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To rock flop or not?

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05-16-2013, 08:47 PM
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To rock flop or not?

I'm a huge fan of dirty tounge flop. I'm just not sure if that would make me look more like a target in a adult league or a better player lol.

Anyway what's your opinion on filthy flop?

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05-16-2013, 08:54 PM
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Flop is ok in my books so long as you aren't doing it in an attemp to grab attention.
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If you're wondering how you'd be perceived, I'd say this is the rough order of gear choices that will make people think you're a ******:

1) Full on Ovy set (wearing 8, tinted visor, yellow laces, etc.)


2) Wearing 99
3) Wearing 66
4) White gloves
5) Tinted visor
6) Black holders
7) Jersey tuck
8) Yellow laces
9) Flop

Pretty low down the list IMO. I personally just wouldn't do it because it gives you poor protection, much more of your shin exposed. Also can be a little more awkward, can impede the ankle bend a bit if you shin pad slips down.

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Jersey tuck too?

I don't tuck my jersey, but they always inexplicably tuck themselves into my pants about 10 minutes into the game.

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Jersey tuck too?

I don't tuck my jersey, but they always inexplicably tuck themselves into my pants about 10 minutes into the game.
Yeah ****er doesn't stay down for me either, I always have the back guard out.

Speaking of which, does Ovi have two of them Frankenstein'd together?

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I used to wear tongues out until I got my Reebok shins which were so wide I had to put them in. Did that for a couple years. Just got some new shins a few months ago and was excited to wear tongues out again but it felt like I lost a ton of support in my skates. Totally didn't expect it to make a difference but it did. With the tongues in it feels like my skates are on springs, so when I cut or take big strides they snap back easier.

Tongues out does look better to me but I don't like a lot of flop.

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Crap, had black holders, yellow laces, tinted visor, and tucked jerseys since the 90's People must think I'm uber ******

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I personally just wouldn't do it because it gives you poor protection, much more of your shin exposed.
If you get bigger shin pads to compensate for the flop you won't have this problem.

Only reason to rock flop is if you like how it feels. No point in doing it for the sole reason of having it.

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I have never tucked my tongue in my life until the Karlsson injury... not I do and throw the sock over the back as well.

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If you want half the people out there to automatically think you're a doucher, do it up :p

I can't speak for comfort, never tried it since my shins are always worn over my tongue.

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I used to have a dirty flop but took a shot to the shin and started to tuck. I might go back for mobility reasons.

I've never seen anyone chirped out for having a flop, no one really cares. It's more tinted/mirrored visors. Jersey Numbers (99,88,87,8), or colored laces. Honestly, if you like the way it looks...do it. You will rarely, if ever get chirped at. I never did.

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Flop is fine. As others have said, don't be a OV or rock a tinted/mirrored visor.

Oh, and no tape on your stick besides black or white. Especially not camo.

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I noticed a lot of the beginners/newer players (even adults) use the camo and skulls and caution tape. Would be funny to tape up with it as a ringer, although they'd catch on pretty quick.

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