Easton Mako II Skates

Easton Mako II Skate

UPDATE: The Easton Mako II Skate is now shipping. Click here to get yourself a pair.

Easton Mako II Skates

Let’s not kid around here; Over the past 5-10 years Easton has had issues getting a skate on the market that has generated vast interest or wide adoption. They have their devoted users for sure, but even Easton would have admitted in 2012 that their market share and quality for hockey skates was lacking.

Many of the hockey gear nerds out there were well aware of Easton’s acquisition of the MLX skate technology a few years back, but most of those people stuck their arm straight out and took a prove-it approach to Easton – easy to do with so many other good skates on the market.

Then Easton unleashed the Mako skate.

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The Easton Synergy Is Back – Meet The Synergy HTX

Easton Synergy HTX Preview

**UPDATE: The Synergy HTX is now shipping! Click here to get one for yourself.

The Easton Synergy is back and it’s not coming quietly! Easton pulled out all the stops to revive the Synergy name with a stick that was worthy of the moniker.

Synergy HTX Hypertuned Blade

The latest iteration of the famed line will be the Synergy HTX. In this case HT stands for Hypertuned Technology which is an adaptation of what Easton has done for a long time with their NHL players. For each shaft flex the new Synergy HTX will have a matching blade stiffness, as illustrated in the image below.

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This Year In Hockey Gear – 2013

2013 Year In Hockey Gear Review

We live for and talk about hockey equipment here every day. Over the holiday break, I thought that it might be interesting to take a look back at hockey equipment in 2013 – what was released, what we liked, what we didn’t, what the pros were wearing and so on. It’s time for “the year in gear!”

There were some big movements in skates and sticks in 2013, as well as a couple of pretty good trends in helmets and protective gear. Three manufacturers had major stick and skate releases this year and all of them made some significant improvements to their products.

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Easton Mako M4 Pure Limited Production Stick

Mako M4 Pure Custom Limited Stick

 Now Shipping: Senior ($139.99) Intermediate ($139.99) Junior ($109.99)

Creating The Ideal Composite Stick

Every day it seems to be getting more difficult to find the perfect composite stick. With so many colors, patterns, features and new technologies to choose from, the process can get confusing quickly. Some questions we found customers asking us were “How do I know what features are important to me?” and “Which stick is going to help me improve my game?” as well as “What am I really getting in exchange for putting down all this cash?”.

Concept

We reviewed these questions as a team, and one day this past summer we sat down and attempted to cut through the bologna by creating a stick that had apparent and obvious answers to those questions. We determined that there were three crucial components which contribute to a quality composite hockey stick; weight, durability and puck control/feel. Now that we had these crucial components down, it was time to design something that satisfied each appropriately.

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