Ritual GT – Tech Overview

by the Warrior Goalie Team

In our previous blog we shared some of the questions we asked ourselves before designing the new Ritual GT line. These questions could be summed with this; “Can we offer products with traditional design elements that also provide the unparalleled high performance established by the Ritual G3 line of gear?”

In this blog, we’ll introduce the features of the new Ritual GT gear. We’ll show you how we’ve combined conventional design elements with the best in class innovations of the G3 line. This merging of tradition and innovation delivers comfort and tried and true feel while still offering the advanced performance you need to Elevate YOUR Game.

LEGPADS

  • Ultra Lightweight – The R/GT leg pads are the second lightest pro leg pads on the market, only slightly surpassed by the Ritual G3; significantly lighter than other pads in their class.
  • Mobility – Reduced leg pad interference during in-tight plays and quick transitions.
  • Torsional Feel – Newly designed core facilitates the pad torsion necessary to achieve optimal mobility when using a conventional toe/boot set-up.
  • Advanced Butterfly Stability & Seal – Seal the ice from the toe of the pad to the top of the thigh rise with dependable stability while still benefitting from the increased mobility of a tapered boot.
  • Blade/Ice Interface – Standard toe lace combined with a tapered boot provides traditional feel while allowing the necessary blade attack angle. R/GT pads will come with optional Active Response Toe Straps for the most advanced blade/ice interface system on the market.
  • Super Fast Slide – Best in class bindingless boot design reduces friction, providing exceptionally fast slides.
  • Effortless Rotation – Innovative Slingwrap strapping system in combination with our 360 degree leg channel offer effortless pad rotation while maintaining responsive control

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TRAPPER & BLOCKER

  • Ultra Lightweight – Same weight as the Ritual G3, the lightest gloves on the market.
  • Traditional Trapper Palm – Conventional permanent trapper palm provides a traditional fit and feel.
  • Game Ready – Snappy trapper closure right out of the box.
  • Conventional Tee Flex – A flexible tee design offers a more traditional feel
  • Maximized Wrist Mobility -Wide-open cuffs on trapper and blocker allow complete and unrestricted range of motion. Shortened back hand pad further enhances blocker wrist mobility.
  • Protection – Advanced pro level trapper palm protection. Newly shaped blocker sidewall increases index finger protection.
  • Stable/Versatile Straps – Three point adjustable wrist straps on the trapper and adjustable wrist strap positions on the blocker allow for a secure customizable fit without obstructing wrist mobility.
  • Customizable Board Position – Removable blocker palms allow you to customize size (Int, Medium, Large, XL) as well as optimize balance and coverage with High/Mid/Low board position settings.

 

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34 thoughts on “Ritual GT – Tech Overview

  1. Sincere Q’s: If it’s so good, why doesn’t anyone in the NHL or NCAA use warrior gear? Why don’t any local stores carry Warrior goalie?

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    1. Several retailers around North America, including in Minnesota, carry Warrior Goalie gear and you’ll see even more this spring. We have several Amateurs, Pros and College players in both NA and Europe using Warrior gear. The NHL is a tough league to get goalies to try new things, hopefully we’ll be there soon. In the meantime, we’ve chosen to focus our efforts on the consumer and producing the best, lightest and most innovative products on the market.

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    2. Do you have no understanding of sponsor deals? Goalies in the NHL don’t wear gear to brand spec you dummy. There are goalies who wear CCM graphics on a pad designed to 2004 Koho specs. Warrior gear is prominent in most retail locations, so I have no idea what you’re talking about there.

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      1. Thanks for the quick response, that was one of my critical pieces to the G3s was that the top break wasn’t stiff enough for my liking.

        I have to say, great job on the updated blocker finger protection.

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  2. Will there be int sizing? Also, with the traditional palm, is it no longer possible to put an int palm into a Sr or pro glove as you can with the g3?

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      1. If there is no thigh strap, what will cause the pad to flex like the image you have showing the hand flexing the pad by pushing down on it?

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      2. Standard crease, reactionary and transitional movements will cause the pad to flex primarily at the boot and below the knee. The GIF shows the flexibility at those two main areas.

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  3. Will you guys be making a youtube video series closer to release showing off each piece of equipment similar to the ritual g2 videos you posted?

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  4. Really like these pads so far! Glad to see how the pad flexes below the knee and at the boot!

    Just out of curiosity, there seems to be two graphics shown on the pads, one which has a vintage look and another with diagonal stripes. Will these both be offered in the GT line?

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  5. Been using the G3 glove and blocker since release. Love them both but could never get used to the pads coming from a long time Vaughn user and didn’t keep them long. Hopefully these solve those those minor quirks I had with the G3’s. Looking forward to them.

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  6. Picture shows the goalie wearing a Ritual/GT branded C/A as well. Any info/specs on this unit? Is it expected to come out this Spring as well?

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