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Brand new for the fall of 2021, Brian’s Custom Sports proudly introduces their newest pad line to the world; introducing the Brians G-Netik V Pro! While being custom handcrafted in Canada, Brian’s has taken feedback from their pro advisory team and retail consumers alike to provide high end levels of equipment designed for today’s butterfly goaltender.
Following the success and popularity of the visual look of the G-Netik IV, Brian’s has added more color zones while keeping the long lines across the legs to visually distract shooters on a flat and laceless pad face. Additionally, the “knee rolls” make their return on the outside of the pad next to the outer roll, keeping the G-Netik V’s legacy as more of a hybrid style pad.
Internally, Brian’s has found great success with their Torsion Flex technology and has improved upon it for the G-Netik V, providing the most responsive internal core they have ever made. The torsion flex allows the entire pad to twist and follow a goalie’s natural movements, while still providing a strong seal and rigid shape when set. Coupled with a thicker inner thigh ridge Brian’s had developed and an all new Bri-Core triaxle carbon-fiber composite reinforced thigh, the G-Netik V has significantly increased rigidity through the thigh and a tighter seal at the top of the pad along the ice. All this allows the goalie to make any save they need while moving and still having a solid seal along the ice to keep any pucks from leaking through.
Keeping with the success Brian’s has had with both the Optik and G-Netik lines, the G-Netik V has an Opti-Slide inner edge; a bindingless primo sliding surface combined with a higher density foam and laced in knee block to provide goalies with the best slide around.
An angled outer roll is more defined on the G-Netik V than you will find on the Optik models, providing a wider looking outer roll while still allowing for a larger blocking surface on the face of the pad.
Moving to the back of the pad, Brian’s has kept the simplified Smart Strapping system after receiving nearly universal positive feedback following its introduction. The large Y-shaped calf strap makes its return, running from the inside to the outside of the calf. At the knee, the single strap which can be worn directly behind or angled down to the calf is also back, as well as the removable outer knee flap; allowing for a customized fit to fit any goalie’s preference. New this year is a built in tab to allow for the easy addition of a professor strap to control rotation around the upper calf.
Throughout the knee and leg channel, the G-Netik V features a full layer of SBA material on the knee block, back of the pad, outer knee lock and even throughout the shin to help grip the goaltenders leg to prevent over rotation. Down in the boot, the G-Netik V has primo throughout the boot to create a positive rotation for the skate to engage with the ice and also increase durability from the skate rubbing on the pad.
The boot and toe have some new updates which include Brian’s new Smart Strap toe cord which is made of an elastic shock cord. This Smart Toe design builds off of their previous generation which provides better durability and a more responsive pad. The boot section is finished with the Smart Strap boot which is made of a high end nylon designed to provide great durability but a lightweight simple strapping system to keep the foot in the pad.
If you are an elite-level goalie looking for the best combination of a butterfly oriented goal pad with hybrid features, all wrapped with simple smart strapping made in the Canadian factory, the Brians G-Netik V Pro Senior Goalie Leg Pads are for you.