I have a set of Easton X-treme shoulder pads from the mid 90s that drive me nuts because the actual shoulder pads are so big and "flat." I've just spent about 30 mins "rolling" the pads trying to form them into a more comfortable shape. Does anyone have any tips/tricks to "shape" the pads? Thanks!
I reshaped my shin guards by duct-taping them into a more narrower shape, then immersing them in just-to-boiling water and then leaving them alone until they cooled. I don't know how it affects the plastic, but they fit awesome now.
I normally do not wear shoulder pads but some of the leagues I play in the refs can be dicks and force you to wear them. So to combat the issue I bought a pair of Lacrosse shoulder pads, they are much smaller and way lighter than hockey pads... they work perfect.
I have CCM Fit 09s and they are great. At first I thought they were a little more protection than I needed, but they fit great and are super low profile. I don't know how to adjust current pads but when you are looking into new ones and you want low profile ones give these a shot.
You can try a heat gun, but I'd probably spring for new shoulders. Modern pads are fantastic. For the money I like the Easton ST6 and the Reebok 4k (what I use) because they move around a lot better than pads even from a few years ago.