Soccer gear types?

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American football requires strict regulation of equipment for maximum safety. The helmet, shoulder pads, and padded pants are essential. Optional additions include a visor and headset. Different shoes are also worn for different weather conditions.

American football is a relatively tough sport, with a large amount of big men hitting each other at high speed, often with the goal of knocking them down or injuring them. For this reason, having good football equipment is an absolute necessity and the equipment itself is regulated strictly to ensure maximum safety. Football equipment is quite iconic and its sheer size and complexity is one of the things that differentiates American football from its European cousins, ruge and hurling. A full kit of football equipment is required to play any type of serious tackle football, as anything less than that could lead to serious injury.

The most visible piece of football equipment is the helmet, and helmets are often kept as trophies or sports memorabilia as a reminder of the game itself. A football helmet has a mouthguard, chin guard, jaw pads, inner tubes, and a face mask, all wrapped up in a shell. The shell itself is made of thick, hard plastic and contains a large amount of padding. This includes both firm padding, made from foam rubber, and air chambers that offer tighter, more rigorous padding. The helmet is held in place by a chin strap, the jaw and tongue are protected by a mouth guard, and a grilled face mask helps protect the face from direct injury.

While soccer equipment hasn’t changed much in the past two decades, two notable changes have occurred. The first is the inclusion in the football helmet of an optional visor, usually made of some kind of tinted tinted plastic. This visor acts both as an anti-glare to allow players to see better, and as more direct protection for the eyes. The second change is the option to add a headset into the quarterback’s helmet, to allow coaches to easily talk to the quarterback during a game to brief on plays.

Another piece of football equipment are shoulder pads, which are surprisingly more complex than even a helmet. The shoulder pads not only cover the shoulders, but also protect the chest and ribcage and help protect the entire body. One of the primary functions of the pauldrons, which are held in place by a series of ornate buckles, is to reduce the impact of blows. They do this both by deforming when the player is hit, absorbing some of the shock, and by helping to spread the blow over a much larger surface area, reducing the risk of a serious direct hit.

Other pieces of soccer gear include nylon pants and jerseys, either with spandex for games or mesh for warm-weather practice. The trousers are usually filled with a variety of padding, including knee pads and thigh pads, and are usually held in place by a belt. Three different types of shoes can also be worn, ranging from thin soles for dry play, thicker soles for wet play, and extremely thick soles for games in the rain, all worn with studs for on-field play. A full set of soccer gear may also include a neck roll, sticky gloves, tailbone pads, and an athletic brace.

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