The Bauer Supreme S190 Pro Goalie Leg Pads are a high mid-level pad.
Recommended 3 to 5 uses per week.
Bauer Supreme S190 Senior Goalie Leg Pads
The Bauer S190 pads are a lightweight high mid-level goalie pad. These pads are also very lightweight and weight in the high mid-level pad has always been a struggle for manufactures. The Bauer S190 pad has many of the same features that the Pro 1S pad has. One feature that has always been a favorite among consumers is the adjustable knee lock system. This system allows each customer to place the knee block that best suits them. Another great feature of the S190 goal pad is the XRD foam landing. Many flat face “butterfly style” pads have a very stiff landing area which can create pressure on the back, knee and hips. The XRD foam help absorb that shock which hopefully will take pressure away from these areas. The Bauer S190 pad is a coverage style pad, built for the goalie who like to consolidate movement and maximize technique. If this is your style play, the S190 pad is definitely something you will want to look at.
Bauer Supreme S190 Leg Pad Features
- XRD® Foam knee landing
- AKL – Adjustable Knee Lock
- Digitally printed graphics
- REACTOR knee guard included
- Custom Rotation System (CRS) strapping
- Triangular vertical rolls
Explaining Bauer Goalie Leg Pad Sizing
Bauer goalie has introduced a sizing system – Small, Medium, Large, X-Large. For most goalies that have played for any length of time, this can seem confusing or odd. Bauer is basically trying to make this easier on the casual goalie or parent by simplifying the definitions. Here is a simple explanation of how these sizes work:
- Small = 33+1in. Pad
- Medium = 34+1in. Pad
- Large = 35+1in. Pad
- X-Large = 36+1in. Pad
Bauer Supreme (1S, S190, S170, S150) Vs. Bauer Reactor Series
Understanding the differences in goalie pads can be a huge advantage when purchasing new pads. Bauer makes a hybrid style pad and a coverage style pad. The hybrid series for Bauer is the Reactor series. This series is made for the hybrid style goalie, Bauer has used the tern “Battlefly” in the past to describe this goalie. Essentially the hybrid goalie makes a large variety of saves and are very active and likes to move around. These goalies need a leg pad that will move and twist with them and that is how the Bauer Reactor leg pads perform, lots of flex and movement with the goalie. The other style pad Bauer has is the Supreme series. The Supreme (1S, S190, S170, S150) are built for a goalie that likes to stay controlled and play very big. The term used is “Butterfly” style goalie, we do not like this term as it seems to limit the goalie to one save technique. In reality the goalie will still make other save selections however the preferred method of save selection is the butterfly technique. Hopefully this can give you an idea of what type of pad best suits your style of play.
Mid-Level Goal Pads Vs. Pro Goal Pads
There are many schools of thought when it comes to mid-Level goalie leg pads vs. pro level goalie leg pads. The most glaring difference in most cases (but not all) is that pro goalie leg pads are made domestically and mid-level goalie pads are made off-shore. There are however a few companies that now make their pro leg pads off-shore as well. When looking at a mid-level goal pad vs. a pro level goal pad side by side, it can be very difficult to know the difference – even to a trained eye. There generally are quality differences in the foams and synthetic leathers along with small differences in features. Again, these can be very difficult to notice. Pro goal leg pads can take more abuse then a mid-level pad, a pro pad is what the name implies – a pro pad – meant to be worn everyday. The mid-level leg pad materials can take quite a but of abuse as well, however if used to the same degree as a pro schedule, these pads will break down quicker. Another big difference is the amount of customization. Pro goalie pads have much more options in customization vs. a mid-level goalie pad.
The questions a consumer needs to address when making this decision is: How much does the goalie play per week and how much customization does the goalie need? These two basic questions will generally address the need for pro goalie pad or a mid-level goalie leg pad.