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chapel 02-23-2014 07:47 PM

Shoulder pads that don't ride up.
 
So, I'm sick of my 1993 CCM Supra shoulder pads. The elastic is all dried and stretched out. When skating, the pads ride up and tend to rest on my throat making it hard to breathe and getting in the way of my upper body movement.

I'm looking for a set of pads that sit properly and hopefully something with a bit deeper V cut around the neck.
My budget is $65.

I'm thinking the Easton M3 Mako might be good because it has a front closure system.
I'm a bit of a banger, but these CCM Supras have done me well with their ancient technology. (a little foam, a little plastic...)
I'm not in need of any major protection as there's no contact in the senior leagues I play in.

stocky 02-23-2014 08:21 PM

I just purchased some CCM u+12 shoulder pads a month or so ago. Very light, low profile, and have held up so far. I would recommend them. They also have a very wide neck so they shouldnt choke you.

If you dont want to spend the extra dough, you could try the u+8s.

chapel 02-23-2014 08:31 PM

they're JUST out of my price range, but maybe I'll give em a try
http://www.hockeymonkey.com/ccm-hock...plus12-sr.html
Hockey Monkey has a limited edition 08 for $48
http://www.hockeymonkey.com/ccm-hock...s08-le-sr.html

I might go check my local store first and try them on. shipping from hockey monkey is a killer and rarely worth it if I can get it locally.

Watch for the Yeti 02-24-2014 06:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by stocky (Post 80406321)
I just purchased some CCM u+12 shoulder pads a month or so ago. Very light, low profile, and have held up so far. I would recommend them. They also have a very wide neck so they shouldnt choke you.

If you dont want to spend the extra dough, you could try the u+8s.

I got these same shoulder pads, they are good. Only thing I don't like about them is they don't cover your stomach well, so if you get hit in the stomach with a stick or a puck (which has happened to me), it will hurt.

chapel 02-24-2014 07:35 PM

my Supras are missing the stomach protection too. I just deal with it. I wear old ass Cooper pants right now and they protect a little.

Swansea, where do you shop locally for your gear?

Jarick 02-25-2014 12:07 PM

I used to have the same problem. I found that most manufacturers have made some big strides in shoulder pads the last few years.

The thing I look for is a segmented torso area, i.e. I want the torso to not be stitched directly to the shoulder padding, but to be separated by a strip or band. What this does is let your shoulders move independently of the torso. That prevents the torso piece from twisting around and riding up.

I know the Reebok and Easton Stealth pads do this, and I think CCM does as well but am less sure on that. You'll know when you see and try them on what I'm talking about. I have the Reebok 4k (old version of the 5k, which is the older version of I think the 16k?). It's got the segmented torso with floating chest and back pieces as well as an abdominal guard too. Fairly low profile for all the bells and whistles.

chapel 02-25-2014 12:48 PM

here's my current pads
https://scontent-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hpho...69913901_o.jpg

Reebok product names give me a headache :D

chapel 02-28-2014 07:47 PM

I ended up getting some brand new CCM Crazy Strongs for a whopping $60 at Pure Hockey. They were marked $90 and I just figured I'd bite the bullet and get them and they rang up at $60
joy!


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