Ritual CR Goal Sticks

by the Warrior Goalie Team

 

On April 14th we’ll be launching the all new R/CR composite goal stick line. In this blog we’ll give you the details you need to know and how they’ll help #ElevateYOURgame.

When we started developing the R/CR line we focused on three key purposes goalies use their sticks for. Once we established these three purposes, we developed the stick to enhance a goaltender’s ability and overall feel in these areas.

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Alpha QX Protective – Full Line Details

by: KP, Warrior Hockey Marketing

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Our all-new 2017 protective products (Shin, Shoulder and Elbow) is an overhaul on our Dynasty protective line originally launched in 2015.  The Dynasty line really help set Warrior up for success and was our most successful protective line to date – God knows we’ve been trying for years to get it right.

Much of that success came from a new focus on fit, protection and mobility.  The product team achieved their goals and made new goals for the Alpha line to continue our success.  They added fit refinement, sizing simplicity, weight reduction and improved ventilation to their list of goals for Alpha.  One other major endeavor was spreading the good features to more opening price point products.  Give more people the chance to feel Warrior protective by expanding our line to more price points.

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Alpha QX Gloves – Full Line Details

by: KP, Warrior Hockey Marketing

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So now that we’ve grabbed your attention with the Design Goals of Alpha Gloves and how they are Game-Ready off the shelf let’s go into more detail on the specs and differences of the gloves through the line.

We know, from sales figures, that the Alpha QX is not going to be on every hockey players’ hands.  Most top-end gloves don’t get the love they deserve because not many players use them or are even exposed to them.  So the product team wanted to make sure that every glove in the line, no matter price, enjoyed the comfort goals of the Alpha line.  Whichever glove you purchase or try-on, you’ll feel that Butter-Soft feeling right away.

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Our line has so much value from price to price, but sometimes it’s hard to know exactly what you get when you move up in price.  Let me be your guide.

Let’s start from the opening model Alpha QX5.

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Designing the Covert PX Helmets

by James Searle, Warrior Helmet Engineer

In 2014 when we began to establish goals for what would become the Covert helmet line, the two main areas of focus were fit and protection. The changes to the fit system were very straight forward; develop a traditional fit adjustment system to give the customer a fit that they are familiar with.

BUILDING A NEW FITTING SYSTEM

Moving on from the four-play adjustment system on our Krown helmet line, we decided to develop a traditional side clip system for front to back adjustment for the new Covert line. Contrary to the original Krown line, this did not necessarily represent an evolution in helmet fit and adjustment but it was exactly what we were being asked for, especially from the NHL pros. This change in adjustment system would allow us to reduce the number of plastic components in the rear of the helmet, ultimately reducing the weight and improving the balance of the helmet as well. This, combined with the sleek new look of the re-designed rear piece allowed us to bring a modern, lightweight helmet to market while maintaining that traditional Warrior look. Now players can just flip open the side flaps, adjust the helmet, close the flaps and forget about it. Mission accomplished.

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When we started talking about our protection goals, we ended up with more questions than answers. How can we tangibly improve protection? Protection has become such an important part of helmet technology, what can we bring to the industry to improve impact management? How does improving high-impact performance affect low-impact performance? Can you have both? To answer these questions, we had to get back to basics; get on the ice and throw some hits and learn from focused impact research.

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Alpha QX Glove – Butter Soft Feel

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by: KP, Warrior Hockey Marketing

It’s a right of passage for any new glove.  Try it on for size in the store and put on your imagination hat and think of what that glove will feel like after it has broken in.  Also, ask yourself, how long will it take to break in.

It was the first thing our design team wanted to do away with, as you probably read in our first Alpha QX Glove blog “Goals”.  Butter Soft Feel was the funny descriptor they used to achieve this off-the-shelf broken-in feel.  But how did they achieve this incredible feel in a glove…let me break down the simple changes here.

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