When Warrior designed their Ritual Pro Chest & Arm protector for 2013, they didn't just think outside the box - they reinvented it! Quite simply, the Ritual Pro is the most innovative and protective chest guard to come out in years. The professional goalies who have been using it rave about it's protection, mobility, durability and custom adjustment features. If you're looking for the ultimate combination of mobility and protection, look no further.
The real story with the Ritual Pro Chest & Arm is the arm protection. In designing the unit, Warrior set out with the idea to put shinguard like protection on the arms, and the result are the innovative "Shockshield" and "AxyFlex" protection systems. For starters, the "Shockshield" plastic arm protection sits atop the arm sleeve, and the plastic pieces are hinged to move with the natural motion of your arm. Because the Shockshield doesn't sit directly on top of the arm, it gives slighly upon impact to disperse the force across both the plastic cap and the trampoline liner beneath. The end result is that the goalie knows that contact has been made, but "stingers" are now a thing of the past. Additionally, because the Shockshield utilizes the maximum allowable width for the arms, and because the plastic caps are more square in design than they are round. sealing the hole between the arm and body and deflecting high arm shots upward and away from danger has never been easier.
Additionally, the "AxyFlex" elbow system compliments the Shockshield by providing superior hinged protection to the elbow joint. Floating plates rest atop the plastic caps, and these plates are attached to a channel which allows them to stay in place and facilitate an incredible range of motion. The flat, square design of the entire elbow unit provides consistant rebound control and unmatched protection.
A triple layer of protection cover the shoulder joint, and the main floater contains padded "pockets" which allow the goalie customize the fit and protection of the unit. A unique plastic sternum protector covers nearly the entire torso, and it is hinged at the belly to allow for flexibility when bending forward in the goalie's stance. The back of the unit features two (2) adjustable chest height straps with easy to follow adjustment instructions printed on them. Simply move the straps up or down to adjust the height of the unit on the goalie's chest and belly.
Finally, removeable air-mesh arm liners can be easily removed for cleaning and drying.