The Ritual G4 Leg Pads from Warrior is a value packed mid-price point pad, boasting some of the features found on the R/G4 Pro leg pads, but at a lower price point. With a lot of new features as well as the carry-over of a super successful design, the R/G4 leg pads are sure to be one of the best of 2018.
It would not be a Warrior goalie pad if we did not mention the weight. At the mid-price tier in senior the Ritual G4 leg pads are some of the lightest pads available at a great value. The intermediate and junior versions of the R/G4 leg pads are also some of the lightest in their class and still provide elite level performance.
The strapping on the Ritual G4 leg pads will look familiar, as it is a carry-over from Ritual GT and G3 as well as remaining consistent with the strapping on the leg pads. With the sling wrap on the knee and calf wrap and active response boot and toe straps, this strapping system has proven to provide optimal feel and response from the leg pads and allow the goalie to dial in the right fit for their style.
The Ritual G4 leg pads in senior and intermediate sizes will feature the new Airslide technology. The new Airslide technology is an engineered channel on the knee and calf portions of the sliding surface that decreases friction by reducing surface area that contacts the ice. The R/G4 leg pads will slide faster for longer with the Airslide channels, especially through rough and snowy ice conditions late in the game. The diagonal orientation of the channels will force snow to flow through resulting in less friction and a faster slide. (Please note Junior sizes will not include Airslide technology)
The structure on the Ritual G4 leg pads has received some updates as well to both reduce weight and increase performance. The outer roll on the R/G4 leg pads has been slimmed down in size, especially at the toe break. With the increasing use and popularity of the RVH save selection the reduced outer roll helps seal the pad to the post when in an RVH position. Where a traditional outer roll creates a gap between the pad and the post when in a RVH which may allow a puck to sneak into, the Ritual G4 leg pads will seal that gap off.
Included in the Ritual G4 leg pads is the R/G4 knee guards which are designed to be used with the leg pads and are both protective and not too bulky. Though the R/G4 knee guards work very well with the leg pads, any knee guard can be used with the Ritual G4 leg pads. Also included with the Ritual G4 leg pads in senior and intermediate sizes is a convenient nylon carrying strap. (Please note Junior sizes will not include the carrying strap)