The Brian’s G-Netik 8.0 Intermediate Goalie Catch Glove is recommended for A thru AAA Travel Hockey Levels.
The team at Brian’s continues to innovate in the goalie gear market. The new G-Netik 8.0 Goalie Glove leads the industry in technology and comfort. The newly redesigned cuff angle funnels pucks directly into the pocket to meet the needs of the active butterfly goalie. Brian’s G-Netik 8.0 Catch Glove features a game ready palm with a 35° break angle. The palm provides a no-slip grip SBA Synthetic palm and wrist pad. The catch offers a Double-T ultra-wide, webbed pocket. In terms of performance, the G-Netik 8.0 gloves have a pro feel to them. The glove has a stiff palm that adds a lot of protection to this area of the glove. Many gloves in this mid-price point level lack the extra palm protection needed for long term durability. The one piece design of the cuff also lends itself to longer durability in this glove. As far as comfort and performance, SBA palm has a great natural tacky feeling that really allows the goalie to grip their fingers into the finger channels and squeeze the glove tightly. The deep thumb design along with the double t pocket creates a much more forgiving surface area that helps keep pucks in the glove and reduce the amount of pop outs (rebounds) from opposing shooters.
Brian’s G-Netik 8.0 Goalie Catch Glove Features:
- Ultra wide Double-T web
- New concave palm
- New one-piece cuff and thumb design
- 35 Degree break angle
- “No Slip Grip” SBA internal palm and wrist pad
Sizing Differences: Youth, Junior & Intermediate
Many parents do not understand the sizing terms used in goalie equipment. Youth, junior and intermediate are often confused as too which term goes with which age group. We will explain the differences to help eliminate any errors in the ordering process. Youth goalie gear is the smallest on the market. This is generally for your five year to eight year old goalies. Youth gear is generally less expensive and not made with high quality materials. Higher quality materials and foams at a youth level pose two issues. One; they are too stiff for a small goalie to move around and two; the goalie will outgrow the gear before they even break it in. Therefore it is ok to have lesser quality at the youth goalie gear age group. The junior goalie equipment is for the eight year to the twelve year old goalie. This again is not made with the highest quality materials. The quality is certainly better then the youth goalie gear however the need for flexibility and movement outweighs the need for high end materials that will last several years. In the junior level gear, specs are more defined and equipment is made with performance in mind. Generally junior goalie equipment will have a lot of performance features that will be found in higher level gear. Lastly is the intermediate level goalie equipment. Intermediate gear is generally for eleven to fourteen year old goalies or even smaller adults. This gear generally uses higher density foams and higher quality materials. Goalies in this age group put a lot of wear and tear on their gear so manufactures need to build it accordingly. Everything about intermediate gear is made with higher level performance features and extra protection features. Players at this age group are playing faster and shooting harder therefore the goalie gear needs to be better as well.