SuperDeker is here! The most exciting, interactive, and fun off-ice training tool to come along in years is now available at Sports Etc. The SuperDeker Training System is great fun for all ages. The system helps keep skills fresh and also helps players of all ages develop new skills with the 3 different game modes- Training, Hot Shot, & Speed Passing. Stop by the new Sports Etc Stick Cellar to experience SuperDeker for yourself!
If you’ve played hockey for any length of time you’ve come to the conclusion that, while there are many skates to choose from, finding the perfect fit is not always a simple task. That’s no longer an issue. With major leaps forward in 3D imaging and 3D printers, getting a pair of perfectly fit custom skates has never been easier.
True/VH has been offering custom skates to consumers longer than anyone else. Utilizing a 3D scan of each foot via iPad and scanner, a 3D model of your foot is made and the skates are built around them. Each pair is made by hand to your specifications in Winnipeg, Ontario. A real favorite among players and, in particular, goalies.
Earlier in 2018, CCM leaped into the fray. The methodology is similar to TRUE with a major difference being both feet are scanned at the same time and the scan also includes the bottoms of the feet. Much like TRUE, a full custom skate option is available. The game changer with CCM is the ability to get scanned and have a set of stock CCM Tacks AS1 (player or goalie) custom pressure molded to the 3D model at the factory. When the skates arrive, they are ready to go. This is the fastest, most straightforward path to custom fit skates.
Most recently, Bauer added the ability to use their existing 3D Skate Lab technology to allow customers to order full custom skates. With the MyBauer custom skate you get scanned, choose your skate family, then customize from there with your choice of tongue, facings, lining, and steel. You even get to add your name and # to the tongue.
So there is no need to suffer through sore feet anymore. Call or stop in and let one of our custom skate experts review your choices and walk you through the whole process from scanning to skates!
Just arrived! The 2018 CCM Super Tacks AS1 hockey stick pushes the boundaries of performance and has become the new standard for Mid-Kick point sticks. The stiffness profile has been revisited to maximize loading while providing great stability and control. Not only can players benefit from a great, powerful stick, but the feel has been substantially improved. The new X-Flow technology allows for a 10g weight reduction while improving compaction for better durability.
Check out some of the highlights:
KICK POINT: Max loading, mid-kick point. A soft mid-section allows for a longer loading period which increases the energy stored, while the stiff taper maximizes stability throughout the shot
SHAFT TECHNOLOGY: X-Flow Technology is an optimized molding technology which allows for better compaction of the stick’s fibers, while also providing increased durability and lighter weight
BLADE: ACU3 Blade: A lighter but very stiff layup with a tactile surface for maximum shot control. Also features a reinforced toe and heel for unparalleled durability.
INTERMEDIATE GEOMETRY: Designed with the help of Elite women’s hockey players and a cross-section of youth players, rounded corners and concave sides for better control and comfort.
Sports Etc Performance To Value Rating- 9 out of 10- The CCM Super Tacks AS1 is a performance hockey stick offering the most natural flex point of any stick on the market today. The softer mid-section of the stick creates a longer loading period, which maximizes energy and power. Combined with a 10 gram weight reduction, the AS1 is a can’t miss stick for 2018!
Developed for the speed of today’s game, the 2018 CCM JetSpeed hockey stick features a hybrid kick point, a new geometry and the Jetstream blade. The new hybrid kick point creates a power hinge effect allowing the player to more fully load the shaft without any twist occurring in the shaft. The new JetSpeed shape provides a unique combination of comfort and control, while the JetStream blade employs CCM’s patented multi-channel blade and proprietary dampening material to achieve a blend of lightweight and feel. The final structure is reinforced with Sigmatex spread-tow technology from top to bottom, making it one of the most advanced products in the marketplace. Check out some of the highlights:
- HYBRID KICK POINT: The new kick point creates a hinge effect which allows for greater power while featuring a soft taper zone for increased speed.
- JETSTREAM BLADE: Featuring a multi-channel blade with a dampening layer on the entire face to achieve a unique blend of lightweight, feel and consistency.
- JETSPEED SHAFT: The new geometry offers a smooth transition area to maximize bending and efficiently transfer the energy stored.
- SIGMATEX: An exclusive spread tow fabric developed by one of the world’s leaders in composite technology that is not only ultra-lightweight, but very strong due its high tension weaving process.
Sports Etc Performance To Value Rating– 9 out of 10- Excellent value for a high-end performance stick. Ideal for any player looking for a mid or high flex point for a powerful shot.
The Bauer Nexus 2N Pro hockey stick is the latest edition of the extremely popular Nexus line of sticks from Bauer. The Bauer Nexus 2N Pro provides a mid-kick point and Sweet Spot technology, features a Textreme construction for a lightweight and dependable feel that will hold its flex over time with the help of the new Duraflex resin system. The easy load taper technology allows for quick shots, while the mid-kick profile allows for more powerful and accurate shots. The eLASTech blade on the Bauer Nexus 2N Pro combines with the new ACL blade technology to provide a responsive blade with tons of feel. It also features the new R-Lite Blade system, which creates a more balanced feel in the stick through reduced blade weight as well as an overall stick weight reduction of 10 grams compared to the 1N.
Sports Etc Performance-to-Value Rating: 9 out of 10. The new Bauer Nexus 2N Pro composite hockey stick is designed for a versatile hockey player looking for a stick that can perform at any level. If you are a player looking for an advanced lightweight mid-kick hockey stick check out the Nexus 2N Pro.
Starting in Early August 2018, Bauer Hockey, the industry’s skate leader, will introduce the MYBAUER Custom Skates. The MYBAUER Custom Skate platform works off the pre-existing Bauer 3D Skate Lab interface. Once your foot scan is expertly examined and analyzed, the player chooses the eyelets, liner, tongue, and blades that best suits their game. The information is sent off to Bauer where a 3D model of your foot is created and the skate is built around YOUR foot! The MYBAUER Custom Skates are available in Bauer Vapor 1X, Supreme 2S Pro, and Nexus 2N Pro.
At Sports Etc we’ve scanned and analyzed hundreds of players feet with the 3D Skate Lab and look forward to helping you design your very own custom skates!
Coming to stores on July 13 2018, Bauer will be releasing the newest skate to their Supreme line. The Bauer Supreme 2S hockey skate will include some of Bauer’s most innovative features to date. Here are some of the key highlights:
– LS5 Carbon Steel- The LS5 Carbon Steel from Bauer features a carbon chrome coating, which hardens the edges of the blades, and increases overall durability. The internal core of the LS5 Steel is also softer than a typical blade, which improves the sharpness and consistency at the edges. According to Bauer, the LS5 Carbon Steel will have an approximate 61-69% improvement in overall sharpness level compared to LS2 and other similar blades. The change is so drastic, Bauer suggests that you may need to choose a duller radius on the Bauer Supreme 2S skate. They feel that you will be able to maintain a strong bite on the ice, with a more shallow hollow because of the improvements made in the quality of the steel. A Bauer/NHL study found that most players chose a more shallow hollow after trying the LS5 Carbon Steel.
– Speedplate 2.0- The Bauer Speedplate 2.0 is a full custom footbed with multi-layer foam to help increase comfort and support. This in upgrade over the original Speedplate, which did not offer as much foam support, affecting the overall comfort of the product.
– 3 Piece 52 ounce felt tongue- The 3-piece felt tongue offers a unique blend of flexibility (3 pieces) for full range of motion, and protection with the 52 ounce felt padding throughout the tongue.
– Precision Fit Technology/Curv Composite Boot- Consistent with the high-end Supreme line over the most recent years– the 2S skate will feature a full Curv Composite boot, with an anatomical precision fit for a true custom fit around the contours of a persons foot.
Another interesting fact about the Bauer Supreme line– through 50 thousand foot scanes, the Bauer 3D Skate Lab found that 45% of players are an ideal fit for the Supreme line, over Vapor (43%), and Nexus (12%).
We believe to improve your game on ice you need to put in the work off ice. We are excited to add dryland training gear from Snipers Edge to our other off ice training products. Snipers Edge offers a range of products to help improve your game. Here are just a few of the most popular items
Slick Tiles Hockey Flooring– This is where it all starts. CCM Sniper’s Edge Slick Tiles Dryland Flooring Tiles by shooting, stick handling and passing in your very own home hockey training area. Perfect for hockey players who want to take their game to the next level, Slick Tiles Hockey Floor Tiles allow you to have a dryland training area almost anywhere. Sold in boxes of 20 tiles
PassMaster Rebounder– The PassMaster™ is the best selling hockey passer and one-timer training aid of all time. The reason is simple! It’s the most versatile hockey passing aid available, offering the most features for the lowest price. While other copy-cat products are made of cheap plastic and only offer one or two passing lanes, the PassMaster’s solid steel construction and THREE sided band design makes it the most durable and best hockey puck passer on the market. Use one, two or even all THREE sides to give you ultimate flexibility in the various drills you can master. The PassMaster hockey passing aid can be used to work on passing accuracy, short bullet passes, rocket fast one-timers, catching passes with soft hands, and more
SweetHands Stickhandling Trainer-
SweetHands hockey stickhandling aid will greatly improve your speed, timing, eye-hand/stick coordination, precision, and consistency when dangling with a puck or stickhandling ball, and can be used either on or off the ice. (Screw in spikes for on-ice use included) After technically mastering each individual skill, the player will advance to higher speed movement drills as well as partner passing, utilizing forehand, backhand and saucer passing.
Snipers Edge dryland training products will be available at Sports Etc starting in June 2018
New to May 2018, the Bauer Supreme 2S goalie line reaches a new level of speed on the ice. The new C.O.R.T.E.C.H ST skin is improved for better slide, durability and faster rebounds. And the POWERLITE core gives the pads a more durable core with better seal on the ice.
With 83 percent better puck impact, 68 percent better tensile strength and 57 percent better skate cut resistance, these pads are three times more durable overall.
Supreme vs. Vapor Goalie Pads: Supreme pads feature a single break below the knee with a stiff, fused boot for goalies who like technical and precise movements. Vapor pads have a double break above and below the knee with soft boot flex. Perfect for agile, reactive goalies.
Sports Etc Performance To Value Rating– 9 out of 10- A lightweight, firm pad using cutting edge technologies that compliment the modern butterfly goalie.
On May 18, 2018 the Bauer Supreme 2S Pro Goalie Skate will be released for sale. The new goalie skate has a new Curv Composite boot, carbon coated stainless steel, lock-fit pro liner, and a new heel lock with an eyelet comfort pad. These upgrades make the 2S Pro one of the most elite goalie skates on the market today. Here are some of the highlights:
- Carbon Curv® composite boot
- Asymmetric goalie specific boot design
- Lock Fit Pro liner
- Asymmetric recoil tongue
- VERTEXX EDGE goalie holder
- Full composite outsole with ventilation
- Goalie specific toe cap
- LS5G Carbon-Coated Stainless Steel
- Lundqvist loop