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10-01-2009, 06:55 PM
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shin guard help

Looking to purchase new shin guards. I'd like to get a decent pair. I currently wear a size 14 ,but was also curious as to how they should fit exactly? Mine cover a bit over the knee cap and at the bottom go a bit into my tongue. I'm 5.'8 and I would like to get as light as possible,but not to the point I would be sacrificing protection. Any recommendtions?

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Thats about the size I have, and Im 5'7/5'8 so I would say it would be fine.

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Any suggestions on any brands or types?

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I think Jofa used to be the best, who are now owned by RBK. I have a pair of RBKs and they work good for me. As long as when a puck hits you it doesn't hurt (much) then you're good to go.

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You're apparently supposed to measure from your second skate eyelet to the center of your kneecap to get your shinpad size, but it makes a difference if you wear your skate tongues in or out.

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Depends what type of shin guard you want. Different brands/tiers have different "features". I use very basic Cooper shinners, just hard plastic with two velco straps.

I personally have no use for all the "fancy" models.

Actually half of my eq is basic, 80's Cooper chest, old Cooper elbows, Mission 70 pants. The only eq i spend decent amounts of money on are my skates, sticks, gloves and helmet.

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Any suggestions on any brands or types?
If you want basic protection for a good price, the older CCM models, like the Tacks are great in that respect.

I have had friends who've used Eastons that have cracked because of shots off of them

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i have nike bauer supreme 70's i think last year i paid 80ish$ canadian, i love to block shots, My shin pads only have scratches, i just felt the pressure of the puck, though i did get hit in the neck with the puck and that wasn't the best......

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The guy who said RBK is spot on. RBK bought the Jofa model, which was used by 95% of NHLers a few years ago. I as well have a set of RBK pro stocks, and they are fantastic.

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