The Vaughn 1000i Velocity 6 chest & arm protector is a brand new model for 2014. This model is based exactly off of the 1000 chest guard platform, but it has been scaled down to fit the Junior or Intermediate goaltender. Protection on this unit is fantastic, as many of the Ultra-high and HD foam pad thicknesses (in the chest pad blocks and sternum plate, for example) are the same in the 1000i as you'll find in the 1000 Senior model.
The shoulder floaters are made using a wide, squared design that completely cover the shoulder joint, and underneath these Ultra high density foam pads sit oversized secondary caps that cover both the shoulder and the bicep area. Like all V6 chest units for 2014, the sternum pad on the 1000i has been lengthened to extend further down the belly for better protection. The belly features a lower pad flap that flexes when the goalie goes into a deep crouch position so the pad remains properly positioned as the goalie takes his/her stance.
The arm protection features molded reinforcement caps encapsulated in foam for greater impact resistance, and the arm floaters are made using Ultra high density foam internals for a rigid, protective blocking surface. These floaters, along with the molded elbow cap, have a four-point adjustment system to help the goalie achieve a precise fit. Upper side bicep pads complete the arm design and provide even more net coverage.
- Four point adjustable elbow pads
- Adjustable arm and wrist straps
- Lower chest pad belly flap
- Extra wide shoulder caps
- Large sternum plate
- Built-in neck guard
- Large back spine protector with height adjustment