The E28 Curve Has Ruined Me Forever

Easton E28 Curve

When I was a kid in the 1980’s, phones were not a designer object, nor were they something you actually brought with you places. You just didn’t have that option. I still laugh to myself when I remember a conversation I had here in the office with a younger employee who asked me “so how did you talk to girls back then?” I had to explain to him that – gasp! – we actually had to walk up to them and speak. Horrifying, especially if you were scared to death of girls like I was back then.

Choices in hockey gear, particularly sticks, are similar.

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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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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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