Protection

Discussion in 'General Rugby Union' started by robinweide, Nov 14, 2006.

  1. robinweide

    robinweide Guest

    Hi guys.
    I'm playing 1. centre and I got money :p :p :p
    Considering buying an upper-body-protection kit.
    But there are lots to chose from.
    Can u point out the good ones?
    Tnx.
     
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  3. Bull

    Bull Guest

    Look at the Gilbert ones.
     
  4. O'Rothlain

    O'Rothlain Guest

  5. Rugby_Cymru

    Rugby_Cymru Guest

    Canterbury make a really comfortable upper body protection called the flexitop range.
    The flexitop only had shoulder protections, but the flexitop+ has protection on the shoulders, sternum, arms and obliques. It's a quality fit, not too bulky, not enough there for players to grab from under your shirt and if you get the right fit you'll feel the benefit. You may find yourself getting hot in it, but that can't be a bad thing wiht some of the conditions i've played in.
    I'm not a fan of the Gilbert, RugbyTech, or Kooga.
    Kooga sticks out like a sore thumb and it's really easy to grab as your trying to make a break.
    And i find both Gilbert and RugbyTech are flimsy feeling. There doesn't seem to be much density to the padding thus making the product redundant.

    These are just my personal opinions on products that i am professionally aware of.
    I choose Canterbury...
     
  6. robinweide

    robinweide Guest

    ok. tnx.
    just sorting stuff out...
    maybe i'm playing flanker in the feature, does that make it a different deal?
    I have seen the one from kooga, is it any good?
    Thinking on buying new shoes too :p
     
  7. No.

    Kooga pads = poo.

    Go Canterbury or Gilbert is my advice.
     
  8. robinweide

    robinweide Guest

    Ok, tnx again :D
    Any good advice for boots for a flanker (1.83m and 90kg)?
    lol, i'm a nuisance ;)
     
  9. Adidas Flankers.
     
  10. robinweide

    robinweide Guest

    hence the name ;)
     
  11. Rugby_Cymru

    Rugby_Cymru Guest

    Ideal boot for you.
    There's so much to it that will benefit you more than getting an "everyone's" boot.
     
  12. robinweide

    robinweide Guest

    thanks...
    ordering it in a coeple days.
    does anyone know any good shops that ships to holland?
     
  13. PeeJay

    PeeJay Guest

    I thought you said you were an inside centre :p
     
  14. Caledfwlch

    Caledfwlch Guest

    he's an amateur andy farrell. u could try the adidas copa mundial or F30+....but the flanker is the boot for evryone
     
  15. I'm a big, fat ugly prop who uses Gilbert Charger body Armour.

    Highly recommended
     
  16. robinweide

    robinweide Guest

    I thought you said you were an inside centre :p
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    yeah.
    I play with the seniorteam centre and coltteam flanker. :D
     
  17. Caledfwlch

    Caledfwlch Guest

    robin weide, an andy farrell in the making?
     
  18. robinweide

    robinweide Guest

    damn right ;)
    daddy was a prop
    mommy is a winger
    i'm mixed ;) :p
     
  19. Rugby_Cymru

    Rugby_Cymru Guest

    Aaw, my mum never played rugby...altho by the size of her she'd be a scrum half...
     
  20. robinweide

    robinweide Guest

    lol. my mom rox :D :D :D
     
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