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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Bauer 37.5 Technology – Managing Moisture Efficiently

Bauer 37.5 Technology

37.5 Technology

A new addition to Bauer’s product line this year is a material upgrade to 37.5 technology, a revolutionary new fabric that will be introduced into their protective gear and base layer apparel. What’s 37.5? Fair question. 37.5 is a fabric made from Cocona and is designed to keep you cooler than anything else on the market.

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CCM Resistance Helmet

CCM Resistance Helmet

**UPDATE: The CCM Resistance is now shipping! Click here to get yours.

CCM Resistance Helmet

For the past few years, Bauer has been the market leader in high-end, highly advanced hockey helmets. The Re-Akt was released in 2012 and marked the first time a company designed a helmet to manage the variety of impacts that occur during the course of a hockey game. On June 27th, with the release of the CCM Resistance helmet, people in the market for these highly protective helmets will have a new option.

CCM spent the past several years researching hockey hits and impacts. By recreating and examining hits from NHL and other high-level games CCM was able to find out why certain types of hits caused injuries while others did not. These tests measured impact force, speed, direction and contact point to determine what areas needed the most protection.

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True Hockey A6.0 Stick

True A6.0 Stick

UPDATE: The True A6.0 stick is now shipping at PureHockey.com.

True A6.0 Stick

One of the most exciting new pieces of gear to come into our warehouse in the past couple months is the True Hockey A6.0 Stick. Although the brand might be a bit unfamiliar to you, True has used their patented Axenic Technology to produce over 2 million hockey sticks for other manufacturers and over 1 billion (yeah, that’s right, billion) golf club shafts, so it is safe to say that they are pros with composite materials. These guys really know what they are doing, which becomes quite clear once you get the A6.0 in your hands for the first time.

True A6.0 Stick

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On the outside, the True A6.0 is a beautiful stick. A slick black and grey design is paired perfectly with blue accents to show a bit of flash in a tasteful manner. When I finally got it into my hands the first thing I noticed was the incredible light weight and surprisingly solid construction.

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