New for 2016, the Vaughn XR Pro Carbon Chest & Arm protector is built specifically for today's modern goaltender. Care has been given to place protection exactly where today's goalie demands it, and the new adjustability features of the XR Pro Carbon allow the goalie to further place the protection exactly where he/she needs it.
The shoulder and belly padding on the XR Pro Carbon is exceptional. The wide HD foam shoulder floaters provide the maximum coverage possible, with a long secondary floater over the shoulder joint, plus an arm pit protector, providing additional protection. The sternum protector is made of HD foam plus two layers of carbon fiber for extra protection to this often impacted area. The belly blocks are made of both HD foam and carbon fiber, and a lower belly flap pad has been built in to enhance the goalie's mobility. New this year, HD foam padding has been added over the kidney area and the positioning of this padding is adjustable to fit the goalie specifically.
The arm padding of the XR Pro Carbon is as unique as today's goalie. Created in consultation with Vaughn pro goalies, the arms feature a separate foam shoulder cap pad on the underside of the arm channel to help protect against pucks that may slide under the secondary shoulder floater as the goalie plays in the "reverse VH" position. Additionally, both arms are made as one single unit and are attached to the chest pad with large velcro tabs. This system allows the goalie to rotate the arm padding to cater to his or her needs. Want your blocker arm padding to sit on your arm differently than your glove arm padding sits? Simply rotate your blocker arm channel and you're good to go! And lastly, bicep and forearm padding has been upgraded to make this unit truly "Pro Spec".
Additional features include:
- HD molded elbow pads with four-point adjustment
- New shoulder to chest pad adjustment system for a custom fit
- New, more flexible arm base for easy break-in
- Tapered molded forearm padding for precision fit