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
Sports Etc Performance To Value Rating– 10 out of 10– One of the best skates available for elite level goalies looking for a performance skate. The lightest goalie skate ever made.
With the meteoric rise in popularity of performance composite goalie sticks at every level of hockey, the Bauer Supreme 1S set a very high bar in terms of weight and balance. With the launch of the Bauer Supreme 2S Pro, the bar is set even higher.
The biggest improvement in the 2S Pro is the new Ergo Spine construction. This technology allows Bauer to compress and flatten the materials in the paddle reducing weight and increasing stiffness. As a result of this “flattening”, the spine of the handle is visible on the back of the paddle making for an extremely lightweight goalie stick.
Sports Etc Performance To Value Rating- 10 out of 10. The lightest premium goalie stick on the market today.
CCM Hockey jumps headlong into the 3D skate scanner market with the launch of the new CCM 3D Fit Scanner. The CCM 3D Fit Scanner combines elements of other popular skate scanners resulting in the most versatile scanner on the market. The CCM 3D Fit Scanner can be used 3 ways-
- Skate Recommender- The 3D scanner interface can be used to analyze any set of feet and recommend the ideal size and line of stock CCM skates. It even gives you the second best choice.
- 3D Custom Mold- The 3D scanner interface can be used to order a set of 3D custom molded skates. In this process, a 3D model of your foot is created and a Super Tacks AS1 is pressure molded to the model giving you a perfect fit right out of the box! This process takes about 8 business days and is the best option for a custom fitted skate.
- Total Custom Skates- The 3D scanner interface can be used to create a true custom skate. The process is the same as the 3D custom skate, but your options are greater. Among the options are a choice of Super Tacks AS1, Jet Speed FT1, Ribcor 70K, different sizes for left and right foot, different tongues and many more options. Total Custom Skates take 2-4 weeks for delivery.
The CCM 3D Fit Scanner will be at Sports Etc. Follow us on social media for updates on the CCM 3D Fit Scanner!
In early April we started demolition on what will be our new, dedicated hockey stick room in the basement of our Arlington, MA store. When completed this room will hold 1,000+ hockey sticks.
In recent days, all the electrical has been wired, wall studs placed and plastering has been completed.
Painting and slat wall should be completed by early next week. The hockey stick room will include a shooting area to test out demo sticks from companies like Bauer, CCM, Warrior, Raven, and more!
At the rate the project is moving, we plan on a soft launch in late May with an official Grand Opening in early June. Follow the progress on our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts!
Update May 25, 2018– The Sports Etc Stick Cellar is nearly complete. Carpeting is down, electrical completed, slat wall hung and A/V system installed. The shooting alley, one of the highlights of the Stick Cellar, is finished and awaiting a custom shooting tap. There is still work to be done but we’re all excited as we get closer and closer to a Grand Opening!
Update June 12, 2018- It’s finally here! It’s the Grand Opening of the Sports Etc Stick Cellar! Come join us 6/14-6/18 to check out our new dedicated, exclusive, stick room and score great deals on sticks all weekend long! As a special attraction, meet Boston Bruins Ryan Donato and Noel Acciari On Thu 6/14 from 5:00-7:00 (thank you to our friends at Warrior Hockey)
Update June 27, 2018
The Sports Etc Stick Cellar is officially open! We recently added demo sticks from Warrior, Bauer, CCM and Raven. The shooting booth is fully operational and we just added some super comfortable custom Bauer stadium seats. We are very proud of the finished product and look forward to everyone getting a chance to check it out
Sports Etc Stick Cellar Gallery