The Warrior Ritual GT2 intermediate goalie pads have touched on the traditional feel of the pad while also improving the stability of the pad in the butterfly. Keeping the pad as light as can be, a tapered boot and improved torsional flex focuses on the attack angle of the pad without losing a perfect seal, Warrior is solidifying itself in the goalie world and improving their intermediate gear to be more similar to the pro.
Warrior has brought their 360-degree ActiveDrop leg channel to the GT2. Rather than your pad staying centered on your leg like most traditional pads on the market, this technology encourages more knee separation, therefore covering more of your five hole while in your stance or during sliding transition.
Warrior doesn't have any special skin on their GT2 pro pads, just regular gen pro, but don't be fooled, with how light these are as well as the bindingless sliding surface, these slide competitively with the rest of the market.
Warrior uses a mix of High Quality HD foams on the inside of their pad to keep the pad light and soft without sacrificing the durability and integrity of the pad.
One of the main focuses for Warrior when designing the GT2 was an improved torsional flex, promising a perfect seal when in the butterfly. The GT2 leg pads consist of torsional flex points just below the knee and in the ankle to compensate for the toe taper.
The Warrior GT2 has a soft, 60-degree boot to create a more reactive feeling. This benefits the user by being in sync with each movement and reducing any restriction when moving.
The knee cradle is bigger and more adjustable on the Ritual GT2, preventing goalies from missing or falling off their knee cradle, allowing goalies to be more stable in their butterfly than ever before. For goalies that prefer a tighter knee cradle, Warrior has added in an adjustable knee flap for a tighter fit.
Knee & Thigh Protection
Each set of Warrior GT2 Intermediate pads come with Warrior GT intermediate knee pads as an added bonus.
The strapping remains the same as the original GT with an adjustable knee/upper calf strap, one main calf strap and the active response boot strap. The GT2’s are equipped with lace in the toe bridge, creating higher tension to engage the torsional flex of the pad and achieve a perfect seal when in the butterfly. A leather boot strap is available at an additional cost to truly accomplish a more traditional feel.
The GT2 pads have a tapered toe to increase the attack angle, as mentioned above, Warrior relies on regular lace to compensate for the toe taper and accomplish a full seal along the ice.
Sizes & Colors
Warrior sizing can be a little different than other brands, Intermediate sizes begin at 30 +1.5” and stop at 32 +1.5”. Colour options include white, black, red, blue, etc.