When it comes to custom goalie pads, nobody does it better than Vaughn Hockey. Recently, Vaughn gave us a behind the scenes peek at the manufacturing process for one of our goalie customers, Casen Janko of Matignon High School.
The process begins with the custom design from the goalie themselves. In this case, Casen went with a vintage cali-tan set up, which mimics the original leather look that we sold back in the 1980s!
Vaughn brings the pad to life by cutting the outside design of the pad wrap, and hand-stuffing it with high density foams. The goalie pad is tightly sewn back together to give a rigid and firm shape for unmatched durability.
The hand-made process allows for an extreme attention to detail, which creates consistently high quality goalie pads. When we visited Vaughn Custom Sports in Oxford, Michigan it became clear that owner Mike Vaughn cuts no corners when it comes to making goalie equipment. He routinely checks the quality of the materials that go into his goalie pads himself in his personal workshop. Trust us- we’ve seen it firsthand; the same effort and attention to detail goes into making a pad for Tuukka Rask or Jonathan Quick, as it does for any customer off the street.
The resulting product for customers like Casen Janko is the reason that goalie customers keep coming back to Vaughn, and it is the reason why nearly 77% of NHL goalies are wearing at least 1 Vaughn goalie product.
Alright, so Brian’s has clearly made some major improvements since the original Brian’s “B-Star” goalie pads…but that doesn’t mean you can’t use their awesome vintage graphic. With the help of the custom experts at Brian’s, we were able to design these goalie pads, which remind us of the same ones we sold back in the 80s!
These leg pads are now available off the shelf at Sports Etc. in White/Black, White/Navy, White/Red and White/Maroon. We have been trying to make custom goalie pads more readily accessible to our customers. Why wait the obligatory 10 to 12 weeks for custom goalie set ups, when you can grab them right off the shelf?
Get yours in store today or visit us at www.hockeyetc.com!
Ever wonder what it’s like using the same equipment as your favorite NHL goalie? Well now you can experience it, with the brand new Vaughn Vision Goalie Catcher, found exclusively at Sports Etc.
On a recent visit to Vaughn in Oxford, Michigan, we were able to try on a game ready goalie glove for Tuukka Rask. The incredible feel of the glove got us thinking– why not design a Pro Spec catcher that we can sell at the retail level? The glove we customized is designed to mimic and capture all of the aspects that are important to NHL goalies.
Some of the highlights include:
- Custom “Game Ready” Palm- The break in the glove falls perfectly in the middle of the hand for an incredibly easy close. Ready for game action right off the shelf.
- Sure Grip Liner- The liner adds durability to the palm of the glove, and also prevents slippage of the hand from sweat.
- Extended “Deep” Pocket- The catch area is extended to provide a “deep pocket” for better puck control.
- Two-Piece Cuff- The split cuff allows for a flexible and comfortable fit around the wrist.
The Legendary Name In Hockey Makes It’s Return To Goalie Equipment With The New Extreme Flex Goalie Gear
The name says it all for the new CCM Extreme Flex Pro. It is both extremely flexible in the boot and has a good amount of torsional flex in the shin area. This allows the goalie to more easily load his/her push leg in a butterfly recovery as well as easily direct rebounds to the corner. The face of the pad is layered in a soft foam giving the goalie closer rebounds.
The new 90 degree boot angle is both flatter and softer than what is found on it’s Reebok counterpart, the Premier 4. The knee and calf landings are binding-less to provide maximum durability. The tight leg channel with calf Velcro allows the goalie to maintain control of the pad without having to wear the leather straps tight. The open knee cradle allows ample space for bigger knee guards as well as offering superb pad rotation and balance. Unlike the Reebok P4, the CCM E-Flex pads have an flat inside medial (inside) edge, which means that the goalie is more stable and in control when in the butterfly. The knee lock Velcro can attach to the outside of the knee cradle or to the outside calf wrap.
The new CCM Extreme Flex Pro leg pads are the perfect combination of a butterfly and hybrid style pad.
MOBILITY: 90 deg. angled soft boot for extreme mobility
REBOUND CONTROL: Low-density soft foam on the front reduces rebounds to assure improved control
STABILITY: Flat inside edge stabilizes the pad flush to the ice with binding-less knee and calf wrap for increased durability
BALANCE: Wider knee stack landing surface keep goalies balanced in the butterfly
In Stock Now for Purchase Or Let one of our goalie experts help you design your customized CCM Extreme Flex Pro gear