The Vaughn Velocity V7 XR Pro Carbon Chest & Arm Protector is a pro level chest protector. Recommended 5 to 7 uses per week.
Vaughn Velocity V7 XR Pro Carbon Chest & Arm Protector
New for 2016 is the Vaughn Velocity V7 XR Pro Carbon Chest & Arm Protector. Vaughn chest protectors account for 50% of all chest protectors worn in the NHL. You might think a goalie who wears another brand head to toe uses that brands chest protector but in reality many are wearing a Vaughn. The Velocity V7 XR series is built for the coverage style goalie and the XR chest protector is something we consider to be a blocking style unit. This chest protector was built with large shoulder floaters that maximize shoulder width in the net. Vaughn also added a second layer of protection built underneath the shoulder floaters, this second layer is velcro’d in and can easily be taken out or put back in. The XR pro Carbon chest also uses high density hd blocks with carbon fiber inserts in the chest area for added protection and durability. Another great aspect to this chest protector is the arm flexibility. Usually with a blocking style chest protector the arms are big, wide and very stiff. Since Vaughn uses a molded elbow piece that is engineered to flex properly, a goalie will get more movement out of the XR arms compared to other blocking style chest protectors. Goalies Plus can custom order the Vaughn XR Pro Carbon chest protector in different color combinations and different arm and body sizes. For custom order questions or information, please contact customer service.
Chest Protector Style – Coverage Blocking Style
Vaughn Velocity V7 XR Pro Carbon Chest & Arm Protector Features
- Wide solid style shoulder floaters with new graphic
- Larger lower chest pad lower flex flap
- Internal multi-density foam in chest pad
- HD chest pad blocks with carbon fiber inserts
- HD molded elbow pads with 4 point adjustment
- Wide shoulder profile to maximize blocking surface
- Adjustable side rib cage HD padding
- New back shoulder blade padding
- New shoulder to chest pad adjustment system
- Large sternum plate with HD and Carbon fiber
- New internal shoulder cushion pads
- New adjustable arm positioning to customized fit
- New more flexible arm base for easy break-in
- Contoured neck guard
- Side chest pad extension
- New back shoulder blade padding
- Tapered molded forearm padding for precision fit
Athletic Style (Hybrid) Vs. Blocking Style (Coverage) Chest Protectors
There are two basic designs in the goalie market in regards to chest protectors. These are based on the two types of styles that goalies play – hybrid and coverage. The hybrid goalie needs a more athletic style chest protector that allows him/her to move freely and maximize their agility. These units contour around the body with little to no gaps. The shoulder floaters are also smaller and form around the goalie in a more natural manner. Arms and elbow guards move freely and do not bind up, allowing for maximum mobility. The big upside to having an athletic style chest protector is the movement and freedom these provide. The downside to the athletic style chest is a decrease in size and materials. Now we are not saying they are not protective because most chest protectors are built to a very high standard and are have great protection qualities. However to make something move better you have to take something away and by doing this there will obviously be less material. We can say honestly that athletic chest protectors are extremely protective and the added materials in the blocking style are more about taking up space then adding protection.
The blocking style chest protectors are built for the coverage goalies that like to play big and take up as much space in the net as possible. The shoulder floaters are much wider and usually have multiple layers. The arm and elbow guards are also flared wider to take up as much space as possible. The blocking style chest protector tends to have more gaps and extra space on the goalies body because of the extra size. The upside to the blocking style chest protectors is the extra space it takes up. These chest protectors can easily make the shoulder width of a goalie four to six inches wider compared to an athletic style chest protector. Also, since the arms and elbow are bigger, there are less gaps for the puck to squeeze between the goalies body and arms. The downside to these blocking style units is the lack of movement. Because of the extra bulk, movement can be compromised. You can’t have the best of both worlds, if you make it bigger it will take away mobility.
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.