New for 2013, Bauer re-introduces the popular Reactor line from year's past in the form of the new Reactor 6000 leg pads. Built for today's "Battle-Fly" goaltenders, the Reactor 6000 leg pads are well suited for today's athletic goaltender that wants a lightweight, flexible pad to mimic the movements of his/her legs.
Bauer and Total Goalie bring you a special edition of the Reactor 6000. The color scheme and overall display has a retro-feel with completely redesigned graphics.
The Reactor 6000 leg pads, made in Canada, feature a Pro Core insert which allows for un-matched pad flexibility without sacrificing pad height via shrinkage over time. The pad face features traditional knee rolls, though these rolls have been squared up to allow for more predictable control. The double-break outer roll features the traditional Reactor "Flex-Darts", and it's triangular shape serves to both reduce pad weight and deflect pucks downward upon impact. A +1 thigh rise comes standard.
The leg channel of the Reactor 6000 features a sewn-in knee cradle, which provides plenty of space for goalies who like to wear bulkier, under the pants knee/thigh padding. For those who prefer an attached pad, an NHL legal under-pant thigh protector comes standard. Quick release nylon webbing knee and thigh straps also help reduce weight and make attaching the leg pads that much quicker.
- Made in Canada
- Built "For Pros by Pros"
- Pro Core insert
- Triangle outer roll
- Sewn in knee cradle
- Quick release thigh & knee straps
- NHL legal under-pant thigh protectors
Want to learn more? Check out our Bauer Reactor 6000 Blog Review!
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.