The 7260 Velocity 5 Leg Pad is a high end Junior pad that uses superior materials in construction than pads that are typically found at this level. The design is identical fo the 7460 Senior Leg Pad but features a reduced size and only two (2) calf straps instead of the three straps found on the adult model. The pad even features adjustable knee lifters that are thinner than the ones found on the adult model so that the younger goalie can get the same features that the adult goalies get.
New for 2012, the outer calf guard has been widened to provide extra protection. Also, a redesigned knee cradle features wider construction and flex panel on the outside edge for faster pad rotation. This design is great for goalies with wider legs, or goalies who wear separate knee protection underneath the pants..
The 7260 has a 10 inch width and it is slightly narrower and thinner than the 7460 to accomodate the weight and flexibility needs of smaller goaltenders. Junior goalies playing at a higher level, or smaller Intermediate goalies playing at an Intermediate level will love the 7260's.
- New V5 graphics are designed to give the pad a taller, larger appearance
- New intermediate sizing with proportional design
- Wide leg channel
- Knee lifter system for improved ergonomic body positioning
- Full stitched graphics
- Durable Clarino micro fiber outer shell construction
- High density outside rolls for improved puck deflection
- Inner edge balance stabilizer
- Pro-style thigh guard
- Full, wide knee cradle with angled strap position
- Available in sizes 26+1", 28+1", 30+1", and 31+1"
The Key factor is the overall length. The length can be divided into three sections:
B.Instep to knee
C.Knee to top or thigh rise
The proper length of the goal pad boot is determined by the goalie's skate size. The next key area is the instep to knee that determines the shin length. Finally, the knee to top or thigh rise is a personal measurement depending on how much pant and pad overlap the goaltender prefers. A general rule is 7" to 8".
A.Skates size: provide the skate size for proper boot fit.
B.Instep to knee: measure from instep to the front center of kneecap while leg is in slightly bent position.
C. Thigh rise: measure from front center of kneecap up the thigh to desire height.
A + B + C = Estimated size of pad
If fitted properly, the goalie's knee should rest directly behind the center knee roll with the pad securely attached to the goal skate and properly strapped on the goaltender's leg. Generally, this will ensure that the pad breaks (bends) at the knee/shin and ankle as designed for optimal performance.