Brian's GNetik Pro II Blocker Features
For 2015, Brian's has taken one of their highest performing blockers, the GNetik, and made it even better. They have done this by, first, fine-tuning the balance. The palm position on the GNetik Pro II has been moved to a centered position to do this, and it has been very effective. The change has shifted the weight from the front of the blocker to the back, making for a more balanced feel. The Pro II still features the same bindingless design that has been so effective in the past.
The next goal that Brian's had was to solidify the protection even more on the GNetik Pro II. The acheived this by redesigning their previous sidewall to provide a larger and thicker protection. What used to be a thin and narrow sidewall is now a half inch, high-density foam board that is reinforced by additional removable padding. One other addition to the blocker is the removable index finger pad which was placed over the fingers to protect against any shots that sneak under the board and impact the goalies hand. Last but not least, Brian's added X-Static material to the finger stalls to fight bacteria and keep you safe, as well as protected!
Measure your hand from the heel of the palm to the tip of the middle finger, then consult the chart below to find the size that will work for you.
|Blocker Sizing Chart
|4 3/4 - 5 5/8 in.
||5 5/8 - 6 1/4 in.
||6 1/4 - 7 in.
||7 - 8 3/8 in.
|119 - 143 cm
||144 - 160 cm
||161 - 178 cm
||179 - 213 cm
Key to a Proper Fit:
The blocker should be fitted based on hand size. The goalie's fingers should be no more than 1/4" from the end of the fingers in the palm. If the fingers are too long, chances are the hand tabs that tie down the palm to the blocker are too large. This will cause the blocker to wobble, tilt or rotate on the goaltender's hand, seriously affecting control while limiting coverage (blocking surface).