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Shoulder pads

Postby hooters86 Wed Mar 19, 2008 6:13 pm

What are the best ones for defenders, light and small, but quite protective?
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Postby the pom Wed Mar 19, 2008 7:13 pm

the best are none at all save your money most good middies and attckers do not wear shoulder pads
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Postby A.Croft Wed Mar 19, 2008 7:37 pm

i got stx g force, light, minimal but pretty well protective!
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Postby fresher309 Wed Mar 19, 2008 11:03 pm

it depends, i think most people dont wear any shoulderpads, but because i popped my ac joint i prefer a bit of protection there, so wear brine avalanches
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Postby kjk20 Thu Mar 20, 2008 4:49 am

I've got Warrior 6.0 MLL ones, only because I've broken my collarbone a few times.

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Postby james_512 Fri Mar 21, 2008 4:49 pm

try the rugby tops with a little padding..

I think warrior do a similar thing as well. they are light and dont affect movement too much
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Postby Mort rotu Fri Mar 21, 2008 5:39 pm

james_512 wrote:try the rugby tops with a little padding..

I think warrior do a similar thing as well. they are light and dont affect movement too much


arnt they called 'rhino skin' or something similar?
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Postby the pom Sun Mar 23, 2008 8:57 pm

warrior do a padded vapourtek specialy designed for lax better than a rugby one try uk lax
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Postby ibop Sun Mar 23, 2008 9:07 pm

most defenders tend to go without, I play in an old pair of stx ones where you can take off the bulky shoulder caps, so you just have the bit that protects your heart and ribs from shots, and the top of the shoulder by the neck for any poor chasing checks, but leave you loads of freedom. I think a couple of people do similar ones now, but not many to chose from. The padded tops are quite good though i think
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Postby Vince #66 Wed Mar 26, 2008 4:21 pm

I didn't wear shoulder pads till this year when i got the new Brine Rhinoskin and I don't regret wearing them. With out the shoulder caps on they are really light and flexible and do no restrict your movement at all. But they still offer enough protection so that you do not feel the checks etc. as you would when you do not wear any shoulder pads.
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Postby jonny7 Wed Mar 26, 2008 11:22 pm

get some rugby pads they protect you and are not big atall and do not restrict you when playing not dear to
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Postby cavebehr Tue Jun 17, 2008 7:59 pm

oh wow i didnt know u didnt have to wear shoulder pads...sounds painfully cooler (temp wise)
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Postby Tom_Southampton Tue Jun 17, 2008 8:52 pm

i think in the states you do
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Postby cavebehr Wed Jun 18, 2008 2:33 am

yeh ive never seen anyone without shoulder pads over hear
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Postby hooters86 Wed Jun 18, 2008 7:08 pm

well what shoulder pads do d-men usually wear out there?
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Postby cavebehr Tue Jul 22, 2008 2:53 am

not really sure
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Postby Mac Mon Jul 28, 2008 9:06 pm

I play with Brine Rhinoskin, without the velcro attached plastic shoulder covers,

great for when a ball hits you square in the chest, its pretty much slightly padded underarmour so doesnt impede your movement at all although when we had the stupidly hot day at the yorkshire shield i was sweating so much i ended up playing with gloves and a helmet, ( i dont wear elbow pads) which at training the attack think is funny to try and hit my elbows before they realise i train with a hickory i got of Cheeky hahhaa aka the Painmaker :D
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Postby fresher309 Tue Jul 29, 2008 12:02 pm

Mac wrote:i dont wear elbow pads

are you mad...... i can sometimes understand when a keeper doesn't, but aren't you just asking for trouble (otherwise known as broken/fractured elbows?)
if anyone saw liam's elbow at the london tournie its was mahoosive, and that occured from a slash THROUGH his arm pads!!!
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Postby Mac Tue Jul 29, 2008 6:31 pm

slightly yes, the realism behind is it that mine were stolen and i havent managed to get a suitable replacement as of yet.

realistically the chance of me holding the ball for more than around 2 seconds is 0.00000000000000000000000001recurring % lol
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