Gear advice for an overweight beginner
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04-26-2012, 08:31 PM
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: San Jose, CA
If you can get your hands on Tackla pants Air 9000Z or I believe just about all models of Tackla you can get your size in a normal style pant. You would want a size 58, which equates to 44"-46" you could try a 56 which will bring you closer to a 40-42" so that they will fit you better once you shed even more weight (little tight to start).
Heres a link to Hockeymonkey with there offerings to Tackla Pants. They make a solid pant, that protects well and is wider in its cut in nature (which is perfect for you)
As for everything else you should be able to find gear that fits you accordingly (except for maybe elbow guards, which in this case you might want to go with a soft shell traditional type vs. a 2 or 3 piece) from helmet, shins, skates (your right on the cusp of what most places stop carrying) Chest Protector, gloves.
Good luck on your venture in loosing more weight, glad to see people coming back to hockey. I've learned one thing about this game, no matter how long you've been away, or what reasons kept you from playing, eventually everyone comes back. Its that addictive, and life for those who have played it.
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