Your advice on cleaning at an Esporta location is seriously misguided. Esporta does not use dry cleaning chemicals. Esporta has the only lab tested wet wash process to rid the gear of the bacteria, mold, fungus, blood that is causing the gear to stink (99.997%)and it doesn't take forever for the gear to dry - you bring it in one day, you pick it up the next (and it's completely dry).
Ozone for one is a carcinogen, secondly, it may kill some of the bacteria (91% at best on the surface of the gear) but it's not cleaning anything - got blood on your gear, it will still be there after the ozone as well as the bacteria that was killed. For the ozone machine to work, your gear must be perfectly dry otherwise ozone changes the water to hydrogen peroxide (think that's good for your gear). Lastly Ozone makes your gear stink like a medicine cabinet.
Esporta uses low pH detergents and disinfectants so there is no damage to any of the equipment including leather (gloves, skates, leg pads, etc) and all the gear is held in place during the wash to eliminate wear and tear on the gear.
Many of the top teams in country use an Esporta location (including last years Stanley Cup champs the Might Ducks). Ozone dealers will say they have a lot of NHL and NFL teams, but that is because they have given those teams the machine for free, and what team doesn't like free.
If you ever have the chance to compare the results of Ozone to Esporta you should - there is no comparison in the results, Esporta wins every time.
Posted on Dec 7, 2007, 3:14 PM from IP address 22.214.171.124