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October Pick Ups – Manitoba Moose Pro Gear

Posted in Pro Returns, Pro Stock with tags , , , , , , , , , , on October 28, 2011 by prostocknation

These are my latest Manitoba Moose purchases:

  • Pro Bag
  • 2 Pairs Reebok Edge Socks (XL)
  • 14′ Reebok (CCM 852 Style) Gloves

What do you all think?  Most of the pro bags I’ve seen are made of vinyl and they rip easily.  This Moose bag has one of the highest quality nylon I’ve ever seen.

Looking for Manitoba Moose gear as well?  We’ll tell you where this weekend!

– M

Initial Thoughts: CCM V10 Helmet

Posted in Equipment Reviews with tags , , , , , , , , , , on May 9, 2011 by prostocknation

I got a hold of a set of Manitoba Moose helmet stickers and that was enough justification for me to go out and purchase a new helmet and make use of it.  While the majority of the AHL is outfitted in Reebok and CCM helmets, I decided to get the same model as my favorite Moose player, #52 Sergei Shirokov.

The CCM V10 is similar fit to my existing helmet, the NBH 5500, and I love EPP and memory foam so it was perfect.

Since this is Pro Stock Nation, I wanted to make this retail helmet look as pro stock as possible.  Excuse the messy desk.

Front shot: Just your average CCM V10… White, Medium.


Side Shot:

Time to cover up the ugly CCM branding on the sides and rip off that cheap looking “10” sticker.

Back shot:

I always remove the size, CE and warning stickers, they make the helmet look way too busy.

Shirokov uses a Bauer HS22 Pro Straight but you won’t imagine how hard it is nowadays to track this model down.  They are now banned for sale in Canada (you can only get the HS23 which looks totally different) and I went to three different shops in California which had none in stock.  I ended up mounting an Oakley Pro Modified visor to this helmet since I stocked up a few years ago and had spares lying around.

I brought my helmet and visor to my LHS to get mounted since I did not have the necessary screws and spacers available.  Tip: If you guys ever get work done at your local shop, make sure you are not in a rush.  Unfortunately I was in a hurry that day so when the employee showed me my visor mounted to the helmet, I didn’t double-check anything.  After I left the shop I took a closer look when I got home and turns out they over-torqued the visor and cracked it.  I won’t drop any names at this moment but it was my first time getting work done at this particular shop just because it was close to my work and I am not impressed.

The CCM logos on the side are covered up with the Advance Electronics stickers.  If you look closely you can see the crack from the top screw mount to the top of the visor.

The back looks much cleaner now with all the unnecessary stickers removed.  The only two stickers I was not able to use were the AHL 75th Anniversary and the Can/Am stickers because on a Pro helmet they would be located where the HECC and CSA stickers are on the retail counterparts.  Removing these two stickers are a no-no.

Aesthetics aside, how does it perform so far?

Like I mentioned earlier, the fit is similar to the NBH 5500 so for those of you with more oval shaped heads, this helmet may be suitable for you.  The helmet is one of the lightest I have used, obviously not to the same extreme as the Easton S19 but at half the price it holds it’s own very well.

The ventilation on this helmet is excellent, you can actually hear the wind being channeled through the helmet as you skate.

The only con I have about it so far is the amount of sweat that runs down your face when you’re sitting idle on the bench.  While EPP foam helmets are more notorious for this compared to lets say, VN foams, this helmet is much more prone to it.  While it isn’t a major problem it still is a small inconvenience.

Before I go too in depth into a review on the helmet I’ll give it a few more ice times.  I just wanted to show off the Moose stickers for now.

Until next time!

If you like what we’re doing, please like us on Facebook @ http://www.Facebook.com/ProStockNation  We will be giving away a free Reebok Hockey hat on May 14 @ Midnight!

– M

Abbotsford Heat Equipment Sale – April 30, 2011

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

The Abbotsford Heat announced their End of the Year Blowout/Equipment Sale set for April 30, 2011.

Abbotsford Heat End of Season Blow Out Sale!

Save up to 70% on Door Crashers and Red Light Specials. All merchandise will be on sale, including Jerseys! Now is the time to get the best prices of the year.

We will also have an assortment of Game Worn Jerseys and Team Equipment for sale. Make sure you are here early for the best selection and deals!

When: Saturday, April 30, 2011 from 12pm -3pm

Where: AESC, Main Entrance, Plaza & Team Store

Hawkey and other guests will make appearences during the sale.

Stay tuned this week on Facebook and Twitter for your chance to win the first spot in line!

The staff at ProStockNation.com won’t be able to make it this time around but if you do attend the sale please do share what was available and at what prices!  Happy Equipment Sale Season everyone!
– M

Source: http://www.abbotsfordheat.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_LANG=C&DB_OEM_ID=23800&ATCLID=205140752&KEY=&DB_OEM_ID=23800&DB_LANG=C&IN_SUBSCRIBER_CONTENT=

Tis The Season… For Equipment Sales

Posted in ProStockNation.com Announcements with tags , , , , , , on April 24, 2011 by prostocknation

While many professional teams are still in the hunt for the biggest prize in their respective leagues, the ones out of the running are looking to unload their old equipment from the past season.

Here are some upcoming AHL equipment sales:

  1. Bridgeport Sound Tigers – April 30, 10am-11:30am @ Webster Bank Arena
  2. Worcester Sharks – May 1, 12pm-2pm @ DCU Center
  3. Peoria Rivermen – May 7, 9am-12pm @ Peoria Civic Center

If you guys hear of any other ones and would like to share please don’t hesitate to add it in the comments section!  Happy hunting!  If you decide to go let us know how the pricing is and what you picked up.

– M