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02-15-2009, 01:29 PM
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RobertKron
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Originally Posted by cptjeff View Post
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.
Yeah, tongues out does give more range of motion, although a lot of people just do it for looks, but as a defenseman who blocked a lot of shots, I was always okay with the trade off.

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