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"Full Right" and "Regular" Hockey Goalie Gear

Full Right and Regular Goalie Gear

The terms "Full Right" and "Regular" are used to describe which hand you will be using to catch pucks, block pucks and hold your goalie stick. The system is a little bit confusing at first, but it's pretty simple once you understand how it works. Most people throw a baseball with their right hand and catch a baseball with their left hand. Therefore, a catcher that goes on your left hand is a Regular catcher, because once again, regularly, people catch with their left hand. This is what the entire goalie handedness system is based on.

If you wear a Regular catcher (on your left hand), you should also use a Regular blocker, which is worn on your right hand, and a Regular goalie stick, which is held in your right hand. If you wear a Full Right catcher (on your right hand), then you should also wear a Full Right blocker, which is worn on your left hand, and use a Full Right goalie stick, which is held in your left hand. This is where it gets confusing for most people, because they assume that a Full Right blocker is worn on your right hand and a Full Right goalie stick is held in your right hand. But, this is not the case.

Remember, it's all based on your catching hand. So if you catch with your left hand like most people, you wear a Regular catcher, along with a Regular blocker and a Regular goalie stick. If you catch with your right hand then you wear a Full Right catcher, along with a Full Right blocker and a Full Right goalie stick. A Regular catcher always goes with a Regular blocker and a Regular goalie stick. A Full Right catcher always goes with a Full Right blocker and a Full Right goalie stick.

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