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Vaughn Custom Sports 7490i Chest & Arm

The Vaughn VP 7490i Chest and Arm Protector is a scaled down version of the 7800 Pro model, sized down to meet the size requirements of the Intermediate sized goaltender. Young adult goalies that need the maximum protection and performance of a Pro-level unit, but do not have the full body size or weight to fit in an adult model, will love the 7490i.Large V5 7800 style shoulder floaters (extended on the upper outside edge) made of high-density internal foams give maximum protection while also increasing coverage. These floaters are covered in nylon so that they do not stretch upon impact or grab the jersey while moving. A large HD foam sternum plate and neck protector are covered in aerospacer mesh for weight savings. The chest blocks are made of angled HD foam that is anatomically designed to move with the body. A side rib cage pad made of HD foam, as well as expanded side belly pad extensions provide even more protection. New for 2012, an additional flap has been placed over the back strap buckle to keep it from breaking upon impact. A belly flap keeps the chest padding in place when the goaltender bends at the waist.Wide arm floaters have the same thickness at the PRO model but size has been carefully scaled to ensure mobility. Molded arm caps encapsulated in foam padding, plastic elbow caps with four point adjustment straps, and adjustable wrist and arm straps make up the substantial arm units.
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Review 1 for 7490i Chest & Arm
Date:6/14/13
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Better than average - not top shelf
My son has been wearing this chest protector for about a year. He plays at the Peewee AAA/AA levels. He says he never gets hurt by shots to the chest or stomach, but he does complain about shots to the shoulders. The floaters and wing pads need more padding. The downfall of the unit is the straps. They constantly come undone. The back strap buckle has fallen off several times and now we have lost it. It is an odd size not available in hockey shops or local craft stores. The female part of the clip is sewn into a permanent loop so you cannot replace both halves to a common size. Contacted Vaughn for a replacement, and they blew me off. I will not be buying a Vaughn product in the near future after that. So after a year and $400 dollars later my son is playing with a chest protector tied with a knot in the back strap. Thanks Vaughn!
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