The CCM Premier R1.5 senior leg pads are great for the recreational goalie looking for well-functioning pads at a reasonable price. This year's entry-level Premier pad comes stock a little stiffer than previous years, to give better five-hole coverage and seal on the ice. With optimizing the butterfly in mind, the R1.5s have a loose fitting leg channel for easy pad rotation, while dropping into the butterfly, and a better seal on the ice. Also featured is CCM's new strapping configuration that focuses on optimizing efficient rotation and weight with three leather straps—most important being the top calf strap—and two Velcro straps.
|Adjustable Straps||Top 2 Adjustable/Removable|
|External Material||1.2mm PU Leather, 400D Nylon|
|Internal Construction||HD/LD/PE Foam|
|Number of Straps||Four|
|Strap Material||Leather Boot, Calf & Knee; Velcro Calf & Knee|
|Thigh Protection||Laced-In Thigh Guard|
|Toe Attachment||Foam Bridge|
|CCM Junior Leg Pad Sizing Chart|
|Leg Pad Size||Floor-to-Knee Measurement|
|24”||12.5" - 13.5"||31.9 cm - 34.4 cm|
|26”||13.5" - 14.5"||34.4 cm - 37.0 cm|
|28”||14.5" - 15.5"||37.0 cm - 39.5 cm|
Goalie Leg Pad Sizing
Sizing up your goalie leg pads is crucial for having total control while moving in the crease. There are two different measurements you can use to project the size of leg pad you should be wearing. The first one is your floor-to-knee measurement, which you can match up with our provided sizing charts to find the size of pad you would wear, before plus sizing. The second is the sum of your skate size, mid-ankle-to-mid-knee measurement, and your mid-knee-to-mid-thigh measurement. This measurement gives you a rough idea of what overall size pad you should purchase.
Sizing before Purchase
For measuring your floor-to-knee:
- 1. In your bare feet, place the beginning of your soft measuring tape at the inside of the bottom of your foot.
- 2. Slightly bend your knee.
- 3. Run the soft measuring tape up your shin, to the middle of your knee.
- 4. Match your floor-to-knee measurement with our provided sizing charts.
Skate size + mid-ankle-to-mid-knee + mid-knee-to-mid-thigh
- 1. Take your skate size (for example, size 10).
- 2. Start your soft measuring tape at the inside of your mid-ankle, and run it up to your mid-knee (for example, 18 inches).
- 3. Now, from your mid-knee, run your soft measuring tape to your mid-thigh (for example, 7 inches).
- 4. Add your measurements together (10 + 18 + 7 = 35 inches).
- 5. This means you should be looking into a 35” pad, give or take.
It should be noted that these measurements line you up for an accurate fit, and not a fit that is intended for growing room. Also, different brands size differently, meaning a 35” pad in one can be a 34” or 36” in another.
Sizing after Purchase
Once you have your new leg pads, you’ll need to make sure they fit you properly. To do so, you’ll need to put the pads on with your skates, as if you are about to go on the ice. There a couple things to do to check size, once you have the pads on:
- 1. Stand straight, bring your feet together. This will show you the overall height of the pad, while on. Your pads should not, in any case, surpass your hips. Realistically, you want the top of your pad coming up to half-way point of your thighs. A pad fitted for growing room will be a little taller, so a little above the half-way point is normal. In any case, your preferences can alter these suggestions.
- 2. Secondly, go in your stance, keep your hands in a ready position, and drop to your butterfly. Without moving your legs to correct your butterfly, bring your heels together. This is where you assess your knee position. For a perfect fit, you want the middle of your knee to sit directly on the centre of the knee stack. If you’re looking for growing room, you want the middle of your knee to land roughly 1.5” below the centre of the knee stack—1” for junior.
Not getting a complete seal while in your butterfly?
- If you are having trouble getting a full seal in your new pads, it may be the way you’re strapping them up. If this is the case for you, make sure your boot strap and top (above knee) straps are loosened up a bit. The reason you want these straps loose is because they have a direct effect on the rotation of the pad. Therefore, having a loose boot strap makes it easy for your foot and ankle to rotate as the pad moves; same goes for the top straps, as you do not want them pulling down too hard on the thigh rise.