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Just curious, since we had a debate on it last night, do most of you wear your shin pads over the tongue of your skate or tuck in under?
Is there an advantage to either way?
03-04-2004, 05:14 PM
Under, more forward flex.
03-04-2004, 11:49 PM
I have always worn my under. I have tried over the tongue of my skates and found it did limit my mobility. I think it all depends on preference.
03-05-2004, 12:07 AM
I wear mine under, comfort mobility....alot of ice guys I know wear them over for protection...they buy big shinguards to cover all the way down to the top of their foot....stops the puck from hiting that vulnerable area ya know...
03-05-2004, 03:34 AM
I go with under the shinpad.. i tried it a couple of times over and it just felt weird
03-05-2004, 08:57 AM
Playing square to the shooters on defense, after taking several pucks (even the 3.5 ounce, pvc inline pucks) on the laces, I went to baseball catcher's shin guards many years ago...
Ice hockey socks, of course, couldn't cover either the front lace guard panel, or the side, ankle extension padding sections of todays high-end catchers' guards, but roller hockey pants do so quite nicely.
With the frontal lace protection, the side ankle protection, the double knee (or even triple on some high-end models), you can't get anywhere near the protection with hockey leg guards. Obviously, if the things are meant to stop a 100 mph fast ball, or a foul tip, then they will work great at stopping a hockey puck as well.
I wear the top-leg, behind-the-knee strap fairly tight, and the two lower-leg straps fairly loose. The bottom-most strap, I reverse and wrap around the whole leg, fastening it to the plastic panel edge on the inside of the leg. This provides perfect fit, and a tremendous amount of flexibility when the ankle is flexed...works great.
As you can imagine, these models are specifically designed to be used/worn by baseball catchers in a squatting position, which is a lot more leg and ankle flexion than we hockey players usually get into...and they come in an exciting array of team colors, as well as the standard "hockey black."
As much as I swear by these things, every single player in our league thinks I'm nuts, totally uncool, and laughs at me behind my back...they also are afraid to look me in the eye the next time they get hit on the laces and limp over to the bench...
I really recommend them. I also wear Brine Lacrosse arm guards for elbow pads, but that's another story. It's amazing what you can borrow from other sports, eh?
<font color=purple>DannyG</font color=purple>
03-05-2004, 09:36 AM
Under.... but I really shouldn't be.
I've been playing with a fracture in my right ankle since we played the Storm back earlier in the season, and every time I feel like it's making progress, I get drilled in th esam espot again.
Hell, my 2nd time back in 5 weeks after my elbow injury (wednesday night) I took a shot in the ankle in practice.
03-05-2004, 11:15 PM
i always wear mine over. I used to wear them under when i was a kid. But gor hit too many times just under the pad. i don't have any mobility problems. And i've been wearing them like that for probably seven years. I don't think i could change now.
03-07-2004, 03:07 AM
Send me a pair. I'm a believer! /wtimages/icons/smile.gif
Inline Hockey Central
03-19-2004, 03:30 PM
i wear them under the tounge in inline, but over the tounge in ice. it doesn't really matter...
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