Ranked: The Worst Smelling Hockey Gear

Worst Smell Hockey Gear

Smelly hockey gear is an issue that has plagued players since the game’s creators strapped metal blades onto their shoes. Interesting and completely made-up fact: In the days before industrial washing machines to clean gear, smelling salts were originally used to get the smell of their own gear out of players’ noses. It was only when a player actually passed out from smelling his skate that trainers discovered the salts’ ability to wake up knocked out players.

The Offensive Smell of Hockey Gear

If you’re anything like me, you won’t even reach one hand into your hockey bag when you are dressed for work or school out of fear of smelling all day long. It’s no secret that the smell of hockey gear isn’t for everyone, so today I am going to dive in to my bag and identify the pieces of gear most responsible for the offensive odors.

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Bauer Supreme TotalOne MX3 Stick Review

Bauer TotalOne MX3 Stick Review

Update: Click here to order the Bauer Supreme TotalOne MX3 Stick

It’s that time of the year again. The day we all anxiously anticipate. Another Bauer stick launch that has hockey players everywhere waiting with bated breath. Bauer has this way, even if you don’t use Bauer sticks, of making you anticipate their releases. For people in the hockey industry it feels like this stick was released months ago. That’s how much talk there has been. So which family of sticks is growing this time? A few months back we were graced with the Nexus 8000 and we got the Vapor APX2 last fall. That means that it’s finally time for the Supreme MX3 stick.

Bauer Supreme MX3 Stick

Yet another gorgeous design from Bauer on the MX3 stick. (click to enlarge)

Bauer’s Supreme line was designed for players who need a stick that delivers powerful one-timers and heavy slap shots. Of course, there are players all over the planet using the Supreme stick and dangling through defenses and roofing wrist shots and snappers, but the heavy duty shots are where the Supreme MX3 stick offers serious advantages.

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Warrior QR1 Stick – The Quickest Release Yet

Warrior Covert QR1 Stick

This stick is now shipping! Pick one up today: Warrior Covert QR1 Stick

Warrior QR1 Stick

Warrior is touting the QR1 stick as their “fastest, lightest stick ever” so we decided to have several members of the Pure Hockey team put it to the test. Their reviews are rather impressive, but before we get to that, let’s go over the nitty gritty and see what exactly Warrior did to get to the final QR1.

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The CCM RBZ Superfast Stick

CCM RBZ Superfast Stick

You may have noticed during the most recent NHL Playoffs that some players in the league were using a new CCM stick that really stuck out. Yes, the red one that players such as Gabriel Landeskog of the Avalanche were using. It is the CCM RBZ Superfast and it is the newest top-of-the-line stick in the RBZ family from CCM.

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