The CCM Premier R1.5 Senior Goalie Blocker is a low mid-level blocker. Recommended 1 to 3 uses per week.
CCM Premier R1.5 Senior Goalie Blocker
New for 2016 is the CCM Premier R1.5 Senior Goalie Blocker. The Premier series has been around for over a decade. Some people may not realize that CCM and Reebok were/are the same company. The Premier series has always been made under the Reebok name however starting in 2016, the Premier series will be under the CCM name. The R1.5 blocker is the price point blocker made for the goalie who plays once or twice a week. The materials used in this blocker are a bit less quality then the high CCM blockers. The protection aspect is a non factor with this blocker. The biggest issue would be palm and binding issues if this blocker is over used. The R1.5 blocker is part of the Premier series which is built for the coverage style goalies.
CCM Premier R1.5 Senior Goalie Blocker
- Front Face: Binding less for increased durability
- Cuff: Adjustable fit allows you to easily stick handle any puck
- Palm Position: Centered palm position helps with the overall balance of the blocking board
- Palm: Emboss synthetic hand grips helps to maintain a firm hold on the stick
- Palm Guard: Reinforced hand for added durability
- Palm Gusset: Ventilated mesh maximizes air-flow to promote freshness
- Lock Thumb Protector: Injection molded thumb
- Finger protectors: Low density foam first finger wrap for added protection
- Blocking board: Laminated dual density foam with PE to help direct rebounds
Is A Blocker Just A Blocker?
Many times you will here the phrase – a blocker is just a blocker. What does this mean? Well if you took it literally, it would mean that all blockers are basically the same and it really doesn’t matter what blocker you are using. I know when I here this phrase it drives me crazy as goalie. Just like most things goalie these days, you have two styles of gear; a coverage style and a hybrid style. The hybrid goalie generally likes a more wide open cuff, more contour on the blocker board and a palm to maximize mobility and agility. The coverage style goalie likes a flatter board with a tighter palm for a more secure and stiff feel. Another key aspect of blockers is weight. It is important to realize that on the right side of the goalies body (for a regular handed goalie), the goalie is wearing a blocker and holding a stick. On the left side of the body the goalie only has a glove. This makes the goalies body off centered because of the weight difference and the goalie must counter act this difference to get a correct center of gravity. By reducing the weight of the blocker, you are reducing the difference in the center of gravity therefore making the goalie more naturally balanced. Another key aspect is stick handling. Goalies are getting better and better every year with stick handling. Since the level of training and coaching in goaltending has gone up so much in the past ten years, sometimes the difference between making a team and not making a team can be stick handling. Since the blocker hand is the dominant hand while stick handling, have the right blocker is extremely important.
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