The ribs are protected with heavy duty plastics and high density foams that dissipate puck impact energy. Soft interior foams provide a compression zone and comfort against the body.
The clavicle plate expands the impact absorption zone, and allows the most flexibility in the chest region. This is the least amount of upper body protection compared to the full and split chest plates.
For more protective styles of chest plates, please see the 2200CA and 2400CA.
The foundation for protecting the upper body is hard on the outside and soft on the inside. Heavy duty plastics and high density foams dissipate puck impact energy, while soft foams provide a compression zone and comfort against the body.
The shoulder wings have a raised edge around the perimeter to provide more stopping surface. The shoulder wings allow full movement and rotation of the arms while adding bulk to the upper body.
Raised edges are not legal in some professional leagues.
The shoulder cushions are an essential part of the compression zone between the shoulder wings and the shoulder cap protection.
The soft interior is comfortable against the body, but also serves an important role in the impact absorption zone.
A mixture of soft and hard foams protect the spine and lower back. The shoulder blades and arms are unobstructed and have a complete range of motion.
The arm protection adds bulk to the overall arm size, helping to increase net coverage, while maintaining a complete range of goalie motions. Heavy duty plastic plates and multiple layers of shock absorbing foam protect the entire arm.
The split elbow shield has multiple breaks that allow a minimal bend in the shield. This design does not stay square to the elbow joint, and can give unpredictable rebounds. The shield is made of thick high density foam and rigid plastics.
For the square rigid elbow floaters please see the 2200CA or 2400CA.
Plush cushioning lines the interior of the elbow cap for softening the blows, and moulded hard plastic protects on the outside.
Built on top of the arm base is an additional band of hard plastic and layered foam, that follows the contour of the arm, to provide a larger impact absorption zone.
Tapered forearms allow the gloves to easily fit around the arms while maintaining excellent coverage.
Double waist straps have proven to be the most reliable form of securing the chest protector in position. They outlast elastic and velcro, and just keep holding.
Although the waist clips are made of strong impact resistant plastic, we still protect them from shots.
The arm straps change how the unit feels against the body, and tightness is a matter of preference.
For goalies that secure their chest and pants together (without suspenders), there is a thick pant loop on the front of the chest protector.
A back pant loop can also be added.