The new-for-2018 CCM Super Tacks AS1 Intermediate Grip Hockey Stick pushes the boundaries of performance and will become the new standard for mid-kick point sticks. The stiffness profile has been revisited to maximize loading, while providing great stability and control.
Not only can players benefit from a great loading stick, it also feels better than ever in your hands. The new X-Flow Technology offers a 10 gram weight reduction and helps improve fiber compaction, increasing stick durability (who doesn't like a more-durable hockey stick?!). The AS1 Intermediate Stick features:
Max loading mid-kick: CCM identified the ideal positioning of the softer flex zone, while improving the transition to the stiff taper (allowing for maximum power generation)
X-Flow Technology: higher quality and more consistent shaft, via the removal of excess resin/voids. The stick is more durable than ever before, and the weight has been reduced
Improved stability/control: the stick responds on time without lagging behind. By combining a stiff taper w/ a stiff blade, the stick responds quick and doesn't 'twist' when loaded
ACU3 blade: lighter, but very stiff blade for maximum shot control. Also, a reinforced toe/heel for unparalleled durability
Sigmatex material: ultra-lightweight, but very strong stick...due to its high tension-weaving process
New shaft geometry: rounded corners and concave sides help provide better control/comfort for the player