I've been doing tongue under the shinguard with socks over back and front since I was in middle school, before that it was always tongue out b/c that's all I knew. I first did the tongue in thing b/c it was the cool trendy thing to do at the time, I also found it was more comfortable for me and allowed me to wear a size bigger shinguard so have been doing it ever since.
Originally Posted by bohlmeister
I put my shin pads inside the tongue, but i pull my socks over the tongue and laces. Every other way looks stupid imo.
That's definitely an interesting way, sort of a tongue out fake out. The pic of Forsberg looks like he has tingues under the shin guard and not the way you described; I'd imagine there would be a noticeable bump from the tongue under the sock but over the shinguard.
Originally Posted by MW
Tongues in, tendon guards out.
I've been wanting to try this for a while, I gave it a shot a while back and it never felt or looked right to me with the thick knit hockey socks and the large tendon guard on my old Graf 705's. I just picked up a new pair of One75's w/ a smaller tendon guard and have been wearing pro stock edge socks which are pretty thin so I think I may give this method another shot.
I leave the tongues out over the shin guards, but I cover them up with my socks.
I don't know what the "advantage" to leaving the tongue out is, but I can tell you that it feels a little different. I learned to skate without hockey shin pads, so I'm just used to having the tongue that way. I don't think there's a real difference between the two.
My shin guards always slide down a little bit, so I like having the skate tongue serve as a stopper to keep them in place. I should probably just get new shin guards.
it allows me to easily untie and tie my laces during the game (I'm a maniac when it comes to my skates/laces...).
anyway, my tongues put themselves like that automatically after a few strides.
Almost the exact same, but my tongues don't flop (they're shorter) and no tape around the ankle.
Gives you more flexibility that way. The original point of having longer guards that go over the front was for protection blocking shots. Now it's just the cool thing to do, and frankly IMO it looks stupid for a forward.
I've done it that way since I was 4 or 5, whenever I started playing hockey. It's not a fashion statement or anything, just how I've always done it. I do tape around the ankles, so if I taped my tongue down too I can just imagine how restrictive it'd feel compared to tongue-out.