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What are the differences between stand-up, hybrid and pure butterfly pads?

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What are the differences between stand-up, hybrid and pure butterfly pads?

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Virtually all goalie pads today are made with butterfly goalies in mind, however most pads can be worn and played in to suit any style. Although many pads have features that are more suited to a butterfly style of play, it should not adversely affect someone who does not play a butterfly style of game. Some pads are stiffer, some are more flexible, some are straighter from top to bottom, and some are curved. The important thing is to try some on and get a feel for what you like and never be afraid to ask about a pad and how it may suit your own personal style of play. [Back To Top] • What are the advantages/disadvantages of a fully flat-faced pad? With a flat-faced pad you have a flat surface to direct rebounds where you want them. The inside calf if made flat will seal to the ice much better providing a seamless butterfly without any gaps for the puck to get under. Many people complain that flat-faced pads can give off bigger rebounds but from pad ?A? to pads ?B? you will always find

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