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Leg Pads Buyer's Guide - Leg Pads - Terminology - Other Featured

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Terminology - Other

Knee riser

The knee riser offers additional padding to protect the knee from the impact of going down in the butterfly. It also increases the distance between the ice and the knee for better goaltender comfort.

goaltender leg pad knee riser

Calf riser

Much like the knee riser, the calf riser increases the distance between the ice and the calf for better goaltender comfort.

goaltender leg pad calf riser

Leg straps

The leg straps are used to attach the pad to the goaltender's leg. There are two main straps used, the belt with holes and buckle type and the simple buckle type. The simple buckles are preferred by some since the length only has to be adjusted once.

goaltender leg pad strap simple buckle

The belt with holes and buckle type are preferred due to thier simplicity and small size.

goaltender leg pad strap belt buckle

Toe attachment

The toe attachment is used to tighten the pad to the goaltender's skates. Some older pads use a leather straps which could be adjusted on either side of the toe. For most pads recently, a lace is used to tie the pads to the skate. In the following picture, a sliding toe attachment is shown. It allows the ankle of the skate to change when the goaltender is in the butterfly to facilitate the hybrid slide. (Instructions on how to tie the laces to the pads are available here

goaltender leg pad toe attachment

Breaks

The breaks are locations in the pad where a discontinuity has been introduced to increase the flexibility of the pad. The breaks are located in areas where the pad should bend. The following picture highlights breaks in the outer roll. There are also breaks in the main pad itself (aligned with the ones highlighted in the outer roll) however the knee rolls are not considered breaks.

goaltender leg pad breaks

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