My son played out last season, taking a year off from playing goalie. This fall, he is going to play goalie again. Not having bought goalie equipment in a while, we had to purchase almost everything. My main question has to do with the chest protector. It has a "collar", which my son expects to go up to his throat. It just doesn't. Most of the weight of the chest protector is in the front, so it is always going to gravitate down in the front. I can super shorten the back straps, but then the protector is tight around the shoulders.
Do the "collars" typically go that far up? The collar on his old protector seemed to go higher high, but still had the same basic problem. Are some chest protectors just made this way? I have a collar/pad that goes under the chest protector so I'm not really worried about protection. I just want to make sure the protector fits properly, but is not too tight.
My other question has to do with thigh boards. We got my son true goalie pants (always just used large, padded hockey pants in the past). The goalie pants have built-in thighboards, as do his leg pads. He's never had to chose between two sets of thighboards. Which would one typically use, the thighboards in the pants, or the thighboards with the pads?
Posted on Jun 9, 2009, 12:04 PM from IP address 126.96.36.199