Mask Painter Headstrong Grafx takes their airbrush to Warrior Ritual Pads
Today at the Professional Trainers show in Florida, Headstrong Grafx unveiled a new twist on paint jobs for goalies. They styled up a fresh all-white set of Warrior Ritual pads with this standout paint – and while not exactly R-rated artwork, let’s just say they are attention grabbing – so we added in the banner to keep the work family friendly.
A few NHL goalies in the past have unveiled daring pad designs – most recently this season when Winnipeg Jet Chris Mason started using a custom set of Brian’s Sub-Zeros with Jets logos and they were so well-received that InGoal hopes that we’ll see more graphical creativity on gear next season – but airbrushed gear? That’s taking things to a completely different level that we didn’t expect.
These could simply be showstoppers for the trade shows, designed to grab attention and get people to notice Headstrong and Warrior’s work – like the incredible Brian’s Heineken pads InGoal first reported on. But wherever there’s a bold new idea, there is sure to be a goalie who would love to take them on the ice. What do you think? Can you imagine a set of airbrushed gear in the NHL one day? If you had the chance, what would you have on your gear?
We would expect more than a few questions about wear and tear on the artwork – so we asked for you. Headstrong’s Jason Livery told InGoal, “I use a specific sealer, exclusive to Headstrong Grafx, that will protect the artwork and will last longer than the pads do. You will see some wear as your pads break in and get used but the artwork will hold up very well.”
Over to you go InGoal readers…what do you think?