KOOKABURRA CRICKET pads
Kookaburra offer one of the best ranges of cricket batting pads in the world, from the top of the range Kahuna batting pads through to the traditional Verve legguards . The Kookaburra range of cricket pads offer lots of unique features and exceptional protection for cricketers of all levels.
RANGE FAMILY OVERVIEW
KAHUNA PADS are top of the range Kookaburra cricket batting pads. Kahuna Pads offer a combination of traditional and modern materials that creates the ideal mix of playability and protection including HDF and Cane construction, endorsed worldwide by Brad Haddin, AB de Villiers and Martin Guptill. BUBBLE II PADS also offer a combination of traditional and modern materials, with HDF rods and integrated thigh protection, endorsed by Australia’s Chris Rogers.
ONYX PADS are a sleek and lightweight designed cricket pad offering the best in protective engineering and modern style, endorsed by Australia’s Glenn Maxwell. PLASMA PADS, built with the proven protection of traditional materials with a modern spin the Plasma offers extreme comfort for all cricketers, endorsed by Nicole Bolton.
VERVE PADS are proven on the international stage, Verve’s use of traditional materials are synonymous with cricket performance and endorsed worldwide by England’s Jos Buttler and Australia’s Mitchell Starc.
BATTING PAD FEATURES
Cricket batting pads vary in the way they are constructed. The Kahuna, Plasma and Verve cricket pad ranges use HDF & CANE, industry acclaimed high density foam (HDF) and cane construction mix both light weight materials with traditional cane protection. The Bubble II and Onyx ranges use HDF RODS which are ultra lightweight HDF rods that keep weight to a minimum whilst continuing to provide exceptional leg protection.
Historically cricket batting pads were very wide and bulky due to materials available at the time. With the onset of high density foam (HDF) and other technological advancements, Kookaburra has a SEVEN CANE WIDTH front leg across the range, which is also one more cane than the rear leg, to enable a slimmer cricket pad making it much easier for players to run between wickets.
The batting pad face or facing can vary between models from premium brushed cotton PU, premium PU to premium PVC. Facings which are easy to clean if you find yourself diving to make your ground after that misjudged call.
EXT KNEE, located on the front of the pad and knee roll, is produced using three separate components. Kookaburra’s external knee roll with vertical bolsters generates critical protection and excellent shaping.
Kookaburra cricket batting pads have a few options depending on the model. EXTENDED SIDE WING, made from one piece HDF, builds protection around the side of the leg or calf to shield against side impacts. TWO PIECE SIDE WING is made up of two HDF panels and offers increased flexibility around the leg for a slimmer fit.
On the inside of the cricket pad the Kookaburra CONTOUR+ is an internal knee roll which wraps around the knee, using a high impact plastic shell combined with multiple layers of shock absorbing foam. While the TRI-SECTION shin bolster forms perfectly around the lower leg, providing immense comfort and additional protection.
An ergonomically shaped calf strap for easier fastening, with 50mm (calf and ankle) and 25mm (knee) Velcro not only make Kookaburra cricket pads very comfortable to wear but also easier to whip them on and off
Whatever cricket batting pad you decide, Kookaburra always recommends that you try them on for fit prior to purchase to maximise comfort and protection for the level of cricket played. Also consider where or not you would like to keep the cricket pads in the range family (e.g. Kahuna) or mix and match depending on what feels right as a player (some players prefer light weight materials and others more traditional).
Kookaburra pads are available in a range of sizes from XSB (extra small boys) upto OS (over size mens) in either left or right batting pads.
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