New for the 2023/2024 season Brian's has brought out the new ICON1K replacing the Gnetik series. This collection carries a very familiar feel for those Gnetik users with some improvements, we have a redesigned core to the pad, one piece knee block, thinned out profile, squared off outside roll and a simplified flex profile. The pad still has the primo material on the inside sliding edge, smart cord toe strap and a removable knee flap.
Flex Profiles & Toe Taper
Moving away from the numbering system Brian's has gone with two flex profiles, Regular & Stiff. The Regular profile is closer to the stock Gnetik profile and the Stiff is straighter and more rigid at the thigh. The stock toe taper is 87 degree which we have on our 33" White/Black/Red set and our other sets have gone with the more squared off 90 degree taper.
Core & Profile
With the use of BRI-CORE they were able to redesign the core of the pad making it 20% lighter than the Gnetik core. This does not take away any structural integrity of the pad as the addition of BRI-CORE to the thigh of the pad keeps the pad firm and holding up to any intense shot throughout the year. With this redesigned core they also were able to have a thinner profile to the pad for a cleaner overall look
Holding the pad to your leg is a simplified calf strap that is fully adjustable for your comfort level without affecting the rotation of the pad, they also have an optional upper calf strap which we have have gone with on our custom sets. The stock option for the boot strap is not available on them but for those who like that connection we have kept the smart boot strap on the pad that can easily be removed for those who prefer no boot strap.