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YesLanges last won the day on October 1

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About YesLanges

  • Birthday 08/09/1961


  • Skates
    Take a wild guess
  • Stick
    CCM-RBZ Stage 2 Hossa P40, H11, or Zlobin Pattern
  • Gloves
    Cooper Pro circa 1975 & CCM 5-Roll HG135S circa 1985
  • Helmet
    CCM Pro Standards circa Late 70s
  • Pants
    Cooper HP-18s circa 1978 and CCM Supra 610s & 630s circa 1990
  • Shoulder Pads
    Bauer 600s with shoulder caps and biceps pads swapped from Jofa 8400s
  • Elbow Pads
    Jofa 9144s, 8066s, and 8044s
  • Shin Pads
    Jofa 5500s
  • Hockey Bag
    CCM 32" and Larger Generic Duffle Bag

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    Physical Fitness, Thinking, Animals, and Strippers...not necessarily in that order.
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  1. If you're worried about getting cut from skate blades, they make socks with kevlar over the calves and Achilles tendon for that. The soccer pads work great but will definitely give you a bowling pin look, especially if you already have large calves.
  2. Yup. I don't use them that way, though: I actually use two sets and position them on both sides of my shins right next to the edges of the shinguards. I'm not really worried about taking a direct shot to the back of my legs, but I stand in front of the net a lot looking for deflections and garbage goals as a center and block shots from the point as a wing, so it's the unprotected sides I'm more worried about. They're very light and offer a lot more protection than those side/calf flaps that Jofa/RBK shinguards come with. I actually wear the outside ones under that Jofa calf flap, which covers a bit of my calves, but with much thinner protection. The plastic insert in those flaps really provide no protection on the side. The soccer pad covers the area in between the edge of the shinguard and the plastic flap insert that covers the calf.
  3. I use these. Just search for "soccer shin guards." https://www.ebay.com/itm/Nike-Mercurial-Lite-Soccer-Shin-Guards-Teal-Green-L-57-to-5-11/154014770972?hash=item23dbfee71c:g:6~IAAOSwxuBfFNFU
  4. How did you determine that your problem is lactic acid? What did you do that you think fixed the problem? Lactic acid doesn't cause tightness; it causes that burning feeling in the muscle, and the muscles that are going to be most affected by lactic acid from skating are your quads (front of your thighs), not your hamstrings. Tightness and cramping is more likely caused by dehydration and by muscle imbalance between antagonistic muscles, like when your hamstrings are less developed than your quads, which is often the case with skaters. If it's dehydration, don't wait until you feel thirsty to start drinking and maybe take a potasium pill earlier in the day. If it's from a muscle imbalance, you need to take a longer-term approach and work your hamstrings in the gym on a regular basis to reduce the imbalance between them and your quads.
  5. You should try just slipping them under a compression shirt, instead of attaching them to your shoulder pads.
  6. We're probably going to have to agree to disagree, because we're starting to go around in circles, which is exactly what happened in the thread about ankle "strength" and loosening laces. All I'm saying is that I think these examples illustrate that strength can't possibly be an important component of differences in stickhandling speed. This is 100% technique-dependent and 0% strength dependent. Advanced fast stickhandling is mostly about wrist roll, blade angle, and letting the puck slide out from the heel instead of lifting the blade over the puck on every pass. If anything, more efficient, high-level wrist-rolling probably takes less strength than inefficient lower-level, bottom-hand-dominant stickhandling. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJ30YsZdNU8 At 1:10 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=USQZyvVhYvs
  7. But if strength were a significant factor, how would you account for the youngest kids (probably no older than 7 or 8) who can master advanced stickhandling? Forget about the comparison to adult beer-leagers for the moment. To my mind, the fact that some highly-skilled little kids can stickhandle really fast and really well is evidence that strength really isn't a factor in stickhandling speed, especially since they're using regular pucks.
  8. Either lacrosse pads or quarterback rib pads. Padded shirts won't help you much to protect already-injured ribs. A cheaper option that works great is slipping a padded thigh insert from an old pair of pants under a compression shirt right over the injury. That's probably even better than smaller, more contoured lacross pads because you want the pad to stay flush againt your ribs and to be large enough to really spread out the impact over the largest possible area. Thigh inserts just happen to have the perfect shape to fit nice and flush over the side of a rib cage.
  9. To the extent that's true, it's for gross motor movements, not fine motor control. Otherwise, there wouldn't be any 100-lb prepubescent peewees with much faster stickhandling skills than fully-grown beer-leagers, including those who've been strength training for years.
  10. Sorry. I can't figure out how to add a new quote by editing my post. This -- as opposed to stickhandling speed -- would be exactly the kind of thing that the strength-training component of using a weighted stick would be perfect for. So, its value probably depends substantially on what you're trying to improve by training with it. It probably has a CNS component that benefits stickhandling speed and a strength component that is very useful for improving your ability to control your stick with one hand to whatever extent your inability to do so relates to forearm strength.
  11. I agree with the first part of this and it's the reason that I've previously argued (in some detail) that loosening laces doesn't "strengthen" ankle muscles, but improves your edge control by training your nervous system to improve your balance. "Muscle memory" is a misnomer, which is why you can recover most of your skating ability in a few hours after even a very long layoff and without doing any kind of ankle (or any other kind of) strength training. I disagree with the second part, only because I think that using a heavier stick is actually a form of CNS training and not really as much strength-training, at least as it relates to stickhandling speed. Admittedly, it's probably impossible to fully separate the CNS-training and strength components of using a weighted stick. The better illustration of the point would be that direct strength training of forearm muscles (through weight training) won't improve stickhandling speed; same goes for the strength component of training with a weighted stick.
  12. After destroying one stick on concrete, I've been using those plastic blade protector sleeves, which work surprisingly well and aren't noticeable at all. You just need to use some tape (front and back, not wrapped around the bottom of the blade) to secure them. When I noticed that they make a weighted metal training version, I just taped a couple of AA batteries down by the bottom of the shaft, which is the same weight as the metal weighted training version of the sleeve. It works very well, but it felt like it was going to give me lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow) on my top hand, so I stopped using it.
  13. That looks to me like it's designed to allow you to choose the depth and angle that the visor sits against the helmet.
  14. Simple. Just toss them to the trainer standing by the dressing room to dry them out for you while the ice is being cut after warmups and in between periods...oh, and just tell the equipment manager that you need a new pair every week, too. I've found that wrist sweat bands make a big difference because a lot of that sweat isn't directly from your hands...it's sweat rolling down your arm. You could also try spraying or rolling on antiperspirant onto your palms if you think it's actually hand sweat.
  15. I've been skating on the deck behind my building, but today was the first time I've been able to shoot the puck at all, for obvious reasons. Since I can't risk missing a 6x4 net, I figured this 10x7 golf net would be better that not shooting at all. My rink has re-opened only for sticks & pucks and it's $35 for 1:15 for the once-a-week adults-only sessions...they have 90-min sessions for $45, but I can't stand being out there with kids. I like the Marsblades a lot better than my old frames, but the transition back to ice was still very awkward...couldn't do a fuckin' thing for the first 30 minutes back on ice. Those are 35 pool noodles strung together with a rope and some caribeners to protect the cars under the deck...got a case of 50 on eBay for like $50...they take me about 5 minutes to set up and about twice as long to break down and tie up in a big bundle. https://youtu.be/u_CZR1nwHL4 https://youtu.be/-TAuYBUgEGo
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