The Vaughn Velocity V7 XF Youth Goalie Blocker is recommended Rec thru A travel hockey levels.
Vaughn Velocity V7 XF Youth Goalie Blocker
New for 2016 is the Vaughn Velocity V7 XF Youth Goal Blocker. For parents and young goalies, finding good youth goalie equipment is difficult. Some youth goalie gear is over built and the gear is too bulky and stiff and some youth goalie gear is under built and it is no better then street hockey gear. Since Vaughn is a goalie specific manufacture, they know what the little guys need. Features on this blocker include a contoured blocker board to help prevent interference with the chest protector. Full side hand protection to help keep the goalie safe when they get out of position. Full finger protection but not too much that the goalie cannot squeeze the goalie stick. Tapered bottom that help get the blocker low to the ice surface, this is important when a young goalie drops his stick. Too many times we see a goalie not be able to pick up their stick because the blocker design will not allow them to. Palm is centered for a balanced feel.
Vaughn Velocity V7 XF Youth Goalie Blocker Features
- Curved front blocking board
- Side shield for added protection
- Contoured cuff
- Side index finger guard
- Full finger protectors
- Tapered top and bottom of board
- Palm position optimized for easy stick pick up
- Molded thumb protector
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 gaolie 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.
Any products that require repair under warranty should be returned through the retailer that the product was purchased from. We (Vaughn) believe in the importance of satisfying our customers by manufacturing quality products. We (Vaughn), however, must be the sole judge in the matter of returns under warranty and we must have the product in hand to make an appropriate determination.