So I've been trying about 100 pairs of shoulder pads and am wondering what is wrong with me. The shoulder caps on every model I try is way too big for my body, yet the chest protector feels fine. I'm 5'8 165 and am going with Medium, but the caps still look like a football player. I've played hockey for several years now and have always used the U+12 and they still somehow fit me.
The only success I've had with are the CCM U+12 which seem like a Small fit thoroughout. I'm going to keep these for awhile but have two questions.
1. Should I probably be a Senior small then? Everyone at my age has slightly bulky shoulder caps but not like this. I've seen pro players go with extremely small pads and compared to their body the shoulder caps are not that big. It is effecting my play and embarassing.
2. I'm going to wash my CCM U+12 frequently + use the Rocket Dryer + air out + use a deodorizer (spray on, not smell like Febreze). How often can I wash without ruining the pads, by just washing in my bath tub? If they get paid, can I steam clean them? What about taking the caps off when they are dead and gone, and sewing them onto another shoulder pad?
Sorry for the pain, but thanks guys. This has been bugging me for weeks.