CCM Extreme Flex E6.9 Intermediate Goalie Leg Pads – Double Internal Break
Goalies Plus is back with our Special Edition version of the Extreme Flex E6.9. In previous versions of the Extreme Flex series, we done a double break version. For 2023, we have kept with that theory but with a new twist. The CCM Extreme Flex E6.9 pads will have a single break on the vertical roll however there will be an internal double break. Because the CCM logo is located on the top of the vertical roll on the E6.9, we could not have an external break at the top without eliminating the CCM logo (CCM was not fond of this idea). So, we choose to keep the top break internal so the look of the pad would not have to be altered. The break at the bottom of the knee will still be the traditional external break on the vertical (outer) roll. The double internal break still performs like our traditional double break of years past,
Goalies Plus has also changed the inner edge material of the Extreme Flex E6.9 to a weave material for better slide ability. We have heard complaints in the past that the Speedskin material did not slide as well as other currents brands on the market today. After some testing, we felt that the weave material that we are using on the Extreme Flex E6.9 allows the Special Edition pads to slide at a rate consistent with other brands that utilize special materials on their inner sliding edges.
The Extreme Flex E6.9 Special Edition pad allows for increased flexibility and greater lateral flex (more independent flexibility of the pad – top, middle and bottom). By having more lateral flex in the pads, the goalie has greater control and more natural movements compared to a stiffer version. Another reason we went with the double break was the increase coverage in the butterfly technique. A hybrid goalie considers themselves a hybrid for many reasons: size, mobility, body limitations, etc. A very common characteristic of a hybrid goalie is a narrow to medium width butterfly technique. Since a hybrid goalie will still utilize the butterfly technique, it is important that the pad can do its part. By having the double break on the pads, even a narrow width goalie can still perform a butterfly technique with full closure. Without the additional break in the pad, there is a possibility that the hybrid goalie will leave a gap in their five hole because the pads will not wrap around enough and seal the five-hole area. We felt at Goalies Plus that it is much better to have the double break and not need it then to need the double break and not have it.
With Intermediate and junior pads, we feel the double break is particularly necessary. As foams are shortened and made for smaller pads, they tend to get stiffer (just as cutting down a stick makes the stick flex stiffer). So in the smaller sizes of pads, the pad stiffness can become extremely stiff – too stiff – which binds the goalie up and they cannot move. Smaller goalies need more flexibility, not less – so we feel that the double break especially helps younger goalies.
The Extreme Flex E6.9 has some new technology for 2023. Starting with the DRS Pro (Dynamic Response System), this is an integrated knee system that essentially connects the knee stack/landing area with the core of the pad. This allows for greater seal, control and feel of the pad. The pad no longer has the tendency to over or under rotate with the DRS system. This in turns provides a much more stable and consistent feel for goalie pad during play. The DRS also helps absorb impact from the constant up and down movements that a goalie has to perform. Hopefully the DRS will help with the hip, knee and back issues that have risen over the years in the goalie position.
Moving to the backside of the Extreme Flex E6.9 pads, you will notice the tight and deep fit that is obtained through the Quick Motion Strapping System 2 (QMSS2). The QMSS2 system keeps the pad tight to the goalie leg which provides better feel and performance for the hybrid style goalie. Compared to the previous QMSS, the QMSS2 help with quicker rotation and feel when the goalie transitions from the standing position to the butterfly techniques.
CCM Extreme Flex E6.9 Intermediate Goalie Leg Pads Features:
Model Year: 2023
Graphic: Six exclusive colorways
Backing Material: Goalies Plus choose to keep the entire backside material of the pad black to avoid colors bleeding or sweat stains.
Thigh Rise: All Special Edition Pads will come standard with a +1 inch thigh rise.
Inner Edge: Fast sliding weave material
Double Internal Break: The Special Edition Extreme Flex E6.9 will come with a double break on the outer roll below and internal above the knee.
Knee Stack: DRS Dynamic Response System – One-piece HD landing zone built for excellent seal and stability.
Core Construction: Dualitecore + HD Core – Lightweight dual flex profile
Knee Blocker & Landing Area: Recessed foam with removable knee wing.
Leg Channel & Strapping System: Deep, Tight Fit with QMSS2. Upper calf strap optimizes leg connectivity, positioning and pad rotation.
Bungee Toe Tie: The CCM Extreme Flex 6.9 intermediate 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: Deep 90-Degree boot with a shallow channel which makes the pad taller and enhances pad rotation.
Stabilizer: HD Raised flat inner edge pad that helps maximize seal and overall stability.
Knee Cradle: Open design with removable outer knee wrap.
CCM Extreme Flex E6.9 Intermediate Goalie Catch Glove – Special Edition
The CCM Extreme Flex E6.9 has an all-new design for 2023. Gone is the 600 break that previous Extreme Flex gloves have had. New is the 581 break on the Extreme Flex E6.9 catch glove. The 581 break is based of the 580 break which in the past few years has become a very popular choice among professional goalies. The 581 break has a much better feel and closure compared to the 600 break Extreme Flex gloves. Along with the new 581 break, Goalies Plus has changed the pocket of the E6.9 catch glove to a skate lace pocket on our Special Edition version which we feel makes the closure even better.
Just like the Extreme Flex goalie pads, CCM will be using the new Litecore material in the E6.9 catch gloves thumb area. The Extreme Flex E6.9 with Litecore is 15% lighter then past generations of CCM catch gloves. The Litecore molded cuff thumb design will allow for great consistency over time as it will not flatten out like past generation thumb molds.
Also new is the addition of heat moldable foams to the palm of the CCM Extreme Flex E6.9 catch gloves which allows for easier break in and a more personized fit. On the backside of the catch glove, the strapping system has been redesigned to allow for greater adjustability to the back goalies hand and fingers. CCM will continue to use the FlexMotion Design which is a segmented HD molded foam in the back hand. So what does that mean? It means that the backside of the Extreme Flex E5.9 is flexible without losing protection. By making the Extreme Flex E6.9 flexible on the back of the hand combined with a wide and flexible wrist cuff, the E6.9 combines puck catching performance as well as control in stick handling and shooting techniques.
Speedskin: The outer material of the Extreme Flex E6.9 glove 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 E5.9 catch glove, it helps promote overall durability to the glove.
Palm: This area of the Extreme Flex E6.9 catch glove uses a layered felt and foam technique for a natural feel and closure. A common misconception of goalie gloves is that they are like baseball gloves and the outer material is how you break the glove in. This is not true with a goalie glove as there is felt internally that protect the hand. The thicker the felt, the harder to open and close the glove. The thinner the glove, the easier to open and close the glove but shots will hurt – commonly called stingers.
Pocket: Goalies Plus has changed the pocket lacing from a traditional cord string pocket to a skate lace pocket on the Special Edition Series. Skate lace pockets are very common on custom orders and now it will come standard on our E5.9 Special Edition catch gloves. The general opinion on skate lace pockets is that they are softer and therefore help reduce the amount of pop outs or drops while a goalie is in the catching technique.
Internal Strapping: A new cross foam strapping allows for a customized fit on the back of the goalie’s hand and the finger area.
CCM Extreme Flex E6.9 Intermediate Goalie Catch Glove Features:
Model Year: 2023
Break Angle: 581
Pocket Lacing: Goalies Plus has changed the pocket from nylon strings to skate lace in the pocket.
Cuff & Thumb Design: One Piece Litecore design
Palm Stiffness: Game-Ready
Glove Backside: FlexMotion Design. Segmented Molded HD foam protection for optimal flexibility, and articulated cuff for added mobility.
Finger Protection: Responsive and adjustable fit system for more personized hand position, heat activated foams help for better feel and quicker break-in.
Pocket: Straight Double T
Wrist Strap: Cross Form Strap – Secures the back of the hand via multiple attachment points for greater responsiveness while allowing for greater mobility.
Outer Material: Speedskin
Inner Palm: Layered pro felt palm
Palm Material: Nash Material. Comfort feel and quicker release
Hand Terminology: Regular – Glove goes on the left hand. Full Right – Glove goes on the right hand.
CCM Extreme Flex E6.9 Intermediate Goalie Blocker – Special Edition
New for 2023 is the Extreme Flex E6.9 Intermediate Goalie Blocker. The Extreme Flex E6.9 is the lightest blocker CCM has ever made and the reason for that is a new inner core called Litecore. Litecore is not only lightweight, but also well balanced and produces very active rebounds off the face of the blocker. The face of the E6.9 blocker is binding less which gives this blocker the maximum surface coverage along with the best durability. The sidewall of the blocker has been segmented from the palm area which gives the goalie much better feel when holding the stick and stick handling. The Extreme Flex E6.9 senior blocker will continue to have a centered palm position (like previous Extreme Flex generations).
On the backside of the Extreme Flex E6.9 blocker, CCM will continue with the popular FlexMotion cuff which allows for maximum wrist mobility. Wrist mobility is extremely important and will allow the goalie to stay in complete control whether it is driving a rebound into the corner or making a saucer pass (maybe even shooting at the empty net). The finger protection of the Extreme Flex E6.9 blocker has full high density wrap around protection with the pointer finger being separated for extra finger flexibility. With the pointer finger in this position, it is exposed to pucks riding up the stick and injuring the finger. The thumb area has a high-density foam on the outside with a soft pillow separating the thumb from this outer area. We like this feature quite a bit, many blockers use a plastic molded outer thumb piece which makes the thumb flexibility to stiff. With the high-density foam outer, the goalie will still have the protection needed but with a much greater range of motion.
The palm of the Extreme Flex E6.9 will continue to use the pro grade Nash palm. This was the standard on all pro CCM blockers for years (the new Extreme Flex 6 has the new Dura Palm for 2023). The palm area is the weakest link on any blocker as they can easily wear out quickly. Goalies can take comfort in the E6.9 blocker knowing they are receiving a pro level palm.
Speedskin: The outer material of the Extreme Flex E6.9 senior 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 E6.9 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. The new Litecore face provides a lightweight face with active rebounds.
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.
Sidewall: The E6.9 blocker will come with a very stiff sidewall. With a soft sidewall, a shot can push right through the blocker and end up being a bad goal let in.
Finger Protection: The Extreme Flex E6.9 blocker will have the full high density foam wrap around finger protection.
Goalies Plus will be carrying six custom colors:
- Black, Royal Blue & White
- Black & Red
- White, Black & Orange
- Black, Metallic Gold & White
- All Black
- All White – Backside of the blocker is black
CCM Extreme Flex E6.9 Intermediate Goalie Blocker Features:
Model Year: 2023
Custom Colors: Goalies Plus will be offering six custom colors on our Special Edition Extreme Flex 6.9 Blockers
Sidewall Protection: Stiff Sidewall with Straight Finger Protection. High impact protection
Cuff Design: Stategic segmentation and adjustability for greater range of motion
Palm: Reinforced Nash®. Optimized feel and durability
Finger Protection: High-Density Foam Wrap
Palm Position: Centered Palm Position
Blocking Board: Litecore – Lightweight and balance with rebound pop off the blocker face
Hand Terminology: Regular – Blocker goes on the right hand. Full Right – Blocker goes on the left hand.