Will Someone Please Step Up and Challenge Bauer?

Bauer Is Google of Hockey

Around here I often refer to Bauer as “the Google of hockey.” No matter how you spin it, they are the clear market leader and while Bauer isn’t quite a verb yet like Google is, their name is getting to be almost synonymous with hockey equipment. Just take a look at our infographics over the past two years. That’s called dominance, folks. For good reason, too – they have great people, great technology and they churn out quality products.

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Warrior QR1 Stick – The Quickest Release Yet

Warrior Covert QR1 Stick

This stick is now shipping! Pick one up today: Warrior Covert QR1 Stick

Warrior QR1 Stick

Warrior is touting the QR1 stick as their “fastest, lightest stick ever” so we decided to have several members of the Pure Hockey team put it to the test. Their reviews are rather impressive, but before we get to that, let’s go over the nitty gritty and see what exactly Warrior did to get to the final QR1.

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The CCM RBZ Superfast Stick

CCM RBZ Superfast Stick

You may have noticed during the most recent NHL Playoffs that some players in the league were using a new CCM stick that really stuck out. Yes, the red one that players such as Gabriel Landeskog of the Avalanche were using. It is the CCM RBZ Superfast and it is the newest top-of-the-line stick in the RBZ family from CCM.

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CCM Tacks Skates and Tacks Sticks

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CCM Tacks History

Back in the early days of competitive hockey there was a Canadian boot maker named George Tackaberry. In 1937, CCM purchased the patent for George’s widely used “Tackaberry” skate. What started off as a single pair of skates built for a friend had become a legend. From that moment on, Tacks skates were not only the face of CCM, but they were one of the most popular skates in all of hockey. CCM eventually replaced the Tacks with the Vector line, the U+ line, and then the RBZ line that we have today.  Now, people are finally going to get the chance to skate on CCM Tacks again…as well as shoot with a Tacks stick.

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