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Rink Etiquette - Wheels on a Hockey Equipment Bag


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2 minutes ago, Let's Go B-Lo said:

Does your golf bag have wheels on it to get you from the car to the clubhouse and back? Why are you carrying a hockey bag 3.5 miles? If you do, by all means, use wheels.

You could have just said “me” and saved all the typing.  😁

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The locker style wheelie bags most kids use are pretty big and bulky. I know one kids team that banned them because the rink they played out of had really small dressing rooms. With carry bags, they could put them under the bench.

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My boys didn’t use wheel bags   I don’t think they were out when they we wee tikes but I recall seeing them around. They drug their bags in and out like good soldiers.  
 

If a parent wants to buy their youngster a bag with wheels so be it.  It has nothing to do with how they play.  

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14 hours ago, bunomatic said:

When I was a kid we’d walk 2 or 3 miles ( small town ) to the rink and back again, ( uphill both ways ) through 4 feet of blizzard like conditions then have to rescue a bull moose that had fallen through our ice. Wheels ? On the damn hockey bag ? Lord thunderin Jeebus ! What in tarnation ?

You forgot to mention you were barefoot 

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5 hours ago, Cal Naughton Jr said:

Never knew this was a thing

My son started playing hockey last year.  I'll be bringing an empty bag with wheels to the rink for shits & giggles from now on.

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I bought a bag with wheels on it as soon as I saw one.

But I also clean my gear after every time I wear it, so I guess I'm weird

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10 hours ago, Zamboni said:

This transcends everything now. I mean literally everything. 

No it doesn’t.

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11 hours ago, Zamboni said:

This transcends everything now. I mean literally everything. 

People have been making fun of wheeled bags since they came out. Just as someone would make fun of a person who didnt carry their own bag or dressed at home. 

2 hours ago, ubkev said:

I bought a bag with wheels on it as soon as I saw one.

But I also clean my gear after every time I wear it, so I guess I'm weird

Do you just mean you dry it out or you actually clean your gear?

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Just now, #freejame said:

People have been making fun of wheeled bags since they came out. Just as you make fun of people who don’t carry their own bag or dress at home. 

Me? I don’t do that. At all. Ever. You are definitely confusing me with somebody else. 

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Just now, Zamboni said:

Me? I don’t do that. At all. Ever. You are definitely confusing me with somebody else. 

Not the literal you, the figurative you. 

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1 hour ago, pi2000 said:

As someone who's played at a high level, who gives a *****.

Nobody actually cares. Just like nobody cares if someone wears a fishbowl. That doesn’t mean you aren’t going to get chirped for it. 

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For tight locker room spaces they have wheeled vertical bags that are fairly convenient. 

Regardless, I am firmly in the who cares territory.

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4 hours ago, #freejame said:

People have been making fun of wheeled bags since they came out. Just as someone would make fun of a person who didnt carry their own bag or dressed at home. 

Do you just mean you dry it out or you actually clean your gear?

Wash it and hang it out to dry. 

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23 hours ago, #freejame said:

Nobody actually cares. Just like nobody cares if someone wears a fishbowl. That doesn’t mean you aren’t going to get chirped for it. 

Fishbowls, tinted visors, white skates, the list of oft chirped things is long.

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3 minutes ago, Let's Go B-Lo said:

Fishbowls, tinted visors, white skates, the list of oft chirped things is long.

Funny you mention white skates.  A really solid player of mine didn't make his school's JV team because he wore white skates (well, silverish white actually).  Darn shame, he would've been 1 of the best players on that squad.  The decision makers couldn't see past that.  Their loss.

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1 hour ago, Taro T said:

Funny you mention white skates.  A really solid player of mine didn't make his school's JV team because he wore white skates (well, silverish white actually).  Darn shame, he would've been 1 of the best players on that squad.  The decision makers couldn't see past that.  Their loss.

I'm not saying they were right to do that to a kid but it's a job interview of sorts and if you don't look the part it makes it more difficult. I personally think those skates look pretty sick and I'd like to think I don't make decisions based on that kind of stuff but people do, all through life.

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14 minutes ago, Let's Go B-Lo said:

I'm not saying they were right to do that to a kid but it's a job interview of sorts and if you don't look the part it makes it more difficult. I personally think those skates look pretty sick and I'd like to think I don't make decisions based on that kind of stuff but people do, all through life.

It is, to a degree.  But this wasn't as simple as not wearing an earring or having a long sleeved shirt on to hide a tattoo.  What was the kid supposed to do, drop $300 on a new pair of black skates, just so he could have the right look?

We're talking about a really good kid and a good hockey player.

As said upthread, it was that team's loss.  He would've made them better.

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