The Tacks lineup is all about maximum coverage and optimal protection and although the Tacks 4052 shin guards don’t have D3O foam like the lineups higher price points, 4052 still delivers the protection needed to perform under pressure.
For stability, CCM uses an elastic strap for the lower part of the shin, and then they use their wrap lock, which is a strap that wraps all the way around to the front of the shin to give nice stability behind the knee. With the wrap lock, the shin is “locked” securely to the leg, tape is pretty much unnecessary with this feature. A huge plus about the fit of the shin is how well it actually stays in place. Here at Hockey Monkey we like to call it a “centered” fit, because when you put it on it really lines up nicely to the center of the leg and stays there. Sometimes shin guards will veer off on one side or the other, but in this case, when it is put on it stays where it is supposed to be.
For additional protection, a single density thigh guard is included to cover up that small area between the knee cap and bottom of your pant. Moving down to the calf wrap, you’ve got a single density padded layer with a plastic insert , and segmented single density foam protection on the other side of the calf as well so you stay protected on the backside of the pad as well. A removable anatomical liner with comfort foam and a knee donut cushion any collisions and falls.
If you are looking for a shin guard made to provide maximum coverage for optimal protection, CCM’s Tacks 4052 shins are a great option to help you perform under pressure.