For many goalies a blocker is a blocker, but with the release of the VE8 junior goalie blocker Vaughn is trying to make that a much harder choice. The VE8's focus is on a comfortable feel with solid protection on the hand and fingers, and achieves this with the same quality Vaughn has come to be known for.
Part of a comfortable blocker is being able to put your stick and hand where you need it to go without being inhibited. To help with this Vaughn has included a narrower profile on the thumb of the VE8 junior goalie blocker. This thumb while offering more stick mobility for the goalie also helps with durability on the sides of the thumb piece where modern composite sticks have a grippy material.
Also one of the most important parts of the comfort of a blocker is the palm material that is used. The VE8 junior goalie blocker features a VX suede palm. This material is a very soft comfortable material that has been seen on previous pro models from Vaughn. The VX suede palm offers a grip zone that increases the durability of the palm area as well as increasing the goalies grip on their stick during play.
For goalies looking for a comfortable high quality blocker, the VE8 junior blocker should definitely be on the list.