The next generation of the legendary Tacks name is here and better than ever, and with it comes a beefed up line of CCM’s most durable sticks to date. With RBZ offering a custom kick and Ribcor offering a quick release low kick, CCM caters to the snipers with a mid-kick point in the Ultra Tacks. The Ultra Tacks was designed to provide unmatched accuracy and precision in a high performance lightweight and durable stick.
CCM found success with Attackframe technology, which was featured in the original Tacks stick, only to one up it with a much lighter version of the same tech now dubbed Ultra Attackframe. Engineers designed their blade to have a structure with a strong outer frame and two stiffer bridges that run heel to toe. The stiff reinforcements that run across the blade help to increase bending stiffness and torsional rigidity which prevents any twisting of the blade and keeps you square to your target while delivering consistent and accurate shots. By reducing the weight of the blade you get a better overall balanced feel which in turn promotes a higher performing stick and more accurate shots. Another benefit of having this stiffer blade is the durability factor as well as reliability. With the Ultra Attackframe technology, pro testimonials state that their Tacks stick is lasting longer while providing that same feel they had the first day they received their stick, giving them the consistency needed to perform.
Featuring Bumper technology in the shaft, the Ultra Tacks stick has become one of CCM’s strongest and longest lasting sticks to take durability to the next level. The majority of hockey sticks break when you receive a slash which then damages a corner of the shaft. Now apply more force onto that damaged area while you shoot or stick check and SNAP! What happened is when force was applied, the layers of carbon fiber started to separate and weaken the stick to the point of breakage. Bumper technology is the addition of more material to the inside of the shaft corners which prevents the separation and breakdown of the carbon fiber layers in the stick. The result is better carbon fiber compaction for remarkable durability and consistency in the shaft.
This shaft uses a traditional geometry with square-corners and strategically placed tactile texture is utilized with a grip finish. There is a very slight gradual taper because of the mid kick flex profile to a nice transition where the blade and the shaft meet. On the inside of the matte finished blade, is the Ultra Attackframe tech mentioned above with a lightweight quality foam core between the frame and bridges. CCM is also offering a pro flex in the Ultra Tacks line. The 105 and 95 flex options are available with an additional 3 inch extension in stick length for the bigger and stronger players looking for a stiffer and taller stick.
CCM strived for an incredibly durable stick that would provide legendary accuracy and performance. If you are an elite level player that values precision, accuracy, and consistency (all qualities of a sniper), then check out CCM’s Ultra Tacks hockey stick made to light the lamp.