The Premier X28 blocker is built upon the same solid foundation that has been the hallmark of Lefevre blocker design for many years. Though it isn't as hefty as the XLT Pro, the X28 is well suited for nearly any level of play and it performs at a very high level.
The blocker board is one of the thicker boards on the market. It is made of an .8mm poly, a 1" PE foam, and a 1/4" HD foam that creates a lightweight, solid blocking and coverage surface. The board position is centered over the goalie's backhand giving it a nice, balanced feel. The nose of the board is beveled for paddle down play.
The side hand protection is substantial. It features a large, HD foam inside thumb and wrist blocking surface, with a softer air pillow between the palm thumb and the side hand board. In addition, a smaller HD foam forefinger protector sits beneath the main side shield to help protect against pucks that ride up the paddle towards the palm. Goalies who turn their hands outward while in the buttefly position will enjoy the substantial amount of protection and coverage afforded by these shields.
The palm is made of durable embossed synthetic material, as well as mesh finger gussets for ventilation. The fingers are wrapped on the back and the sides by HD foam shilds, and they also feature thinner foam padding on the back of the finger stalls for added protection. A single wrist strap provides a custom fit, and a detatched cuff allows for great wrist mobility.
- 6th Hole coverage with large inside thumb and wrist blocking surface
- 7-piece wraparound finger protection that molds to the paddle of the stick
- Durable embossed synthetic palm
- Pre-curved shape to prevent puck skip over
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).