11% PERCENTAGE OF HOCKEY INJURIES THAT OCCUR IN THE FOOT.
25 Pounds AMOUNT OF PRESSURE TO BREAK THE SMALL BONES IN YOUR BODY.
26 Bones SMALL BONES IN EACH FOOT.
6 to 8 weeks LENGTH OF TIME IT TAKES A STRESS FRACTURE TO HEAL.
Why wear extra foot protection?
The obvious reason is to prevent injury and pain to the feet. The less obvious is that young players are being taught to fill the shooting lanes and block shots. Young players are going to be quicker to fill the lanes and block shots when knowing they are more completely protected.
Is there any proof that SHOTBLOCKERS work?
Proven through impact testing - The NHL, in collaboration with the NHLPA, engaged mechanical engineers to conduct lab testing on the most frequently worn skate protectors to determine force reduction on the foot (aka what would happen if you didn’t pull a flamingo and took a 120 mph slapshot in the foot).
Will the weight or bulk of the devices affect my skating?
No. The SHOTBLOCKERS XT’s weighs 80 gms. and the custom piece weight depends on how much of the skate the player wants protected. Complete protection of the whole skate is 170 gms/skate. The material is 2mm thick and vacuum pressed to skate therefore does not cause problems with crossover or any other part of skating.
Do you need my skates to do custom fit protection?
No. The SHOTBLOCKERS XT’s for the tongue protection are pre-made therefore we don’t need your skates. For the SHOTBLOCKERS XT Deflect custom fit we may have your pre-molded skates in stock, otherwise you may require a molding kit.
Should I get the standard XT or the Shorty for tongue protection?
This depends on how you wear your shin guard. Some players have a low shin guard in which the Shorty would compliment well while the XT will cover all the way up to the top of the skate.