The T100-PL33 Leg Pad is a stiff pad designed for Blocking or Butterfly style goalies with a wider butterfly. The pads will keep their height in the butterfly position to cover more space, and their flat face provides for predictable rebounds.
Though the pad is considered "stiff", it is somewhat flexible at the boot and knee area due to interal foam breaks. The stiffness will help keep the pad height consistent throughout the lifetime of the pad, and the flex will help the pad move with the goalies leg. In this 2011 PL33 model, the internal foam core has been upgraded to play softer at impact, yet rigid to provide a consistant shape.
The leg channel and knee lock are on the wider side to allow for easy pad rotation on the leg. The knee cradle is constructed of nylon to allow the knee to easily rotate when transitioning to the butterfly, and the leg channel is made of a "digital" material to provide the friction needed to keep the leg in the channel. The boot channel is wide and offset to allow for a wide stance, and a sliding toe bridge is standard. All straps on the pad are easily replaceable, and the knee stacks are adjustable to allow the goalie to add or replace knee risers as needed.
Finally, the pad has a large, flat medial edge for a stable butterfly as well as a thin profile for redued weight.
- Handcrafted In Canada
- Full Pro Spec Construction
- Flat Face Design
- Stiff Pad Design
- Adjustable Knee Lifts
- Ice Bite Offset Foot Hole
- All Leather Straps
- Wide Inner Knee Cradle
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.