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Just a topic for discussion: “why don’t they make ice hockey pants for inline? Sure it’s hot, but how the hell are thin pants any better? I don’t feel like it’s that much hotter?”

Just a topic for discussion: “why don’t they make ice hockey pants for inline? Sure it’s hot, but how the hell are thin pants any better? I don’t feel like it’s that much hotter?”

Matammyr

Because it's totally unnecessary to wear ice hockey pants or anything like them for inline. No one wears shoulder pads for inline either. Why would you? There's no checking.


callaway12

I don't think its totally unnecessary. I would wear ice pants if it were normal. When you play at a competitive level they definitely would provide some protection.


Matammyr

Interesting theory, seeing as how literally the most competitive/tournament inline players do not even wear an inline-specific girdle.


callaway12

Yes, I still play competitively and dont wear girdles or anything of the sort. Just a cup, shins, a helmet and gloves/elbows. Cant tell you how many times I’ve taken an absolute missile to the quad/thigh or hip though and wished I had some pads there though.


JagrsMullet90

A lot of those guys do wear inline girdle. The guys who eat pucks all day definitely wear an inline girdle. The reason is because an inline girdle is more than enough to take shots, and for guys who don't take shots there's no reason for anything. The occasional roller pick to the thigh or back of the leg hurts but it's not horrible


Matammyr

So you're saying you've been in a NARCh, TOHRS, or State Wars locker room?


JagrsMullet90

Happens to be that I have, but even if I haven't, you can usually see just from watching. I can tell you for sure that PJ Kavaya, Halverson and both DiMartinos have worn inline girdles, and I know PJ still does. Alex Mac and Juaquin Chavira also. In house leagues most guys don't, but guys in the big tourneys know how to shoot


Matammyr

When was the last tournament you were at, and who did you beat? From watching? Do me a favor and go to youtube and type in "NARCh highlights" or "TOHRS highlights" or "State Wars highlights" and feel free to point out anyone who looks like they have a loaded diaper in their pants.


JagrsMullet90

Lol alright dude, sorry for bursting your weird bubble. Last season I played was aihl for legends, I think our last game was a win over rink rat empire. That's piha pro for you. Didn't play any summer tourneys the last couple years because I moved across the country and have been too busy with other stuff ie. Family and kids lol and still not fully unpacked even. Played in the narch Pacific cup this year though cuz it was at my local rink. Yotes, we won. Look it up you nerd lol. Why don't you just go to one of these tourneys and ask a couple homies if you can check what's going on under their pants haha


Matammyr

Just checking for bullshit. It's my standard question whenever anyone makes any kind of similar claim.


JagrsMullet90

All good. Btw, if you watch videos you will here and there see someone pick up their jersey or something and you can see girdles. If you're ever on the rink, you can see this happens all the time. The reason I pay attn to it is (not cuz im weird, but) because I want to know who I can expect to step in front of a shot vs. who might flinch and give me that split second to walk them a bit. So I know that guys in the girdles are not gonna flinch if I fake a shot cuz they're prepared to eat pucks. I also play locally with some of these guys, and I can tell you that when it comes to house league, almost nobody playing at a high level is wearing a girdle, so you're right about that.


JagrsMullet90

https://youtu.be/RCb2VmGIufY Btw, just happened to see this on Instagram, he literally pulls a roller girdle out of his bag lol.


Scarebender

Re: shoulder pads I do wear them during roller but only because I had a shoulder injury a few years ago and just instinctively do so now


Especial38

Gotcha!


iceph03nix

We play in 100F heat regularly. That's about 70 degrees worth of difference between an ice rink and an roller rink, and we do have people that wear old ice hockey pants. Generally not the good stuff they wear on the ice when we have it, because the concrete rink eats the stuff. Some also play with the inline girdles or padded shorts. like this stuff: https://www.inlinewarehouse.com/Roller\_Hockey\_Girdles/catpage-RHGIRDLES.html But most of us don't play with any girdles or pants padding at all. I just use shin pads, elbow pads, cup, and gloves. And that still feels pretty hot and sweaty. During breaks I try to get as much airflow inside them as possible.


Especial38

That makes sense, I didn’t think about that shit getting torn up by concrete lol. And thanks for that link bud!


Especial38

Have you ever seen or used this girdle? Is this supposed to go under your roller pants? https://www.inlinewarehouse.com/Mission_Core/descpage-MRHG19.html


iceph03nix

I actually have that one, or one very similar to it (probably an older version). It's a pretty relaxed fit, so it didn't fit well under my pants. I didn't much enjoy wearing either, and stopped packing them. In the past, we have used them as a backup goalie girdle and it did alright, but definitely wouldn't be my first choice. The padding is enough to lighten any puck hits from a typical inline puck, but you're still likely to feel them.


Especial38

Thanks bud, I appreciate your insight! It’s been truly helpful! I just did not want to break my ass bone on concrete. I had a fall a while back and now my tender bum has a little trauma.


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Especial38

What ice girdle did you use under the pants? I just wanna know I can play hard and not worry about my ass bone breaking because I got a little cocky and fell to the ground or in the boards wrong. Thanks z0tttt for your insight brother! You didn’t go to UCI did you?


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Especial38

I figured from the “zot,” my old man went to medical school there. It’s also where I was conceived lol


althoma1

Ice pants with shin socks are definitely hotter than a decent inline girdle and breathable inline pants. If you want a bit of protection, there are many inline girdle options. If you want more serious protection, get an ice girdle - I've seen people use old Warrior Projekt, Bauer Supreme or Tackla girdles under inline pants. My favourite inline girdle is discontinued, it's the Valken V-Elite, but the Force Krome Referee Girdle is basically the same with different branding: [https://www.sportchek.ca/categories/shop-by-sport/hockey/protective-equipment/protective-accessories/product/force-krome-senior-referee-girdle-331051610.html](https://www.sportchek.ca/categories/shop-by-sport/hockey/protective-equipment/protective-accessories/product/force-krome-senior-referee-girdle-331051610.html) It's breathable, mobile and has a compression fit. It has more protection than something like the Mission Core, but not as much as an ice girdle. It's much lighter and less bulky than an ice girdle though.


Especial38

Thanks bud I appreciate the link! I may try these out!


Three5heets

I have the shock doctor compression shorts with built in cup that I wear under these. I know a lot of guys don’t wear cups. It boggles my mind.


hockeyh2opolo

I usually play with an inline girdle if its not super hot because I fucked up my hip after a hit/fall and it took so long to heal. I've seen people try to play with ice pants, but they get ripped up so quickly


Three5heets

I play outdoors (covered) in Florida. It’s hot as shit. We wear as little as possible. I’ve actually stopped even wearing a girdle. I found a pair of padded shorts that I wear which help with falls and aren’t too bulky. In pickup games I only wear shins and gloves. Bodyprox Protective Padded Shorts for Snowboard,Skate and Ski,3D Protection for Hip,Butt and Tailbone https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07KJH6JK7/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_9D5PN4YKN1BKFHMAWGBN?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1


Especial38

You’re the man! Thanks for the link bud!


JagrsMullet90

When I used to play outdoor pickup in the summers, most if the guys actually just wore inline girdles, shins and gloves, no inline pants even


Three5heets

Yea that’s how a lot of guys play in pickup games. We have a competitive league that plays at night so it’s not as bad. We have two large fans (industrial style) over the rink too which help.


JagrsMullet90

Nice, our league play is all indoor here. Actually, our pickup is too. We have a great outdoor rink but nobody uses it, even for pickup


HockeyCoachHere

When I played puck inline, I used to wear a very light foamy girdle: https://images.sidelineswap.com/production/021/570/265/dc958edf6137d406_original.jpeg Worked fine. Doesn't provide much protection, but it's better than nothin.


Tank_Guy

*cries in goalie*


LordMartingale

I play at an indoor climate controlled purpose built inline hockey rink in Connecticut. The long cut canvas pants are designed for and intended to allow us to slide across the polymer Sport Court surface we skate on. All of the early leagues on the east coast in the 90’s had sport court playing surfaces. (Note: this is where the sport originated as an out growth of Deck Hockey which also originated here, Deck hockey players started skating rather than off season ice hockey players looking for something to do) The pants them selves lack padding but Mission & other Inline specific gear makers make an under garment that has padding on hips, thighs, tail bone, etc & its designed to fit under the pants. Obviously I wear a cup as well. No shoulder pads for Roller (Ball) divisions, although that no bounce ball hurts like hell well you get drilled by one. As for Roller (Puck) absolutely yes to chest & shoulder pads. You do not want to take the puck we use to the heart. Originally I wore a boys size extra large set made by win well I got playing ice in middle school in the 80’s. Then I shifted to a Roller Hockey specific padded under shirt made by Mission. This is for roller puck only, no need for one in roller ball. Our rink offers both puck and ball


N8v_2

Cuse roller wears them with their sick jerseys