Brand new for 2018, Bauer has continued their revolutionary line and brought out the new Bauer Supreme 2S Pro Senior Goalie Leg Pads. The 2S leg pad will feature tweaks in the build process, construction and overall durability to make the Supreme line of equipment better than before.
Dating back to the original Supreme 1S pad, there was a new process in which the pad was constructed. This technology was called C.O.R.TECH Skin technology which stands for Coefficient of Restitution Technology. Bauer has continued this engineering process of combining Cross linked Polyethylene foam, Curv Composite additives, lycra-spandex, poly-urethane and digitally printed graphics. Now, the 2S pad is updated with C.O.R.TECH – ST skin that is made of higher quality, super tough outer materials which resist breakdown and improve the life of the pad.
Combined with the C.O.R.TECH – ST skin, the top portion of the thigh features a new binding and design, similar to the Vapor 1X pad. This new design thins out at the very edge of the pad which reduces overall surface area, allows for a seamless closure at the thigh rise and improves durability from the pads rubbing together. Other improvements on the pad are found on the inside and outside toe portion of the 2S pad. Now, there is a subtle material reinforcement which is now sewn down to reduce any lifting from friction or sliding. On the outside toe, the reinforcement patch is larger and sewn down to help improve durability.
Internally, the pad features CURV Composite materials in the thigh of the pad to increase rigidity and create a true single internal break below the knee. This stiffer thigh rise and shape will help kick out rebounds to increase the recovery time and reduce the amount of second shot chances. On the knee section of the pad, there is a new knee block which is made of a Nash material designed to help the goaltenders knee grip into the pad. The thickness has been updated as well to provide more comfort when dropping into the butterfly. Moving through to the calf, in the previous generations there was a slight gap that pucks could potentially slip under, and this new laced-in design to the inner slide plate will create a better seal when in the butterfly.
On the back of the pad, goalies will find similar strapping when compared to the previous generation as it has stayed consistent on the 2S line. The leg channel features CRS strapping options on the knee, calf and boot. There will be 1 knee strap which can be run directly behind the knee or angled down to the calf depending on the goalies preference. Next, the calf will feature 3 straps to secure the leg to the pad. The upper calf strap is a CRS double strap which starts internally and doubles back to the outside of the calf wrap.
The middle strap runs from the outside of the leg to the inside of the calf to secure the inner calf and sliding plates. The last strap in the calf is lower on the leg, just above the boot to keep the goalies leg in the pad. Finishing off the pad, the 2S will feature an offset toe tie with elastic stretch laces to keep the pad close to the goaltenders leg, while still allowing the proper amount of stretch and movement to make key saves.
Compared to the Supreme S29 pad, the 2S will feature higher quality materials both internally externally that will allow the pad to have better durability and a lighter weight.
If you are an elite-level goalie who is looking for key upgrades in durability, seal and comfort, all packaged in a lightweight pad that will slide with unmatched speed, the Bauer Supreme 2S Pro Senior Goalie Leg Pads will be for you.