The Vaughn GX3 Goalie Skates are recommended for Rec thru AAA travel hockey levels.
Vaughn GX3 Goalie Skates
Vaughn GX3 Goalie Skates. Vaughn has made many changes from their first generation of goalie skates. The two most important changes have been in price and weight. Vaughn is now offering a mid-level priced goalie skate in the GX3 which we feel is a great deal. Since Vaughn is somewhat new to the goalie skate category, we feel that they have built a skate at a higher spec level for this price range in order to gain market share. This is a great deal for the end customer as they are getting a better skate for less money. The Vaughn GX3 skate is also much lighter then the previous Vaughn goalie skates. A great feature of the GX3 goal skates is how they are pitched forward, this helps get the goalie up on the balls of their feet and off their heels. The only way to be aggressive in goaltending is to be up on the balls of your feet and the GX3 naturally puts you in this position. The GX3 also has a high quality tongue to reduce lace bite and a high quality footbed with an orthotic foot bed with arch and heel support. These types of features are generally not found on skates of this price point. Again, if you are looking for more quality for less money, we highly recommend the Vaughn GX3 goalie skates.
Vaughn GX3 Junior Goalie Skates Features
- Carbon fiber finish exterior side panels
- Vertical reinforced stitching on sides
- Injection molded outsole
- Large volume toe cap
- Orthotic insoles with arch support and heel support
- Neoprene flex panel
- Orthopedic felt tongue with HD foam insert
- Forward lean design
- Sizes 3.5 – 5.5
Sharpening A Goalie Skate – Hybrid Vs. Coverage Styles
It is very easy for Goalies Plus to sell you a pair of goalie skate and be done with it. We do not work that way and want to give some pointers moving forward to help maximize your skating potential. First and foremost, goalie skates do not come sharpened out of the box. They must be sharpened before you take the ice. We can sharpen your skates before they ship upon request. Second, what hallow should you get your skates sharpened at? This is more difficult because you need to take several things into account: goalie weight, ice conditions, style of play, age & experience. All of these factors can be a deciding factor when getting your skates sharpened but we are going to focus on the hybrid and coverage playing styles . As a rule of thumb, we say the hybrid goalie likes a sharpness between a 1/2 and 5/8 inch hallow. This gives the goalie the best of both worlds; side bite for t-pushes and butterfly slides and also the freedom for movement in the shuffle as well. The hybrid goalie is looking for a little of everything and the 1/2 to 5/8 hallow gives them this. For the coverage “butterfly” style goalie, we recommend loading up on edge and going with a 3/8 hallow. This will give a ton of side bite in the t-push and butterfly slide techniques. It will take away some mobility in the shuffle but generally this goalies uses that technique very little. More edge equals more power, if you have more side bite you can generate more power, it is simple physics.
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