If you are one of the many out there that loved the RBZ™, then you're going to love this next stick even more. We're talking about the RBZ™ Stage 2 stick from CCM, also powered by TaylorMade®.
CCM Hockey and TaylorMade® Golf have partnered, once again, on enhancing the technologies that made the original RBZ™ stick so great. The RBZ™ Stage 2 stick features what CCM likes to refer to as Power Swing Technology. This has a direct correlation to what golfers refer to as swing speed and basically means optimal weight distribution in order to give you a balanced stick with a smooth and fast swing motion. Just like the original RBZ™, the Stage 2 has a constant flex profile in the shaft which gives you a Custom Kick Point that is determined by the placement of your lower hand. Typically, the kick point of a stick is predetermined by its construction for a specific type of release. The RBZ™ Stage 2, however, adapts to your playing style.
For the construction of the shaft, CCM uses an aerial grade carbon which is a contributing factor in the relatively light weight of this stick. The senior shaft uses a Traditional geometry with square-corners, while the intermediate, junior and youth uses a Contoured geometry with rounded corners for better fit and feel for smaller hands. The RBZ™ Stage 2 comes with the grip finish plus is also available in non-grip for the senior models only.
There's really no visible taper to the RBZ™ Stage 2 because of the constant flex profile, just a nice transition of where the blade and shaft meet.
The blade is where the most significant advancements occur on this stick. If you thought the puck came off your RBZ™ with high velocity, you'll probably freak out at how much faster it will be with the RBZ™ Stage 2. What makes it Freakishly Fast? Speedblade 2 has Freak Channels. Instead of using foam in the core, finely tuned channels circulate through the blade in such a way that the coefficient of restitution or C.O.R. is increased by 20% in comparison to the already fast speed channels design of the RBZ™. Basically, this is a trampoline effect of the amount of energy return at the point of impact which results in a shot with increased velocity. These are some of the same principles that power the TaylorMade® Rocketballz™, which is why you'll find the "Powered by TaylorMade®" graphic proudly displayed on the stick.
Don't settle for fast when you can be Freakishly Fast with the RBZ™ Stage 2 stick from CCM.
Reebok-CCM Hockey ("Reebok-CCM") seeks to produce sticks of the highest quality, performance and durability and achieve the lowest return rate in the industry. As such, Reebok-CCM composite one piece player and goalie sticks and shafts are covered by a manufacturer's limited warranty against manufacturing defects for 30 days from date of purchase by consumer.
This limited warranty applies to one piece composite hockey player and goalie sticks and shafts that meet the specific Warranty Replacement Conditions detailed below, and is provided only to the original purchaser. This warranty is a one-time replacement, and does not cover sticks or shafts that were previously provided as a warranty replacement. Should the defective stick be a discontinued product, or otherwise not available at the time of the warranty request, Reebok-CCM reserves the right to substitute the replacement product with a comparable model.
This warranty does not apply to composite or wood stick blades, wood player or goalie sticks or Professional, Junior and College team sales.
All warranty returns are accompanied by a Return Authorization (RA) number from
Reebok-CCM. All warranty returns must be received by Reebok-CCM within 14 days
of issuance of the Reebok-CCM RA number.
The request for replacement of the stick or shaft is made within 30 days of
purchase of the stick or shaft by the consumer, as evidenced by an original
The consumer ships the full stick to Reebok-CCM and provides the original
receipt for that stick or shaft from an authorized Reebok-CCM retailer. The
receipt must include the authentic stick or shaft serial number sticker affixed
to the receipt, and the serial number must match the serial number of the stick
or shaft being returned. You may make a clean cut on the stick, away from the
break, for shipping.
The breakage is determined to be the result of a manufacturing defect, and
determined by Reebok-CCM to not be the result of abuse or any of the following
- Contact with another player, skate blade, goal post or rink boards
- The stick is exposed to any type of open flame or heat source which modifies its
- The blade or paddle is tampered with a rasp, file or sandpaper
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