The Bauer Supreme UltraSonic Senior goalie pad is the latest version of Supreme pad that has built off the previous Bauer 2S Pro pads and added key features for a new elite level pad. Research and design, along with feedback from customers and NHL goalies have led to improvements in the new leg pad.
Some of the key new features in the Ultrasonic pads are the 151 Degree Shocklite Core, the Stabilislide Knee Block, and the redesigned Tune Fit strapping system for the Supreme lineup.
One of the key returning features in the Bauer Supreme line is the C.O.R.Tech ST skin material used to make up the pad. The acronym standing for Coefficient of Restitution is a technology designed with the rebound in mind. C.O.R.Tech allows the leg pad to quickly return to its original shape after deflecting a puck off the face of the pad. This essentially means the Ultrasonic will give off a harder, longer rebound, keeping the puck away from the net. Compared to the traditional Jenpro material, C.O.R.Tech is a lighter material and provides an exceptional slide along the ice. The ST, standing for Super Tough, has been 3 times more durable than the previous material used on Bauer Supreme leg pads.
The Bauer UltraSonic pad introduces a new 151 Degree Shocklite Core. Continuing with the traditional Supreme stiff and rigid pad, the Shocklite core maintains a stiffness that the structure and longevity of the leg pad. The 151 degree angle between the thigh rise and the shin combines for a solid wide butterfly.
Also new on the Ultra Sonic leg pad is the Asymmetrical CURV composite thigh rise. The redesigned thigh rise makes getting in to position easier and creates a better seal and coverage in the butterfly.
The Ultra Sonic pads continue to feature a single break below the knee, maintaining a stiffer leg pad. The stiffer pad and stiffer boot angle combine with the C.O.R.Tech provides a longer rebound off the pad and more time to react to the next shot.
Boot Angle & Toe Taper
The boot angle on the Supreme Ultrasonic leg pad is Bauer’s Connect Flex 125 degree boot angle. Paired with the stiffer core of the pad, the slightly softer boot flex allows for mobility in the crease. Toe Taper comes in at 90 degrees to give maximum coverage and allows for a flush post seal.
The Stabilislide knee block is designed to raise the goaltender off the ice, covering more of the net, and creating a solid base in the butterfly position. The Ultra Sonic pads will have a rigid “L” shaped segment that connects the pad core directly to the knee block, reducing the flex between the pad and the knee block.
Knee & Thigh Protection
Unlike previous generations of Bauer Supreme Leg Pads, the Supreme UltraSonic does not feature a knee or thigh pad.
The strapping on the Bauer UltraSonic leg pad is the Tune Fit strapping. Tune Fit is a quick and simple setup, using 3 velcro straps on the back of the pad. The main areas of the straps wrap around are the upper calf or knee, on the calf, and one outer velcro strap. The upper calf strap has been slightly redesigned to pair with the new Stabilislide knee block, as the stack does not have the previous layered design allowing for the velcro strap attachment. Bauer has added a tab on the inside of the knee block to allow for the strap to be attached.
The new Supreme line will feature Bauer’s new bungee cord toe strapping system. The stretchy toe tie system will allow the leg pad the flexibility to move freely with a quick rebound back into its original position. The toe cords are offset on the pad off the shelf, but have additional positions to be centred if preferred.
Sizes & Colors
Bauer is continuing with their pad sizing, offering XS, S, M, L, and XL pad sizing. The pad sizes remain the same as the previous generation, XS is equivalent to 32", Small 33", Medium 34", Large 35", and XL 36".
The stock colours of the Bauer UltraSonic goalie pads are White, White/Black, White/Blue, White/Navy, and White/Red. The UltraSonic will be available on Bauer’s customizer to get unique colourways, as well as Bauer’s True Design custom graphic, where you can design a fully customized Bauer leg pad.