Do you remember the Octogun series of sticks? Of course you don’t! How about the U+ Anatomy?!?! Bahahaaaaa! Not trying to trash talk, but man, I can remember a time (not so long ago) when CCM was borderline irrelevant in the stick world. Fast forward to today and CCM now boasts a three family stick arsenal currently contending for the number one spot in the stick market!
So how’d they do it? And in such a short amount of time? To be honest, if I knew how I’d probably be CEO of some fortune 500, More >
We got our hands on the new CCM Resistance Helmet today and wanted to give it the old sniff test… So here goes nothing.
First off, I’m a Bauer boy mostly and have been for a long time. I’ve been using essentially the same helmet for way too long now (Bauer 5000, 5500 and currently 7500). Upon opening this bad boy, I’m struck by the metallic packaging (I’m all about being flashy) and we’re off to a good start. Disclaimer: I didn’t at point in this process actually sniff the helmet—maybe tomorrow. Once I got it out, I’m struck by its simplicity. More >
We’ve all tried the golf ball, the weighted ball, the puck with balls in it, the real puck on a shooting board and even shooting off that patch of ice in the driveway when it gets cold enough. The one thing I can honestly say about all of those attempts at recreating that on-ice feel, is that they all fell a bit short. At the end of the day, in my mind at least, your off-ice training puck has to look like a puck, and it sure as heck needs to feel like one too… Oh, and don’t forget, it More >
Growing up my dad always taught me to use the right tool for the job. This is one truth that STX Hockey seems to understand from the get go, releasing two uniquely elite hockey sticks. The Surgeon and Stallion 500 sticks. While using the “wrong” stick may not have quite as devastating effects as say, using a screwdriver as a hammer, or using the wrong motor oil for your engine, the point I’m trying to make is that magic happens when you select the stick that complements YOUR specific style of play. Although new to the sport of hockey, STX has been a long More >
Ribs? When someone says ribs, I usually think slow-cooked, meat falling-off-the-bones, smoky and rich BBQ flavor. Lately, though, when someone says ribs I think of blasting clappers past a goalie. Not getting the connection? RIBCOR – it’s the name of a Reebok stick the Reebok Ribcor, it has ribs and it will make net minders feel like the proverbial naked goalie!
Think of how a slingshot works. You put the ammo in the pocket, tighten the slack in the bands and start to draw back. The further you pull back, the more power you will provide to the projectile. More >
With unmatched comfort, optimum control and performance consistency, it’s no wonder that Zach Parise and Zdeno Chara have each worn the Easton Synergy EQ5!
Composite in all the right places, this hybrid skate combines the lightweight structure of Easton’s Stealth skate with a fully heat-moldable Fusion Foam in the boot quarter for an ideal custom fit. The Synergy EQ5’s composite frame is strategically placed to optimize response and long-term performance consistency, while maintaining a balance of structure and fit.
The Synergy EQ5 utilizes thermally activated anatomical ankle foams and a felt-based tongue to enhance the overall comfort of the skate and give More >
Whether you play ice hockey or roller hockey, a good pair of skates with the perfect fit is essential. Getting that perfect fit can be a challenge when ordering online. The best way to get a pair of skates to fit is to try them on in your local hockey shop first.
Each manufacturer produces a skate that will feel a bit different, so you need to know your size in the particular make and model that you are interested in. Also keep in mind that a hockey skate boot is designed to fit tightly on your foot to reduce movement More >
The game changes April 29… Will you change with it?
The new Bauer Vapor skate line is so highly anticipated, we’ve decided to give you a chance to pre-order them! Our regular shoppers know that we rarely do this… but we’re just as excited about this line as you are! Pre-order your Bauer Vapor Skate between March 15th and April 22, 2011 and be automatically entered for a chance to have your skates delivered by an NHL player!
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Hockey players are typically quite particular about their equipment. Watch a player at the hockey shop and he’ll grab a stick, bend it… tap it… inspect it. The perfect stick always makes itself known when he handles it for awhile. The perfect stick just feels right in his hands and flexes to the perfect arc.
So, we all know the Easton, Reebok, Bauer, CCM, Mission and Sherwood brands… but have you heard of Combat? Previously manufactured under the name Ballistik, Combat sticks may be new to many players. Most widely known for their exceptional baseball/softball bats and equipment, Combat has More >