The Bauer Supreme ONE.9 leg pads are the Senior Pro version of the new Supreme TOTALONE NXG leg pads, and they share many of the same design characteristics.
For starters, the ONE.9 gives the goalie the ability the "personally" adjust the custom flex of the goal pad to adapt to any style of play. The leg pads utilitze a unique "MyFLEX 2.0" system - molded flex inserts that fit into pre-formed channels inside the foam body of the pads. The flex inserts come in two different stiffnesses - medium (yellow) and hard (black). By inserting the desired flex insert into the channels both above and below the knee, the goalie can achieve up to 4 different flex configurations for a personalized fit. New for 2014, the MyFlex 2.0 flex bars have been made slightly stiffer to be more durable over time, and the insertion channels also have a modified design for enhanced performance.
The Supreme ONE.9 pad features the popular Adjustable Knee Lock (AKL) design of the previous Supreme line. Like the older Supreme knee lock, the knee lock on the ONE.9 is attached with heavy duty velcro and can be moved approximately one (1) inch in any given direction for a customized fit.
The leg channel is wide and has a medium depth to it. The inside calf padding features a 1" thick low density foam pillow which has been sewn on to the inside edge calf wrap. The pad takes up any negative space between the leg and the pad for quicker pad response, and it provides exceptional comfort when going into the butterfly.
The boot strap can be placed in two different locations on the inner boot scoop, and the calf straps are easily replaceable as well. The thigh straps and buckles are made of nylon webbing, and these can be moved to different strap locations both at and above the knee.
- Lightweight butterfly style and construction
- MyFLEX 2.0 technology
- Triangular outer roll
- AKL: Adjustable Knee Lock
- Adjustable straps customize fit and closure
- Integrated under-pant thigh protector
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.