Choosing The Best Hockey Pads And Other Equipment Like Skates
Skates, along with your helmet and pads are probably the most important part of your hockey gear. When choosing the best hockey skates, like choosing the best hockey pads, you should take into account all of the different brands and find a size and style that fits you best. Dont simply buy the first pair of skates you see, but rather shop around and try a few different options to find the ultimate fit.
When trying on a pair of skates you should have your heel tucked back into the heel cup, and there should be no more than about a quarter inch or so in the toe. If your ankles are weak, make sure to ask for a skate with good ankle support. When it comes to skates you will also want to ensure that you have blades with through-hardened steel with a flat rocker. A flatter rocker curve will improve your stability.
Now on to the pads Ideally you want pants that are long enough to reach past the top of your shin pads. If your pants are too short, they’ll leave a small area unprotected which is a prime target for being slashed. You pads can only do so much. Make sure the hard caps in your shoulder...