CCM Extreme Flex E3.5 Senior Goalie Leg Pads – Single Break
Goalies Plus has gone above and beyond to bring our customers several different specs and the opportunity to purchase CCM E-Flex goalie pads without having to upgrade to the expensive Pro Custom. Now, you can have Carey Price graphics, a Single or Double Break, and Custom Straps at the same price as the stock CCM Extreme Flex 3.5 Leg Pads.
CCM Extreme Flex E3.5 Senior 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 Senior 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.
For the 3.5 series, all pads come with a standard +1. Because the 3.5 pad uses a lower density foam then the 3.9, we felt that the +2 would create a thigh rise that is too soft and shots would push through even on the single break. Because we did not to use +2 sizing on our 3.5 custom series, we choose to bring in custom sizes. Stock sizing on the CCM E-Flex 3.5 Senior goalie dads is 32+1, 33+1 and 34+1. Goalies Plus has brought in custom sizing in 33+1, 34+1, 35+1 and 36+1. These custom sizes along with our custom graphics and custom break selection provides our customers more choices in the E-Flex 3.5 than any other retailer in the country.
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.