The new Premier Series II (Huet pads) are divided like this...
6K-lower end, made in China, fake material but decent for regular use. Don't hold up much and they are way too light.
They go for around $399
8K Intermediate - Basically the same as the Senior below, only made with fake leather, similar, and not in Canada.
Price tag is the same as 6K.
8K Senior - Nearly Pro model, real leather and made in Canada, it is the pad I'm getting.
Costs $899 now but I'm getting it 30% off, so make that around $699.
They're sure to last me a few years at least.
I've had these alright RBK pads for the past 3 seasons, black/white/silver (never doing that again) and it's time for a pad change for me, the old ones are almost destroyed and I'm going to go for a higher quality pad now.
I'm sticking with Reebok, cause I think their pad rocks feels and it looks great.
And you know I can't pass up the chance to get these gems:
Admit it, they're downright sexy.
I'm ordering my new pads soon, they're gonna set me back a bit, but it'll be worth it.
Awesome. Are these 8K's? I can't tell from the pic. I love these colours, but I'm a HUGE fan of white pads with the red and blue as secondary colours.