Newbie's observations on playing ice hockey
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04-04-2010, 09:42 PM
Join Date: Jan 2010
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Long pants are more smooth and will make you slide on the ice when you hit the ground much faster. Not good if you're going into the boards.
Also loose pants = more resistance = more fatigue & less speed.
Also hockey pants provide more protection. Socks are tight fitting over your shin pads = less fabric causing resistance.
I have no issue with how hockey equipment is. Only thing that ever bothers me is that my elbow pads always slide down.
Sums up my feelings on the gear. I actually like the way the whole get-up looks; maybe I don't like change but the pants and socks are cool to me.
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