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02-13-2009, 01:48 PM
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Originally Posted by night-timer View Post
Hate to sound naive, but what is a 'tendon guard'?

I tuck the tongue under my shin pads, but perhaps players who have the tongue visible/outside do this because there's more flexibility for their legs that way?

Then again, you can bend your knee or your ankle, but I don't see how you can 'bend' your shin.
Tongues out is for more flexibility. Or rather, Shins out is sacrificing flexibility as that method came about much later.

The bottom of the shin pad presses against the skate in the front, which reduces the mobility of your ankle. But shins out does give you more protection.

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