Jump to content
Slate Blackcurrant Watermelon Strawberry Orange Banana Apple Emerald Chocolate Marble
Slate Blackcurrant Watermelon Strawberry Orange Banana Apple Emerald Chocolate Marble
Jbear

Shoulder Pads...Help?

Recommended Posts

Okay so...in college I didn't even wear shoulder pads (unless a ref made me...70s-80s).  In the 90s I tried and abandoned them...just hated the bulk.  I was out of hockey from 97 until this year (thanks to two new hips).  Now...my wife wants me to wear them and...she has a point.  At 59...not as bullet proof, and I'm playing with and against some pretty speedy folks.  

I have Supreme 1S pads, but the caps are so damn big to me.  I feel like a fire hydrant wearing them.  I am 5'9"/167.  Any suggestions for a pair of SP's that are sleek but protective?  I am actually considering removing the caps from my Bauer's and wearing them that way.

All input is welcome! 

 

Edited by Jbear

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Take the caps off your Bauers and see how that goes, if otherwise you're going to abandon them.  If that doesn't work, Iceman's suggestions are good.  Or you can go even less protective, and get a lacrosse shirt of a padded hockey shirt.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
27 minutes ago, Jbear said:

Okay so...in college I didn't even wear shoulder pads (unless a ref made me...70s-80s).  In the 90s I tried and abandoned them...just hated the bulk.  I was out of hockey from 97 until this year (thanks to two new hips).  Now...my wife wants me to wear them and...she has a point.  At 59...not as bullet proof, and I'm playing with and against some pretty speedy folks.  

I have Supreme 1S pads, but the caps are so damn big to me.  I feel like a fire hydrant wearing them.  I am 5'9"/167.  Any suggestions for a pair of SP's that are sleek but protective?  I am actually considering removing the caps from my Bauer's and wearing them that way.

All input is welcome! 

So, your Supreme 1S pads are kind of normal shoulder caps. If you never wore any shoulder pads, any current shoulder pad is going to feel like football pads. Look at everyone in the NHL.

Sherwood 5030s are really low if you want to look like Doug Glimour sleek.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'll check them out...thank you. Also going to try the Tour Code 1 padded shirt.  Still might just hack the caps off my Bauer's. Maybe have a shoemaker modify them so the caps are removable. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You try to see if you like the CCM FT series or try to find the RBZ lines as those have a lower profile cap from my experience.

Another option similar to the Tour Code 1 option but with a littler better padding would be the Bauer Official Reffing Padded Shirts.

These pads are pretty much like the roller pads but with a slightly thicker protection more suited for ice pucks and around the same price.

I wear them for roller and like them a lot.

 

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 hours ago, the iceman said:

Stark DC9, or Sher-Wood 5030

I imagine taking a shot to the chest with those DC9 and my rib cage collapsing, lol 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 hours ago, Jbear said:

I'll check them out...thank you. Also going to try the Tour Code 1 padded shirt.  Still might just hack the caps off my Bauer's. Maybe have a shoemaker modify them so the caps are removable. 

Word of warning about the tour shirt.  It is really short and sizing off.  Two of us in beer league tried it, but went with the mission one.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
15 hours ago, SkateWorksPNW said:

I imagine taking a shot to the chest with those DC9 and my rib cage collapsing, lol 

I wear the Winwell's and those stark's have to be more protective in the chest and spine than my winwells. I'd consider changing to them if I could remove the bicep guard and keep the caps on.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I ordered an XL, and if it sux...I'll just return it. After that...maybe just hack my Supremes. I actually like everything about them except for the shoulder caps.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I like my CCM QuickLite 250 shoulder pads for beer league. They are light, with enough protection in the right places. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm 5'9" 165, 40" chest, 33-34 waist...the Tour XL is HUGE on me...returning for a medium. I like the design though.

Edited by Jbear

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 1/14/2020 at 3:26 PM, Jbear said:

  Still might just hack the caps off my Bauer's. Maybe have a shoemaker modify them so the caps are removable. 

At the risk of sounding like a handwringing parent, why wear shoulder pads for protection is you’re just going to cut off the caps? 

The shoulder injuries I’ve seen in adult leagues are never from checks. It’s typically incidental contact that you wouldn’t otherwise think about. The two that stand out to me are a guy watching the play move up ice and banging hard into the glass, not knowing how close he was, and the other catching a rut by the bench and falling shoulder first into the boards. Both guys are good skaters and just had bad luck while not wearing shoulder pads (but now they both do). 

In my opinion, if youre going to wear equipment for protection, wear it correctly and avoid potential problems.   ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ 

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

No argument...I still wear a half shield too...not too smart at this speed, but...old habits die hard...as will I probably 🥅🏒🇨🇦🤣😎

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 1/18/2020 at 4:02 PM, Jbear said:

No argument...I still wear a half shield too...not too smart at this speed, but...old habits die hard...as will I probably 🥅🏒🇨🇦🤣😎

Id try the 5030's, Im 29 and play pretty decent level of mens hockey, I wear them, however I took the chest plate from my old shoulder pads and attached it on the chest. Once your not hitting really the ribs/back is the concern. I did it because I was like 7 or 8 when pronger took that puck to the heart. Always wanted good chest protection lol. You could do a padded shirt under the 5030's too, but I cannot with the way the guys shoot in my league. Most of us played anywhere from AA travel-juniors college I am confident they would cause organ damage or bone breakage lol.

 

Edit- Dont remind me about Visors lmao, I do not have dental right now, and recently switched to a cage...... I HATE IT haha. As soon as I get dental back the Straight cut is going right back on. I cant see anything right now, although its only been since the new year lol! The only thing I will say good about a cage is I now see why they are considered an "advantage" in the nhl. I am much more daring haha

Edited by Bender94

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Seriously, I took a moderate shot to the chest last year and had a yellow bruise for a week.  Doesn’t take much if it hits your heart to cause a potential issue.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That sounds about the same level I'm playing right now.  I like the protection of the Bauer...just trying to get used to the bulk.  Anyway...I am going to use the Tour shirt in the lower level games and the Bauer for the ones where...like you said...most of us played college or Jr.

You talked me into it😂.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I played prep, Jr and college wearing 5030’s or their equivalent in the late 90s-early 00s.  Never had an issue taking shots or hits.  That being said, I was also young and stupid at the time.  Would I do it again? Probably, but I’m also a bigger guy (6’3” 210) so my size provided some added protection from hits.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×