the heads usually dont matter too too much, its how theyre strung and how stable they are on checks and gbs. proton powers are nice attack heads, theyve always worked well for me when theyre strung right. sci-ti's go well with them. brine, prolly a clutch and a swizzbeat, although dont tape it too early or the sticky will come off with the tape. I used a nike dunk the other day and it was actually nice, just a little flimsy in design. warrior...evo's, maybe razers...not too much experience with them. they make some nice pads tho. and the shafts they make are sauce, but you can drop wayy too much on them. just keep your stuff current, the stuff gets loads better every year. and warped heads suck. dont get a college head unless you play for a college, for the most part.
brine triumph, cascade pro7 seems to be the two most popular helmets out there as of now. theyre both pretty cool looking, but i still rock a cpx.
gloves? brine. king II's or III's, they should fit nice and snug. mobile. warrior makes nice gloves too. stx's are a little too beefy, but thats just my opinion.
its all about preference and what works for you. go try some stuff on, dont go immediately for the expensive stuff just because its flashy.
YOURE EQUIPMENT DOESNT MAKE YOU BETTER!! BUY ANYTHING AND IT WILL WORK
ive been digressing in equipment quality since highschool because i break more stuff, and equipment is getting way to expensive now.
also, whoever said brine was owned by warrior is a fucking idiot. brine AND warrior are both owned by new balance, get your facts straight