That’s why I think people that make hockey equipment shouldn’t make it so stiff because it can affect how people play the game and limit their skills. Here’s a personal experience. One time my brother Andrew was skating in a game and one of the players on the other team bumped into him and Andrew tried to move his arm but the fact that his equipment was so stiff caused him not to move it in time and he broke his arm in three places.
The stiff hockey equipment is also very uncomfortable it feels kind of awkward because you need to fix it like every 5 seconds and re-Velcro it and it can be a pain. Here’s a personal experience of my own. Almost every single minute of my hockey game or practice I have to fix my shoulder pads and that really is a pain.
I feel like it would be more fun to watch if the equipment was less stiff because you would have better skills and you could impress more people like coaches and scouts. Here is another example of why this stiff equipment can limit your skills. Say you have a wide open shot. You try to take the shot but you have the stiff equipment blocking your elbows from moving and you miss the net. That could make people lose faith in you and you could get cut from a good hockey team just because of the equipment.
If you think of it you might agree with me. I don’t want to risk breaking bones because of stiff equipment. Many people think the equipment is fine just the way it is, but I think it would be safer having it less stiff.