Over the past six months or so, we have seen CCM really strengthen their product offerings with the new CCM U+ CL and U+ 12 skates, as well as adding a few new limited edition ‘Ovie’ products that have been pretty popular. Now CCM is preparing to release their all new 2011 CCM U+ Crazy Light hockey stick.
The 2011 Crazy Light stick will offer a few nice upgrades over the previous model. First and foremost, CCM re-designed the blade, which is going to result in a better feel for the puck, and increased durability. Blade durability has been a huge issue for me with one piece sticks, so I’m excited to see how CCM compares to the competition now. In addition, the new blade construction has created a sweet spot that runs from the heel to the toe, so no matter where you hit, you should be getting a hard, fast, and accurate shot.
NHL players must be happy with the new stick as well, as we’ve seen a few players make a switch. In fact, Niklas Kronwall of the Detroit Red Wings switched over to one earlier this season and hasn’t looked back. So if you’re looking for a new twig this spring, be sure to give new U+ CL a good look. You can pre-order one right now from Ice Warehouse for only $209.99. They will begin shipping orders on May 16th.
For more information on the new 2011 CCM U+ Crazy Light stick, check out the video below from the guys over at IW.