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 full chest plate expands the impact absorption zone for the entire torso. The full plate is rigid and does reduce flexibility in the torso.
If you need torso flexibility, consider customizing yours to use the split-chest.
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 add bulk and protection to the upper body while allowing movement and rotation of the arms.
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 floater protects the elbow joint so it can freely bend underneath. The elbow floater is designed to stay square with the joint for more predictable rebound control. It is made of thick high density foam and rigid plastic.
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.
Each arm is made slightly differently based on your catching hand. The catching hand has more forward facing underarm protection to keep the underside of your forearm safe when in the ready stance.
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.
We know you will have many years of enjoyment and protection from your equipment, and that's why we carefully choose the most durable and high quality materials.
We use elastics that maintain strong elasticity for many years, even under heavy use.
Heavy duty thread is used in all areas, and lightweight 210/420 denier nylon easily handles years of punishment.
Velcro tends to age the more you use it, and ours maintains grip even after many years.