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This is a discussion on Powertek? within the Equipment Chat forums, part of the The Gear category; Just curious about the pads. Has anyone used them, or does anyone know anything about this company and their product? ...

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    Just curious about the pads. Has anyone used them, or does anyone know anything about this company and their product?

    These pads mysteriously showed up at my local Source for Sports. They don't look too bad, except that they are only $319 for a set of 36" + 1", which just seems odd to me. I'm a big "You get what you pay for" type person, and that price isn't in line with many other pads.

    The guy that works there said they are designed by Thibault, and that the design is basically a Reebok pad, but you're not paying for the RBK logo. I tend to disagree with his statement, as the pads look nothing like RBK pads, or even have any similar features...

    The only advantage to these pads over my current pads is that they're bigger, and they are cheap. There are only 1 - 2 reviews online and they are not good.

    The store wouldn't let me try them out for a game, as they don't get demo pads anymore from anyone.

    Does anyone know anything about these pads, or this company, other than the fact that they are apparently designed by Jocelyn Thibault?

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    i thought Powerteck was for street or ball hockey? could be wrong though

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    Équipement de hockey, Équipement de Sports Powertek Sport These peeps?

    You get what you pay for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scottish View Post
    i thought Powerteck was for street or ball hockey? could be wrong though
    Well, on their website they list street and ball hockey gear. maybe that's how they got their start?

    I tend to agree caveman27. Thought this could be a diamond in the rough, so was wondering if anyone had any first hand experience.

    Apparently their customer service is atrocious according to a couple people, and another person wrote that the stitches at the knee rise (I think) starting to come undone or tear, so he sewed back together himself. Also said the pad was already starting to wear at the bottom inside, where it makes a lot of contact when going down in the butterfly. All that after 1 or 2 months of casual use (once per week hockey). Thought he might have got a pair of lemons, maybe made on a friday or monday. Those are the only reviews I've found at all.

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    I know Powertek had some customer service problem but it's now a lot better and the second model (Barikad) is better quality than the first one.

    Their new model is really nice for the price. The quality is surprising. I tried their equipement last summer and seriously, it's one of the best low level equipement I have seen and try.

    Jocelyn Thibault is a really nice guy BTW

    See here for some pics : HOCKEY2K.com - La référence Hockey au Québec-



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    Well, I will say, they didn't look that bad. Quality-wise. Definately not Vaughns or anything, but the price is certainly right. I'm absolutely torn on this one. But I guess since I don't have any money anyways, maybe I won't buy anything :(

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    They're very entry level, like DR pads.

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    Well, I sent a message to their e-mail with some questions, and haven't heard anything since. That was quite a while ago, around the time I posted this thread. Oh well

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan#35 View Post
    ...They don't look too bad, except that they are only $319 for a set of 36" + 1", which just seems odd to me....
    You're better off looking for new old-stock Vaughn/Reebok pads on eBay.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sebx View Post
    I know Powertek had some customer service problem but it's now a lot better and the second model (Barikad) is better quality than the first one.

    Their new model is really nice for the price. The quality is surprising. I tried their equipement last summer and seriously, it's one of the best low level equipement I have seen and try.

    Jocelyn Thibault is a really nice guy BTW

    See here for some pics : HOCKEY2K.com - La référence Hockey au Québec-
    Has anyone tried the Barikad chesty?

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