Hockey Shoulder Pads - Adults

Brent Wynn discusses the use of adult shoulder pads in hockey.

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Brent Wynn discusses the use of adult shoulder pads in hockey.
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Featuring Brent Wynn, Hockey Equipment Specialist

Duration: 1 minute, 19 seconds

Hockey shoulder pads, not that long ago, all looked like this. And I'm sure that there's many oldtimers out there that have a pair like this in their bag. It's time to replace them.

Older adult hockey shoulder pads just had foam in the front and basic plastic on the shoulder cap itself. Nowadays, shoulder pads look like this; multi-segmented fronts, much better sternum protection, much better shoulder protection, increased high density foams, laminated plastics, segmented sections, and just overall much better protection but not that much heavier.

You've also got the antimicrobial and antibacterial liner which helps cut down on infections through the bacteria that builds up on pads. And the amount of movement in this pad is very similar to the one I just showed you.

Hockey shoulder pads are one of the most important pieces of equipment. You wanna protect your sternum and your shoulder joint, two very important pieces of your body.

For proper protection a good pair of shoulder pads is mandatory, so make sure you see a qualified retailer in your area to make sure you get a properly sized pair of adult shoulder pads.

Presenter: Mr. Brent Wynn, Bracing & Equipment Specialist, Vancouver, BC

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This content is for informational purposes only, and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare professional with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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