With one of the most anticipated new lines in goaltending in the recent years, Bauer has brought you one of the most engineered, designed, and technologically advanced line of gear. The 1S OD1N pad is packed with new features which strive to change the face of goaltending.
Starting on the face of the pad, the 1S OD1N features C.O.R.TECH Skin technology which stands for Coefficient of Restitution Technology. No longer are graphics being sewn onto the pad, Bauer has engineered a skin comprised of Cross linked Polyethylene foam, with Curv Composite additives, lycra-spandex, poly-urethane, digital printed graphics and clear coat to seal it all in. With these five layers, the result is a more responsive pad which kicks out rebounds further than before. Sliding speed is dramatically increased with having all seams, stitches and potential bindings getting in the way.
As mentioned above Bauer has been exclusively using Curv Composite in their skates for a long time and they have now coupled that material into their pads. From the bottom of the knee to the top of the pad, Curv Composite is molded into the foam to create an even more solid pad seal and allow the rebounds to kick out even more. The Curv Composite also doubles as added durability as it will not allow the pad to drop or shrink over time.
The 1S OD1N pad features a new style strapping system similar to their player line of Supreme Shin Guards. The Custom Rotation System allows for full Velcro strapping and adjustments for an extreme dialed in fit. The CRS straps both run above and below the calf muscle for a secure fit and the CRS Anchor straps runs in the middle of the calf from the outside of the leg to the inner leg. Next Bauer has taken traditional boot and toe strapping to another level, with simplifying the pieces making it simpler and faster for goalies to be dressed. The elastic toe ties now resemble a bungee cord effect where it can be tied tight to the front of the skate, but also allow for ultimate freedom of movement and tension release on the ankles. The boot strap is also made of an elastic material which provides the same function as the toe ties. Next, the 1S pad features a removable and adjustable outer knee lock which continues the theme of the goalie being able to dial in their strapping and find what works best for them. This addition will give goalies the option to keep their pad snug across the knee, or angled down to the calf for a wide open feel. Also, the pad comes with a revamped Supreme Knee guard which affixes directly to the knee. These knee pads are lined with Curv composite for ultimate protection.
Poron XRD has been used in Bauer products for years and it has proven to be extremely comfortable but provide extra protection when needed. The entire knee lander is made of the XRD foam which provides a stable, yet comfortable landing surface.
Lastly, the 1S OD1N pad features a new gauge of measurement in which pads are now proportionally sized based off of their years of research. The pads will run in sizes Small-XXL and have proportionally measured thigh rises for that range of goalies. With all of the talk of thigh rise plus sizing, Bauer has decided to focus on where the knee lands in the pad, and build technique and skill from that aspect, versus the overall sizing of the pads.
If you are a goalie who is looking for the most innovations within the technology of goaltending and wants Professional-level gear, the Bauer 1S OD1N Sr. Goal Pad will not disappoint you!
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Pros: Lightweight, Versatile, Fast
These pads are beautiful, both aesthetically and performance wise.
When I put these pads on, I was not expecting a drastic change in my game. I was expecting it to be minor. When I used them on ice, boy, was I wrong. These pads allow you to move VERY fast, mark my words. I was able to do everything faster, from dropping into a butterfly to sliding. They are very easy to put on and have a very nice look to them. If you have too many puck marks, you can easily get rid of them with a MagicEraser.
Sadly, there has to be some cons.
They are too expensive. They should not be the same price as the 1X pads, which have some of the same features as the 1S. I understand they are made for pros, but $1900? Really? You have to take care of them as well. They are not designed for durability, so you must take care of them more than other pads.
To follow up my earlier review the durability of the pad isnt great, but in not bad either i have been using them for a couple months now and not alot has changed except for some slight change of color in the white, but other than some normal wear and tear its fine. I honestly expected them to be worse but using them 4-5 times a week at the bantam AAA level they have held up better than alot of my other pads that i have owned.
Original Review from 6/25/16:
The pads are very light and i feel faster than before. Rebounds go very far from the net giving lots of time to recover. The sliding is one of the best parts of the pad, they slide very easily. The smart straps work very well and while i play you dont notice a diffrence from leather straps. Durabilty is the only concern of mine , only time will tell
These pads are definitely not worth the $2000 price tag. I have had these pads from mid April to mid July, and I already traded them in and grabbed a pair of Vaughn V7's. This is entirely because of the quality of the product. Mind you, I have used them for about 15 icetimes. The majority of these icetimes also had no pucks and were strictly power skating.
To start off though, the OD1N pads perform very well. The rebounds pop out faster and farther than ever. Those ads about Lundqvist kicking a rebound down the ice and almost scoring are not lying. The pad also slides better than most pads out there, and most notably, it is extremely light. The new strapping system is decent, but not as good as the Brian's Smart-Strap system. As a performance pad, this is a very good product. You can tell that this was designed for the pros.
That is also the problem, however. Pro goalies get new gear three, four, five times a year, at the least. They also don't have to worry about dropping two grand on their pads.
As far as a retail product goes, this is easily the worst pro level pad on the market. The quality of the pad is laughable.
My first problem with the pad has to do with the stitching/binding that surrounds the outside of the pad. If you have ever seen an OD1N pad up close, you would see that the binding that attaches the pad to the sliding surface on the side sticks out quite a lot. The binding began fraying after my 2nd or 3rd icetime using them. By the time I got rid of my OD1N's, the binding looked as if I owned the pad for at lease a season. If you looked at any other pads at the store, you would notice that this binding is under the sliding surface. The binding all around the the pad was also showing signs of major wear.
The next problem is with the toe laces. These are horrible in terms of quality. I almost had to buy a new pair because both laces were tearing apart.
The next two problems were the biggest for me.
The first one is the one-piece skin that covers the pad. At the top of the thigh rise, there was quite literally a hole on my pad. The material ripped and began tearing more and more. Because this is a one piece skin and is not your traditional synthetic leather, you can't take it to a cobbler and get it fixed or anything. The only way it can be fixed is by sending it to Bauer. The fact that my pad had been tearing shocked me. This was my first pro level pad, and I never once experienced a tear on any of my lower tier pads. What was even more concerning is the fact that I have barely had any shots taken on them. I couldn't believe it when I noticed the rip.
Finally, the pad dents... a lot. The face of the pad had some small dents on it from shot impact. On the outside sliding surface of the knee cradle, I somehow took a shot there. This part had a HUGE, and I mean HUGE dent in it. This also happened on the calf area of the sliding part of the pad.
As I said before, this is a pad meant for the pros, and not for the consumers. I only played a few icetimes with shots (Jr. A, Jr. B, and Midget AAA caliber) and powerskating sessions, and it already showed some very concerning signs of wear. There was no way this pad was going to last me a season, let alone multiple. Since my pads were in the warranty period, I got a new pair of them and sold them right away. I definitely do not recommend this product to a consumer.
Like advertised, these pass are very light, they slide unbelievably and the rebounds shoot off the pad. The problems with the pads are that the knee blocks are to small, because of this, when I slide my knee slides under the knee block and my knee drags on the ice, the toe ties also break easily I've had these pass for a month and I've already ripped two!