Warrior had the #THSTYKE in mind when they were designing the Ritual G4 youth goal pads. Lightweight and ease of use have been prioritized so that the goalie wearing them can focus on spending their time on the ice rather than in the dressing room.
The G4 youth goal pads feature full velcro straps for the calf, knee and thigh protection. This helps those little goalies get into them without the struggle of leather straps that sometimes can even confuse new goalie parents.
As well as the velcro straps these pads have, the also feature warriors Active Response Straps. These are elastics that replace the traditional toe ties that are on most goalie pads. These elastic straps, while being easier to put on than lace also stretch while the goalie tries to plant their skate on the ice, reducing stress on the knees and hips.
The Ritual G4 youth goalie pads also feature the RVH Optimized outer roll that help young goalies seal up the area in between the post and their shin when they seal the post. This is achieved by thinning out and changing the angle of the outer roll to allow the bottom of the pad to sit flush with the post.
Warrior's ability to make a pad that is appealing to both the goalie and the parents that are buying them keeps them at the forefront of the youth pad market.