Vaughn brings in the SLR2 Intermediate blocker this year to give those with a growing goalie a great piece of equipment. With the inclusion of many pro features, this pad stacks up against any of its competitors. With Pro features such as Vaughn’s QuickSlide material, a new trigger finger design and a thumb pillow, this blocker is prepared for high-level hockey.
Vaughn uses classic Jenpro leather on the exterior of the SLR 2 blocker given its proven durability and performance. Along the front part of the blockers near the fingertips, Vaughn adds on their QuickSlide material to improve the durability in this high wear area as well as provide a smoother slide when you have the paddle down.
The Vaughn SLR2 intermediate blocker uses a very comfortable palm for ultimate feel when playing the puck. The palm consists of a VX Suede palm with an antimicrobial treatment. Vaughn then adds a grip surface on the exterior of the palm to keep your hand from slipping when handling the puck or making a stick save.
Side Hand Protection
A minor adjustment to the Vaughn blocker is the tweaking of the side hand protection slightly to improve the stick positioning and placement area without sacrificing any protection. The side shield is also larger this time with a floating index finger extension for added customizability and protection.
The SLR2 cuff remains reasonably open, featuring a free flex cuff for added wrist mobility when making saves and playing the puck.
Along with the sidewall improvements, the Ventus intermediate blocking board features thicker HD foam. The back hand also features an air cushion to improve impact absorption. The fingers feature floating HD foam finger guards to protect from any awkward shots and pucks riding up the paddle.
The SLR2 Pro blocker is available in white/black, white/red, white blue and all white colourways to match nearly any jersey