Brian’s has introduced a third series of goalie gear to accompany their GNetik and Heritage lines– the OPTIK.
The OPTIK series will feature the thinnest profile leg pad on the market today. The unique shape provides an extremely lightweight feel, without sacrificing durability. Here are some of the new key features/highlights:
- The elimination of the outer roll decreases weight, while improving thegoaltenders vision on pucks that need to be seen in tight. Traditionally, outer rolls were designed to give the stuffed goalie pads structural support, which is no longer needed with the modern engineered foam core pad.
- OPTI-SLIDE inner gusset construction provides the ultimate slide and seal across the crease. The Primo liner, hardened HD foam sliding edge and bindingless design creates a smooth and quick slide.
- Flex Core and Fly Core Options– The newly engineered foam core is available in TWO distinct options. The “Flex Core” emulates feel and flex for a hybrid/reactive goaltender that is looking for maximum mobility, flex and torque on their pad. This has a distinct “S” curve and an aggressive 80-degree boot taper. The “Fly Core” provides a butterfly style goalie a straighter and more rigid core to maximize coverage and seal along the ice. This pad has a 90-degree boot taper, and is the stiffer option.
Sports Etc Performance to Value Rating- 10 out of 10. The OPTIK is a revolutionary and well-thought out design, as Brian’s continues to come up with innovative and progressive goalie pads. This series also effectively eliminates the Sub Zero line, but Brian’s made sure to keep many of the key pieces that made the Sub Zero line popular.