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06-29-2010, 03:11 AM
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Just some general guidelines that have treated me well over the last few years:

Each brand will fit a different body shape, and sometimes even models within the same brand. Try out as many items as possible.
Once you get out of the low end range, the midrange gear will last just as long as the high end gear.
For helmets, fit for the width of your head. Other than the Easton S19, they're all adjustable for length.
Shoulder pads should be snug on the sternum and spine. If they are, raise both arms up, then lower. The pads should settle into the orriginal position.
Pants should rest at the top of your kneecap once they are tightened on your waist.
You shouldn't feel the tip of the fingers in your gloves until you grab a stick.
Shinnies should be about an inch above where your ankles stick out once they're lined up on the kneecap.
Elbow pads are a b***h.
Wood sticks last just as long as composite.

Hope this helps a bit.

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