The Brian's OPTiK series has raised the bar for goalie equipment, across the board. Unifying innovation and craftsmanship, Brian's has created a series that can cater to any type of goalie.
The look of the OPTiK leg pads stands prominently stands out, with its flat-face design and new graphic; however, what stands out most is the width of the pad. The Brian's OPTiK leg pads are designed with a nearly flattened outer roll, making the pad look much wider than it is. Furthermore, the thigh rise is significantly thinned out to reduce weight and pad interference.
The OPT1K leg pads will be available in two different chassis styles: ((FLX)) and ||FLY||. The ((FLX)) chassis caters to the hybrid-style goalies with its softer structure and aggressive "S" shape. To get into deeper, more aggressive stances, the ((FLX)) option comes with an 80* boot taper. Conversely, the ||FLX|| chassis caters to the more technically-sound, butterfly goalie with its stiff structure and 90 degree boot taper. Both chassis options will feature Brian's signature E-Foam in the face, to aggressively clear out rebounds.
Crucial to the performance of the OPTiK leg pads is the Opti-Slide surface. Brian's will be using their Primo synthetic leather, along with a binding-less edge, to improve the pads' sliding efficiency. Also, super-HD foam is inserted into the inside-edge of the pad to provide a consistent seal on the ice.
By way of cutting sewing materials, the OPTiK leg channel has a triangle leg channel opening (looking from the boot), to improve pad rotation by having more open space around the skate.
The Hex-Air knee cradle features hexagons surfacing from the knee stack, creating air channels which promote air flow. Also, the OPT1K knee cradle comes stock with a nylon liner, rather than Primo synthetic leather.
The Brian's OPT1K leg pads are the product of innovative thinking and excellent craftsmanship. From the chassis to the looks, you can find the OPTiK that works best for you! Make sure to read our Brian's OPT1K leg pad review to learn even more.