Vaughn Ventus SLR2 Youth Leg Pads

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Vaughn Ventus SLR2 Youth Leg Pads

The Vaughn Ventus SLR2 youth pad is a very lightweight pad that allows a young goalie the ability to move freely and be able to get up and down from the butterfly position with little resistance. Vaughn has done a tremendous job of making this youth pad with many of the same features as it’s higher level SLR2 pads.  The back side of the SLR2 pad has a very simple design that goalie parents – new and old – can get their young goalie dressed very quickly.  A new bungee toe tie system and quick boot strap system to go along with the elastic strapping system will make these a high performing pad as well as an easy to put on and take off youth pad.   The youth Ventus SLR2 pads also come standard with the new Vaughn quick slide material on the inner portion of the pads.  This material will greatly enhance the side to side speed and movement when a goalie is performing the butterfly slide technique.  This is a high end feature that is being offered on the SLR2 youth goalie pads.  Also new for 2019 is a triangular vertical roll (outer roll).  This triangular design reduces weight and makes rebound control much more predictable.  The Ventus SLR2 pad are also pre-shaped for the butterfly technique so when a young goalie drops into the butterfly, the pads will naturally put them in the correct position.

Vaughn Ventus SLR Youth Leg Pad Features:

  • Full foam core internal structure
  • Full flat front blocking surface
  • Solid outside roll with beveled profile shape
  • Flat inner edge with higher density foam
  • Tall graphic has split front face and graphic stripes
  • New bungee cord toe attachment
  • Quick slide inside edge material
  • Wide knee cradle with angled adjustable strap
  • Deeper inner knee side panel for added balance and coverage
  • Firm front pad surface for more active puck response
  • Tapered outer edge on knee cradle for added pad rotation
  • Rotation control strap
  • Very light weight
  • Pre shaped pad structure for precision fit
  • Available in sizes 22+2″, 24+2″, 26+2″

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.