Concept

Shin guard

Summary
A shin guard or shin pad, is a piece of equipment worn on the front of an athlete's shin to protect it from injury. These are commonly used in sports including association football, baseball, ice hockey, field hockey, lacrosse, cricket and mountain bike trials. They are also used in combat sports and martial arts competitions including kickboxing, mixed martial arts, taekwondo, karate and professional wrestling. This is due to either being required by the rules/laws of the sport or worn voluntarily by the participants for protective measures. Materials Modern day shin guards are made of many differing synthetic materials, including, but not limited to: *Fibreglass - Stiff, sturdy, and light weight. *Foam rubber - Very light weight, but not as sturdy and solid as fibreglass. *Polyurethane - Heavy and sturdy, which offers almost complete protection from most impacts. *Plastic - Less protective than any of the other synthetic shin guards. *Metal - Highly protective, but very
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