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06-07-2012, 01:18 PM
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Help from Goalies

I play ball hockey 1-2 a week, noncompetitive just pick up amongst friends. Once in a while I will strap them up to play in net. I am looking for a light, easy to move in chest protector and I don't want to spend a lot of money. I bought http://www.prohockeylife.com/goalie-...arm-body-p-258 which was far too bulky. Does anyone have any suggestions? I also have a gift card for prohockeylife so I would prefer to pick from their selection.

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For the price, that can't be beat...I think that was a good buy. However, that C/A would be overkill in most beg/int ice hockey rec leagues.

I currently play in a competitive ball hockey league and use the Bauer Elite C/A. It's great for all the leagues I play in at every level. It is very mobile and somewhat lightweight. I believe the low end Vaughns are similar in mobility and lightness. The only issue with it is they're designed to deaden pucks so since the ball is relatively lighter, I get a lot of rebounds that go awry.

You could probably get away with something like this, http://www.prohockeylife.com/goalie-...arm-body-p-268, but I tried something similar at first and got a lot of bruises around the arms. If the guys don't have slap shots like mine, it should be fine.

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Keep the one you've got, you will get used to it eventually. No new chest protector is going to feel light or easy to move in right away. I hated mine when I first got it, now it's like there's nothing even there.

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Keep the one you've got, you will get used to it eventually. No new chest protector is going to feel light or easy to move in right away. I hated mine when I first got it, now it's like there's nothing even there.
This.

New gear always feels awkward when you first wear it. Once you get used to it, it's easy to deal with.

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