The slender profile reduces weight and improves manueverability for butterfly goalies, while maintaining protective qualities.
Sliders are a stable platform for butterfly goalies to glide over the ice surface.
They are phenomenal on chewed up snowy ice and cold fresh ice, but have a tendency to stick on sloppy wet ice.
The square top and slim profile thigh rise allow for maximum overlap in the upper portion of the pad.
The bottom of the pads fit snug against the post and ice when in a butterfly to cover all holes. The boot sits higher on the skate for more clearance.
Leather straps are no longer needed for modern pads, because most goalies want the pad to rotate freely without restrictions. Elastics and velcro are the quick and easy way to hold the pads to the leg — minimal or no leather straps.
The back of the legs are covered with a protective wrap.
The leg channel is padded with soft foam for shin and knee comfort. The durable leather face does not absorb sweat.
Leg channel elastics offer additional holding strength to keep the pad against the leg and high up on the skate during game play.
The knee cradle has soft foam cushions to protect the knees as they slam into the ice during butterflies.
Soft enough to be used without knee pads.
There are various options for configuring the knee cradle strapping: horizontal, diagonal, and none. It all depends on preference. The exterior knee guard is removable.
The knee lift and cushion keep the lower leg parallel to the ground.
A flat boot channel causes the pad to sit higher on the skate.
A traditional boot channel is also available, but not recommended with the square pad bottoms.
Elastic toe ties attach the pad to the skate. Elastic allows some freedom of movement and helps counter-rotate the pads to keep them in the foreward position.
Available in 10" and 11" (25cm and 28cm) widths. 10" is easier to maneuver with longer thigh rises.
Flexible elastic strapping and bungie toe ties allow the pad to easily rotate with minimal strain on the body.
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 tough synthetic leather that can withstand years of puck impacts and skate slashes.
Heavy duty thread is used in all areas, and durable nylon easily handles years of punishment.
Velcro tends to age the more you use it, and ours maintains grip even after many years.