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06-22-2009, 12:39 PM
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: St Paul, MN
It depends on your skate, tongues, shin guards, and skating preferences.
I have Vapor XXV skates which have really stiff tongues, so they really don't bend forward and/or flop much at all. And my One90 shin guards are maybe 1/4-1/2 size too big for me (obviously they don't come in half sizes), so they've got a little more room. I've tried it both ways, and for me, keeping the tongue inside the shin guard gives me better range of motion.
I also know guys who use 11-12" shins and keep the tongues on the outside, which gives them better range of motion. Try it both ways.
As for tucking, I put the sock over the shin (obviously, since the tongue is inside the shin guard) but I leave the back tendon guard outside the sock. This is for a little bit of flexibility and it looks a little better.
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