CCM Extreme Flex E3.5 Junior Goalie Leg Pads: Carey Price
Goalies Plus offers the Carey Price style graphic on our E-Flex 3.5 goalie pads. This Carey Price graphic is also used by a majority of NHL, NCAA and Junior goalies in one form or another. This gives the pads a very symmetrical look. Goalies Plus requested input from various goalies, all of which felt the Carey Price style graphic was cleaner. The Carey Price style also appeared more unified. The E-Flex 3.5 is not a top-heavy pad, but the stock graphic makes the pad appear wider at the top and thinner at the bottom. With our custom Carey Price graphic, this 3.5 Leg Pad has a very clean and unified look from top to bottom.
CCM Extreme Flex E3.5 Junior Goalie Leg Pads: Single Break vs. Double Break
Another key feature on our custom E-Flex 3.5 goalie pads was our decision to have a series of single break vertical roll pads and a series of double break vertical roll pads. We had each series built to different specs that we felt would help benefit that particular goalie best. The 3.5 single break pads were built for the goalie who generally has a wider butterfly and the stiffer top portion of the pad allows for more coverage when in the butterfly position. The 3.5 double break is built more for a goalie with a narrower butterfly technique. The double break allows for the pad to roll further around the goalies knee and thigh which helps eliminate any five hole issues.
Single Calf Strap vs. Double Calf Strap
Goalies Plus’ CCM E3.5 Leg Pads feature the choice of a Single Calf Strap System vs. a Double Calf Strap. Our E3.5 Single Break Leg Pads use the single strap calf system. A Single Break goalie generally employs a wider butterfly technique and utilizes this technique frequently. Since the butterfly technique requires a lot of pad rotation, a Single Calf Strap System allows for maximal pad rotation.
In comparison, Goalies Plus’ CCM E3.5 Leg Pads feature the traditional Double Calf Strap System. Generally, a double break goalie has a narrower butterfly and/or uses more of a “hybrid” style. Hybrid style goalies often wear their pads a bit tighter than a coverage style goalie. The Double Calf Strap System on Double Break pads, offers a tighter fit to the legs. To ensure a high-quality fit, both styles feature two elastic straps at the knee cradle and behind the calf at the leg channel.
Speed Skin for Better Slides
For the CCM Extreme Flex E3.5 Junior Goalie Leg Pads – Single Break, Speed Skin Technology is CCM’s new external material. For quicker, more explosive sliding, Speed Skin reduces friction between the pad and the ice. In testing, Speed Skin performs better than Clarino and is just as durable.
Lightweight Strap System
CCM replaced the traditional cowhide leather straps with new, lightweight (and durable) nylon webbing straps. These new straps weigh 10 to 12 percent lighter than cowhide straps. Testing revealed that, aside from knee straps, a single top calf strap was the most important strap. CCM’s new strap setup allows the CCM Extreme Flex E3.5 Junior Goalie Leg Pads – Single Break to properly rotate around the leg without any restriction from other straps.