Newbie's observations on playing ice hockey
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04-02-2010, 01:10 PM
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Lewiston, ME USA
The problem with hockey equipment is that you need protection or else you can get seriously hurt. It is made the way it is because of that, players need protective armor that is flexible and does not prevent mobility.
As for the socks ... yeah the knitted socks or pretty archaic at this point and hot. I wore my old setup which involves CCM Supra hockey pants and knitted socks and could not believe how hot they were after wearing roller hockey pants with a girdle under them and shinguards. The backs of the legs are vented and very cool on the legs. I tape them up like they are hockey socks and are basically the same thing but lighter and much cooler.
Some people think it is silly to wear roller hockey pants for ice hockey but it really is more comfortable.
I think a one piece pant and leg system is more than workable for hockey using today's technology. I do agree with that part of your comment.
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