10 Reasons Why I Hate Velcro:
Reason #1: Velcro Burn. Someone hits you and their fresh Velcro scrapes your skin, it really hurts.
Reason #2: It ruins your tights if it gets stuck to it as your putting on your knee pads.
Reason #3: Someone hits you and unstraps your Velcro from your pad and you are having to adjust it mid skate.
Reason #4: Someone hits you and their Velcro attaches to your Velcro and now you are stuck together.
Reason #5: It snags and ruins your uniform.
Reason #6: If it detaches from the material that it's sewn to, it's no longer effective and you have to duct tape your shit down.
Reason #7: When you wash your gear, if you don't strap down the Velcro perfectly, it gets stuck to each other and it's annoying detaching a big glob of pads stuck together.
Reason #8: When it starts to wear out, it's not effective anymore and you have to buy new pads, even if everything else is functioning great.
Reason #9: Velcro is fickle, it either works too well or not well enough, you never know how it's going to react on any given day.
Reason #10: There is no quiet way to take your gear off during practice when you are trying to do so during a team talk.
So now if a company could find a way to make silent Velcro that would fit perfectly on every skater and not ruin your uniform and tights, I would buy stock in that.