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08-22-2007, 07:32 AM
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Goalie pad size

When I played in goal, half people said my pads were too big, other half that they were too small.


What is it? O_o

I am 5'9 and used 33' pads.

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i'm 5'9" and I use 34" and they are perfect!

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08-22-2007, 09:49 AM
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When I played in goal, half people said my pads were too big, other half that they were too small.


What is it? O_o

I am 5'9 and used 33' pads.
You're the only one that has a say that matters. If you get the coverage and mobility you require and expect, they must be right. I wear 34" and am 5'10", I like mine for me.

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You're the only one that has a say that matters. If you get the coverage and mobility you require and expect, they must be right. I wear 34" and am 5'10", I like mine for me.
I had zero mobility XD but that had little to do with my pads, and more to do with obesity, busted knees and bad skating

What is normal for a goaltender who is 5'9 to have?

I am contemplating playing goaltender for real soon in a rec. league and need to buy some equipment..

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The correct answer is "it depends".

What sort of style do you play?

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It doesn't matter how tall you are. I'm 6'0" but have a long torso. I use 30" pads.

Determining Your Leg Pad Size

Goalie leg pads generally come in sizes ranging from 26 to 34 inches. To determine your proper size, measure your leg from your ankle to the top of your kneecap. Then measure from the middle of your kneecap to half way up your thigh. Add these two numbers for your goalie leg pad size. If you are between sizes, choose the larger size for additional protection. Some goalies prefer their pads an inch or two shorter for increased maneuverability.

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The correct answer is "it depends".

What sort of style do you play?
I play floppy, but when I get better at covering the angles, I hope to be a standup.

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I play floppy, but when I get better at covering the angles, I hope to be a standup.
Most goaltenders who prefer butterfly techniques also seem to prefer longer legpads, because they cover more area on the ice between the legs when down.

Most goaltenders who prefer to stay on their feet seem to prefer the shorter legpads because the additional blocking area is already covered by the pants, and longer pads lead to a decrease in mobility.

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I am 5'9 and used 33' pads.
Same here.


All depends on your body and preference.


F what the others say.

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33" pads sounds right for the average 5'9" person. (depending on leg size of course)

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When I played in goal, half people said my pads were too big, other half that they were too small.


What is it? O_o

I am 5'9 and used 33' pads.
like everyone said, depends on preference. I'm 5'3 and i use 32 inch pads

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A general rule of thumb that will place the average joes knee at center of a stock pads craddle is to use the inseam measure. From groin to floor in sock feet is your MIN pad size, +2 " over the inseam will place most with a knee shifted to near the bottom of a knee lock but still safe but requires more athleticism.. Anything over that deviation should be considered by adding thigh rise.

I find it annoying when goalies and others have this need to link pad and over all hight together as some kind of determining factor. Its just about the legs and what each individual goalie can be affective in. For instance, my youngest son who is about 5'4" but has an inseam of 31.5 inches. I am 5' 7" and am the same. We will both be wearing 32" with his being custom smiths by their sizeing. Mine are Stock Heaton 6800 pro's

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I'm about 5'8 and I wear 34" pads

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i'm 6 feet even and i use 34"

as most people have said already, it depends on your style of play. for standup i'd say cut down on the size. i personally play a hybrid style and prefer something in between. (i've tried 35 and didn't like them for my style. same with 33.) it's all about you.

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Right now I am looking into a pair of 32' pads that I could get dirt cheap.

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Right now I am looking into a pair of 32' pads that I could get dirt cheap.
PM me with an offer, I have a pair of Vaughn Velocity 2's for sale

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It's a personal preference thing. I, for example, use a 33" pad, with 3.5" added on the top, at 5'6".

The best way to tell, because sizing varies from brand to brand, is measure from your ankle to you knee, then compare to the data in this thread over on goaliestore.com:
http://www.goaliestore.com/board/equ...e-project.html

It is a database of hundreds of goalies, and what size they wear, a2k='ankle to knee', in inches. You're welcome!!
-Matt.

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PM me with an offer, I have a pair of Vaughn Velocity 2's for sale
The price of the shipping would probably be more expensive than the price of the ones I am going to buy

It's some old KoHo pads for around $65. I am so bad that it won't make a difference. Well. I might feel a difference since my last pads were the latest RBK premier Pro pads :>

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you def will if the pads are pre 2002. Weight alone is going to nearly double. Anything before the 570 doesnt even have decent landing gear and will come in at around 7-8 lbs each for the 32-34" senior pad.

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I found that one of the reasons people say your pads are big or small is the color.

I had two pairs of the exact same pad.
The first set was all white and there were many complaints that they were too big. I then got the exact same pair but in black. I never got a complaint about the size again.

Personally I use 34" and I am 5'10.

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