When choosing the size of your Custom Ritual G3 Leg Pads, it is important that you feel confident the personalized product you receive will fit properly. Warrior is committed to your satisfaction with equipment that performs and fits great. This is why we recently introduced, an industry leading, six month warranty on all Ritual G3 products which you can learn more about *HERE*
We are now excited to offer you our Custom Leg Pad Fit Guarantee! Whether you go into an authorized Warrior Ritual dealer or you’re making your sizing decisions on your own, using our sizing fit guide, you can order with confidence knowing that if the leg pads arrive and do not fit as you anticipated, we will build a new set with your desired size change. The full details of this offer can be found *HERE*
The Swagger PRO is the foundation of our foam core collection. It continues to be a top choice of NHLer’s who use Foam Core sticks because of it’s optimal puck feel, balanced weight, and consistent durability. The paddle is a thick construction urethane RIM core, offering stiff flex when passing and superb durability against high impact shots. The blade and paddle utilize strategically placed ABS plastic inserts for optimal durability without negatively affecting the weight and balance of the stick. The handle is a combination of Birch/Aspen with Fiberglass laminate on both the front and back face which keeps the top of the stick lightweight while providing extreme durability from impact. This stick is made exclusively in our Finland factory.
Well, it’s July! Now begins a month where the words “Quick Release” will be repeatedly blasted in your social media feeds. Well, if you follow Warrior and Bauer Hockey it will. But the question remains, who really owns Quick Release?
I (and we at Warrior) like to think that we do. The Covert QR line of product launched in September of 2014. We set out to simplify the way we market, design and promote product by concentrating on the benefit of the product to the player. Not some technical mumbo-jumbo that sounds good at a meeting inside our conference room. Players don’t understand what Dagger Taper (an aggressive lower hosel taper) means, but they sure do enjoy ripping a shot so quick that a goalie didn’t even see it. So Quick Release (QR) was born.
“You have to know its Warrior even without the logo.”
That’s only part of designing a new stick graphic, but it’s a very important part of a larger formula. Coming up with the graphic for each new stick comes with a set of challenges that is unique to hockey sticks. People don’t tend to think of a stick as a difficult canvas to work on, but you have to remember that it has four sides not just two. That detail alone presents it’s own set of challenges.
For the Covert QRL graphic we began a completely new process for designing stick graphics. Previously we had worked in conjunction with an outside designer, not anymore. This time, the graphic would be constructed totally in-house.
“At some point, you have to draw the line and go with it.”
Every stick design comes to a point where you have to just say, “yes,” this is it for this year and you draw the line on development. The reason is because development and design of new sticks is a constant process for Warrior. I don’t sit down at my computer after our latest stick has released and start over for the next stick. It’s a continuous flow of ideas, designs, technology, etc. until you reach a deadline for production.
After wearing custom chest and arms from other vendors throughout my playing career, the Warrior G2 Pro Chest and Arm is by far one of the most comfortable and efficient pieces of equipment I have worn. The 2015-16 season was my first season as a pro and I spent it within the Toronto Maple Leafs organization. The majority of my playing time was with the Orlando Solar Bears in the ECHL. My equipment manager (Orlando) had a demo of the G2 Pro chest pad in the room one day and he asked me to try it. When I first looked at it I was reluctant to try it. It looked like a rebound kicking machine with all of the hard material around the arms and elbow hinge. However, I switched to the G2 Pro immediately after just one practice.
Jared Quartuccio – Custom Services Manager, Sticks
“They’re perfect, I’m in.”
Those are the words that I strive for every time I meet with a player. Most guys in the NHL are incredibly in-tune with their sticks and getting them to accept a new technology isn’t always a guarantee.
Sometimes it takes weeks or months of testing and retesting before a player finally gives me the green light. With this new stick (Covert QRL), it’s been different. We (Warrior) had guys putting samples in-play, in games… that usually never happens.
If there’s one thing that’s consistent among all the Pros I work with, it’s that they’re always looking for a quicker release. They’re not really asking for lighter sticks anymore because we’re at a good weight now, but they always want to be quicker getting the puck to the net.