Looking at the base of the pant, the Warrior Ritual X3 E+ has Warrior’s proprietary FlexPlate system, which was introduced in previous generations. The FlexPlate system does increases flexibility, mobility and protection in comparison to a traditional pant design. The thigh protection has been maximized for the Ritual X3 E+ and is composed of high-density foams that ensures no gaps in protection throughout game play. There is also a new thigh shape that further helps integrate with the AxyCut system.
Next, the AxyCut technology is enhanced on the outer edge of the pant. The AxyCut feature eliminates interference between the pants and leg pads when transitioning in and out of the butterfly. At the hip and kidneys, the X3 E+ pant features redesigned shaped to increase mobility without sacrificing protection.
The Warrior X3 E+ pants take advantage of an internal belt system that differs from a traditional tightening system. While there are easy access straps in front for quick adjustments, the internal belt runs underneath of the back tailbone protection to help keep the pant snug on the body without losing blocking shape. However, this entire belt can be removed and you can still utilize the outer belt system if that is preferred.
Lastly, the X3 E+ comes with removable suspender buttons at the hip and tailbone if the goalie chooses to wear their pants with suspenders.
If you are an intermediate-Level goaltender looking for a lightweight, mobile, and protective pant, the Warrior Ritual X3 E+ Junior Goalie Pants are for you.