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02-13-2011, 07:51 PM
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color of goalie pads

I have heard the color of goalie pads can help a goalie. Can some explain to me how does it help a goalie, like what if the goalie had dark color pads, does it make a difference?

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White pads can be a touch harder for shooters to pick up since the ice/boards are white, but it's a pretty tiny advantage.

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In soccer, they've done studies that if keepers wear brighter jerseys (neon colors basically) shooters will see that and will instinctively aim for that, even though that's the opposite of what they want to do. The same probably applies to hockey.

This kid did something pretty cool and it sorta worked.
http://www.boston.com/news/local/mas...o_trick_shots/

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The pad color makes very little difference. The equipment companies like Vaughn and Pete Smith have tested this theory. They found that color makes no difference.

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Equipment color doesn't matter to me. If there is a logo on the jersey, thats where my shot ends up lol

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The color white makes things appear larger.

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Equipment color doesn't matter to me. If there is a logo on the jersey, thats where my shot ends up lol
Ain't that the truth...........

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Patrick Roy used to have white on the inside of his pads to make his 5 hole look larger than it was to entice players to shoot there more often. I also know the Penguins presented MA Fleury with statistics which included how goaltenders who wear white pads tend to have better stats than those with coloured ones. That's why he switched. Goalies also tend to wear white pads as their supposed to be able to see a rebound off their pads quicker to cover the puck up. Me personally, I still use black pads.

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Never made a difference for me as a shooter, I rarely look at the goalie when I shoot, just try to get the shot off quickly and on net.

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My buddy who's a goalie says he likes black because the puck disappears quicker in them and then the ref calls the whistle quicker. It reduces the jabbing at rebounds and such. At least thats his thing, I like white pads over black, but I can't stand solid white pads, add some color to your pads dammit. Cool site if anyone is into goalie gear, but here are some of my favorite pads this year:











I'm not a goalie, but I do have an interest in goalie gear, thats for sure.

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Never made a difference for me as a shooter, I rarely look at the goalie when I shoot, just try to get the shot off quickly and on net.
This is what I get from many shooters. At a high level of hockey most player don't have time to worry about that. If your a goalie relying on the color of pads your doing it wrong. I go with the colors and look I like.

Lefevre designed Roy's pads to have white in the five hole. Really it was Roy's style and technique that fooled most players. He would love baiting them into going five hole which he could close really fast.

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I could see how goalies could think that they could gain an advantage by wearing white or dark pads but I don't think they really make that much of a difference.

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Personally I think it's all in a goalies head. In reality a goalie probably would perform the same regardless of the colour of the pads but the mental aspect keeps them sharper...know what I mean? I was a goalie and I always played better in my old Koho's but 100% that was just all mental.

On a side note, I always thought Trevor Kidds pads were crazy cool.


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Interesting story about this:

A few years ago when Fleury wore his bright yellow pads, an optometrist from Ottawa wrote a letter to Ray Shero (Pens GM). She stated that yellow is the color most easily recognized by the human eye and that shooters were likely to pick out the open spots more easily.

Shero decided to share the letter with Fleury, who was going through a career low slump at the time. He decided to switch to his current white with vegas gold trim pads and has never gone back.

That being said, as a player who looks to shoot first, I really don't think it makes a difference. I think if a goalie believes one thing or the other when it comes to their pad color, then it gives them psychological support when it may or may not really make a difference.

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This is pretty cool. A high school kid designed pads to look like the back of the net. This way kids would shoot for what they thought was net but was really his blocker or glove. Pretty interesting

http://www.boston.com/news/local/mas...o_trick_shots/

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I would think pad color has about as much effect on the shooter, as what color tape is used on the stick blade makes to a tendie... very little.

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I'd say its definitely more of a psychological thing for the goalies but its still pretty interesting stuff

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Gear design and colour is very important, it makes you look cool and when you go behind the net to play the puck you get to admire yourself in the reflection of the glass.

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Why not go for Goalieflauge...

Stomp Goalie Gear - Goalieflauge

This might help.

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If anything, I think the goalieflage would be the most effective.

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