Badly Bruised Upper Knee - Do I Need New Shin Pads?
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12-19-2011, 08:21 PM
Join Date: Jun 2009
You don't tape them and the elastic has stretched out on you? No wonder? They've obviously shifted in-game and your knee became exposed. Best advice is to head to a local shop to get fitted. Good idea to try your shins with a pair of skates as well, while bending down to see if the pad shifts on you. Going to a size too large for you isn't the solution. Instead of your knee sitting perfectly in the cradle as it should, any forward flexing movement will push the pad up so your kneecap will be below the cradle; again not what you want.
If you wear your shins over your tongues, a good starting point is to grab a pair that sits 1 finger width above your ankle bone and 2 finger widths if you wear them under the tongue.
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