CCM Axis Pro Senior Goalie Leg Pads
All new for 2020 is the CCM Axis equipment line. Since we all know goalies are the center of the hockey world, what better name for a new line then the Axis. The Axis brings CCM into the newer generation of goaltending equipment with a much more modern style that is becoming increasingly popular with younger goalies. We will take a detailed look on this page at the Axis leg pads explain in detail the different specs and new features of the CCM Axis.
Single Break: Goalies Plus has a single break on all of our stock Axix Pro pads. When we initially saw the the CCM Axis pads, the stock version has an inner break but not a break on the outer roll. In our opinion, we feel this stiffens the pad in an unbalanced way and takes away from the natural flex of the pad. With an inner break and not outer break, the inside half of the pad wants to flex but the outer half of the pad wants to stay stiff. This makes for an unbalanced vertical flex in our opinion. With an unbalanced vertical flex, the pad will not seal properly because the pad will now have a twisting effect on the lateral flex. By adding the break in the outer roll, the natural flex is restored and butterfly coverage creates a better pad to ice seal. In generic terms, unless you have a super wide butterfly and do not need any flex, you will need the pad to flex and seal the five hole in the the butterfly position. By adding this break, we feel it greatly helps with this in many ways.
Boot Strap: The stock Axis Pro leg pads do not come with a boot strap. However on all the Goalies Plus in-stock Axis Pro pads, they will come with a removable boot strap.
New MaxRebound+ LiteXCore Technology: A recent trend in the goalie world is for the goalie pad to have extremely active rebounds. The CCM Axis Pro pad utilizes the MaxRebound+ LiteXCore Technology. The MaxRebound+ LiteXCore is an extremely lightweight yet durable pre-curved core. This lightweight core construction has been completely redesigned to deliver the most aggressive rebound to date.
Speedskin: The CCM Axis goalie pads will continue to use the popular CCM Speedskin for the outer material. This material is quicker and more explosive when sliding side to side in the butterfly movements. Speed Skin reduces friction between the pad and the ice and there gives the goalie a better glide. This is very important late in games when the ice conditions are at there worst. In testing, Speed Skin performs better than Clarino and is just as durable.
Knee Riser: The knee riser on the Axis pad will feature the 3D Grip with Injection Molded EPP Foam. In the past some companies used very stiff landing blocks for the “butterfly” style pads to increase the speed of sliding side to side. With the Speedskin technology, the side to side speed is no longer an issue so CCM could concentrate on a more forgiving knee block. The 3D Grip material in the knee block helps keep the from sliding out of the cradle and the Injection Molded EPP foam gives the knee block a very comfortable landing area. This is particularly important as is takes pressure off the goalies joints and back. Also a new feature on the CCM Axis knee blocks is the addition of the length of the knee blocks. Compared to past CCM models, the knee blocks are about one inch longer. This helps seal the internal five hole for shots that squeak through the thigh rise in the butterfly technique.
Strapping System: The Axis gear will use an all elastic/velcro strapping system (which has become the industry standard). The quick motion strap along the back calf area helps keep the pad snug to the goalies leg while allowing for proper rotation. This is very important as it help keep the pad properly positioned on the goalies leg. Without the quick motion strap, pads will shift downward and actually start to fall down and over the front of the goalies skate creating a very sloppy fit.
Bungee Toe Tie: The CCM Axis Pro goalie pad comes stock with a bungee toe tie system. For years manufactures have used a skate lace to connect the toe of the pad to the toe of the skate. In recent years, after market bungee toe tie products have become very popular because they allow the toe of the pad to stretch from the toe of the skate with an elastic type effect. This stretching and recoiling improves the recovery process and creates more power pushes for the goalie. This toe system also takes pressure off the goalies ankles, knees and hips because it eliminates the quick stop and jerk process that skate lace has when it runs out of slack.
Boot Flex: One of the first things we noticed on the CCM Axis pads was the very soft and flexible boot of the pad. This has become an extremely popular feature in recent years because it greatly increases flexibility in the butterfly recovery process. The boot is built on a 90 degree angle with a flat (table top) foot channel.
CCM Axis Pro Senior Goalie Leg Pads are a high level pad. Recommended 5 to 7 uses per week.
CCM Axis Pro Senior Goalie Leg Pad Features:
- Model Year: 2020
- Outer Flex – Single break for maximum coverage.
- Inner Flex – Pre-curved with single break in the core.
- Outer Material – Speedskin for increase ease and speed in the butterfly slide technique.
- Boot Angle – 90 Degree angle creates flexibility for power pushes.
- Boot Channel – Deep Ultra Soft for comfort and increased pad rotation.
- Leg Channel / Calf Strap Option – Shallow Loose fit
- Knee Strap Option – Removable 2″ elastic knee for a custom fit.
- Knee Cradle – Recessed foam with removable knee cradle wrap. Deeper knee cradle for 2020
- Knee Raiser – 3D Grip / PE foam helps to seal the pad to the ice
- Core – LiteXCore Technology. – Most active rebound core in CCM’s history
- Boot Strap – Included on Goalies Plus in stock Axis Pro Pads
- Custom Orders: 50% Deposit – 50% Due on completion