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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaddy View Post
    Yeah i figured that out after looking how the pros wear their gear. I probably will be using extra tape to secure the pads in.

    I was also thinking of getting a wrist pads, but im not too sure. I mean i will be mostly playing at the LGK pickups, so im not sure if i need that protection.

    Going to start buying the pieces one by one in the coming month. Hopefully my skating will be decent enough to play in the next or following pick up game. Right now i just need to learn to skate good backwards. And get the hockey strides going.
    Get the gear that lets you not worry about playing. Each person has their own hang ups. I wear kevlar socks against that freak accident but give no consideration to the fact that I have size 13 gloves and rather small elbow pads so much of my forearms are exposed. Wrist guards with the metal are probably a waste of time as you need to learn to fall properly while you skate (forward not backwards). LGK usually isn't so ridiculous that they won't give you time to gain some confidence with the puck. Drop the puck skated for the 3rd time in his life at a LGK pickup and like I dolt I tried to skate through him and he picked my pocket.

    BTW skating backwards efficiently is easier than skating forwards efficiently. Honest to god. Making a c-cut backwards makes sense, forwards you just want to push and don't realize how much energy is not being recaptured.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jammer06 View Post
    Get the gear that lets you not worry about playing. Each person has their own hang ups. I wear kevlar socks against that freak accident but give no consideration to the fact that I have size 13 gloves and rather small elbow pads so much of my forearms are exposed. Wrist guards with the metal are probably a waste of time as you need to learn to fall properly while you skate (forward not backwards). LGK usually isn't so ridiculous that they won't give you time to gain some confidence with the puck. Drop the puck skated for the 3rd time in his life at a LGK pickup and like I dolt I tried to skate through him and he picked my pocket.

    BTW skating backwards efficiently is easier than skating forwards efficiently. Honest to god. Making a c-cut backwards makes sense, forwards you just want to push and don't realize how much energy is not being recaptured.
    Oh alright. Well i will just try and get those pieces of equipment, also including the other stuff helmet,jock etc.. i might avoid the wrist guards if they aren't good then. He beat you to the puck or stole the puck from you?

    Hoping to go skating tomorrow after i buy my gloves and stick, i will work on going backwards. I try but i seem to always stall, i try doing the half circles but i won't move haha.

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    He flat out stole it from me. Not a high point in my LGK pickup career.

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    I don't think wrist guards are necessary.* Make sure you get gloves with a cuff that reaches all the way to the end of your elbow pad. Beginner level skating isn't too wild. I've been playing for 3 months and haven't been slashed on my forearm once. Hope I see you at the next LGK pickup.
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    Haha that sucks. Maybe the next pickup you go to you'll get a hattrick to recover from that steal.

    Also when would be a good time to start learning dekes? Not trying to get ahead of myself, just curious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darlon View Post
    I don't think wrist guards are necessary.* Make sure you get gloves with a cuff that reaches all the way to the end of your elbow pad. Beginner level skating isn't too wild. I've been playing for 3 months and haven't been slashed on my forearm once. Hope I see you at the next LGK pickup.
    Ah we replied at the same time. Nice to know, the elbow pads i was looking at look like they go pretty long after the elbow as well as the gloves. Only was asking about that because I have slightly long arms, and didn't want to get hit with a puck in my forearm.

    Look forward to seeing you too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaddy View Post
    Ah we replied at the same time. Nice to know, the elbow pads i was looking at look like they go pretty long after the elbow as well as the gloves. Only was asking about that because I have slightly long arms, and didn't want to get hit with a puck in my forearm.

    Look forward to seeing you too!
    You can get some nasty bruises on your arm from pucks and slashes. If it will have a bearing on job status cover that **** up. I was in India one time and the guy I was with noticed a huge puck bruise on my arm one time. He told me to be sure to have it covered for negotiations the next day since the vendors would simply not be able to compute that I could have that sort of blemish.

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    I'd go for more protective pants and maybe shin guards. If all you are going to do it pick up, I wouldn't worry about getting slashed. Get a cage.
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    Here's my process.

    I started going out to public skates for a week to break in my skates and familiarize myself with skating on the ice. I actually still go to public skates because the number one thing you need to be able to do is skate. I've said this before but I recommend wearing shin pads and elbow pads so you won't have that fear of falling preventing you from trying new moves like stopping or skating backwards.

    When I was home, I'd take my stick and a smart hockey stick handling ball and just "dribble" it for as long as my arms could do it. Don't worry about dekes yet just practice keeping possession of the puck.

    Once I got comfortable with just striding and gliding on the ice, I went out to stick time in full gear. A lot of guys are cool and will give you some tips. One guy actually broke away from a pickup game to show me how to practice my stopping and now I go out and skate with him all the time.

    Throughout this entire time, I watched YouTube videos on beginner stick handling, hockey stopping, skating backwards, crossovers, etc.

    It's a very fun sport to learn. I love the feeling of being able to do a maneuver that I used to think was incredibly difficult after practicing it over and over. Good luck and get on the ice as much as possible!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jammer06 View Post
    You can get some nasty bruises on your arm from pucks and slashes. If it will have a bearing on job status cover that **** up. I was in India one time and the guy I was with noticed a huge puck bruise on my arm one time. He told me to be sure to have it covered for negotiations the next day since the vendors would simply not be able to compute that I could have that sort of blemish.
    Ouch. Good that he gave you a heads up. Nah i want to show off those bruises, chicks love it.
    But if anything i might buy the pads if i don't feel comfortable.



    Quote Originally Posted by SirJW View Post
    I'd go for more protective pants and maybe shin guards. If all you are going to do it pick up, I wouldn't worry about getting slashed. Get a cage.
    Do you have any recommendations? Looking for different ones to check out at the store tomorrow.
    For sure im getting a cage.


    Quote Originally Posted by Darlon View Post
    Here's my process.
    I've been going to public skate for the past two weeks and feel pretty comfortable. I used to ice skate when i was small but now i just find it hard to skate backwards. I will learn to though.

    That's why i want to buy my gloves and stick tomorrow cause i want to be able to practice dribbling and puck possession like you said. i might take up some stick times after i get more money.
    Luckily i have been skating with my sisters friends and they have helped me skate better.

    That's all i do is watch youtube videos on hockey gear and training and usually try some things on the ice when i go to public skate. Thanks, im thinking of getting a skating pass so i could keep going to public skate and not keep paying the same $8 fee.
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