Indoor Indoor pad covers in the UK

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  1. AndyGaut

    AndyGaut FHF All Time Great

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    Where can I find pad covers in the UK? The usual shops don't have them at the mo
     
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    Folmer FHF All Time Great

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    Just make your own. A lot cheaper and just as good.
    It has been discussed before somewhere here on FHF.
     
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    I bought some a few years ago from Verbunt hockey - fit over my OBO's no worries.
     
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    Folmer I did make my own before but went horribly wrong and kept coming off so decided to go for pre-made ones.
    freebird the verbunt ones are the ones I was looking at tho i was hoping a uk shop might have them
     
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    i Just bought a pair of pillow cases and put a couple of small slits on one side for the straps to go through and a larger one on the other for the buckles. works a treat on hi rebounds
     
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    They must be pretty big pillow cases.

    I don't know where to get them, but I've seen some keepers with Obo branded covers. They're apparently made for HR's.
     
  7. AndyGaut

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    Thought I'd resurect this thread rather than start a new one.
    Does anyone think that the Brabo indoor pad covers fit over the Obo HiControl Robo's?
     
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    Pad covers is such English thing I have never seen anyone exept the english keepers and maybe one dutch use them internationally.

    I think I would just sacrifice an old pair of legguards and glue the fabric straight on to the legguards instead.
     
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    deinately English.. hardly any Scottish keepers use them at all.. think I've seen 1 or 2 keepers with them! Personally, I dont think you need them, its all about technique.. get that sorted, and you dont need them at all!!
     
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    Nic, have any of the indoor keepers swithched to OGO pads and kickers? I'm thinking that the light weight may well be an advantage.

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    Would you really want to go down to level 2 in terms of protection? I remember reading somewhere, quite possibly from NicfromSweden, that he had tried Yahoo kickers and legs for indoor, but the kickers weren't up to it?
     
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    No I have not seen anyone go down in level of protection, I used yahoo kickers and legguards when I started playing senior hockey both indoor and outdoor while the kickers were not good enough the legguards were. I played with a Hi-control kickers and yahoo legguards combo for quite some time and never had any problem indoor or outdoor. The reason I would not use the legguards now is because 1 I can afford to use Hi-rebounds and 2 I think I benefit from the extra width.

    To be honest I do think OGO legguards would be up for it and I would not be afraid to use them in senior hockey myself with that said if they made a pair in the Hi-Rebound shape in a lightweight foam I think I would be interested.
     
  14. AndyGaut

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    Would be interesting to see if OBO would create indoor pads again.
     
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    I do not think so because there is only a few countries where indoor is the main game and most keepers can barely afford one high level kit let alone a second pair of foam. With that said I know of quite a few keeper who used the indoor legguards and I tried them as well and they were good but not the right shape for me. I nearly bought a pair many years ago in the sale.

    If I were to design a pair of indoor pads I would probably try to make them covered with some fabric or other material that work well with indoor surfaces.
     
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    Created a pad topic if you have some input my friend :) on there already a cover or skin to allow the pad to skid and creating less friction!
     

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