Load. Release. Velocity.
That is the idea behind the new V-Series, or velocity series, from Easton Hockey. The new sticks, the V9 and V9E, are the “culmination of an insatiable curiosity, collaboration and courage. It is the ultimate expression for when Easton is at its best…delivering a performance advantage that obsoletes the current paradigm,” according to Easton.
In terms of load, Easton is referring to the energy stored in the stick when shooting. Their new tuned flex profile will work with your body weight to store energy loaded in the shaft and blade . Then, the stick will release it quicker and with more velocity.
The release is all about Easton’s new dual lie technology. The blade sits flat when catching passes or stick handling, but when you move to a shooting position, it helps to keep the puck on the toe of the blade. This will help with the accuracy of your snap shots, and also helps to fully load the blade. There are currently three dual lie patterns available from Easton – the E3, the E28, and the E36.
Velocity brings everything together, but specifically Easton mentions their new hypertoe technology. This additional staggered rib system in the blade creates increased stiffness and response. The increased stiffness in the toe and a softened taper work together to create more force on the shot with the same load.
The countdown is on. Easton’s new sticks will arrive at your local retailers and begin shipping from online retailers on August 23rd. Check out the latest video from Easton Hockey below, as well as their new infographic. Leave us your thoughts on the new stick in the comments below!
To buy one of the new Easton V-Series sticks, head over to Ice and Inline Warehouse. You can pick up a new Easton V9 stick for $259.99 or if you are a fan of the elliptical taper, grab the V9E stick for $259.99.
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