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10-28-2011, 09:36 AM
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If I'm honest, the straps on the pads have always been there to keep the pads attached to my legs, I've never tighten them more than the first notch. For the lowest straps, I used to do the same thing but they have to be a bit tighter so you keep a certain control of the direction of your pads. You don't want your skate facing a way and your pads another.

I know of several NHLers that were like this. They do rotate a lot more easily and you get down to the ice quicker for a butterfly. But it's all a matter of taste.

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