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10-25-2007, 01:11 AM
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Originally Posted by koh19 View Post
sherwood 5030!! wow, do you ever get hurt? What kind of league do you play in? does it hurt when you get hit? what about pucks hitting you...?
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I play College and I'm just fine in my 5030's. A couple of the guys on the team have them, or simmilar ones, including our #1 Dman.

Pucks, sure, that's pretty much the only real concern, but as far as hitting goes, neither myself, or anybody else who uses those pads have gotten hurt because of them (or at all upper body wise). Large plastic shoulder caps do not prevent you from seperating your shoulder, or breaking a collar bone, ect, proper positioning (ex. putting your body against the glass to soften the blow), and not putting yourself in a position to get rocked does.

I won't say that taking a puck in the chest feels good, but the benifits, such as lightness, and restrictionless movement, greatly outweigh the drawbacks for me.

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