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Store our gear within the red taped area. Fins are stored on the shelves, biggest at the top. Our headgear/caps are stored in a milk crate on the black shelves. Do NOT use the Tsunami Water Polo gear which is hanging in the same room.



In Feb 2011 we had these gloves:

And these pucks





Pucks:
We bought 2(?) Retro brass pucks from Gordon Lamont/Equal Puck ~early 2010, wore them out. The club bought 2 more in Nov 2011 for $85 each (Renaud bought one for personal use in the same order). At the time Gordon said he had stopped producing them due to high startup costs and low demand. After the women's weekend in LA in Oct 2013 we brought back a nice new puck that nobody claimed after repeated efforts to find the owner.


Here's another thread with some ideas:

Subject: Another puck option
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From: Tom Brown
Date: Tue, Nov 27, 2012 at 9:12 AM

I'm not sure why Gordon has trouble getting brass sliders for the retro. CanAm sells them for $15 (Universal) or $20 (Uni2, not sure of difference) for a pair.
http://www.canamuwhgear.com/CanAm-Replacement-Sliders-p/puck-sliders.htm

Perhaps we can get some sliders from CanAm, drill holes in our retro pucks and use binding posts with tapered head (a rare find) to hold the plates
http://www.drillspot.com/products/960521/approved_vendor_0123398_13_64_x_3_4_slttd_flat_head_brass_sex_bolt_w_o_mating_screw


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From: Renaud Waldura
Date: Tue, Nov 27, 2012 at 1:55 PM

Gord is talking about the brass body of his pucks. It’s more than just the sliders, it’s the whole puck “shell”. The retro is a brass “shell” around a lead core.
 
Now, why isn’t he mounting brass sliders onto a hybrid puck? Rather than the plastic ones.
I don’t know. I have a hybrid puck btw.
 
 
> Perhaps we can get some sliders from CanAm, drill holes in our retro pucks
> and use binding posts with tapered head (a rare find) to hold the plates
That’s an excellent idea.
Just screwing the plates on might work too. Easier than drilling perfectly vertically into solid brass.
 

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From: Tom Brown
Date: Wed, Nov 28, 2012 at 4:39 PM


I can use a drill press at Langton or NoiseBridge which will make drilling precise holes much easier. I suggested the binding posts rather than a screw because the brass is very thin, most of the threads will be in lead. We can try screws first, using small diameter vertical hole to make sure they are lined up. Then replace them with a binding post if they strip out.

D'oh, the hybrid has 5 screws holes and the Uni2 has 6. This doesn't matter for drilling a retro but would have been handy.

Here's a post from Sean regarding Uni2 with brass sliders: http://sports.groups.yahoo.com/group/clubpuck/message/7268

What about asking Kars/CanAm what the difference is between Universal and Uni2 brass sliders and if he can get a 5 hole brass slider that fits the Hybrid puck? It may rock his "Uni2 is the one puck to rule them all" boat. In spite of what Sean wrote I think it'd be worth having a Uni2 + brass sliders in our cabinet because the price is fair and variety is good.

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From: Renaud Waldura
Date: Wed, Nov 28, 2012 at 5:08 PM


I’m with you Tom. Let’s fixup our Retro pucks with Uni2 brass sliders. (either screwing them on or drilling all the way through, I think it’s just a matter of construction – whatever is easier)
 
Unrelated but good to know: the Hybrid puck is built like that, with 5 posts that go all the way through the body of the puck (lead + aluminum slice in the middle). Note that the screws quickly corrode in their post, and become very hard to remove. I toyed with mine quite a bit, taking the sliders on and off multiple times, until the screws broke. Now I have a puck w/o sliders, which sucks.
 
 

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From: Tom Brown
Date: Mon, Jan 7, 2013 at 9:37 AM


Kars said he'll try to make brass sliders for the Hybrid if we send him the existing sliders and/or puck. Renaud, if yours is out of action could you send it?

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From: Renaud Waldura
Date: Mon, Jan 7, 2013 at 3:13 PM


Let’s talk tonight. I bought some extra plastic sliders for Hybrid puck that I can send to Kars.
 
(But I’m going to doubt he’ll be able to replicate them. They’re fundamentally different, with a lip that extends 5-6mm down from the slider itself. It looks like a mini frisbee – a much more complicated shape than a plain disc.)
 

The fin cart used to have working wheels, but they would rust and break after about a year so we stopped moving it.
 

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