i have dropkicks and one time i tried putting the strap under the tongue. i did up the strap so the liner fit totally snug around my shin, but the tongue tightened up all funny. i could barely get the cables tight enough, and even then they flexed funny. what i do is before doing up the tongue and the strap, i pull both ends of the liner, sort of, so it's snug as can be, then do up the buckles loosely. after this i do up the strap good and tight, then tighten up the buckles. to finish it off, i tighten the strap as much as possible.
works well i don't get shinbang too bad and my legs are pretty skinny.
The only thing that's warm right now is my dong.
Well it's kinda sore, but it was sore before so it's not any worse.
-my friend after breaking his shin in half