All new for 2014 the Reebok XLT blocker features a bindingless edge for increased blocking surface and durability. The blocker board is constructed of heat laminated dual density board for incredible protection and rebound control. The side board runs from the fingers to the back of the board for maximum coverage and protection. Great for goalies who like to use the side board to cover their 6th hole.
The fingers are protected by crosslink foam fully wrapped around. There is an additional index finger protector that provides additional protection from shots that ride up the paddle of the goal stick but doesn't inhibit the goalie from holding the stick. The back cuff is adjustable for a custom fit. The Supregrip Nash palm is centered on the board for a perfect balance point.
With a perfect distribution of weight, balance, and protection you can't go wrong with the Reebok XLT blockers.
Measure your hand from the heel of the palm to the tip of the middle finger, then consult the chart below to find the size that will work for you.
Blocker Sizing Chart
|4 3/4 - 5 5/8 in.
||5 5/8 - 6 1/4 in.
||6 1/4 - 7 in.
||7 - 8 3/8 in.
|119 - 143 cm
||144 - 160 cm
||161 - 178 cm
||179 - 213 cm
Key to a Proper Fit:
The blocker should be fitted based on hand size. The goalie's fingers should be no more than 1/4" from the end of the fingers in the palm. If the fingers are too long, chances are the hand tabs that tie down the palm to the blocker are too large. This will cause the blocker to wobble, tilt or rotate on the goaltender's hand, seriously affecting control while limiting coverage (blocking surface).