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04-16-2013, 03:31 AM
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Originally Posted by Fanned On It View Post
Is wearing pads that much of an inconvenience that these guys refuse to do so? I SORT of get the no shoulder-pad thing (I choose to wear those sherwood 5030 light shoulder-pads) but there are a couple of guys out there that are wearing roller-pants without any padding around the thigh area and just a jock-strap underneath. I don't get it. I think I read some guy on here also doesn't wear thigh padding while playing ice-hockey. What's the deal? Is it an comfortability thing? An ego thing?
I actually feel more uncomfortable playing without protection with the looming threat of a serious injury.

Most of the modern protective gear are made so well they don't significantly hinder players movements anyway.

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