The Supreme S190 Blocker brings some of Bauer's best technology to the table in a streamlined shell. Like the rest of the new Supreme line, Bauer did away with traditional stitching, seams, and graphics on pads. Instead, they reverse stitched their seams, eliminated graphic stitching, and digitally printed the designs onto their pads for the first time. In doing so, they managed to create a more consistent playing surface, while also cutting weight . The backhand and fingers in the S190 are also reinforced with Bauer's Poron XRD Foam, their leader in impact protection. The foam is dependent on the reaction of urethane molecules when stressed at a high rate, or impacted quickly. When this happens, the urethane molecules temporarily "freeze" forming a protective shell that has conformed to your body. Finally, a soft Nash palm provides excellent feel on the puck, with added reinforcement to ensure it's durable enough to last!