Vaughn Ventus LT88 Goalie Leg Pads
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Vaughn Ventus LT88 Goalie Leg Pads [Senior]

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LT88 Ventus Leg Pad is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 2.
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PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

Similar to the LT98 with some material differences to keep the price down, the LT88 leg pads emobody Vaughn's goaltending intuition transposed over to the butterfly-style pad. The LT88 features a flat face design to allow for excellent rebound predictability off the pad. The outer roll contains only a single break to allow for some flexibility from the Ventus, which is designed to be a much stiffer pad than its Velocity cousins. The top of the pad has been extended slightly and the boot scoop has been shortened to provide greater control and coverage than the LT80 of 2013.

The interior of the LT88 features a multi-layer, multi-density arrangement of foams precisely placed to optimize the feel and durability of the pad. A soft knee cradle and leg channel provide excellent comfort combined with the foams of the outer knee and calf pads. The LT88 utilizes a large knee landing area to ensure the pad is in place when you go into the butterfly. New for 2015, the knee lock strap now straps below the knee, offering a looser fit behind the knee, allowing the Ventus LT88 to have better rotational qualities than the old Ventus pads.

  • Multiple layers of foam in the core for excellent pad feel and performance
  • Laced-in thigh guard
  • Wide knee landing area for easier seal to the ice
  • Flat-face design with a single break on the outer roll for a balance of stiffness and flexibility
  • Tall +2 sizing
  • Offset toe ties

 

FEATURES

Weight:5.36 LbsWeight of a single leg pad measured in pounds (Sr 34" Int 30" Jr 28" Yth 23").
Pad Style:Butterfly/BlockingThe style of play ("Reaction/ Hybrid" or "Blocking/Butterly") that the pad was designed for. "Reaction/Hybrid" pads tend to be more flexible and have more breaks - great for those with a narrow butterfly. "Blocking/Butterfly" pads tend to have fewer breaks and are more rigid - better for goalies with a wider butterfly.
Knee Breaks:1 (Below Knee)Breaks in the foam & material of the outer roll. Pads with zero (O) knee breaks tend to be more rigid and have less flex, while pads with one (1) or two (2) knee breaks are "softer" and have more flex built into them.
Width:11 InchesWidth of a single pad measured in inches.
External Material:MicrofiberType of external material.
# of Straps:5Number of leg attachment straps.
Strap Type:Nylon & Clip (2), Leather & Buckle (3)Type of attachment strap.
Adjustable Straps:NoDoes the leg pad have straps that can be easily moved or replaced
Thigh Protection:Laced-In Thigh GuardType of upper leg protection.
Toe Attachment Type:Offset Toe TiesType of piece that attaches the pad to the toe of the skate.
Made In:ChinaCountry of origin.
Warranty:90 DaysPeriod of time the product is covered under a manufacturer's warranty.

SIZE CHART

The Key factor is the overall length. The length can be divided into three sections:

A.The boot

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.

RATINGS & REVIEWS

Rated 5 out of 5 by from These do run bigger. These truly run about 1" - 2" taller then other models. I went with 34 +2 in these. My ATK is 18.5' and FTK is 21". Previously I was in 36" Velo 3 pads and 35+1.5 in V5. I would say these are about 1/2 inch taller in a boot to knee then Reebok Premier pads I used. To compare then with current V7s, they are definitely about an inch or even more tall ankle to knee and boot to knee then V7 XF in 34+2. They are almost identical to the V7 XR in 35+2. The pads do appear stiff at first. If you spend a little time shaping and bending them at home a bit, they do shape well. Knee cradle is nice and wide. I wish there was a factory option to lace-in another knee lift. Its OK for me with PAW knee pads, some people may prefer a higher knee... Be warned, the rebounds on these are quite livelier then Velos. Especially if you do tend to "kick" the puck, they will send it.
Date published: 2016-09-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Goalie Pads! Just got these and I love them! Very comfortable - tons of padding on the inside of pads! the fit is perfect - I love Vaughn goalie stuff!
Date published: 2016-05-29
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PRODUCT Q & A

In the Velocity I fit into a 32" plus 2" perfectly. With the Ventus being a taller pad would I need a 31" plus 2" or even a 31" plus 3" or just stick with the 32" plus 2"? 

Asked by: weav
Your knee will be in a similar spot between Velocity and Ventus. The Ventus seems to sit a bit more tall than the Velocity, so you may not need as tall of a thigh rise. It is always best to try on a pad before purchasing.
Answered by: JeffC
Date published: 2016-06-22

If I'm on the ice 3-4 times a week would these be ok or should I go with the LT98 

Asked by: Brad3131
I would recommend going with the LT98 being on the ice that often.
Answered by: JeffC
Date published: 2016-02-09

Coming from a set of p4's would these, the subzero line, or xlt's be best? I play a mostly butterfly style and have tried a set of original subzero's which I did not enjoy as much as the p4's.

Asked by: Txhockey
The XLT will be most like the P4
Answered by: JeffC
Date published: 2017-03-16

Durability

Could these withstand being on the ice two practices a week plus a couple games every weekend?
Asked by: Laxboy70
I would recommend getting into the LT98 if you are on the ice 4 times a week.
Answered by: JeffC
Date published: 2015-10-27

Would these pads be good for senior aa hockey on the ice 3 times a week? Also is there any shrinking with these pads?

Asked by: kutz
The LT88 may not be as durable as LT98 being on the ice 3 times a week. The Ventus line shouldn't shrink too much over time.
Answered by: JeffC
Date published: 2015-10-16

Knee Breaks?

I have the Bauer Supreme One.9 pads with the Myflex knee break system. This says these pads have 1 break below the knee. How does this compare? Is the break like the softer yellow bar and the nonbreak above the knee like the stiffer blue bar?
Asked by: Leonardo
The ventus will be a much stiffer pad than a Bauer Supreme. It will be similar to Reebok XLT in terms of stiffness.
Answered by: JeffC
Date published: 2015-04-02
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