The Vaughn Velocity V7 XR Junior Goalie Blocker is recommended Rec thru AA travel hockey levels.
Vaughn Velocity V7 XR Junior Goalie Blocker
New for 2016 is the Vaughn Velocity V7 XR Junior Goalie Blocker. For the Vaughn XR junior blocker, good things come in small packages. Built with a majority of the features of the pro XR blockers, the XR junior is a top choice for young goalies. The blocking board of this blocker has a nice contour which eliminates interference with the chest protector arms. A higher positioned palm allows for more net coverage under the goalies hand and again helps eliminate interference with the arms (which is a huge issue with small goalies). The beveled edges allows the goalie to completely seal the ice in the paddle down technique. The use of the VX suede palm gives this blocker the same spec features as the pro blocker. For goalies and parents looking to get the most for their money, the Velocity V7 XR junior blocker is a great choice.
Vaughn Velocity V7 XR Junior Goalie Blocker Features
- Large side shield with internal reinforcement
- Full coverage formed finger protectors for increased protection
- Higher hand position extends blocking surface lower for more net coverage
- Secure palm hold down tabs for added control
- Back hand internal cushion
- Lightweight balanced design for precision feel and performance
- Tapered thinner side profile to front blocking board
- VX suede palm for increased feel and durability
- Molded narrow profile thumb design
- Adjustable cuff strap
- Flex cuff for increased wrist movement
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.