The Vaughn Velocity V7 XR Intermediate Goalie Catch Glove is recommended for A thru AAA travel hockey levels.
Vaughn Velocity V7 XR Intermediate Goalie Catch Glove
New for 2016 is the Vaughn Velocity V7 XR Pro Goalie Catch Glove. There can be a little confusion between the XR Carbon Pro and the XR Pro. The XR Carbon pro is the domestic pro level glove and the XR Pro is the import pro level glove. Vaughn does a nice job of creating a second pro level line for a bit less money by producing this line off-shore. The XR – which stands for rigid, is a stiffer version Velocity catch glove. The XR glove is built with the coverage style goalie in mind. This glove has a one piece thumb/cuff that creates more stiffness. The thumb on this glove is an extreme shallow angle, it reminds us a lot of the old Kipper spec glove from years ago. This thumb angle gives the glove a pancake look and it covers the most surface area possible in a legal glove. Vaughn has made the switch to an offset single t pocket on this model. This has been the trend with most coverage style gloves. The carbon reinforced fingers and palm gives this glove solid protection qualities while allowing optimal feel. One of the features that we love about the Vaughn XR Pro series is this can be custom ordered in any color the goalie would like. For custom order information, please call customer service.
Vaughn Velocity V7 XR Intermediate Goalie Catch Glove Features
- Solid one piece cuff and thumb with contoured front surface to increase front catching surface
- Carbon fiber palm and back thumb
- Reinforced finger perimeter to strengthen outer edge
- Large wide span single bar T-web with carbon fiber support strips
- Carbon fiber front palm segments
- Finger tip closure design with wider open front profile to maximize net coverage
- Large back hand protector
- Offset t-web that gives deeper pocket
- Full grip interior palm surface
- 43″ perimeter size
- Adjustable inner hand padding for precise fit
- Large padded wrist strap
Vaughn Velocity Gloves Vs. Vaughn Ventus Glove
When most goalies think of the Vaughn Velocity series, they automatically think of a hybrid style goalie like Jonathan Quick, Tuuka Rask & Matt Murray. Although this is very much the case, the Vaughn Velocity glove does things a little different then other manufactures. Vaughn actually has two versions of their Velocity gloves, one with a one piece cuff/thumb and one with a two piece cuff. This gives the goalie the option on a more flexible version or a stiffer version. The two piece cuff version (XF) uses huge double t pocket while the one piece cuff/thumb (XR) uses a single offset t. Both versions have a shallower thumb angle which creates more surface and blocking area. The choice is there for either the hybrid style goalie or the coverage style goalie when looking at a Velocity series glove. The Ventus line is considered Vaughn’s coverage style series but this glove is actually built more like a hybrid style glove. The Ventus uses a two piece cuff and a deep thumb angle which are generally characteristics of a hybrid style glove. Another difference is the Ventus glove uses a single t pocket, single t pockets are used in both hybrid and coverage style gloves. There really is no right or wrong when selecting goalie gear however specs do play an important roll in how the gear will perform with a particular playing style.
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.