The Vaughn LT90 Ventus leg pads feature a full flat front surface with a double break outside roll to give the pad more flexible structure than the stock Ventus LT90. The lower boot scoop break over the skate has a specific design and construction that keeps the pad semi-rigid in this area so that the pad keeps it shape and profile in this area, even after it has been broken in. The pad is constructed around an internal foam core that is made from multiple densities and thicknesses of foam in a precise arrangement to give the pad a very solid frontal blocking surface and firm perimeter edges for a more effective blocking area. These multiple foam layers also allow the structure of the pad to twist and flex in critical location to improve performance and stress and the legs and hips.
The internal edge of the pad is designed with a wide landing area at the knee. This creates and added surface area for increased pad and body balance, and also extends the landing gear farther behind the knee for added blocking surfaces. This knee design also brings the knee and leg a bit higher off of the ice, which in turn allows the goaltender to extend his or her butterfly spread.
The internal knee cradle has an agled strap position that positions the strap below the knee break for added comfort and less friction during pad rotation. Dual adjustment knee straps allow for custom adjustment and supports the knee in the body of the pad to elevate it from the ice surface to provide superior and ergonomically correct body positioning. The inside knee landing pad is built with a special EVA foam cushioning system that reduces G impact laoding and softens the impact transfer to the knee.
The leg cradle features a wide inside landing pad that is shaped to encapsulate the leg and cushion the body weight while doing down to the ice. The outer leg cradle pad is sculpted to cover the calf and extend coverage into the side profile of the pad to cover gaps when tight up against the post.
- DOUBLE BREAK OUTER ROLL
- Extreme light weight with superior pad balance
- Tall +2" sizing
- Adjustable outside knee area buckle strap
- Dual leather knee strap system
- Laced in adjustable thigh guard
- Off-set toe tie assembly with lace adjustment option
- Pre-shaped firm design and construction
- New Ventus graphics give a taller, longer appearance
- Curved upper side profile helps close the five hole while in the butterfly
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.