Bauer TotalONE Revolutionizes Pads with On-The-Fly Adjustable Breaks
Dismissed by some as a gimmick when they first arrived, now there isn’t a major golf manufacturer that doesn’t offer clubs that allow you change the way they perform.
That’s precisely the idea behind the Bauer’s MYFLEX technology.
In development for almost five years, the new pads utilize foam bars inserted into two breaks across the pad – one just below the knee, and another just above it – to allow goalies to change the flex in their pads, and therefore how they perform on the ice.
Goaltenders who like a straight pad can insert black bars in both breaks for a set up stiff enough to make even New York Rangers’ star Henrik Lundqvist happy. Those that want their pad to flex more, allowing it to wrap around and help close the 5-hole in narrower butterfly drops, can use two yellow bars. Or you can go to the extreme and take the bars out to create an exceptionally soft, flexible pad (Bauer doesn’t list this as an option and while it works short term it may affect durability). And of course every combination in between is also possible – soft and the knee and stiff on the thigh, or vice versa.
Of course, most InGoal readers already know the basics from our preview last issue.
The question now is does it work?
After a couple months of testing, InGoal provided the answers – as well as a number of other innovations, like an entirely new knee cradle based on the material used to make Croc shoes, in the new TotalOne that will appeal even to goalies not interested in adjustable breaks – in the April edition of our digital magazine. Be sure to read the entire review by clicking here.