The Vaughn VE8 goalie blocker is the newest release in Vaughn's Velocity line. By focusing on feel, Vaughn continues the legacy that they have created and continues to improve the build year by year.
Feel isnt the only important part of a blocker's construction however, protection is just as important. For this reason Vaughn has beefed up both the fingers and the sideboard with HD foams to ensure that a puck doesn't slip through and get to where it shouldn't be going.
One of the biggest factors in the feel of the blocker, is the material that the palm is made of. In the VE8 intermediate blocker's case this is a material called VX suede. It is a very soft comfortable material that features a built in grip zone that both beefs up the palm of the blocker as well as providing a much more secure grip on the goaltenders stick.
Finally, the VE8 intermediate goalie blocker also features a thumb peice that is designed to be a narrower profile than most. This design decision helps with potential wear that the stick creates on the side of the thumb, especially with the grip that appears on many composite sticks these days.
With a focus on feel and protection, the VE8 intermediate blocker will be a hit for those goalies that are looking for a protective and extremely comfortable blocker.