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06-22-2012, 03:14 PM
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Question about pad length

So being a tall guy around 6'5, I was wondering what pad size I might need. If it's any help, I have a 34" inseam. I was planning to borrow some gear from someone to try out a goalie position, but finding a 6'5 goalie is like finding a needle in a haystack. Thanks!

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06-22-2012, 03:26 PM
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Realistically, go to a store and try it out. Goalie pads are a big investment, so you should take your time and make sure everything fits/feels alright.

I have a pair of 34"+1" Vaughns and a pair of 34"+1" Reeboks and they feel quite different. Offhand, you're probably looking at a max limit pad of 38".

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Realistically, go to a store and try it out. Goalie pads are a big investment, so you should take your time and make sure everything fits/feels alright.

I have a pair of 34"+1" Vaughns and a pair of 34"+1" Reeboks and they feel quite different. Offhand, you're probably looking at a max limit pad of 38".
Do they even have stock 38? Custom would be the least friendly route.

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You'll probably need 36+2, those are the highest normal pads you can usually get

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You'll probably need 36+2, those are the highest normal pads you can usually get
Being tall sure does suck. The +2 denotes extended length in which area?

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The + part is in the thigh rise, above the knee.

I just wanted to lend a bit of sympathy. A friend is also 6'5" and started playing goal a couple of years ago and had a heck of a time getting the right pads.

All the manufacturers size their pads differently, so you really need to try them on, or check out the GSBB for more specific guides on sizing. I managed to buy my pads without trying them on thanks to the information I got there, and they're great.

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Being tall sure does suck. The +2 denotes extended length in which area?
The knee will be in the same place for both 36 and 36+2, but on the 36+2 the overall pad will be taller.

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Measure your ankle-to-knee.

http://www.goaliestore.com/board/equ...e-project.html

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once you measure your ankle to knee, you need to get an idea of what the ankle to knee relative the sizing is for each company.

Vaughn sizing runs small
Reebok runs bigger
Sherwood runs huge (they are closing down the factory though)
etc etc

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