Hockey School Dropout Posted October 20, 2019 Share Posted October 20, 2019 Well, Christmas is coming soon. I'm looking at getting some new pads. I currently have Bauer Supreme One80 pads in 32+1. They've done me pretty well, but with no knee protection I bought some Passau knee pads a few years ago. They have also been good but are starting to break down and after getting new skates (Bauer X2.7 I believe) I'm finding my current pads just don't "feel" right anymore. I've tried a few different setups but none are really working for me. SO......time to start looking for something else I think. I've scoured the local Play it Again sports stores. Seen a few pads that interested me but they are so worn especially in the toe area. Would probably cost a bunch to have them repaired, might be better to just get new. I don't particularly care about brand. For now, say for research purposes, off the shelf is good for now. If I find something I like but don't love, maybe custom will be considered. I play a pretty hybrid style. Sometimes I play stand up, sometimes butterfly. My butterfly is pretty narrow so I need pads with a decent S curve. I'd like some with minimal straps. Gimme velcro! I'd like something that will slide with ease (ie without using sno-seal, or sliding polish) and be consistent on any ice surface (rough, smooth, wet, snowy). I do have some videos in the video section so you can see how I play if that helps. And of course, price will be a concern. I'm not cool with spending $1500+ on pads I will use 1-2 times a week. Definitely $1000 or less. Thanks fellow tendies! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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