Posted by Jeremy Edjan

Fresh off the truck and in the store now is a shipment from TRUE Hockey.  Among them a batch of sticks we are incredibly excited to have in-store and to be able to offer to players like you.  Stick with us as we cover what makes these sticks so great, and what makes them tick.

TRUE Hockey Stick Overview
True Temper is company based out of Memphis that has served as the manufacturer and R&D center for a large number of brands, from Bauer, to Reebok to brands like Alkali which still retains True Temper technology in their sticks.  A few years ago, they sought to bring their high-performance stick technology to the market under the TRUE Hockey brand, creating sticks driven by the players’ needs; with a no-frills, performance-first approach.  The result is a pound-for-pound better performing hockey stick for every dollar spent, with pros and beer leaguers alike finding their stride with TRUE’s new tech.

Unique to TRUE Hockey is their Axenic one-piece technology.  Modern one-piece sticks are often manufactured as a shaft and blade, being fused together later on in the process; oftentimes only having true one-piece construction without material overlap in high-end sticks.  All of TRUE Hockey’s sticks are made with a true one-piece construction, from their entry level A1.0 model that retails at an entry level to their top-of-the-line A6.0 model that plays up there with top-of-the-line models.  This essentially creates the most responsive and weight-saving stick for each price point, as well as lending itself to TRUE’s notoriously great puck-feel (closest to a lively wood blade we have in a composite stick!) and effortless mid-kick point.

 

A1.0 SBP – Available in Jr / Int / Sr
We start with the entry-level A1.0 SBP stick.  A wallet-friendly option for the recreational player or budget-conscious superstar, the A1.0 is made from a Fiberglass/Carbon Fibre blend with braided-ribs and 25 layers of unidirectional carbon fibre layers to maximize durability and emphasize and easy-loading kick-point.  A great starting point for players looking to get a feel for TRUE’s products, or just looking for a good value-for-performance stick.

A2.2 SBP – Available in Sr
Thanks a higher carbon fibre-content composition, the A2.2 improves upon the A1.0 with a more lightweight and responsive performance standard, without tacking much more onto the price tag.  The same braided rib technology is found on the A2.2, but with construction improvements and better foams to provide improved puck feel.

A4.5 SBP – Available in Sr
Coming in at TRUE Hockey’s mid-price-point, the A4.5 is the perfect stick for us roller hockey players.  The ideal mix of durability and performance, the A4.5 has a pure 3K Carbon Fiber core, wrapped in a reinforced fiberglass sleeve, bringing out the best in TRUE Hockey’s performance in puck feel and responsive kick, while being a hyper-durable option for those who want to take it to the roller rink.  A graduated mid-kick point creates some variability, allowing the shaft to adapt to your hand position and flex accordingly to the shot you’re looking to take.  With a modern kick-point and a puck-feel reminiscent of the old One95 sticks, the A4.5 is a spectacular stick. 

A6.0 SBP - Available in Sr
The True A6.0 SBP Composite Hockey stick is True's ultimate preium offering in their 2nd generation A-Series stick line.  Starting with a SmartPly 100% pure carbon twill laminate construction, True uses a carbon weave that maximizes performance, tensile strength, and durability of their composite sticks, allowing for weight direction by achieving the same strength and durability with less material.  Coupled with the Axenic true-one piece construction, the A6.0 builds from a foundation of pure energy transfer without material overlap in their compression-molded core, optimizing torsional response and maximizing the balance for this absolute stunner of a stick.

With a SmartFlex variable kick point, the A6.0 SBP compliments their easy-loading, hard-shooting shaft with their Braided Rib Technology blade constructing, building an adaptive foam core around a skeleton of carbon fiber rods, reducing the twisting and flexing of the blade and providing a hyper-accurate shooting experience; while a soft-touch but responsive puck-feel round out the stick for an incredible stickhandling platform.  The True A6.0 SBP is taking the pro world by storm with more and more converts every day, built from True's philosophy of providing the same high performance product identical in both Pro leagues and in retail.

A6.0 Shaft and Blades
The True A6.0 SBP Standard Shaft is constructed with True's SmartPly pure-carbon twill, laminating uni-direction carbon fiber to provide an unrivaled degree of responsiveness and durability at the top-of-the-line price point.  The A6.0 shaft is designed with a variable kick-point, creating a progressively stiffer shaft minimizes energy loss and reducing torque throughout every shot, while allowing for more natural loading by retaining flexibility where the hands contact the stick.

The True A6.0 SBP Composite Blade brings True's hyper-accurate, unrivaled puck-feel blade technology to the two-piece inline world.  Identical to the blades in their top-of-the-line one-piece sticks, the A6.0 SBP blade features the Braided Rib Technology, a construction designed to increase blade strength stemming from a carbon fiber rod skeleton and adaptive foams to increase the accuracy and durability of these pure carbon fiber blades.

And for that extra bit of gear to rep True Hockey, look for one of their concave-grip Water Bottles - we personally love the shape of the bottle and the seal of the cap!

Check out these new sticks and more at Coast to Coast Hockey Shop, in-store and online, with shipping from Vancouver, BC to Canada and the world!  Looking for a model we don't have in stock?  E-mail us and we'll get you just what you need in your specs!

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