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Finding Your Hockey Stick Flex

Wandering through Great Skate’s stick section provides players with a plethora of options from manufacturers like Bauer, CCM, Reebok, Warrior and many others. Picking the right stick for you is determined by many factors that ultimately will help find the right stick for your game.

The right look, feel, weight, curve and flex of a stick are all determining factors for a player making this choice. Determining the right curve and weight is often something that has developed over a number of years and that has been determined by the style of game you play. In many ways the flex of any stick you buy will be determined in the same manner. However, how do you know which flex suits you best?

There are a number of different flexes available for players to choose from the range upwards to 110 (very stiff) to 40 (junior flex). It is important that the flex used by a player meets their specific strength and skill level.

In the case of young players who are still perfecting stickhandling and shooting, ensuring that the flex of your stick is adequate for your physical strength is just about all that needs to be considered. For those players who are stronger and more developed, finding an adequate flex will be more important.

First off, understand that different stick manufacturers utilize different practices and construction methods. Just like Ford, Toyota and Chevy all make different four-door cars, Bauer, CCM and Warrior make different composite sticks. So you may find that the 100 flex on the new CCM RBZ will feel differently from the 100 flex on a Bauer Total One or the new Warrior Covert.

Another thing to keep in mind is that lengthening or cutting down a stick will affect the flex. Each time you cut down a stick, you add stiffness to the original flex. You can expect to increase a stick’s flex by about 10 if you take off 2-3 inches. The opposite is true if you add length to a stick as it will add whip.

When it comes down to choosing the right flex there are a number of determining factors that come into play. For players who aren’t fully developed, an intermediate flex – between 50 and 75 – is a good starting point while 90 or 100 is a good place to start for those players who are fully grown.

Going up or down in flex will be determined by a few different factors that include playing style, strength and how skilled you are. Bear in mind that a player who isn’t as skilled and is still working on developing different facets of their game will struggle with a stick with a stiff flex (anything above 100) as it will not only limit your ability taking slap shots but wrist shots too.

If you’re a player who has a heavy slap shot, a stiffer flex would be best for you. In addition, physically strong players will not only have an easier time flexing stiffer sticks, they will gain more benefit from using one. The inverse is also true. If you’re slap shot is lacking and you aren’t as physically strong as others, going with a lighter flex will allow you to fully utilize your specific skill set.

Conferring with a Great Skate sales associate will also provide expert guidance to your specific needs when shopping in the store or online.

At the end of the day, finding a proper flex is going to be based largely off personal preference. But if you find a certain area of your game lacking, consider going up or down in flex to see if there is a noticeable difference.

CCM RBZ Grip Senior Hockey Stick 100 Flex
CCM RBZ Grip Senior Hockey Stick 100 Flex
Warrior Covert DT1 Senior Composite Hockey Stick - 85 Flex
Warrior Covert DT1 Senior Composite Hockey Stick – 85 Flex
Bauer Supreme Senior TotalOne NXG Hockey Stick - 77 Flex
Bauer Supreme Senior TotalOne NXG Hockey Stick – 77 Flex

Replace the Blades on CCM Ice Skates

A hockey player needs to be as comfortable spending hours in his ice skates as he would be walking in his favorite sneakers. Skates designed for performance will do you little good if your feet tire too quickly when you wear them. At Great Skate Hockey Supply Company, we offer an extensive selection of ice skates that will give you speed, support, and comfort.


CCM Vector U+ CL Sr. Hockey Skate
CCM Ice Skates

CCM Vector U+12Sr. Hockey Skate
CCM Ice Skates
 
CCM Vector U+ CL Jr. Hockey Skate
CCM Ice Skates

Easton Stealth Stealth RS. Hockey Skate
CCM Ice Skates

For example, CCM Vector U+ CL ice hockey skates provide players with everything they’re looking for in reliable high-performance skates. CCM’s F-I-T System, also used in its hockey helmets, offers each player a customized fit. The Vector U+ skates also have ankle pads and comfortable footbeds, as well as ankle support, so that you can perform at your best.

Replacing your ice hockey skates every season can become costly. One of the advantages of CCM skates is that it is easy to replace the blades on many of them. The CCM E-Blade Pro holder, which you’ll find on some of their skates (including the Vector U+12 and Vector U+06), makes it easy for you to change a worn blade, while also maximizing the transfer of energy between your feet and the skate and between the blades and ice.

Whether you’re an adult playing hockey or you’re buying skates for your child or teenager, there are CCM ice hockey skates that will fit your needs. Many of the styles designed for adults are also available in smaller sizes, and they feature the same advanced construction in all sizes. For help deciding which ice hockey skates are right for you, call us today at 1.800.828.7496, or contact us online atGreatskate@Greatskate.com.

CCM/Reebok Hockey Sticks

A great hockey stick is more than just a piece of wood or composite material. The CCM hockey sticks we carry at Great Skate Hockey Supply Company incorporate some of the latest advances in hockey technology to help you achieve maximum performance, whatever your skill level. With features like laminated blades and rounded edges on the shafts, CCM hockey sticks are designed to be best in class.

 

CCM U+CL 85 Flex Composite Hockey Stick
CCM RBZ 85 Flex Composite Hockey Stick
CCM Hockey Sticks
CCM U+CL 65 Flex Composite Hockey Stick
CCM RBZ Flex Composite Hockey Stick
CCM Hockey Sticks
CCM U+08 85 Flex Composite Hockey Stick 
CCM RBZ 65 Flex Composite Hockey Stick
CCM Hockey Sticks
CCM U+06 85 Flex Composite Hockey Stick
CCM U+06 85 Flex Composite Hockey Stick
CCM Hockey Sticks

The CCM RBZ Composite Hockey Stick by Taylor Made is one of the company’s latest and greatest hockey sticks. For added durability, CCM incorporated Impact Layer Technology into these new sticks. The sticks are constructed from super-light graphite and come with enlarged sweet spots that make it easier for you to maneuver, control the puck, and avoid fatigue.

In addition to high performance hockey sticks for scorers, Reebok also makes a line of hockey sticks for goalies. Goalies need to be able to handle their hockey sticks just as deftly as other players do, and Reebok Premier Series let them do just that. Lightweight shafts and foam blades give goalies increased control.

You don’t need play at the level of a professional to use CCM hockey sticks. At Great Skate Hockey Supply Company, we carry several CCM sticks for youths and junior players, too. For more information about any of our CCM hockey sticks, call us today at 1.800.828.7496, or email us.

Durable CCM Hockey Skates

At Great Skate Hockey Supply Company, we offer a large selection of hockey skates from companies that include Bauer, Reebok, Easton, and CCM. In our store, you can find skates for both amateurs and pros at many different price points. Whether you want a pair of hockey skates appropriate for a beginner or you need to replace an excellent pair that has worn out, you can get the right skates from us.

 

CCM Vector U+ CL Sr. Hockey Skate
CCM Vector U+ CL Sr. Hockey Skate
CCM Hockey Skates
CCM Vector U+ 12 Sr Hockey Skate
CCM Vector U+ 12 Sr Hockey Skate
CCM Hockey Skates
CCM Vector U+ CL Jr Hockey Skate 
CCM Vector U+ CL Jr Hockey Skate
CCM Hockey Skates
CCM Vector U+06 Sr. Hockey Skate
CCM Vector U+ 06 Sr. Hockey Skate
CCM Hockey Skates
Among the most popular ice hockey skates we carry are the CCM Vector U+CL Hockey Skates, which include some of the latest advances in skating technology. Their Texalium matrix outsoles are lightweight and wick moisture away from your feet so that your performance is not affected by perspiration. In addition, the location of the eyelets on these skates is designed to offer increased support and agility.

If you’re worried that you’ll have to replace your hockey skates soon after you’ve broken them in, the CCM Vector U+ CLwill prove you wrong. The metal mesh design of the Vector U+, in addition to being lightweight, increases the durability of the skates. The unique Exo-Skel also makes the skate stiffer and contributes to its longevity.

At Great Skate Hockey Supply Company, we also have specialized CCM hockey skates for goalies. All of the skates in our inventory are available at the best prices that you’ll find online, guaranteed. For help deciding which skate is right for you, call us at 1.800.828.7496, or send us a message at Greatskate@Greatskate.com today.

Superior Support and Protection from CCM Hockey Pants

Some sports, such as basketball, don’t require a considerable amount of protective gear. If you love to play hockey, however, you need the right equipment to ensure that you can enjoy the game with the least possible risk. At Great Skate Hockey Supply Company, you can buy the right protective gear at the best prices available online.

CCM U+CL Sr. Hockey Pants
CCM U+ CL Sr. Hockey Pants
CCM Hockey Pants
CCM U+CS Sr. Hockey Pants
CCM U+CS Sr. Hockey Pants
CCM Hockey Pants
CCM U+12 Sr. Hockey Pants 
CCM U+12 Sr. Hockey Pants
CCM Hockey Pants
CCM U+04 Hockey Pants
CCM U+04 Jr. Hockey Pants
CCM Hockey Pants
Hockey pants are an essential piece of equipment, and the CCM hockey pants we carry boast many convenient and useful features. For example, the speed lace design that you’ll find on many styles of CCM hockey pants, coupled with their single belt tightening system, make suiting up easier than ever. Other CCM hockey pants include a traditional zipper and an elastic crotch so that you can remain comfortable during the game.

Collisions often occur during hockey games, so safety is of the utmost importance. CCM hockey pants such as the CCM U+CL, CCM U+CS, and CCM U+12 all incorporate protection for your spine, hip, and legs. The CCM Vector U+ Pro Hockey Pant also includes an anti-microbial lining that reduces the presence of bacteria and helps combat odors that can build up with repeated use.

In addition, CCM’s U+CL and CCM U+ 12 pants have advanced ventilation for the upper thighs and back. Besides CCM hockey pants, we also have a large selection of other protective gear at Great Skate Hockey Supply Company. To learn more about the hockey pants that we have in our inventory, call us today at 1.800.828.7496, or email us at Greatskate@Greatskate.com.

CCM Hockey Helmets for Competitive Players

Hockey helmets are the most important pieces of hockey equipment that you will ever purchase. Helmets must do more than simply offer protection to you during the game; they must also be comfortable and give you the maximum possible range of peripheral vision. At Great Skate Hockey Supply Company, we carry hockey helmets from a number of top manufacturers, including Bauer, Mission, Reebok, Cascade, Easton and CCM.

 

CCM HT Vector Hockey Helmet
CCM HT Vector Hockey Helmet
CCM Hockey Helmets
CCM Vector V08 Hockey Helmet
CCM Vector V08 Hockey Helmet
CCM Hockey Helmets
CCM Vector V06 Hockey Helmet Combo 
CCM Vector V06 Hockey Helmet Combo
CCM Hockey Helmets
Reebok 11K Hockey Helmet
Reebok 11K Hockey Helmet
CCM Hockey Helmets
The CCM hockey helmets we carry offer customers outstanding value. Even the basic HTV06 helmet is designed to offer both comfort and protection. This helmet has rear exhaust vents to keep you cool while playing, and the HTV08 is available in three different sizes, so that you can choose the one that fits you best.

Consider also the CCM HT Vector, one of the most popular mid-priced hockey helmets. The unique CCM F-I-T System includes a memory foam liner with foam that conforms to the contours of your head for a custom fit. This foam liner is mechanically attached to the helmet, so you get a snug fit that does not come loose during the game.

If you are looking for a hockey helmet that will give you added protection, consider the HTV06 Combo, which incorporates a full face mask. At Great Skate Hockey Supply Company, we also carry a selection of CCM goalie masks with accessories you can combine for customized comfort and style. To discuss which CCM hockey helmets are right for you or your team, contact us today by phone at 1.800.828.7496 or via email atGreatskate@Greatskate.com.

CCM Hockey Gloves for Amateur Players

Among the latest CCM hockey gloves to hit the market are the CCM Vector U+ CL. The design of these gloves, like that of other CCM hockey gloves that we carry at Great Skate Hockey Supply Company, offers both performance and protection. For example, the Pittards palms on these gloves are completely breathable, letting moisture escape while resisting water from the ice.

CCM Vector U+ CL 13" Hockey Glove
CCM Vector U+ CL 13″ Hockey Glove
CCM Hockey Gloves
CCM Vector U+ CL 14" Hockey Glove
CCM Vector U+ CL 14″ Hockey Glove
CCM Hockey Gloves
CCM Vector U+ 12 14" Hockey Glove  
CCM Vector U+ 12 14″ Hockey Glove
CCM Hockey Gloves
CCM Vector U+ 08 13" Hockey Glove
CCM Vector U+ 08 13″ Hockey Glove
CCM Hockey Gloves
In addition, the CCM Vector U+ CL Hockey Glove’s give you with a full range of motion. For example, articulated thumbs allow a wide range of motion, as well as preventing hyperextension. For added control over your hockey stick, the CCM Vector U+ Cl gloves include split knuckle construction. The cuffs are also adjustable and conform to the shape and size of your arm.

While the CCM Vector U+ CL hockey gloves are near the top of their line, we also carry affordable CCM hockey gloves that are ideal for those who are just learning the game. The CCM Vector U+ 12 and CCM VEctor U+ 06 hockey gloves are available in a number of sizes. They feature some of the same great features as the higher end gloves but will not break your budget, and you can upgrade as your skill and passion for the game grow.

In addition to CCM hockey gloves, you’ll find all the hockey gear that you need at Great Skate Hockey Supply Company. From helmets and goalie masks to sticks and pads, we offer a large inventory of available products. To find out which CCM hockey gloves are right for your current skill level, call us at 1.800.828.7496, or contact us online at Greatskate@Greatskate.com today.

CCM/Reebok Hockey Equipment for Goalies

CCM is widely regarded as one of the leading manufacturers of hockey equipment. At Great Skate Hockey Supply Company, we offer a large selection of CCM hockey equipment at some of the best prices that you’ll find on the Internet. Whether you are just learning how to play or you play competitively, you can get great deals from us on the hockey equipment that is right for you.

For example, we carry CCM protective hockey equipment for both players and goalies. Shoulder pads like the CCM SP U+ CL offer impact protection for the arms, shoulders, and chest. In addition to being breathable and meeting the highest safety standards, the pads also afford a high degree of mobility.

While goalies may not move across the entire ice, it is important that they be able to move swiftly in front of the net. Reebok goalie hockey equipment, like the Reebok Revoke Goalie Series, is lightweight and extremely durable. In addition to goalie pads, we also have a selection of Reebok goalie sticks, so you can find everything that you need from a single source.

We also have a large selection of Reebok replica hockey jerseys. Buy one for yourself or for someone else that shares your passion for hockey. To find out what CCM hockey equipment is right for you, contact us online at Greatskate@Greatskate.com, or call us at 1.800.828.7496 today.

Multi-Compartment CCM Hockey Bags

At Great Skate Hockey Supply Company, we carry a selection of hockey bags for players of all levels. If you’re looking for hockey bags that will survive the rigors of transporting your gear back and forth to every game and practice, CCM hockey bags will fit the bill. We have the lowest prices and largest selection of them in North America because we’re dedicated to bringing the rewards of the hockey lifestyle to both recreational and competitive players at affordable prices.

CCM Ice Hockey Bags
Easton Synergy EQ Pro Equipment Bag 
CCM Hockey Bags
CCM Ice Hockey Bags
Easton Synergy EQ20 CarryEquipment Bag
CCM Hockey Bags
CCM Ice Hockey Bags 
Reebok 6K Carry Equipment Bag
CCM Hockey Bags

The CCM U+ Crazy Strong Equipment Bag from CCM is a basic hockey bag that can serve you for many seasons. CCM hockey bags like the Vector are made with heavy-duty construction to survive going into and out of your trunk and locker room. The nylon base of the bag is designed to provide added durability in the area that experiences the most wear and tear.

Because hockey skates can cut bags and damage other gear, the Vector V06 bag includes pockets that protect the rest of your bag’s contents from the blades. The accessory pocket in this bag also provides you with room for additional storage of your hockey gear. Other convenient features of the CCM U+ Crazy Stong hockey bag are an ID holder and a mesh laundry bag.

For an even more convenient hockey bag, look at the CCM U+10 wheel bag. In addition to having the same solid construction and features that other CCM hockey bags that we carry do, the CCM U+06 includes all-terrain wheels and skid bars. To find out more about the CCM hockey bags we stock, call us today at 1.800.828.7496, or contact us online at Greatskate@Greatskate.com.