For the performance level goalie, Bauer has introduced the Supreme 3S Senior Leg Pads. With improvements from previous generations, the 3S pad features similarities to the top-end UltraSonic pads, at a lower price. Some of the new features on the 3S include the Square Knee Block plus C.O.R.Tech ST landing, 151-degree core, and the Tune Fit Strapping system.
One of the returning materials to the Bauer Supreme line is the C.O.R.Tech ST external material used to make up the skin of 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 3S leg pad will give off a longer rebound. Compared to the traditional Jenpro material, C.O.R.Tech is a lighter material and provides an exceptional slide along the ice. The “Super Tough” material is 3 times more durable than the previous material used on Bauer Supreme pads.
The Bauer 3S pad introduces a new 151 Degree Core. Continuing with the traditional Supreme stiff and rigid pad, the 3S leg pad features the stiffer core of their two lines, Supreme and Vapor. The 151 degree angle between the thigh rise and the shin makes for a solid wide butterfly.
The Supreme 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
Bauer’s Connect Flex 125 degree boot angle is featured on the Supreme 3S leg pad. 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 Supreme 3S features a square knee block plus C.O.R.Tech ST landing. The knee cradle builds on previous generations, but has included the improvements of the C.O.R.Tech ST in the landing for increased durability and slide.
Knee & Thigh Protection
Unlike previous generations of Bauer Supreme Leg Pads, the Supreme 3S does not feature a knee or thigh pad.
The strapping on the Bauer 3S leg pad is the Tune Fit strapping. Tune Fit is a quick and easy 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 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 Supreme 3S goalie pads are White, White/Black, White/Blue, White/Navy, and White/Red.