newly created Easton Speed Institute will combine MLX’s innovative skate insights with Easton’s design and engineering prowess, leading to a new skate concept expected to be in market for the 2013 hockey season.

“As a brand, Easton is at its best when it reinvents categories with game-changing innovation,” said Chris Zimmerman, president of Easton brands.  “We believe there is a unique opportunity to provide a new approach to the art and speed of skating.  I am excited that Easton is committing to the skate category in a way that parallels our leadership in hockey and lacrosse sticks, baseball and softball bats, and helmets.”

Dave Cruikshank, four-time Olympian speed skater and founder of MLX, has joined the Easton Speed Institute as Chief of Speed, bringing with him a lifetime of work, skate research and development, and a new approach to making hockey players faster.  As an international skater for 16 years, Cruikshank has achieved numerous skating accomplishments including:  Junior World Champion 500m; Olympic Trials Gold Medalist; World Cup Medalist; and four-time USA Olympic Team Member.

“The Easton Speed Institute is about innovating a fresh approach to hockey skate designs that speaks to optimizing speed and creating the ultimate skater’s skate.  The Easton Speed Institute will reinvent how a hockey skate performs, and I am thrilled to be a part of this new team that will create game-changing products,” said Cruikshank.

“Bringing Dave and MLX’s technology into the Easton family gives us the ability to reinvent skates in a way no one has before.  Dave’s remarkable insights into the world of power skating are an exceptional compliment to Easton’s expertise in performance engineering and design,” said Zimmerman.

Cruikshank founded MLX to optimize the potential of both National Hockey League players and grassroots athletes by designing superior equipment with the key elements of comfort, protection and performance.  The company’s roots are based in using a powerful new approach to skate performance that has been known to speed skaters for the past two decades.  With the development of Easton’s new skate, the MLX skate brand will no longer be marketed.

Cruikshank will be joined by Easton veteran Dmitry Rusakov, who will lead a team of designers, engineers, developers and biomechanical experts to drive innovation.  The Easton Speed Institute will be located at Easton’s headquarters in Van Nuys, California and in West Allis, Wisconsin.

About Easton Sports

Easton Sports is a developer, manufacturer, marketer and distributor of baseball, softball, hockey, and lacrosse equipment for both sports professionals and enthusiasts.  Easton Sports focuses on its ability to innovate and create products of unmatched quality and performance including the #1 bat in the College World Series®, Women’s College World Series®, Little League World Series®, and Slow-Pitch Softball, as well as the #1 stick and #1 glove in the National Hockey League.  Headquartered in Van Nuys, Calif., Easton Sports employs over 1,200 people worldwide and maintains facilities in Utah, California, Mexico, Canada and Sweden.  For further information, please visit the company online at www.eastonsports.com.

About Easton-Bell Sports, Inc.

Easton-Bell Sports, Inc. is a leading designer, developer and marketer of branded sports equipment, protective products and related accessories. The company markets and licenses products under such well-known brands as Easton, Bell, Giro, Riddell and Blackburn. Its products incorporate leading technology and designs and are used by professional athletes and enthusiasts alike. Headquartered in Van Nuys, California, the company has 31 facilities worldwide. More information is available at www.eastonbellsports.com.

SOURCE Easton-Bell Sports, Inc.

RELATED LINKS
http://www.eastonbellsports.com
http://www.eastonsports.com

 

– M

New Thrashers Shipment – Play It Again Sports Winnipeg

Posted in Equipment Sales with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 8, 2011 by prostocknation

Play It Again Sports Winnipeg has received another shipment of used Atlanta Thrashers gear.

In this shipment are:

  • 80+ pairs of gloves
  • 20+ pairs of pants
  • 180+ sticks (including Bauer APX and Easton Stealth RS!)
  • Protective (shins, elbows)
  • Skates
  • Goalie equipment

Check out some of the photos!

Please contact Greg from Play It Again Sports Winnipeg at playitagain@mymts.net should you have any questions about the gear/pricing or if you want to place an order.  Be sure to tell them -M from ProStockNation.com sent you!

Below is what they received.  Please note that stock is moving quickly so these numbers are always changing!

– M

Condition: 1 = Little wear; 2 = Average wear; 3 = Heavy wear

Gloves Make Model Player Size Condition
Bauer Supreme 4-roll Meyer Thrashers 14″ 3
Bauer Supreme 4-roll Wheeler Boston 14″ 2
Bauer Supreme 4-roll Stuart Boston 14″ 2
Bauer Supreme 4-roll Wheeler Thrashers 14″ 1
Bauer Supreme 4-roll Stewart Thrashers 15″ 2
Bauer Total one Stock Thrashers 15″ 1
Bauer Total one Stock Thrashers 15″ 1
Bauer vap XXXX Ferrerio San Jose 14″ 1
Bauer vap XXXX Peverley Thrashers 14″ 2
Bauer vap XXXX Peverley Thrashers 14″ 2
Bauer vap XXXX Bogosian Thrashers 15″ 2
Bauer vap XXXX Kane Thrashers 14″ 2
Bauer vap XXXX Kane Thrashers 14″ 2
Bauer vap XXXX Kane Thrashers 14″ 2
Bauer X:60 Stock Thrashers 14″ 2
Bauer X:60 Klingberg Thrashers 14″ 1
Bauer X:60 Peverley Thrashers 14″ 2
Bauer X:60 Peverley Thrashers 14″ 1
Bauer X:60 Kane Thrashers 15″ 2
Bauer X:60 Kane Thrashers 15″ 2
Bauer X:60 Kane Thrashers 15″ 2
Bauer X:60 Kane Thrashers 15″ 2
CCM 4-roll Byfuglien Thrashers 14″ 2
CCM 4-roll Byfuglien Thrashers 14″ 2
CCM 4-roll Byfuglien Thrashers 14″ 2
Easton 4-roll Antropov Thrashers 14″ 1
Easton 4-roll Stock Thrashers 14″ 2
Easton 4-roll Boulton Thrashers 14″ 2
Easton 4-roll Boulton Thrashers 14″ 2
Easton 4-roll Boulton Thrashers 14″ 2
Easton 4-roll Boulton Thrashers 14″ 2
Easton 4-roll Thorburn Thrashers 14″ 2
Easton 4-roll Burmistrov Thrashers 14″ 3
Easton 4-roll Burmistrov Thrashers 14″ 3
Easton 4-roll Burmistrov Thrashers 14″ 3
Easton 4-roll Ladd Thrashers 14″ 2
Easton 4-roll Ladd Thrashers 14″ 2
Easton 4-roll Ladd Thrashers 14″ 2
Easton 4-roll Ladd Thrashers 14″ 2
Easton 4-roll Ladd Thrashers 14″ 2
Easton 4-roll Ladd Thrashers 14″ 2
Easton 4-roll Bogosian Thrashers 15″ 2
Easton 4-roll Bogosian Thrashers 15″ 2
Easton 4-roll Little Thrashers 14″ 2
Easton 4-roll Little Thrashers 14″ 2
Easton 4-roll Little Thrashers 14″ 3
Easton 4-roll Little Thrashers 14″ 3
Reebok 852 Slater Thrashers 14″ 2
Reebok 852 Leather Thrashers 15″ 1
Reebok 852 Stock Thrashers 14″ 1
Reebok 852 Stock Thrashers 14″ 1
Reebok 852 Stock Thrashers 14″ 2
Reebok 11k Antropov Thrashers 14″ 2
Reebok 852 Leather Stock Thrashers 15″ 2
Reebok 852 Leather Stock Thrashers 15″ 3
Reebok 852 Leather Holik Thrashers 15″ 2
Reebok 9K Antropov Thrashers 14″ 2
Reebok 9K Antropov Thrashers 14″ 2
Reebok 9K Stock Thrashers 14″ 1
Reebok 9K Modin Thrashers 14″ 1
Reebok Pro Stock Thrashers 14″ 1
Torspo 4-roll Byfuglien Thrashers 14″ 1
TPS 4-roll Little Thrashers 14″ 2
Warrior AK27 Enstrom Thrashers 14″ 2
Warrior AK27 Enstrom Thrashers 14″ 1
Warrior Franchise Schremp Thrashers 14″ 2
Warrior Franchise Sopel Thrashers 14″ 1
Warrior Franchise Sopel Thrashers 14″ 2
Warrior Franchise Sopel Thrashers 14″ 2
Warrior Franchise Sopel Thrashers 14″ 2
Warrior Franchise Stock Thrashers 14″ 2
Warrior Franchise Stock Thrashers 14″ 2
Warrior Franchise Stock Thrashers 14″ 2
Warrior Franchise Stock Thrashers 14″ 2
Warrior Franchise Stock Thrashers 14″ 2
Warrior Franchise Hainsey Thrashers 15″ 2
Warrior Franchise Hainsey Thrashers 15″ 2
Warrior Franchise Reasoner Thrashers 14″ 2
Warrior Franchise Thorburn Thrashers 14″ 1
Warrior Franchise Oduya Thrashers 14″ 2
Warrior Franchise Oduya Thrashers 14″ 1
Pants Make Model Player Size Condition
Bauer Supreme Stock San Jose M 1
Bauer Total one Stock Thrashers XL 1
Bauer X:60 Kane Thrashers 3
CCM 520 Stock Thrashers L 3
Easton Stock Stock Thrashers 54 2
Easton Stock Stock Thrashers 54 3
Easton Stock Stock Thrashers 54 2
Reebok 520 Stock Thrashers L 2
Reebok 520 Stock Thrashers M 3
Reebok 520 Stock Black L 3
Reebok 520 Stock Thrashers M 3
Reebok 520 Stock Thrashers XL + 2 2
Reebok 520 Stock Thrashers XL 2
Reebok 520 Stock Thrashers L 3
Reebok 520 Stock Thrashers M 2
Reebok 520 Stock Thrashers L 2
Reebok 520 Stock Thrashers L 3
Reebok Goal Stock Black XL 2
Reebok Goal Stock Black XL 3
Vaughn Velocity Stock Thrashers XL 3
Vaughn Velocity Stock Thrashers XL 2
Vaughn Velocity Stock Thrashers XL 2
Warrior Hustler Stock Thrashers M 2
Warrior Hustler Sopel Thrashers XL 3
Shoulder Pads Make Model Size Conditon Price
Bauer 5000 XL 2
Jofa 8800 L 3
Reebok 6K XL 2
Bauer 2000 L 2
Jofa 8700 L 2
Jofa ? ? 3
Jofa 8800 XL 2
Jofa 8700 XL 3
Bauer Vapor 4 L 3
Elbow Pads Reebok 7K 5 2
Reebok 7K 5 2
Reebok 7K 5 3
Reebok 7K 5 2
Reebok 7K 6 2
Shin Pads Reebok 8K 15″ 1
Reebok 8K 15″ 1
Reebok 7K 16″ 2
Goal Arm & Chest Vaughn V2 7000 ? 2
Reebok Pulse Pro ? 2
Reebok Pulse Pro ? 2
Reebok P2 ? 1
Goal Pads Vaughn V3 7500 Pavelec 3
Vaughn V3 7500 Pavelec 1
Skates CCM U+ McArdle 1
Bauer X:60 Hodgson 3
Bauer X:60 Stock 9 D 3
Bauer X:60 Ramsey 3
Reebok 11K Antropov 10 D 2
Reebok 11K Antropov 10 D 2
CCM U+ Goal Weiman NEW
MLX MLX Byfuglien NEW
MLX MLX Cormier NEW
Bauer X:60 Scheifele 3
Catcher vaughn Velocity Pavelec 1
vaughn Velocity Pavelec 1
vaughn Velocity Pavelec 3
Blocker vaughn epic pavelec 3
Pattern Make Model Flex Hand Quantity
Oduya Warrior Widow ? LH 1
Oduya Warrior AK27 ? LH 7
Kane Bauer Total one 87 LH 4
Rosa Reebok 11K 85 LH 12
Antropov Easton RS ? LH 17
Sakic Easton EQ50 100 LH 10
Little Easton S19 ? RH 1
Stuart (Drury) Easton EQ50 110 LH 24
Pavelec Combat Goal LH 3
Enstrom Warrior Dolomite Spyne ? LH 2
Enstrom Warrior Widow ? LH 1
Slater Easton EQ50 85 LH 4
Wheeler Warrior Widow ? RH 5
Fehr Warrior Diablo 85 RH 1
Fehr Warrior Widow 85 RH 1
Fehr Bauer Apex 87 RH 1
Bogosian Bauer X60 102 RH 7
Bogosian Combat 52 Cal 100 RH 2
SK-11 (Sakic) CCM U+ 75 RH 14
Oberg CCM U+ 85 LH 2
H11 (Sakic) Reebok 10K 110 LH 3
H11 (Sakic) Reebok 11K 110 LH 1
H11 (Sakic) Reebok 11K 100 RH 5
H15 (Drury) Reebok 11K 100 RH 8
H15 (Drury) Reebok 11K 100 LH 7
YZ-50 (Yzerman) Reebok 10K 110 RH 17
H11 (Sakic) Reebok AI9 85 RH 1
H11 (Sakic) Reebok 9K 85 RH 1
Stewart Easton S19 ? RH 14
Lundin Bauer Total one 95 RH 1
Kane Easton RS 85 LH 2
Burmistrov Warrior Widow 85 LH 3
Burmistrov Bauer Total one 87 LH 1

Toronto Maple Leafs Equipment Sale – November 26, 2011

Posted in Equipment Sales with tags , , , on November 7, 2011 by prostocknation
As announced on RealSports.ca’s website:
The Maple Leafs are holding their semi-annual equipment sale on Sat, Nov 26th 10am-4pm at Real Sports Apparel. Tons of new and game-used items to choose from + You’ll also gain exclusive access to check out the Leafs Dressing Room!
Source: http://www.realsports.ca/
– M