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09-16-2012, 04:28 PM
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Tighrises are higher than they need to be, but considering that butterfly is the most widespread technique out there at the moment, that thighrise is going to protect your knee from the speeding pucks. Those "knee protectors" won't do the same job your thighrise will. And also, not all goalies have wide butterflies, so even with high thighrises their knees become exposed.

The thighrise only becomes a factor in the butterfly as it provides double coverage over the pants when it your normal stance. And when you're in the butterfly, the additional length on the thighrise only comes into play if you have a wide butterfly, since it gives you some room to work with when spreading your legs apart wider.

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