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10-23-2012, 10:50 AM
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My advice to anyone purchasing pads to play in beer leagues,
DON'T BUY PRO PADS.
NHL rules prohibit things like the built in thigh guards and so on. Not only are the non-pro pads cheaper, they are a bit bigger and cover up more of the net/offer more protection to the goalie.
what the heck are you talking about.
pretty much any pads, senior or pro level, made prior to the pre lockout, are old NHL specs (leg pads are 12" wide, glove diameter being 48 inchs, etc)
and most if not all pads (save for custom pad makers like battram and brown), senior or pro level made after the lockout are made using the new regulations (11' wide pads and 45 inch diameter of the pocket)
Pro pads just means the same quality and materials used by the pros at a given time. you can buy a set of john browns from the 1990s and they are still pro pads.
on the other hand, if you are gonna buy a more recently made pad, be it the crappy bauer rx4 or the top end rx10, they are still going to be made using the new nhl rules
bottom line: senior pads and pro pads = same specs, different protection and durability
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