The Vaughn Velocity VE8 Pro Carbon is the reincarnation of the extremely successful Vaughn Velocity V7 XF Carbon Pro chest protector from years past. This Canadian made and designed chest has been a huge hit for us here at The Hockey Shop and that is why, once again, we are offering it in our own specialized beefed-up spec.
The Vaughn Velocity VE8 THS Pro Carbon utilizes carbon Kevlar ballistic material in all of the foam blocks across the chest to decrease weight without sacrificing the protection of the unit. The VE8 THS Pro Carbon chest protector also features wide shoulder floaters to take up as much surface area as possible. These shoulder floaters also feature a strap system to hold on to suspenders and make sure that they do not slip, if the goalie chooses to use them.
Our special spec of the Velocity VE8 THS Pro Carbon chest protector is what really brings this chest to a new level. Other than the slick new colourway which we put on the chest, we also add some improved padding on the more exposed parts of the chest protector. The main zones that we focused on were the sternum as well as the arms. In addition to the carbon Kevlar blend, and the LD foam that accompanies it we have added a layer of HD foam to increase durability and protection of the chest. This extra protection takes the already beefy VE8 Pro Carbon chest and ups the protection level that much more.
Extra beefy chest protectors can sometimes be stiff and difficult to move in however. The fact that the VE8 Pro Carbon chest protector has thinner than usual blocks means there is less volume of material to bind and get in the way of the goalies movements. These thinner blocks wrapped in Vaughn's aeromesh material provide a surprisingly mobile chest protector off the shelf.
Overall the VE8 THS Pro Carbon goalie chest protector does a great job of combining pro level protection and unparalleled quality, in a package that is light, and much more mobile than you would expect of a pro level chest.