The Vaughn Velocity V7 XR Junior Goalie Catch Glove is recommended for Rec thru AA travel hockey levels.
Vaughn Velocity V7 XR Junior Goalie Catch Glove
New for 2016 is the Vaughn Velocity V7 XR Junior Goalie Catch Glove. The XR junior glove is different from the rest of the V7 XR series because it has a two piece cuff vs. the one piece cuff on the rest of the series. The XR junior glove does use a single t pocket like the other gloves in the XR series. The two piece cuff gives a young goalie a bit more mobility which is more important than stiffening up the glove to maximize coverage. All Vaughn junior gloves are put on a machine that opens and closes them several hundred times before they leave the factory, this helps the break in process significantly. The XR junior glove also uses a molded plastic palm which helps protect the hand. Felts are generally used in the hands but because of the reduced size, felts can bind junior gloves up and reduce flexibility. By adding this molded piece with thinner felt piece, the glove opens and closes much nicer and still has great protection qualities.
Vaughn Velocity V7 XR Junior Goalie Catch Glove Features
- Large deep single bar T-web
- Opening back hand protection
- Wide span web to maximize glove opening
- Flared cuff back for added wrist movement
- Finger tip deflecting rail
- Molded front and back thumb protection
- Molded palm plastic
- Molded curved front cuff
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.