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08-19-2009, 08:29 PM
Gunnar Stahl 30
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Originally Posted by ziggyluc View Post
So do you think 33 pads would run too small on me? Would 36 be way too large?
have you ever played in net before with pads on?

i used small heaton helites that were 32" until i was about 16 or 17 then i bought a new pair of these new style pads. i first bough 38"(i think) but they were HUGE for me so i bought 34" and they fit jsut the way i liked them. the thing to remember is that they have an extra piece called a plus(1, 2, 3 etc.) it adds an inch or more depending on the number. its more for butterfly goalies so thats why i got the 34" pads because though they say its only 2" bigger than my other ones, its probably more like 4-6.

i wouldnt suggest anything higher than 36" and thats really pushing it imo. if youve never played goalie before they are going to feel like sky scrapers on your legs. when i skate up for a while then switch back to goalie it takes me a couple of minutes to get the feel of having big pads on again, so the smaller ones are gonna be easier to move in

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