The 1000 Velocity 6 leg pad is a completely new design for 2014, and it utilizes several of the innovations that are found in the 2000 Pro leg pad. For starters, the 1000 includes Vaughn's new Pro Core design - a full length and width sheet foam interior to help the pad maintain it's shape over time, but with updated, firmer "Pro Pac" stuffing material to maintain the softer feel that Velocity users have come to enjoy. This new core also allows the pad to save weight over past models. Additionally, the 1000 is built using Vaughn's new "over squared" design. This design adds slightly more material to the inside edge of the thigh rise to insure that it keeps in contact with the ice in the butterfly position.
Also new this year, Vaughn has given the inside of the pad a "clean edge design", meaning that the bindings have been removed, harder foam has been added, and the seams have been optimally placed so that they don't hinder sliding at all. The end result is a pad that slides much better than it's predecessor (the 7460 V5), and it also has a more durable inside edge as well.
The knee cradle area has been widened by 1/2" to accommodate larger knee pads, and the leg channel has also been widened by 3/8" to provide for easier pad rotation. Additionally, the new leg cradle has been made lighter, and it also acts as a sling to hold the body weight more evenly off the ice, and in a more balanced position. This allows the goalie the wear the straps more loosely and still get the desired leg support. The leg channel is still lined with Vaughn's popular, padded MSH3 material for extreme comfort and control.
The exterior surface materials of the 1000 are identical to those used on the domestically produced 2000 Pro leg pad, which is a 1.4mm Clarino, making the 1000 leg pad one of the highest quality import pads on the market.
- Wide knee cradle
- Large leg cradle with sling support system for even weight distribution
- Firm inner pad edge for improved five-hole coverage and seal to the ice
- New V6 graphics give pad a taller appearance
- Firm perimeter edges for stronger blocking surface
- Over-squared top thigh rise
- Plus 2 inch thigh rise standard