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Brians Sub Zero II Senior Hockey Goalie Leg Pads
The leg pads that set the bar for lightweight design and superior performance are back for 2014, and they're better than ever. Several design and aesthetic enhancements have been made to give the Sub Zero Pro 2 leg pad a more rich, refined look while enhancing some key features that butterfly/blocking style goalies will absolutely love.
For starters, the overall shape of this flat faced pad has changed from a largely "pre-curved" pad to a more rigid "V-Shape" profile to help give better coverage and rebound predictability. The pad has a soft flex (3 Darts) at the break below the knee, and a harder flex (1 Dart) at the break above the knee. This flex structure gives the pad enough flex to bend in the butterfly, but not so much at the top of the pad so that it will "fold in" at the five hole at impact. The boot break uses Brian's Hyper-Flex 4 boot construction - Brian's softest break to date - which allows the goalie to deeply flex the pad at the ankle area for laterall movements, rebound control, etc. As always, Brian's uses their proprietary E-Foam in the pad's construction for significant weight savings.
The inside edge features Brian's Superslide Inside Panel, which is made up of HD foams and a redesigned inside seam stitch line. The two enhancements provide a stable platform when in the butterfly, complete pad seal to the ice, and a flat, slick sliding surface.
Like all Sub Zero pads, the Sub Zero Pro 2 comes standard with Brian's innovative Smart Strap - a Y-shaped elastic and velcro attachment system that eliminates the need for conventional leather leg pad straps. This tried and true system, together with a leather boot strap and a double elastic knee cradle strap, saves nearly 1/4 of a pound of weight per pad when compared to pads with traditional strapping. The wide leg channel is lined with a new Hex-Air leg channel to promote air flow and give the pad a rich look. The knee cradle has been made slightly wider to accomodate larger knee & thigh protectors, and the knee stack consists of one thick block (thicker than the previous Sub Zero 1 block), and one thin flap on the inside edge of the pad. The gusset of this knee block, and also the boot channel, are lined with Brian's new "Primo" material - a super high abrasion weave looking material that will stand up to any punishment that you can give it.
Finally, the boot taper has been changed to an 80 degree taper to give the boot a more squared off profile.
Sub Zero II Features
- New V-Shaped profile
- Super-soft Hyper-Flex 4 boot break
- Smart Strap System
- Hex-Air Leg Channel
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