How good could pads be?

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  1. Dave30

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    just a random question i was thinking about, if you took out the cost and needing to mass produce pads how good could they be? e.g. durability, rebound, weight ect.


    And if there was a large improvement over current "top pads" would there be a market for this "Uber pad"
     
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    I dont think i follow your point ? You mean bespoke pads ?
     
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    I think as for masks they could be much better, groinguard could use carbon/kevlar fibres instead of plastic, as for the foam products you could use much lower denisty foam for higher rebound and lower weight but at the same time loose a lot of the durability. As for body protection I dont really know if there is any more expencive materials they could use that would be better than the ones used today.

    In my fantasy there would be fieldhockey balls with metal cores and pads that protect you by magnetic fields but I dont think we are quite there yet ;)
     
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    Ud be screwed if your power supply failed nick lol
     
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    Its the future I would have my own mini nuclear powerplant backpack on be duhhh ;)
     
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    be good if they could make a halftime cup of coffee!
     
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    Restitution coefficient of 1.
    100% durability
    Negligible weight.

    Sounds about right.
     
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    Why dont they put rubber on pads lol that would be great :)
     
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    Make them some how quickly foldable away so you can act like another play at the back till the ball gets in the D
     
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    maybe make pads custom to your legs and make kickers like putting on a pair of shoes and they were pre moulded to your feet, I think that may be the way forward for ultimate fit :)
     
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    I'm with bedford - custom pad and kicker (and maybe glove) 'inners' for a perfect fit every time...
     
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    The leguards are already moulded so it would be getting that kicker moulded, maybe so you dont have to wear shoes
     
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    I think it would be odd not wearing shoes with kickers, would basically be designing a very padded shoe
     
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    what sort of custom gear do you have ?
     

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