Mens League wearing shoulder pads?

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  1. phiflyers2003

    phiflyers2003 Registered User

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    Just wondering how many people go without shoulder pads for mens league games. Basically all i am is speed, and i haven't been as fast as i was in high school probably since i skated 3-4 times a week back then. But the bigger issue is injury and well there is a money bet involved. Currently me and my cousin are behind in the bet by a little bit, but we have caught up before with the same defecit. So i was just wondering is it worth the risk the bet is for $100 dollars for each person involved.
     
  2. mooseOAK*

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    I go with them, played without for a while but being a defenceman it didn't turn out to be that great of an idea.
     
  3. phiflyers2003

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    Yea i like to block shots to, since i did play defense until this season, but with my legs i couldnt stand blocking shots anymore. Even still i block an occasion shot since its just an instinct for me, i was thinkin maybe see how i feel playing open ice then decide.
     
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    I use Sher-Wood 5030s and they're pretty much all you need in a non contact beer league kind of setting. To each their own, but I like a little bit of protection from the occasional spill, boards, or jostle. Never know when you'll lose an edge and go shoulder first into a corner.
     
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    I wear mine, but I play D. But also I am a rink employee and under usa hockey rules you need full gear if you want the insurance coverage. Most guys complain about the 30 bucks a year coverage thats required at usa hockey rinks, but they do cover what ever your insurance doesn't cover if its hockey related. A team mate tweeked his knee, and is insurance bill was about 500 or so mostly for xrays. before his deductable kicked in. Usa hockey covered that for him. its a good deal if you have to use it. but if you separate your shoulder and you didn't have the pads on your pretty much screwed.
     
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    Our league requires them...and honestly, no check doesn't mean no contact. You'd still want some sorta protection IMO, and them Sherdwoo 5030s are a good bet.
     
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    3 games so far this season and i havent worn mine and it feels great
     
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    I wear mine, and go with a bit more protection then most rec/beer leaguers. A hit from behind kinked my shoulder a bit, so I want to make sure it's protected. Even still, I wouldn't go without some sort of protection.
     
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    I don't wear any and it feels great, love to be free, even if i did wear them i'd still feel that way, because i have the old school cooper ones that have no protection whatsoever, they are the best, played midget, highsool and junior with those things
     
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    I wear em, don't like to take chances with my health just to feel a little better while I'm playing.
     
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    Itech SP50s or Sherwood 5030s are the way to go for shoulder pads that don't feel like shoulder pads.

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    When I played in high school I had bigger shoulder pads since there was checking. Since then in a few adult leagues I've switched to lighter pads that aren't as bulky, but at least offer some form of protection.

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    my league is non contact, but there is contact, so i wear them. in my opinion, it isnt roller hockey, just wear your shoulder pads.
     
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    I haven't worn them since I got out of contact hockey. I play D also and I don't worry about getting hit. I think in the 15 years since I quit wearing them I have only gotten 2 lasers in the chest. I like the freedom of movement but I really don't wear them because of the heat. I stay much cooler without the shoulder pads.
     
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    I got an old pair of Cooper pads off ebay. They're really light and you hardly notice them.
     
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    Few years back I didn't wear them....on a semi break the chasing D hooked me enough to pull me down as I deked....shoulder hit post hard.

    May as well have hit me with a hammer-pain was incredible. Turned green & blue, no break but felt worst than when I did break ankle or arm.

    Trust me its not worth it.
     
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    i wear em but rip the caps off, you dont look so bulky.
     
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    Don't remove pads to make a fashion statement.
     
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    Well...better than not wearing any at all.
     
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    Lacrosse shoulder and elbow pads may be a better option for you guys for mens leagues. They offer a lot more mobility, while still giving good protection.
     
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    I don't wear them anymore. I have sherwood 5030's and I do like them but I dont see any reason to wear them in the leagues I play in. Maybe if I play D I'll put them on.
     
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    same here...for the beer league that's all I need. we're all buddies in the league, so we do occasionally throw a hit here and there but nothing too hard.
    hits among buddies is tolerated ;)
     
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    I wear something similar to this
     
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    I don't wear them, never had a problem either.
     
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    It is a requirement in our league to wear them along with a minimum of half face shield.
     

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