Brand new for 2020 are the CCM Axis Pro Senior Goalie Pads. The CCM Axis replaces CCM’s past Premier II Pro model, and brings revolutionary improvements in terms of weight reduction, stability, and responsiveness.
Starting off with the internals of the pad, the Axis Pro comes with CCM’s newly designed LiteXcore internal core. The LiteXcore is CCM’s thinnest and lightest core yet, and provides the goaltender with more speed in all areas of the crease. Also, the Axis Pro comes equipped with Max Rebound+ technology, which is an insert in the face of the pad that gives the pad a hard explosive rebound so the goalie can get the puck far away from the crease and avoid that easy rebound.
The external material found on the Axis Pro will be CCM’s Speedskin material which was so popular with the P2’s. Speedskin is a top end synthetic material that has incredible sliding qualities and will allow the goaltender to get from point a to point b quickly even in rough, late game ice.
The Axis Pro Pads come with a single, pre-curved internal break. This internal break will provide the goalie with a decent amount of flexibility without compromising the pads stiffer design and allowing for maximum coverage while down in the butterfly. The pads come stock with no break in the outer roll, but it is a customizable option (refer to images to find Axis Pads with outer roll breaks)
The boot is another area of change with the new Axis Pro Pads. A 90 degree toe taper as well as a flexible, near 90 degree boot angle have been used on the Axis. This new toe taper allows for great ice seal, while the flat boot angle allows the pad to sit more flush with the goalie's skates and allow the goaltender to get into a lower stance.
The 3D Grip/Injection Molded EPP Foam Knee raiser featured on the Axis is similar to past models. This knee raiser provides a comfortable landing for going down into the butterfly, and grooves to keep that knee locked when moving around down low. The knee strap is removable, or can be attached lower depending on preference for knee movement. The velcro Quick Motion Strapping System from the P2’s are used on the Axis Pads. This strapping system is quick, durable, and versatile. Comes with Bungee Toe Ties.
If you are an elite level goaltender looking for a lightweight, responsive, butterfly style goalie pad, check out a set of CCM Axis Pro Senior Goalie Pads from Sports Zone Canada today!