Hello this is Rob Rubin and you are watching
Expert Village. While you are doing gear checks you also want to do clothing checks too. When
I say clothing check I mean that you are just going to be looking through your stuff that
you wear and see what is worn out and what is still playable. For example, these gloves.
I bought these the beginning of the season and there is a hole in the back of the hand.
It does not seem very major until you realize that when I do my slides I end up sliding
on this part of my hand because I always throw my hand out. So these gloves are pretty much
worn so these are pretty much garbage, I hate to say. And there are a couple of other things
that you can check to see if they need to be repaired too. I’ll give you a hint, this
is not a sleeve, it is supposed to be a side pocket on a pair of pants. If you are handy
with a needle and thread you can actually rescue clothes like this. There are some amazing
things you can do, or if you have access to a sewing machine you can repair this kind
of stuff. Now there comes a point of no return where you can just look at your pants or you
can look at your jerseys and say maybe it’s time to replace this. That’s kind of a judgment
call and is up to you but you really want to check your gear because the last thing
you want to do is find you have a hole in your pocket and there is absolutely nothing
you can do to save it.