New for 2014, the 2200 Velocity 6 Leg Pad replaces the 7990 Velocity 5 model from 2012. Though the 2200 shares some design characteristics with the 2000, several internal foam and exterior construction characteristics make this a much different pad.
The biggest enhancement for 2014 is the new internal "Pro Core" design. In addition to a full length and width ultra high density foam core sheet that helps the pad maintain it's shape over time, the pad also features Vaughn's "Carbon Enhanced Performance" - a new Carbon Fiber recoil plate that runs the entire length of the pad. This recoil plate is flexible enough to allow the pad to bend easily at the flex points, but rigid enough to spring the pad back into shape after it has been flexed. And, becuase the pad is made using only sheet foams (no shredded foams), you can expect the pad to maintain it's overall height for a much, much longer period of time. The thigh rise design has been "over squared" for 2014 to insure that it fills the upper section of the pad to that 11" max width and also reduces the five-hole openings when in the butterfly position.
On the inside edge, the pad seams have been modified so that no binding is exposed, and the majority of the HD foam edge is completely flat to make sliding very easy. The landing gear at the knee and the knee risers are combined into one solid block and incorporated to the inside edge for better pad response and a more ergonomic knee position in the butterfly.
The knee cradle and leg channel feature Vaughn's proprietary MSH3 material for both comfort and quicker pad rotation. The knee lock is wide in the 2200, and the integrated knee/thigh protector has been moved higher up the thigh rise to provide better knee protection and more room in the knee area. The outside knee cradle pad features a hinged design and a lowered, dual elastic strap position that runs under the bend in your knee rather than directly behind it. For 2014, the calf-wraps have been extended somewhat to provide better wrap around protection to the leg.
The straps are all made of leather, and the knee area features an elongated adjustable buckle tab that allows the goalie to fine tune the strapping setup based on his/her individual style of play. At the boot, a sliding toe bridge allows for smooth skate rotation and faster pad positioning in the butterfly.
Finally, new graphics have been introduced to make them more consistant with the graphics in the other lines. This way, goalies can now mix and match their favorite pieces of Vaughn gear and still maintain a consistant look. Plus 2 sizing in now standard.
- Plus 2" thigh rise standard
- Large impact reducing padding on inner knee landing area
- Enhanced carbon fiber performance
- New thigh guard with full knee cap
- Adjustable strapping system
- Angled knee cradle strapping
- Extremely light weight with full pro features
- Pre-shaped for superior fit and performance
- Internal foam core for durability and consistent rebound performance
- Full top and bottom wear trim
- Oversquared inner thigh for greater five hole coverage
- Precision balanced for superior feel and quicker movements
Want to learn more? Check out our Vaughn Velocity 6 Leg Pad Buyers Guide!