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Shop Talk: New products arriving all summer at Behind The Mask



Look for great new products at Behind The Mask Hockey Shops.

The end of the season brings some great deals on last year’s products in our stores, often overshadowing the release of the latest and greatest new skates, sticks and protective equipment.

Keep an eye out for these exciting new products coming soon to Behind The Mask.


May releases

The newest line of CCM Protective started to be available in May at all BTM locations. CCM’s top-rated Super Tacks line gets revamped this year with the new Super Tacks AS1 release. The all-new Super Tacks AS1 protective line is designed to give elite players the protection, customizability and comfort they need to perform at the highest levels. The AS1 line combines JDP Technology, D3O smart material and several adjustment options to make the CCM’s most protective and customizable gear to date. Look for these new gloves, pants, shins, elbows and shoulder pads on May 24.

June releases

Skates, skates… and then some more protective. June 28 brought the launch of the new highly anticipated Bauer Vapor 2XPro skates and the CCM Ribcore 80K featuring the new SpeedBlade XS holder. Bauer’s newest Elite Level Vapor skates boasts a new Dynaflex System to maximize key flex positions in the boot, along with a reshaped asymmetrical toe cap to remove the extra void above your toes and adding power to each stride. The CCM Ribcor line of skates gets a new look this year with the CCM Ribcor 80K skates. The skates offer upgraded FlexFrame boot technology, the new extensively tested SpeedBlade XS holder. The XS holder has Bladelock Technology that always ensures tight connection between the holder and runner while allowing quick change of the steel. Having this tight fit enhances energy transfer to the ice. Also released in June was the 2019 Bauer Supreme Protective line. The line adds Curv Composite protection and Poron XRD foams exclusive to Bauer.

July releases

Coming in July is the new Bauer Re-Akt 150 helmet. This helmet comes with a Free Form Adjustment system offering independent width and length adjustment on your head. With fit being the priority in protection, the Re-Akt 150 also offers VTX technology, XRD Foam and a molded multi-density liner for maximum protection. The Re-Akt 150 replaces the popular Re-Akt helmet. Look for it in stores starting July 12.

Available now

Get started on your offseason training to be game-ready by the end of summer. Stop by any BTM location to turn you garage or driveway into an off-ice training facility with the CCM Snipers Edge shooting tiles. These square-foot tiles can be assembled to fit any space and offer a smooth surface ideal for stickhandling and shooting. Add stickhandling accessories and a Passmaster Pro to work on your passing and shooting skills without anyone else around. Don’t forget magnetic or clamp-on goal targets to sharpen your accuracy.

There’s always something new at Behind The Mask, so make sure to stop by and have a look around!

Randy Exelby is the owner of Behind The Mask Hockey Shops.

(July 11, 2019)

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