The Vaughn Velocity V7 XR Intermediate Goalie Blocker is recommended A thru AAA travel hockey levels.
Vaughn Velocity V7 XR Intermediate Goalie Blocker
New for 2016 is the Vaughn Velocity V7 XR Intermediate Goalie Blocker. Vaughn has two version in the Velocity V7 series for an intermediate goalie – the XF & XR. The Velocity V7 XR series stands for rigid and is made for the coverage style goalie. The Velocity XR is new line for the Velocity series which is built more for the goalie that likes to use the butterfly technique. The XR blocker uses an off-set blocker palm position that moves the palm up on the blocker. This creates more surface area below the hand of the goalie. The fit on the palm is also a tighter fit, this keeps the blocker rigid and stiff on the goalies hand. The Velocity V7 XR blocker is built for the high level young adult who needs top quality hd foams. At this age group, players are now shooting the puck substantially hard and the level of play is getting much faster. Goalies need gear that can perform like pro level gear in smaller packages.
Vaughn Velocity V7 XR Intermediate Goalie Blocker Features
- Full coverage formed finger protectors with 3mm thick carbon fiber inserts for increased protection
- No binding front blocking board to maximize net coverage
- Ultra high-density internal foam core for lightweight and stiffness
- Beveled bottom edge for paddle down movement
- Large index finger double layered protection with carbon fiber inserts
- Backhand cushion padding to reduce impact
- Floating articulated cuff design for superior wrist movement
- Side wrist air cushion pad
- Large finger protectors with dual layered inner index finger guards
- Adjustable wrist strap with Velcro closure
- Pre-curved palm fingers for improved grip
- Palm features vented side gussets and grip textured overlay
- New graphic with split face design for more color zone options
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.