New G-NETik Pro II is Brian’s Lightest Pad Yet
Goaltenders everywhere have undoubtedly already seen — and likely drooled over — the teaser pictures for Brian’s new G-NETik Pro II line on social media. InGoal Magazine got a chance to have a closer look while working on the ice for two weeks with Vancouver Canucks goaltender Eddie Lack, and the designers over at Brian’s Custom Sports were kind enough to go over some of the details of the mysterious new features.
It was all part of the preview article on the new G-NETik Pro II line in the September edition of InGoal Magazine.
While InGoal Magazine will have a top-to-bottom review in our November edition, here are some of the highlights:
~ Brian’s is promising the G-NETik Pro II will be their lightest yet at just 74 ounces, or less than 4.5 pounds per pad—and that’s with a new knee guard system attached.
~ Brian’s also guarantees the G-NETik Pro II pad will be their softest, most flexible and responsive pad ever, with the option to use the HyperFlexLite “4” break introduced in the boot of the SubZero Pro II pad last season at all three flex points to create a “4-4-4” pad for the first time.
~ No more lacing through the face of the pad, which they say prevents puckering of the leather and allows the sharp new graphics, which includes more than 30 colour zones and new matte colour options, to appear seamless.
~ New knee rolls re-designed to incorporate the internal Full Flex Knee Cradle.
~ A wider “landing gear” or knee cradle creates more room, easier pad rotation and a wider butterfly, no matter how big your kneepads.
~ A new Smart Toe system designed to reduce weight while increasing durability and responsiveness. And because Brian’s knows not every goalie will want to change right away, they’ve ensured that just like the Smart Strap system, the new Smart Toe set up can be converted to traditional straps and ties in seconds, and allow goalies to choose combinations of new and old at the toe tie and boot strap.
To read more about the new Brian’s G-NETik Pro II pad, as well all the new trapper and blocker features (and yes, they have brought back the “eye” graphic on the trapper), check out the full preview in the September edition of InGoal Magazine, and look for a full review, with on-ice testing before the line launches in mid-November: