View Full Version : Goalie Question - Any Help Appreciated!
02-16-2007, 02:07 PM
First post, so I would appreciate any help you can give me.
I started playing goal in floor hockey this season, and have been using my ice hockey pads so far. They Sherwood 9970 pro pads. I was wondering if I should be using an inline/roller pad instead? What would the difference be? Will it help/affect my game?
I am a butterfly goalie, so a key part of my game is covering the lower half of the net. If I should be getting other pads, does anyone know of any goods/cheaper ones to pick up?
02-16-2007, 03:31 PM
Mission and Tour both make inline goal pads but frankly, I don't like them. The leg pads are too narrow (same for the blocker width) and the channels in the leg pads aren't very deep nor are the leg pads as densely padded as ice hockey pads.
In short, I wouldn't play on the ice with inline pads but I would play inline with ice pads. The only downside to using ice hockey leg pads when playing inline is that the leg pads get alot heavier alot quicker.
If you're looking for a relatively cheap alternative to big name ice hockey goal equipment, the first place I'd look is on Ebay for used equipment. The secons place I'd look (or the first if you insist on buying new) is Simmons. Just google Don Simmons and it will be one of the first 5 hits you see.
Good luck to you...
02-16-2007, 04:07 PM
I used Ice pads for many years, always Heaton/CCM stuff and it worked fine. As far as getting another pair, if thats the route your going to go I like the Missions. Went to them last year and found them great and also not nearly as pricey as Ice pads!! I never wore anything but Heaton/CCM since I started playing over 10 yrs ago and went to the Missions without a problem at all. Hope that helps a little.
02-17-2007, 02:38 AM
Yokes, I have been in discussion with Charlie Yoder about beach balls, but no confirmation yet. I want my wheel chair first.
I would say go with missions, I have been using Missions in PIHA since they came out with goalie pads, first edition sucked, my knees have hurt me to this day. But they have improved design and quality 5 fold. Mission has done their homework with there latests pads. Going to inline is a weight issue, meaning, go with the lightest pads you can. The missions are affordable and padded for the most aggresive play. Side to side they are very good, buckles are plastic and will break, but for $ 400 pads that will hold up, you can't beat it.
PIHA Scottdale Inferno.
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