RedX Posted May 8 Share Posted May 8 (edited) I know that similar databases were done with chest protectors and their has been gear tracking stuff but the knee pad is still a mystery. Knee pads rarely show up on Pro Stock or pro return sites. I decided to start a new thread dedicated to knee pads being used in the NHL, maybe as a way to confirm what at retail is deemed “NHL worthy.” I don’t think any company has really nailed down that design. Honestly the closet would be that the old Koho 590, similar to chest protector you can kind see the evolution of that design and that it still exists under the CCM 1.9 design. One thing of note doing initial dives into this was the amount of seemingly “stock” retail knee pads. Do we truly know if they’re beefed up or not? No we don’t. But we seem to have moved away from EQ modified or custom made knee pads. Older members of the board will remember the Swiss modified Grey Koho/RbK/Reebok knee pads. I do have a theory that most guys are in models closer to retail because that’s all they’ve ever known. A majority of the NHL goalies never played through thigh boards or knee pads attached to pants and maybe didn’t have the search for something they were comfortable in. Edited May 8 by RedX 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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