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01-29-2009, 02:00 PM
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So if I understand correctly, when you go down your pads are like this guy's left leg:

And you want them both face out, like this:

Modern goalie pads will rotate face-out naturally as you go down. There could be a number of reasons why yours aren't, but the first thing that comes to mind is how your strap your pads on. Are your leg straps tight or loose? How about your boot strap? And your toe tie?

Personally, I wear all my leg straps very loose and my boot strap loose. In general, tighter leg/boot straps slow down or even stop pad rotation, though everybody is different.

I've also tied several knots in my toe tie laces so there is a 1.5" gap between the toe of my pad and the toe of my boot. A toe tie that is very tight can affect rotation, while a toe tie that is too loose won't rotate the pad back into position when you get up from a butterfly.

It's all personal preference. Play around with the strapping and see how the pad reacts. Do you happen to have any pictures that would show us how tight/loose your straps are?

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