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03-21-2010, 06:59 AM
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I took a nasty slash (probably unintentional) to the wrist during pick-up and I am curious to know whether anyone uses slash guards to cover the arm area between the glove and the elbow pad? I've never seen anyone else using them, but I'm thinking about it now.

Some types of protective gear can be like a car seatbelt - the majority of times you don't need it, but one time in a thousand you're glad you're wearing it.

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I took a nasty slash (probably unintentional) to the wrist during pick-up and I am curious to know whether anyone uses slash guards to cover the arm area between the glove and the elbow pad? I've never seen anyone else using them, but I'm thinking about it now.

Some types of protective gear can be like a car seatbelt - the majority of times you don't need it, but one time in a thousand you're glad you're wearing it.
If you're wearing the right sized gear, there should be very minimal exposed skin between your gloves and your elbow pads. Your gloves should extend almost halfway up your forearm and your elbow pads should come down your forearm and almost meet your gloves.

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If you're wearing the right sized gear, there should be very minimal exposed skin between your gloves and your elbow pads. Your gloves should extend almost halfway up your forearm and your elbow pads should come down your forearm and almost meet your gloves.
Some gloves, like the Graf 700, which is a very comfortable fitting glove, are just made shorter to give more flexibility.

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I wear a Jofa floating slash guard on my right arm(RH shot).

Edit: Added pics so you know what I'm talking about:



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If you are willing to spend $22 each, this is IMO the best slashguard on the market.

http://www.allsportsarmour.com/URLre...m&Redirected=Y

Comes in a vacuum-sealed bag. Pull it out and put it in the sleeve, and put it on your wrist. It will mold to it.

It's crazy when I let guys slash me hard in the locker room with their sticks and I don't wince.

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you should be able to pick up cheap easton slash guards for about 10 bucks each. but you also may find them uncomfortable...

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I've got them - they are hard plastic inside a stretchy elasticated soft fabric. They come in a pack of two but you only need to use one on your lower hand, not at the top of the stick.

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I have 'em. Mine are basically double wide sweatbands with a piece of plastic or PVC on the top. They work well but as stated above there should not be much exposure between your gloves and elbow pads. Sick gloves TBLFan... Lightning fire sale?

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am i the only guy who found slash guards a pain in the ass?

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I have 'em. Mine are basically double wide sweatbands with a piece of plastic or PVC on the top. They work well but as stated above there should not be much exposure between your gloves and elbow pads. Sick gloves TBLFan... Lightning fire sale?
Negative on the Richards gloves and obviously the Kronwall allstar gloves aren't from the Lightning.

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Yeah I was confused on why they said Kronwall lol

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Yeah I was confused on why they said Kronwall lol
haha, yeah the top pair is Brad Richards first-gen Z-air(used for the longer cuff). The second pair is Kronwall Vapor XXX allstar gloves(more average sized cuff).

Figured I'd give a couple pics so people could get an idea on how different gloves fit with the slash guard.

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I just wear Jofa 9177 elbow pads, I have a set of 9144s that I use easton slashguards with if I'm playing a game with them. but since I finaly got the 9177s broke in I almost never where the 9144s. I took a nasty crack on the wrists a while back and that's when I got the SGs but they inhibited my wrist movement so I went with the longer pads.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Pro-Stock-Return...item439d6b2341

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Yeah, before I got 9177s I was wearing an eagle wrist guard on my bottom hand. It's pretty comfy.

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