Posts Tagged ‘Hockey Sticks’
If you’re a hockey player and particular about your stick (like I am) then this is the company you need to check out! It’s called BASE Hockey! They make custom-made pro stock hockey sticks to your specs: flex, curve/pattern, lie and grip. Not only that, you may choose from a variety of color combinations, as well as having your name, number and team logo on the shaft. There are custom team artwork options as well.
Another great thing about BASE is the sticks are more affordable than a stick off the rack. You will save a ton of cash in the long run because a BASE hockey stick will outlast a stick off the rack…4 to 1, think about the savings! After you get fitted they have all your info, so all you need to do is order more! The feel of this stick is amazing and once you get the right stick in your hands your confidence goes up and so will your stats.
At BASE Hockey, they strive to have each player go through a fitting to insure that the player is getting the correct stick. The fitting process is just like what golfers go through when getting golf clubs fitted and you are able to use a BASE stick (to your specs) during the fitting! In most cases for team sales, they’re able to come to a practice or team event to do fittings at minimal cost to the team. The concept is truly grassroots and highly revolutionary in the hockey stick industry. Not only is the performance top-notch, BASE sticks are also incredibly durable. Their warranty is 30 days per stick.
Contact your local BASE Hockey Stick Representative today!
Contact your local Midwest Regional Manager Dirk Balow.
To learn more about BASE Hockey check out their web site: BaseHockey.ca
CCM Hockey and TaylorMade Golf, share the same passion for delivering high performing equipment played by the most demanding athletes, using technical and innovative approaches. As a result, CCM has entered into a multi-year collaboration aimed at redefining the hockey stick with game changing technologies.
The first expression of this partnership is the new CCM RBZ powered by TaylorMade. The revolutionary SpeedBlade provides a hot blade face which helps rocket the puck off the blade. The RBZ features key innovations that will truly classify this stick in a category of its own. Improved weight distribution produces a faster swing for a faster puck speed while the constant stiffness profile all the way through the shaft allows for a customized kick point for maximum shot loading. With the innovation that the RBZ brings to the game, the face of hockey sticks has changed forever.
The CCM RBZ features an all new constant flex profile in the shaft. Essentially that means that wherever you place your lower hand – is where it will bend. As such, you’re able to maximize the loading since everything below your lower hand will bend. In a typical stick, the kick point it pre-determined in the construction for a specific type of benefit such as a quick release. With the RBZ, you determine the kick-point.
It will be interesting to see how well the stick plays. Having NHL-ers like Landeskog use the stick is a huge plus, let us know what you think of it. The stick comes out today, August 15th and the senior version retails for $249.99.
Bauer is launching a new line of products called “nexus”, the first line since Vapor in 1997. They will launch skates, sticks and protective gear for retailers this year.
Canadian Business.com did a great job with the story here:
Bauer Performance Sports expects strong revenue growth on launch of new line
You can check out a preview from Hockeyworldblog.com here:
Bauer Nexus 1000 Stick
Bauer Nexus 800 Hockey Skates
Find more information at Bauer’s facebook page here.
The Twin Cities most sought after specialty hockey store awaits you!!!
Yes, Westwood Sports offers more than hockey, but why talk about anything but hockey….it is hockey season, well close enough!
As your Pee-Wee, Bantam, Midget or Junior hockey players prepare for the upcoming Minnesota winter, why not give them the highest quality of hockey gear & apparel they deserve by visiting Westwood Sports!
This multi-location retailer has stores that sell it all! With over 35 years of experience, their stores are more than dedicated to the safety and play of your children.They have been delivering the Twin Cities hockey players with great products, competitive pricing & a level of customer service that is almost non existent these days!
Personal experience….As I walked through the Bloomington location (which is 1 of 3 Westwood Sports locations), I was instantly greeted by a smiling employee. They actually asked how my day was going, what I was in the market for, what type of hockey player my son was (age, skill level etc.), and walked me through all the offerings of skates for what would work best. The sales associate actually knew the product, had a personal experience with relating to what he was showing us, and actually listened to what you say. Even better, the employee was open to questions. All of which were unexpected from my wife and I.
In regards to the product selection, well that was ideal as well. They had a great selection of composite and wood youth hockey sticks, junior hockey sticks, intermediate hockey sticks, senior hockey sticks, hockey stick shafts, hockey skates (Youth, Junior & Senior), skate repair parts, a huge selection of protective gear (elbow pads, helmets, masks, shin guards, breezers, shoulder pads), and everything needed for hockey goalies!
I was also impressed with their top-notch selection of manufactures! Bauer, Easton, CCM, Reebok, Warrior, & Nike Bauer!
They also have the latest technology for hockey skate sharpening and figure skate sharpening…good news is, the pricing is good and the turn around time is even better!
I rate this store a 9-10 for my hockey experience – customer service, product selection, customer engagement, pricing etc…..and my wife agrees.
Drive a few extra miles for a local brick and mortar – mom and pop shop that has it all!
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445 W 79th St
Chanhassen, MN 55317
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Bloomington, MN 55420
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So two weeks ago I ranted about baseball’s Opening Day, and how awesome that was. Don’t get me wrong, I love Opening Day, it’s my favorite day on the sports schedule. But my favorite nearly two month period? The NHL playoffs. I know half the nation doesn’t get it, ok, maybe more like 7/8 of the country doesn’t, but for us hockey fans, it’s like Christmas for 6 six weeks. I love love love the MLB Playoffs, but the NHL Playoffs are probably a notch up for me. So, with all that love spread, let’s take a look:
Caps-Rangers: This one will get wayyyy more love than your typical 1-8 matchup due to A) the Ovechkin factor, B) the Caps chokejob against Montreal last year, and C) the media darling that is every freakin New York sports team. This matchup will hopefully be over early so we can stop hearing about last year’s Caps Collapse, how great the Rangers are (when they really aren’t), and Ovechkin’s so far futile quest for Stanley’s Cup.
Flyers-Sabres: This one could get interesting. Sure, the Flyers are a Cup favorite, no doubt about it, but their goaltending situation is less than desirable. Hot goalies rule the NHL Playoffs and Ryan Miller is capable of carrying a lesser team through a tournament(remember the Olympics?). With that being said, the talent that the Flyers bring to the table will likely be too much.
Bruins-Canadiens: Talk about a rivalry brought to the next level. After the Chara-Pacioretty incident last month, the bad blood here didn’t need a 7 game series to develop. Couple that with a media friendly original six matchup, two goalies at the top of their game in Thomas and Price and we could have a fantastic series on our hands. Hopefully no one takes the physicality too far in this one.
Penguins-Lightning: This one has some serious sex appeal. The Penguins sans Crosby still have a fair amount of drawing power, and rightfully so, as they’ve been pretty damn good without him. Across the ice, the Lightning have hockey wunder kid Steve Stamkos, and seeing what kind of postseason player he turns out to be will be captivating. Add in the suspense of a Crosby return, and this could get legen….wait for it…..dary.
Canucks-Blackhawks: Spoiler Alert! I honestly like Chicago’s chances here, despite the perceived squash match the seedings say. Chicago has been there before, Crawford can get hot, and steal the show. Meanwhile in Canada, tons of pressure is on the Canucks, along with the President’s Trophy Curse, and to top it off, Luongo folds up like poker table at times. Sure, he didn’t fold up in the Olympics, but seriously, did you see Team Canada’s roster?
Sharks-Kings: California Love! There’s my Tupac reference for the day. Well, here we are again. The Sharks are in playoffs, itching to choke, and this time, they get a chance for a shorter trip home if they do so in Game 6. The Kings are a nice story, a bunch of kids who are on the rise, yada yada yada, but what everyone will be talking about is the Sharks’ destiny as a habitual playoff patsy. Here’s to hoping they overcome the Kings, so we can hear about that some more……Just Kidding.
Red Wings-Coyotes: This one lacks a lot of pizzaz. The Red Wings, tried and true playoffs juggernaut, are setting up to destroy the ‘Yotes, who will only get Bryzzy with it long enough to avoid a sweep. Narrowly. Don’t get me wrong, I would love to see the Wings knocked out, mostly because they’re all Detroit has left, but it’s just not going to happen. Sorry, die hard hockey fans in Arizona…
Ducks-Predators: This one should be interesting, just with the fact that Nashville is very under the radar. Ask a non-hockey fan to name NHL teams, I bet Nashville is left off that list. But, Pekka Rinne could be this year’s Halak, given his size and skills, and they could surprise a few teams, starting with the offensive heavy Ducks. If the Ducks had Jonas Hiller, I would probably take them to win at least a series, maybe two, but Ray Emery doesn’t blow my skirt up these days, even with a Mike Tyson helmet.
So there it is. Predictions? Not my forte. You should be able to decipher who I like in the first round from this, but beyond that, the Playoffs are NCAA Bracetesque when it comes to expecting the unexpected. Hot goalies make or break teams, and therefore decide the fate of twenty other men on their team, and make the ‘experts’ look like idiots. My Prediction- watch it, and you will enjoy it. It’s like the NBA Playoffs, only the first 47 minutes matter, the NFL playoffs, without the fluke wins, and the MLB Playoffs, being played at Mach 3.
Ooooooooooooo What a Rush!