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01-19-2015, 04:20 AM
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Shins or skates on first?

Always done the shins first, then skates, but have noticed others doing it the other way around.

Have struggled sometimes to get the lacing/fit in hockey gear that I get when just skating; and tried skates first the other day. Got the skates right, but the rest was annoyingly awkward trying to then get the shins and socks right, etc.

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01-19-2015, 05:16 AM
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I always put on the skates first as I don't like to tuck my shins into them. To make the socks thing less awkward, I put on my jock short first, attach the socks and roll them up. Then pants and skates, and finally shins. Roll the socks down over the shins and that's it.

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Yeah, the socks were a major hassle. That makes sense.

I've got elastic sleeves to go over the shins too, just to complicate it a little further. No sock tape required though.

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Shorts>shins>socks>skates without tying knot>chest/elbows/jersey>finish skate knot

I do a kinda two-stage skate tie cos I like to wiggle my feet and make sure they're kinda right in my skates before finally tying the knot.

I know what you mean tho - I'm always so much more comfortable in my skates at a public session than when I have hockey gear on.

I've wondered lately tho if it's less to do with what I'm wearing and more to do with the fact I end up standing around during/between hockey drills early on in sessions or doing short quick stops and starts that make my feet ache/numb. When just skating I tend to be skating more freely, less jerky short movements etc

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Skates on first, then shins over the tongue of the skate.

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Skates on first, then shins over the tongue of the skate.
Ditto

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Skates on first, then shins over the tongue of the skate.
same

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I do socks first, and roll them up. Then skates, and I roll the socks back down over my skates. Finish with shins and pull the socks back over them. Sock tape them, and then good to go.

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shins---socks----pants-----skates for me

tongues always out

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I always put on the skates first as I don't like to tuck my shins into them. To make the socks thing less awkward, I put on my jock short first, attach the socks and roll them up. Then pants and skates, and finally shins. Roll the socks down over the shins and that's it.
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Socks, skates, shins, tongues in!

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Socks (leave them down), skates, shins, pull socks up to the velcro, pants (leave skate guards on while pulling pants up)

I just find it easier to tighten my skates without the pants and shins in the way.

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Socks
Shell (for girdle)
Put on and tie skates, take a walk, adjust skates
Pull socks down over skate ankles
Install shins over skates; pull up socks over shins and attach to Velcro
Pull down shell
Wrap and adjust NXG girdle; pull up shell
Then the rest (stick is taped at home)

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I go shins first, socks on, pull up socks, pull up shins, then skates, then shins and socks over tongue.

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shins---socks----pants-----skates for me

tongues always out
Exactly the same for me.

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Hockey Socks on first.

Skates on next.

Shin Guards on next (tucked into socks; over skate tongues).

Pants on after that.

Then the rest of the top-of-the-body gear.

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shins---socks----pants-----skates for me

tongues always out
Same here.

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Put on skates (tongue flop of course) then shin guards

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shins -> socks -> pants -> skates

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Skates on first, then shins over the tongue of the skate.
Same. I accomplish this as a player by putting on my jock, then socks (without pulling them up), skates, shins over the tongue of my skates, then I pull the socks up and tape them. My pants are large enough to be put on with my shins, socks, and skates already on.

As a referee I manage it by putting on my black pants first, then skates, and pulling my pant legs above the knee to put on my shins.

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Jock shorts>Shins>Socks>Pants>Skates.

For those finding issues with shins then skates, consider dropping an inch on the shin size and see how it feels. I recently just went up from a 14" to a 15" by accident (grabbed a new pair on sale, thought it felt nice on shoes, took it home but couldn't get back to the store to exchange by the time I got around to actually skating out again) and definitely feel like the shins are interfering with the tongue of my skate now.

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shins - socks - pants - skates - tongue tucked in

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Hockey Socks on first.

Skates on next.

Shin Guards on next (tucked into socks; over skate tongues).

Pants on after that.

Then the rest of the top-of-the-body gear.
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The pants go over the skates with no problem?

Haven't tried it but it makes sense if so.

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