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The Warrior Ritual GT2 Pro Goalie Catch Glove may be the biggest improvement this year for Warrior. With a bigger pocket, new break angle, HyperComp additions and standard double tee, this glove has improved in many areas without separation itself too much from the original GT.
Warrior uses regular Gen Pro on the GT2 Pro Catcher, though there may not be a special skin, these gloves are a vacuum when it comes to catching and the lightweight features will have you catcher more than ever. Warrior has improved the protection on this glove by adding HyperComp to the palm. The addition of HyperComp will prevent stingers by adding an extra layer of protection and promote longevity because there is no worry of plastic cracking in the glove.
The first thing you’ll notice about this glove is not only that it’s more comfortable, but also that it is truly game ready. The new break angle is the same as the G4, but by no means is the glove the same. The redesigned thumb angle makes the glove fit more naturally on the hand providing comfort and making it easier to use.
When first checking out the Warrior GT2 Pro Catching Glove, one of the first things you’ll notice is that it comes stock with a double tee. The double tee allows the glove to open up bigger and adds more puck retention. Not only does the double tee help open up the pocket, but the pocket itself is also bigger, the biggest ever released by Warrior to be exact.
Strapping stays familiar with the GT2 Pro, keeping the same strapping style as the previous GT Pro trapper. The non-removable palm has velcro adjustments along the wrist and backhand as well as across the fingers.
The cuff on the new Ritual GT2 Catcher allows the goalie their full wrist mobility without any restrictions. An open cuff lets the goalie present their glove the way they want to hold it, not forcing you to hold the glove a certain way. This makes the goalie feel more comfortable using the glove and therefor making the goalie more confident when making a glove save.
Warrior has an impressive customizer for the GT2 Pro, allowing more options and an easier process than some other brands. The graphic itself on the pad is aesthetically pleasing whether you choose the GT2 Pro design or the GT2 Pro Classic, now allowing the customer to change individual knee roll colors or color block areas not previously offered on the GT line. Different break angles are also available through custom ordering, choices between 60, 75, or 90 degree finger positioning.
|Adjustable Straps||Wrist and Backhand Velcro, Finger Velcro|
|Break Angle||75-degree finger positioning|
|Cuff Design||Open Cuff|
|External Material||Gen Pro|
|Increased Pocket Size with Double Tee|
|Senior||*7" - 8 ½"|
|Intermediate||6 ⅓" - 7"|
|Junior||5 ¾" - 6 ⅓"|
|Youth||4 ½" - 5 ¾"|
|*8" - 8 ½" is typically seen as a SR-XL palm
**Hand Measurement is made from heel of palm to the tip of your middle finger
More times than not, the fit of your Goalie Catcher is often overlooked. This is likely the result of the limited size availability compared to other pieces of equipment, however a properly sized Catcher provides you the protection and stick control you trust.
Which Catcher Size is for you?
The first step to finding the correct Catcher size is to utilize the “heel-of-palm-to-tip-of-middle-finger” measurement. This measurement will generally send you to the appropriate size you need.
Analyzing the Catcher Fit
It is important to make sure the palm lines up properly within the catching glove, so that it can be closed without excessive force. New goalie gloves will be difficult to close initially, but through either a standard break-in process, or "baking" the catcher with our in-house convection skate ovens, they will soften over time.
*We do not recommend using any conventional in-home ovens, as the results have been very unpredictable in the past and could damage your Catcher.*
Next you want to ensure the adjustable wrist strap goes directly across the wrist bone, and has minimal to no interference with your chest protector. The goaltender should be able to swivel their wrist to accommodate a range of save selections without any restrictions from the chest protector.
Sizing for Growing Goaltenders
For growing goaltenders we recommend following the guidelines set above, rather than sizing up to accommodate growth. Oversized goalie gloves restrict control, especially for young developing goalies. As you climb the size ladder for Catchers, typically the glove requires more strength for pocket closure.
Which Hand Do I Need?
Figuring out which hand you need for your Catcher can be slightly confusing. Goalies generally refer to themselves as "REGULAR" or "FULL RIGHT". Below is the easiest way to simplify which hand you need.