CCM's Jetspeed stick line has steadily grown in popularity, both with professional and recreational players alike. With the company set to release its newest product, the CCM Jetspeed FT3 Pro stick, here's a look at the new features that are being introduced in this year's model.
For those that are unfamiliar, CCM's Jetspeed line is built for players that seek both power and a quick release. To put things into perspective, it won't release as quickly as the brand's Ribcore line but it won't load nearly as much as the Tacks line. The entire line is built around a "hybrid kick point," which CCM says creates a "hinge' for an optimal blend of power and quick release.
One of the most notable features when picking up the Jetspeed FT3 Pro is the significant weight reduction from last year's model. CCM has introduced what they're calling their Nanolite Carbon Layering, a new method of stick construction that's said to create both an incredibly light and incredibly strong stick. Not only is it the lightest stick that CCM has ever released, but it comes in at 375 grams, which fares astoundingly well with competitor models.
Like CCM's previous Jetspeed model, the FT3 Pro uses R-Geometry, which means rounded corners, concave sides, and a shaft that fits extremely comfortably in a player's hands.
Another major upgrade is the JF-90 blade. The blade features a dampened core, which allows for increased puck feel, yet it remains stiffer than the blade used on CCM's Ribcore line. This is necessary because a stiffer blade often prevents a hockey stick from torquing when taking a shot. The JF-90 blade has also been reinforced in both the heel and the toe, which provides added durability but not enough to feel blade heavy. One other small, but appreciated feature is a "tactile" or textured surface on the blade. It gives players a bit of extra grip for both tape and the puck.
CCM's Jetspeed FT3 Pro is another welcome addition to the brand's family of sticks. And with the growing popularity of mid- and hybrid-kickpoint sticks, it's no doubt an option worth looking at when you're next in the market.