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02-14-2009, 06:47 AM
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Originally Posted by Steve Downie View Post
Honestly, ive played tons of pick up games and several roller leagues, and I dont think ive met one person who uses a girdle. Its not a rule, either.

Helmet with half shield (shield is optional, and I usually dont wear the helmet in pickup games)
Knee/Shin pads

is all I wear, along with pretty much everybody else. Some guys use elbow pads, but they get in the way. My one buddy wears ice hockey pants and shoulder pads, and we all make fun of him. I did buy a padded undershirt but never used it because it got in the way.
Sure roller hockey is less of a contact type of hockey, but making fun of some one because they choose to be more protected? That's not very honorable.

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