If you’re looking to get a new chest protector for next season and beyond, you ought to strongly consider the Vaughn V7 XF Pro Carbon – THS Spec. This unit has all the features to bring your game to the next level: pro level protection, lightweight construction, and an excellent range of motion. The combination of Vaughn’s extensive use of carbon fiber and craftsmanship will make the XF Pro Carbon one of the most popular chest & arm protectors on the market.
So, the XF Pro Carbon chest & arm is constructed with ultra-high density foam segments that cover high impact carbon fiber protective plates, while the core is constructed with layers of kevlar aramid ballistic material that is sewn into a ballistic style unit. Yeah, kind of seems like you’re reading a description of a bulletproof vest. The arms are made with a dimensional aero-spacer mesh base and feature ultra-high density molded arm caps. The shoulder floaters on the XF are familiar to Vaughn users, too; Vaughn uses the design of the old V3 7500 (first brought back on the V6 2200) shoulder floaters, updated with new ultra-high density foam and air cushion support. And, of course, the shoulder floaters incorporate carbon fiber shields to further increase protection.
Our THS upgrade upgrade on this already great chest & arm comes in the form of greater impact resistance; while the stock unit features multi-density foams, our THS Spec unit features additional high density foam in the biceps, forearms, and sternum. The kevlar ballistic material and carbon serve the purpose to provide a stiffened protective "shield", while the additional HD foam and multi-density foam cushions the impact of the puck.
This upgrade, although increasing the weight compared to the stock XF Pro Carbon, is ideal for any goalie playing the game at a high caliber because of its great ability to absorb the impact of any shot. Conversely, it's also a great option for anyone looking for "their last chest." Thanks to the reinforcement of additional HD foam, and the structure of carbon fiber, our THS Spec XF Pro Carbon is a chest & arm unit that can take on the tests of time.
On a more personal note, I’ve used a Vaughn chest & arm protector for the last five years, so I am very accustomed to the feel of Vaughn units. The use of carbon fiber has made last year’s V6 2200 and this year’s XF Pro Carbon my favourite Vaughn units, to date; I know I’m well protected and the comfort is second to none. If you’re a Vaughn goalie like me, or even if you want to try something new, I’m certain you’ll really like the feel of the XF Pro Carbon – THS Spec!
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