CCM Axis A1.9 Intermediate Goalie Blocker – Special Edition
New for 2020 is the CCM Axis A1.9 goalie blocker. Unlike the Axis leg pads which are an all together new design, CCM choose to stay with their Premier styled blocker. Here we will take a deeper look in to the features of the new CCM Axis A1.9 Blocker.
Speedskin: The outer material of the Axis A1.9 blocker will use the Speedskin material. Although the Speedskin is most noticeable on the leg pads because it reduces friction between the pads and the ice, it is also a very durable material, By using the Speedskin on the Axis blocker on the bottom edge, it has been shown to be very effective on the paddle down technique (just like the pads, it reduces friction between the blocker edge and the ice). An overall advantage is the Speedskin has been proven as a very durable material.
Blocker Face: Just like the leg pads, CCM is looking for an extremely active rebound off the face of the blocker. A laminated dual density foam with a PE insert provides a much more active rebound off the face of the blocker compared to past Premier generations.
Palm: CCM will use a reinforced Nash material in the palm of the blocker. Not only is this material very durable, it is also super comfortable.
Cuff Design: A new three piece adjustable cuff will come standard on the Axis blockers. This new three piece cuff creates better movement and better overall protection. Stick handling has become a huge part of today’s goaltending and wrist movement and flexibility are key in performing this task.
Sidewall: The Axis blocker will come with a very stiff sidewall. Since the Axis line is considered a “butterfly” style line, a stiff side wall is very important. The reason this is important is because a goalie in the butterfly technique has a tendency to turn their wrist open to the shot, exposing the sidewall. With the stiff sidewall, a save in this area will be successful. With a soft sidewall, a shot can push right through the blocker and end up being a bad goal let in.
Finger Protection: The Axis blocker will continue to have the full wrap around finger protection that has been stock on all current CCM E-flex and Premier blockers,
Intermediate Sizing: The CCM Axis A1.9 Intermediate blocker has a 42 inch perimeter.
CCM Axis A1.9 Intermediate Goalie Blocker Features:
- Model Year: 2020
- Front Face: Binding less for increased durability.
- Material: Speedskin.
- Cuff: New three piece adjustable cuff design.
- Palm Position: Centered palm position helps with the overall balance.
- Palm: Reinforced nash palm.
- Sidewall: Stiff sidewall with curved finger protection.
- Lock Thumb Protector: Molded thumb for enhanced protection.
- Finger protectors: High density foam wrap designed for increased protection.
- Blocking board: Laminated dual density foam with PE insert.
- Regular: Blocker goes on the right hand.
- Full Right: Blocker goes on the left hand.