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11-02-2013, 08:12 PM
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Shoulder Pad size

Hi,

I am 5 foot 9 and about 105 pounds. What size shoulder pads should I get? I was thinking I'd need the Youth size but I figured that would be too small for my height. My chest is 30".

I also need help with finding shin pads. I am 5 foot 9 and my shins (from ankle to knee cap) is around 17" or 18", what length should I get?


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Go buy from a store, a lot of choice in Mass.

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Go buy from a store, a lot of choice in Mass.
That would make alot of sense for me to do so I can try them on. I've just been looking online so I know what the prices are.

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In store prices don't always line up with online. No need to take any (guesses) 'advice' on here or online. Just try them on.

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Agreed. You shouldn't buy gear blindly without knowing for sure what size is best for you. In this case you should really go try things on and not leave it up to chance that they'll work for you.

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5'9" and 105? How are you even still alive?

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5'9" and 105? How are you even still alive?
I hit 5'9" my freshman year of high school, I was 113lbs. It was 3 years later before I could put on any more weight, so I can totally see someone being that tall/light.



Back on topic, when I was that size I had to modify my shoulder pads to fit well. Like others said, go to a store and try things on. If you had the problem I had, youth sizes weren't wide enough, and I couldn't fill out the smallest men's sizes. Good luck with your search.

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IMO smaller the pads the better..

I'm 6' 2.5" 185lbs though so that's just how I prefer them

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Hi,

I am 5 foot 9 and about 105 pounds. What size shoulder pads should I get? I was thinking I'd need the Youth size but I figured that would be too small for my height. My chest is 30".

I also need help with finding shin pads. I am 5 foot 9 and my shins (from ankle to knee cap) is around 17" or 18", what length should I get?
Make the drive up to Monkeysports in Norwood. It is worth the trip and you will be a ble to try on different brands and sizes. Plus the people there are amazing.

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30" chest at 5'9"? Jesus. Eat a cheeseburger and hit the gym. And try stuff on at the store.

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Bring your skates with you when you are shopping for shin pads. I will guess you end up with 14" shin pads and either small or medium shoulder pads.

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Pretty sure a lot of guys who throw out "hit the gym" comments would be a bit miffed if guys editorialized about their weight.

For the OP-- I've been surprised by the sizes that fit me-- sizing guides you see floating around are based on really fuzzy metrics. You'll see a lot of stuff based on a height range alone. By that logic, everyone who's 5'10"-6'0" should be able to wear the same pants....

You also have to remember that there are different styles in each piece of equipment. In a perfect world your equipment should fit together as well as it fits you.

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