With the blocking style of goaltending becoming ever so popular, putting the rebounds as far away as possible is becoming more and more important. Vaughn improves on their new SLR2 blocker in many ways including new materials, re-designed “trigger finger design” and creating a lighter profile for their new line.
Vaughn uses a common Jenpro material on the Ventus SLR2 blocker, proven to be tough and durable for a long lasting blocker. Vaughn then incorporated their Quickslide material on the front of the blocker for when you have your paddle down, sliding across the crease. The Quickslide technology has also been used in the past as a high wear resistant material, thus increasing the durability of the blocker.
The Vaughn SLR2 uses a very comfortable palm for ultimate feel when playing the puck. The palm consists of a VX Suede palm with an antimicrobial treatment. Vaughn then adds a grip surface on the exterior of the palm to keep your hand from slipping when handling the puck or making a stick save.
Side Hand Protection
A minor adjustment to the Vaughn blocker is the tweaking of the side hand protection slightly to improve the stick positioning and placement area without sacrificing any protection. The side shield is also larger this time with a floating index finger extension for added customizability and protection.
The SLR2 cuff remains reasonably open, featuring a free flex cuff for added wrist mobility when making saves and playing the puck.
Along with the sidewall improvements, the blocking board features thicker HD foams and a full layer of carbon fiber. The back hand also features an air cushion to improve impact absorption. The fingers feature floating carbon fiber finger guards to protect from any awkward shots and pucks riding up the paddle.
The Vaughn Ventus SLR2 blocker is fully customizable and comes in select colourways such as white/red, white/blue and white/black/silver.