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03-19-2001, 04:39 PM
I'm thinking about upgrading from my WSI gladiator girdle and I was wondering if anyone wanted to recommend one. I'm looking for the best protection I can possibly get, since I play defense and have the nasty bruises to prove it,
Thanks in advance,
03-19-2001, 07:38 PM
Go with mission....They seem to have the best protection for the money....They are light and stay cool very well....
03-19-2001, 08:02 PM
I use the WSI gladiator girdle, and i have the bruises to prove it, so in other words dont invest in the money. Their gladiator girdle provides minimal padding, and nothing really on the hips. I got hooked off my skates, and i wear mission pants and they have a buckle on the hip, and even with my girdle on i still bruised my hip very badly. If i were u id invest my money in something a little better than the gladiator girlde, especially since u play defense, because it only pads u from the normal spills of the game, not the ones that could hurt u.
03-19-2001, 09:29 PM
Hey, I have a really good suggestion....DON'T WEAR ONE!!!!
I play Bantam Defence, and I don;t wear one, I have the freedom to move around better, and it lets you skate more naturally! And I know you;re gonna say...you're a ***** defenceman, but I'm not, I play the game tough...boards are my zone, and I block more shots than anyone you've ever seen! I like it better, and hey, bruises heal!! PLay through them!!!
One love al!!
03-19-2001, 09:53 PM
I just got the new Mission Matrix girdle and i love it. I have never worn a girdle before but took a slapper off the hip and i was having trouble getting around campus (anyone who has gone to college can relate). It is different playing with it but it protects everything. I feel a lot more willing to block shots now.
03-20-2001, 11:24 AM
Bauer MBP girdle- it's a professional girdle and is lightweight. Best protection. Got mine for a steal at www.peranis.com.
03-24-2001, 11:57 PM
The new mission girdles look nice, though I haven't tried one on yet. I wear a bauer girdle on occasion. As always, if you can, try them both on, even if it is at a store you have no intension of buying from.
As for the freedom of movement you get from not wearing one, that is a personal decision. However, you that if you wear one, that puck will always find its way to the the teeny tiny spot that is not covered.
03-26-2001, 07:50 AM
Check out www.forcesports.com . They have a couple good girdles there --lightweight and allow pretty good movement when skating. When and where to wear them is a personal choice. I don't practice in one, but will put one on if we have a tough game a head of us and I know an Al McGinnus is lurking in the other teams ranks!!
good luck with what ever you get
03-26-2001, 04:02 PM
I just got the new Mission Type-M girdle from ePuck. I was very suprised at how stiff it seemed when I took it out of the box, but it when I put it on I had a ton more freedom of movement than the Mission Status girdle I had been wearing plus it really has a whole lot better protection. If anyone here is looking for a girdle and can afford the slightly high price tag, this new mission is very good.
03-31-2001, 08:41 PM
I definitely agree with most everyone above. I too was limping around PU cause of a rather nasty introduction with another player and the boards. I got a Mission Girdle. It is great!! Stays fairly cool, you can take it off with your pants still on if you're in a hurry, AND I feel that I can be more aggressive than usual. Go with Mission, they are the best for Girdles IMO.
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