How To Fit Hockey Shin Guards
How To Size Hockey Shin Guards
Shin guards are hockey pads designed to protect the lower leg and knee from contact with pucks, sticks and collisions. Choosing a good hockey shin guard is essential for in proper leg and knee protection. To determine your size, measure the length of the shin from the center of the kneecap to the top of the boot of the skate with when your leg is bent at a 90 degree angle.
A proper fit enables the knee pad portion of the shin guard to sit directly in the center of the kneecap. The length of the shin guard should extend the entire length of the leg, touching the top of the skate. If the shin guard is too long, the
skate will push it up.; A correctly sized hockey shin guard fits comfortably under the hockey skate tongue without shifting, although some players prefer to wear the shin guard over the tongue. For players who prefer to wear the shin guard over
the tongue, they should consider moving up a size to account for the extra space.
Look for a hockey shin guard that has frontal protection, as well as protects the back of the leg. Make sure to test out the straps of the shin guard to ensure a tight hold to keep the pad in place.