Punisher Goalie Posted September 16, 2017 Share Posted September 16, 2017 I have been a fan of the "Professor Strap" since I started playing in net earlier this year. The whole concept of loose toe ties, no bootstrap, and a snug strap below the knee simply works well for me. Really reliable leg rotation behind the pad while keeping it close and I never feel like I'm going to fall off the knee stack. My first Professor Strap was a Monster K Strap, which is a great product (assuming it fits your pads) because it makes it so easy to add the strap, but I found the elastic had too much give and I also did not like how the attachment was Velcro which meant that I didn't get the exact same tightness every time. I built my own strap out of 1" white nylon webbing. I went with 1" vs. the 2" used in the K strap because I wanted it to feel "locked in" above my calf and behind my knee instead of wrapping around my calf (if that makes any sense). The placement of the bindings in the R/GT pads were such that the best option I could come up with to attach the strap was to use Slick Clips as you can see in the pictures. One really nice benefit of this is you can remove the strap but leave the Slick Clip in place to easily remove/replace. I used a buckle closure and tri-glide so that I could have an adjustable length, but once I figured out the proper length for me, I can leave it there and just buckle in. Now that I have figured that out, I may sew the buckle in place for good measure. Unfortunately, our sewing machine was broken when I did this so everything is hand sewn with a Speedy Stitcher. Hope this helps someone who is looking to try out the Professor Strap! ETA: The nylon I used is rigid, which is what I prefer, but you could make this with elastic strap too. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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