Westcoast Tender Posted August 16, 2019 Share Posted August 16, 2019 So I never really thought white gear gave any advantage in net. “It’s all in the goalies head”. I guess for a position that depends heavily on your mental strength maybe in itself that validates it as an advantage if the goalie believes it. I’m saving for a new set of pads and trying to decide on colours. The one thing I like best about dark pads is the ability to hide puck marks and keep the equipment looking clean. I did some reading on whether white pad theory is true or not. Well pretty much for every opinion that says it is there’s an opinion that say there isn’t. For beer leaguers you could argue that most keep their head down when shooting, so that negates the advantage. I’ve been thinking on this after reading an article about Fluery’s move from his yellow pads to white. How a eye specialist in Ottawa wrote to the Pens and told them that bright yellow is the easiest colour for the eye to quickly determine shapes. Someone might argue since beer leaguers don’t look at the net as much that white pads might give more advantage to beer league goalies. If the player is relying on peripheral vision (consciously or subconsciously) what would be easier to see out of the corner of your eye? Dark pads or White? What’s the general opinion out there? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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