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Lookin' for suggestions on the best material for use in a goal pad that allows a good amount of slip/slide on sport court and roll-on (extremely smooth).
I will be getting either the Vaughn Velocity pads or the Don Simmon's Velocity look-a-likes. I've always been a fan of the box style/Pete Smith pad.
Thank you in advance for any information.
06-19-2001, 08:02 PM
I suggest cordura or ballistic material
06-20-2001, 11:44 AM
Huck? Playing goalie? Why the switch bro?
-Jon Gucinski #16
-<A HREF="http://www.stuorg.iastate.edu/rollerhockey" target="_new">Iowa State Roller Hockey</A>
06-20-2001, 08:35 PM
If you are converting from ice hockey to roller, you will not be able to slide nearly as much, no matter which pad you get. However, if your not coming from ice, you will be fine using the Vaughn or DS Excaliburs. Though the best tool for sliding isn't the pad, it's your technique for save making. You definitely want to practice with the new pads before jumping into a game.
I'd recommend getting the DS Excaliburs, because they're are pretty good pads, at a great price. I believe they're on sale for $500 US. Not only that, the best thing you can do to you pads for sliding, is to put some wear on them. As the leather gets scuffed up, it is easier to slide on. I have been using a pair of Boddam Eclipse pads for several years now, and though they're scuffed up at some contact points, they've held together remarkable well.
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