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07-07-2011, 07:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Renbarg View Post
And I'm wincing at the thought of no elbow pads if you are playing at a semi-hard pace (i.e. not pickup). Its not so much the shots that scare me but if you get tripped up while skating backwards (which happens fairly often) the brunt of your fall will always be on your elbows. I've had some pretty nasty welts the size of tennis balls growing out of my elbow like a tumor (once because of hockey and once because i got body slammed playing football).

I could play with a jock, shins and elbows, everything is unessential.

Depends on the hardness, if they are soft they will break on you any second now so you might as well get em changed. If they are hard I don't change them if I don't feel the "chips" when I skate, but if I do I'll change them.
I play forward for the sole reason that I don't skate backwards that great so it doesn't really affect me that much. In fact, I got tripped up pretty good getting out of the zone landed on my elbows and nothing happened (except me yelling at the ref for the atrocious non-call).

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