Thread: Equipment: Best Contact Shoulder Pads
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11-19-2012, 10:36 AM
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I'll tag on to Air's spot on advice...

You want soft shoulder caps because it's safer for the opponent. Hard caps might contribute to concussions. I wouldn't be surprised if safe caps were mandatory in checking leagues.

The rest of the shoulder pad is personal preference. Some guys like a pad that just provides the bare minimum coverage (like Sherwoods which are used by some guys in the NHL that are WAY tougher than any of us) and others like shoulder pads with lots of spine, chest, and torso coverage.

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