Vaughn is legendary in the goalie world for creating the Velocity series, the ultimate in soft-style goalie pads. However, Vaughn is straying slightly from that flexibility in order to cater to those who saw the traditional Velocity design shrink and break down more than they'd like over time. Cue the 2300 Velocity V6 goal pads. Vaughn introduced Carbon Enhanced Performance to their 2000 and 2200 pads by placing a layer of carbon fiber in the core of the pad. This serves to maintain the Velocity's flexibility while keeping the pad's shape true over its life. The 2300 V6 utilizes the same layer of carbon fiber while adding even more of the durable material. Vaughn has placed two more layers of carbon fiber in the core, extending from the bottom knee to the top of the pad. These extra layers of carbon fiber operate as a spring mechanism that immediately pushes the pad back into shape after flexing.
The 2300 V6 is also the first pro Vaughn pad to feature flat knee rolls. This gives goalies the look and added flexibility of traditional knee rolls while providing the rebound predictability of a flat-faced pad, giving goalies the benefits of both types of leg pad.
Evolution has also done its work on the back of the 2300, giving goalies a truly modern Vaughn pad. Compared to the 2000 V6 and 2200 V6, which utilize narrower knee cradles, the 2300 has a very wide knee cradle, allowing for the use of bulkier thigh guards. The strapping system has also been completely revamped to offer a maximized amount of fit customizability. To keep up with the growth of "strapless" designs, Vaughn has introduced their Y-Strap to the calf lock area of the pad. The Y-Strap operates by giving goalies a single, Y-shaped strap across the calf to reduce weight and customize the pad's rotational capability to his/her taste. If one prefers Vaughn's traditional leather straps, they will not be disappointed either. The 2300 includes four leather & buckle straps. Both the buckles and straps can be shifted up or down the leg or removed in favor of the Y-Strap alone, offering unmatched strap customizability.
- Carbon Enhanced Performace technology, offering a layer of carbon fiber in the core for structural integrity
- Two extra layers of carbon fiber from the bottom of the knee to the top of the pad to spring the pad back into shape after flexing
- Flat knee rolls for added flexibility and great rebound predictability
- Y-Strap over the calf to offer a "strapless" design and rotational customizability
- Four adjustable, removable leather straps to offer supreme customizability of the fit and feel of the pad on the leg