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The G-NETik X5 goalie leg pads take inspiration from the high-end G-NETik V in a more affordable stock pad. It includes many technologies from the V, among others, including a Primo Sliding Edge, G-NETik V-style strapping, a Suede knee cradle, and Smart Cord strapping. The X5 looks to upgrade your game, no matter the level you play at.
The X5 uses Jenpro synthetic leather on the exterior, a classic choice for goalie gear due to its water resistance and overall durability. The inside sidewall uses a Primo Slide surface, reminiscent of Brian’s older pro pad lines. Primo at this level offers a huge advantage to goalies, particularly younger ones, due to its highly competitive sliding capabilities.
The internal core of the X5 has been optimized for more flexibility in a similar fashion to the top-of-the-line G-NETik V pads. The internal knee rolls have been modified to add some extra flex to the flat face construction at the knee. The thigh area has been stiffened on the X5 to better preserve the S-curve shape of the pad.
The X5 has a single knee break below the knee for solid flexibility while allowing for more rigidity and toughness around the thigh. This helps the pads continue to ensure a strong seal along the ice.
Boot Angle & Toe Taper
Brian’s leg pads stick with an 80° toe taper in the X5 for smooth transitions and pushes without the pad accidentally getting in the way. The X5 uses a fairly flat boot style for increased comfort and better affinity with your natural leg shape. The boot break is softer on these pads, so they can maneuver more with you while you play.
The X5 uses a Suede knee cradle for a smooth, comfortable, and traditional feel. Har-Suede is used often in hockey protectives for goalies and players alike for its soft texture and overall durability, meaning you will be receiving some of the best premium knee cradle liners on the market at an affordable price with the X5. The knee flare on the pads is removable for increased customizability, and the pads are compatible with Brian’s Pro 2 Knee pad system (sold separately).
The 5X used the G-NETik V and Optik X2 pads as inspiration for the strapping systems found on these pads. For increased rotation while keeping the pads secure to your leg, the X5 employs two main Dual Option Knee straps on the back and an additional internal strap to hug your lower leg. Besides the standard V strapping, the X5 also uses an elastic Smart Cord toe tie and Smart Boot strap.
Colors, Sizes & Customization
The Brian's G-NETik X5 Intermediate Goalie Leg Pads come in sizes 30+1, 31+1, and 32+1, and the following colourways: White, White/Black, White/Black/Red, White/Blue, and White/Red.