As most goalies know, change is a very difficult thing to deal with, especially when we are talking about trappers. Change is easy to accept when the trapper in question does it's job as well as the new Vaughn Velocity VE8 Pro XP senior goalie trapper. With a focus on a more "fingers up" hand position it is a far cry from what most goalies think of as a Vaughn trapper. This shouldn't scare goalies however, as the VE8 Pro XP feels and performs just as well as the Vaughn trappers they love, just with a twist.
The VE8 XP Pro also strays from the regular by including a single-piece cuff. Vaughn has offered many single-piece cuff trappers in the past, however they have not been the focus of the company's trapper design. The solid cuff offers a more solid front face to help fire pucks away from the goalie if the puck isn't going in the pocket, rather than having it die right in front of the goaltender.
The VE8 XP Pro also has added foam in the palm of the trapper to help reduce stingers off the palm. This is even more important on the VE8 XP Pro when compared to the standard VE8 Pro as the pocket sits closer to the palm of the hand.
Overall, the VE8 XP Pro senior goalie catch glove is a change of pace in trappers for Vaughn, and a very welcome one. Change doesn't always have to be a bad thing.