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10-12-2010, 10:03 AM
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Recommend some hockey pants!

I'm using some cheap-ass Missions at the moment and I keep getting bruises on my hips when I fall, so I think it's time to upgrade the pants. What do you like? What offers improved protection in a lightweight package? Is there anything else I need to know before I buy?

I'd like to keep it under $100, but since this is the only piece of equipment I need at the moment I can splurge a little.

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Tackla 9000's are really light, really protective, and will last you forever.

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I have CCM Vector 08s and they have a ton of protection. When I first got them I thought there might be a little too much protection and that they would be bulky. Now that I have been skating in them for a few months I really like them. They are comfortable and no bruises for sure. Below are a couple of links:

If you are a size large and you dont mind Royal Blue there is this great deal:

http://www.westwoodsports.com/browse...ts/4,1450.html

If you are a size small here is even a better deal:

http://www.hockeymonkey.com/ccm-hock...or-v08-sr.html

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I have CCM Vector 08s and they have a ton of protection. When I first got them I thought there might be a little too much protection and that they would be bulky. Now that I have been skating in them for a few months I really like them. They are comfortable and no bruises for sure. Below are a couple of links:

If you are a size large and you dont mind Royal Blue there is this great deal:

http://www.westwoodsports.com/browse...ts/4,1450.html

If you are a size small here is even a better deal:

http://www.hockeymonkey.com/ccm-hock...or-v08-sr.html
Hows the tailbone protection on those?

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I'm using some cheap-ass Missions at the moment and I keep getting bruises on my hips when I fall, so I think it's time to upgrade the pants. What do you like? What offers improved protection in a lightweight package? Is there anything else I need to know before I buy?

I'd like to keep it under $100, but since this is the only piece of equipment I need at the moment I can splurge a little.
Tackla 2440s, $95 and very comfortable and protective:

http://www.amazon.com/Tackla-2440-Li.../dp/B000UAL7EI

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Hows the tailbone protection on those?
Seems good, but to be honest I have been lucky enough to not need it yet.

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Some pants don't have hip protection, some do, it's very obvious if they have it or not. I'd suggest just going into a store, find a bunch of pants that have as much protection as you want, try them all on, and buy the ones that give you the best combination of mobility/comfort, protection, and price. I personally don't see the point of spending $200 on top of the line Tacklas when you can get good pants for $60-$100.

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You can get the Tackla 9000's for $120 online with free shipping if you use a coupon code. I got them from a local shop for $115 because I buy there a lot and they give me a discount.

I also really liked the Reebok 9k pants (the 2010 models, not the 2009). Those are under $100 online but some shops wanted $115+ for them. They are heavier though.

As for whether they are worth it or not, check the reputation of Tacklas. Yes, nobody needs $120 pants like nobody needs $200 Eagles or $200 S19's. But they are worth every penny. Mine had zero break in time, have fantastic mobility, and I haven't felt a thing in them on the ice (and I've gotten dumped pretty hard a few times).

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You can get the Tackla 9000's for $120 online with free shipping if you use a coupon code. I got them from a local shop for $115 because I buy there a lot and they give me a discount.

I also really liked the Reebok 9k pants (the 2010 models, not the 2009). Those are under $100 online but some shops wanted $115+ for them. They are heavier though.

As for whether they are worth it or not, check the reputation of Tacklas. Yes, nobody needs $120 pants like nobody needs $200 Eagles or $200 S19's. But they are worth every penny. Mine had zero break in time, have fantastic mobility, and I haven't felt a thing in them on the ice (and I've gotten dumped pretty hard a few times).
At stores in Canada the high end Tacklas are around $200, in the States if you can get them for around $120 then thats certainly not too bad.

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reebok 7k pants, bauer one95 girdle

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taklas. I have had in the past 10 years or so... ccm supra's (lasted about 18 months)
rbk 6k's (lasted about 10 months)
bauer 0ne95's ( ripped out the inner thigh in 6 weeks, got my money back on those)
I have been using the Taklas now for about a year and they are still in great shape.
I'm 38 in pretty good shape for my age, I skate 4-5 times a week in the winter and 2-3 times a week in the summer. so my equipment gets used and these pants have held up well. just my $.02 though.

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what are some decent (and INEXPENSIVE) girdles to wear under inline pants or jogging pants for just doing some simple skating/drills by ones-self? Really only want tailbone protection.

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I have CCM Vector 08s and they have a ton of protection. When I first got them I thought there might be a little too much protection and that they would be bulky. Now that I have been skating in them for a few months I really like them. They are comfortable and no bruises for sure. Below are a couple of links:

If you are a size large and you dont mind Royal Blue there is this great deal:

http://www.westwoodsports.com/browse...ts/4,1450.html

If you are a size small here is even a better deal:

http://www.hockeymonkey.com/ccm-hock...or-v08-sr.html
I second this. I got mine from my local shop for about $50 bucks too

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ideally i'd go with a pair of tacklas.

i'd even go with a used pair. i have 2 pairs of player's pants and one goalie pair (bought 1 of the player's new, the other 2 used); all 3 are tacklas. great protection.

sometimes you can get a better deal on a new or used pair if they are not black or blue and are more unusual colours - i.e. green, purple.

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what are some decent (and INEXPENSIVE) girdles to wear under inline pants or jogging pants for just doing some simple skating/drills by ones-self? Really only want tailbone protection.
i use a mission csx, check them out if you haven't already seen one. they're cheap and quite light, with good tailbone protection.

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Hows the tailbone protection on those?
i use a V06, which should be worse than a V08 and tested the tailbone protection quite a lot , seemed to protect me, but i am small and only around 160 pounds, so if you're 6'4" and 200 just take it with a grain of salt...

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That CCM Vector 08 is very good, light and cover a lot of body.

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You can get the Tackla 9000's for $120 online with free shipping if you use a coupon code. I got them from a local shop for $115 because I buy there a lot and they give me a discount.

I also really liked the Reebok 9k pants (the 2010 models, not the 2009). Those are under $100 online but some shops wanted $115+ for them. They are heavier though.

As for whether they are worth it or not, check the reputation of Tacklas. Yes, nobody needs $120 pants like nobody needs $200 Eagles or $200 S19's. But they are worth every penny. Mine had zero break in time, have fantastic mobility, and I haven't felt a thing in them on the ice (and I've gotten dumped pretty hard a few times).
I'd absolutely second the vote for Tacklas (I've also got the 9000's). I upgraded to them from my old Nike Bauer Supreme 30's over the summer and I absolutely love them. It's probably more protection than I need, but it's really nice not feeling a thing when you fall. And I'm sure they are heavier than my old pants, but the extra weight hasn't bothered me at all.

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I have heard nothing but good with Tackla pants.

I personally have a pair of Reebok 5Ks which I got a year or two ago for $50, I think they're great. Another guy on my team got the same pair about a month later and likes them too.

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what are some decent (and INEXPENSIVE) girdles to wear under inline pants or jogging pants for just doing some simple skating/drills by ones-self? Really only want tailbone protection.
Check some used shops, I saw old Bauer MBP's in good shape for $20-ish. Otherwise Nike makes padded football shorts that look pretty cool...in the $50 range but basically compression shorts with hip and thigh padding.

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I have heard nothing but good with Tackla pants.

I personally have a pair of Reebok 5Ks which I got a year or two ago for $50, I think they're great. Another guy on my team got the same pair about a month later and likes them too.
I'm considering getting those, well the current version. How's the tailbone protection?

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the thing with teh tacklas is that they are bulky and heavy. if you go to a girdle, you wont go back especially if you are playing mens league where tehre isnt much contact. they are so light and flexible and not restrictive like pants can be

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the thing with teh tacklas is that they are bulky and heavy. if you go to a girdle, you wont go back especially if you are playing mens league where tehre isnt much contact. they are so light and flexible and not restrictive like pants can be

any good recommendations (on a site with links) of a girdle with a "cover" (not sure that's what they're called. maybe a shell)

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http://www.hockeymonkey.com/inline-girdles-sr.html

Tackla 9000's aren't heavy at all. Bulky maybe, but they have great mobility so it's a non-issue.

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Tackla 9000's aren't heavy at all. Bulky maybe, but they have great mobility so it's a non-issue.
Yeah, i agree. I have Tackla 5000's and i really don't even notice them on the ice. I notice their bulkiness when in the bag, but there is just so much protection around the hips, i love it. Save my tailbone more than a few times when i crashed into the boards. I really don't think i could wear another kind of pant, though those CCMs have interested me in the past.

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Sure wish I could figure out the right size for me for breisers (sp). I am 5'4", but I have a 34" waist (not REAL waist, but jean size). I almost feel like I should be in a Junior size, since my Reebok 8k's seem LONG on me. Sucks. I think I gotta just go and try a bunch of pair on at the LHS

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