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07-05-2013, 05:05 PM
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the "cover your pads" rule

Do you guys know why most roller hockey leagues, (maybe ice too), has a rule where you must cover all your pads with pants & jersey. At 90 F outside, I don't feel like wearing anything on top of the pads but it's disallowed by the rules.

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Do you guys know why most roller hockey leagues, (maybe ice too), has a rule where you must cover all your pads with pants & jersey. At 90 F outside, I don't feel like wearing anything on top of the pads but it's disallowed by the rules.
Safety reasons mainly. Dangling pieces of equipment is asking for freak accidents... just throw a light piece of cloth over it and it decreases the chances drastically.

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No.

The correct answer is fashion.

Fashion.

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Floor scuffs as well. Some places go insane if your equipment starts causing imperfections on the floor.

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Floor scuffs as well. Some places go insane if your equipment starts causing imperfections on the floor.
This is the reason, but resurfacing a rink or buying sport court is not cheap. I don't blame rinks for making you cover up your shins and elbows.

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Safety is the correct answer. Gloves and pants are designed to be external, but everything else has to be covered for safety reasons.

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Safety is the correct answer. Gloves and pants are designed to be external, but everything else has to be covered for safety reasons.

Right answer, the same rules apply to ice hockey.

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Thanks guys!

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I bunch my jersey up on my elbow pads so that they are still covered, but at least I get some airflow when it's ridiculously hot out. Doing something like that may help you out if you're problem is getting too hot.

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Safety,

Not all gear is maintained/created equally, for example an explosed edge of shinpad could create a serious laceration in the event of a collision.

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Safety, same rule applies in ice hockey too. I've seen refs give players a hard time for having their sleeves rolled up exposing elbow pads.

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Believe its the same reason most HS sports don't allow jewelry, safety. All it took was one freak accident with a livestrong bracelet in my area and they started really cracking down on it.

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