LOL my buddies use to sk8 barefoot also. ROFL, I stick to got set of socks with my sk8s lol.
I like easton for equip. I've been through a few things. I can't remember the current shit I own, its at home and I haven't touched the ice for a year sadly. I'll be back at my rents in 2 weeks for a bit so can tell ya what I get later on lol.
For sticks, I had a graphite easton, i dont know which model. Its like 5 years old. I had a Kevlar stick once.
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