How to Wear
Bungee toe ties are a flexible way to secure the pad and skate together. Freedom to move with a strong pad connection.
Add a knot at the base of the toe bridge, criss-cross the bungee through the blade holder and secure over the skate laces. Bungee cord should be taut, not stretched or loose.
Bungee toe ties are made of bungee cord and leather. They are one of the many ways to attach a leg pad to the skate. Other types of toe attachments are: leather straps, laces and elastic velcro. Each has pros and cons depending on the style of goaltending you are playing. Bungee toe ties are a nice balance of securing the pad to the leg, and allowing movement in certain situations — butterfly, side slides, etc.
When you wrap the bungee cord around your skate, it should be taut and not stretched. A loose bungee cord has a high chance of getting caught under your skate, and a stretched bungee cord will negate the benefits of using bungee.
If the bungee cord is loose, you can adjust the cord length by moving the bungee cord knots — they are hidden inside the velcro clasps. You only have to do this once to get the correct length for your skate and pad setup. Excess bungee cord can be trimmed, but make sure to slightly burn the ends to prevent unravelling.
There are various ways to wrap the bungee cord around your skate, but the general idea is to criss-cross the bungee through your plastic blade holder (under your foot) and then secure the velcro clasps over your skate laces.
Make sure the bungee cord lengths are equal, you can adjust the length by sliding the cord through the toe bridge. Place a small knot, or two, in the bungee cord at the base of toe bridge. This helps prevent the bungee cord from wandering.
Make bungee cord even lengths
Add a single or double knot at the toe bridge
Double knot closeup
Feed one velcro clasp through the first hole in your plastic blade holder, then criss-cross it through the next hole. Repeat this process for the second velcro clasp, starting on the opposite side.
Feed velcro clasps through holes
Criss-cross the bungee cord
Pull both velcro clasps over your skate laces and secure them together. The bungee cord should be taut, but not stretched. If the bungee cord is loose, you might need to play around with which holes you use on your plastic blade holder, or you can adjust the bungee length by re-positioning the bungee knots.
Secure velcro clasps over skate laces
Pull your pad up, and strap it to your leg. Hopefully you have managed to follow along and secure your leg pad to your skate using the bungee toe ties. If you have any questions, please contact us.
Leg pad secured to skate with bungee toe ties
We make and sell bungee toe ties. You can purchase them through our website for all Brown leg pads. If you want bungee toe ties for another brand, please contact us