CCM enters the scene in 2022 with some major upgrades to their stiff Axis line. Tailored specifically for the young high-performance goaltender, the Axis 2.5 leg pads feature a Dynamic Response System, LiteCore Technology, Quick Motion Strap System 2, and CCM’s classic Speed Skin over the top.
Speed Skin material returns on the Axis 2.5, having been seen before on the previous Axis gear and originally debuting on the Premier 2. This exterior material offers superior slide by reducing friction between the pads and the ice. The Axis 2.5 has additionally been fine-tuned in its sliding capabilities with the new Dynamic Response System, which includes a one-piece landing zone to enhance comfort, speed, and seal along the ice when striding in butterfly.
The Axis 2.5 leg pads use returning LiteCore technology in the core to keep the pads light and able to bank off powerful rebounds. It works together with the stiff profile to offer great stability as well while you play. The enhancements operate together to give you an overall better feel in butterfly, as well as to augment efficiency in making those big saves on the ice. The raised flat inside edge design in the pad stabilizer further enhances seal and stability when in movement.
The Source Exclusive Axis 2.5 pads are precurved with one internal & external break. This break works in tangent with the stiff flex profile, which is ideal for butterfly goalies.
Boot Angle & Toe Taper
The Axis 2.5 is furnished with a 90° boot angle and toe taper to offer the most seal and support along the ice. The shallow boot channel provides a closer fit, as well as additional control and reinforcement on the stride.
The pads use a recessed knee cradle to maximize mobility and enhance rotation. The knee cradle enhancements are part of the new hyper-absorbent knee stack construction, which greatly amp up the pads’ durability and seal when sliding across the ice. The knee cradle is open with a removable cradle wrap.
The Axis 2.5 leg pads have a shallow, loose-fit leg channel coupled with their Quick Motion Strap System 2 to offer a comfortable and mobile fit, in addition to keeping you securely strapped in. The Quick Motion Strap System 2 on these pads is optimized specifically for the butterfly goaltender, so they can easily move and rotate their pads cohesively and in quick response to the play. The toe bridge has been outfitted with offset bungee toe ties for even better mobility and overall leg support.