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http://www.modsquadhockey.com/forums/index.php/files/file/175-2014-reebokccm-catalogue/

Skates - We won't be covering the Tacks skate line until the lockdown has been removed. In the catalogue, that has a hockey tape theme, the skate is "covered" by tape. I will reinsert those pages in March, but I imagine Reebok/CCM will provide new pages.

RBZ skate line is unchanged.

The Reebok line has been updated - with a black theme, to go with the RIbcor theme. The quarter package of the skate has been updated with ribs for additional flex; down spec'd versions of the quarter package extend down to the 26k. You're still getting the Pump, liner and felt tongue from the 20k, however, the SB 4.0 holder which debuted on the RBZ skate is on the Ribcor - but with a black version of the SB steel. The SB Black will also be on the 30k skate as well.

Sticks - both lines unchanged. One thing to note is a new CCM pattern; Galchenyuk, which is a Reebok Phaneuf/Drury/Parise clone.

Helmets - CCM finally gets a new helmet after many years, and it's pretty apparent as to why it took some time - they had been working with the University of Ottawa (same department who validated Blackstone's FBV) and others on this helmet. Addressing both linear and rotational impacts, the Resistance offers protection in two ways; their REMa System (don't mind the catalogue, REMa stands for Rotational Energy Management) are 4 bladders which are liquid (oil) filled. The premise behind it is that as it the head rotates with the helmet, the bladders helps to slow it down, reducing the impact. On the linear side of things, there are pods - a combination of EPP/U-Foam and plastic shock absorbers which compress/disperse at point of impact.

It's tool-less, with the adjustment on the back of the helmet.

The Resistance will MSRP at $229.99.

The Resistance 300 have the REMa bladders, but no pods. $159.99 MSRP.

The Resistance facemask is a 580-style mask that's stainless steel with flat wires - and the clips where the screws attach actually have foam around it, which absorb shock. It only comes in silver, however the 300 mask is regular steel and comes in all colors.

Gloves - this time around, Reebok gets the update; starting with the 30k, which is their anatomical fit, and is what they are calling a two-piece glove; the hand goes into one segment of the glove and then the rest of the glove wraps around it. The backroll is a combination of EVA (U-foam) and standard HD foam - the EVA is vented for air flow. Also to note, the cuff is bindingless.

CCM gloves are unchanged.

Pants - Reebok is unchanged.

New pants for CCM - named RBZ. It still has U-Foam in the thigh and hip, but also gains the +1 length adjustment that debuted on the Reebok pants.

Protective - Reebok is unchanged.

The RBZ name carries over to an updated CCM line - things of note are the shoulder pads, which no longer have the floating sternum pad like on the CL - it now is integrated into the rest of the chest. The elbow pads seem to come down longer than last year's CL, and are vented in the bicep and forearm areas.

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About time CCM put out a new helmet but definitely like they did all their homework first. Wondering if they will have all the little nuances to go with it that the OG Reackt

had. For me personally the 30K gloves and the Ribcore stick from RBK and the CCM updated CL( now called the RBZ line) are the things I'm looking forward to the most from the new year.

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updated CCM line - things of note are the shoulder pads, which no longer have the floating sternum pad like on the CL - it now is integrated into the rest of the chest.

Wouldn't an integrated sternum pad be less mobile than the floating sternum?

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I have been wearing the CCM CL Shoulders, Elbows and Pants. Love the pants, would not change a thing (does not look like much was changed). But the elbows are short (nice of them to extend them), and the chest protector on the shoulders is not anatomical at all (looks like this was fixed too)

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The redesign on the chest/belly piece on the RBZ shoulder pad looks good. I always felt the CL front was a little short. Interesting that CCM added a Drury curve to stick line in light of Easton dropping it.

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Yes! CCM added the +1 feature to their pants. Couldn't have happened at a better time as there's a good chance I'll be ditching my girdle again soon. However, I remember liking the 18Ks the last time I tried them on, too. Some tough decisions will have to be made.

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I like the look, technology, and price of the Resistance helmet. Like others, can wait to try it.

JR (or anyone else), do you know the MSRP of the Resistance Combo?

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The width on Bauer helmets varies quite a bit between models, with some quite wide. I've found the 4500 and the RE-AKT wider than the CCMs I've tried, for example.

Looking forward to the new resistance helmet. My noggin fits the old CCM nicely. I find the Bauer's a little too narrow.

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Hmm, but DLC isn't a proprietary technology.

I like the polished steel and DLC, but I swear I must be the only sharpener in the world who does it correctly, because they always come back honed when customers get it sharpened elsewhere :-/

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Most sharpeners see steel and hone it. Kind of like fat kids getting drawn into a candy machine, just happens. I don't think too many people don't know you aren't supposed to hone it? I made sure my guys don't but it just takes one guy...

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