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06-09-2010, 05:29 PM
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Shoulder pad belly pad

I just bought a new pair of shoulder pads off ebay but they didn't come with a belly pad the shoulder pads end about my belly botton. I was woundering if anyone might know where i can find a Shoulder pad extender or a belly pad. I bought the biggest size possible. I just want to make sure i have the best protection when blocking a shot.

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06-09-2010, 05:35 PM
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Your pants don't go up that high? You can try looking through padded shirts on Hockey Monkey or something:

http://www.hockeymonkey.com/padded-shirts.html

The pads on the shoulders on those shirts might be too much of a bother though.

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they don't seem to go that high i'm a bigger guy 5'6 275lbs I have to go with a XXL shoulder pads. Just got back into playing hockey after a two yr break.

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Check with the manufacturer of the pads, it might be your only option. Or ask at a pro shop, they might have a few discarded pads in the back.

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Ask any of the guys you're playing with if they have an old pair of shoulder pads that they won't be using. If they do, ask if you can get the pad. It might not be the largest one but it will be better no protection. I take mine off of my shoulder pads. If you're just getting back into playing though and not playing very competitive hockey you probably don't really have to worry about blocking too many shots in your gut.

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Yeah, try to block shots with your shins, not chest .

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I'm a Dman so its hard not to. our league allows slap shots so easier said then done. I might just ask one of the other guys if they have any old shoulder pads then just make something myself

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I'm a d-man in college and I don't even use the stomach extension. I pull it off and it's lost in the bottom of my bag from the day I buy new pads. I always found it bothersome.

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Those extensions aren't gonna do much. It will take the sting out, but you re going feel it and you will end up with a nice bruise.

If you are going to block shots, close the gap between you and the shooter as quick as possible. Blocking shots in front of the net is the goalies job.

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could make your own. i added an extension years ago to my old pair of shoulder pads.

i used some padding from either another pair of shoulder pads or some other equipment (probably obtained from a thrift store).

sewed some velcro on the shoulder pads and on the homemade extension so it's easy to take off later if you want - here's the result.

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Definitely try the padded shirt, Hockey Giant has a ton of them you can check out. I've been stung by slappers twice in the midsection and it hurts like hell for a bit....but I've got a little natural padding there anyway.

Where are you playing?

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I'm playing between three places right now I'm playing in Williston, Minot and Bismarck,North Dakota but soon I will just be playing in Bismarck once the season starts.

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