True’s next generation of X-Series hockey sticks comes in the 2017 ACF line. This type of stick will fall under the precision shooter’s category thanks to patented XCORE technology and complimenting features showcased in the top tier model, the XC9 ACF. For those who are curious the A–C-and F means Accuracy, Control, and Feel. This new lineup was designed to allow you to seek pinpoint accuracy while maximizing shot velocity, unmatched puck control, and amazing puck feel. Here’s the inside scoop into TRUE’s latest elite stick, the XC9 ACF.
Getting right into the stick’s construction, TRUE continued to utilize a high pressure clave molding process which they patented as Axenic Technology. The advantage of using this manufacturing process is that it yields a true one-piece hockey stick which results in very consistent internal walls, shaft shape, and of course amazing balance and feel. Working alongside the Axenic Technology, SmartPly Technology optimizes performance, weight and provides the XC9 with industry leading impact strength. SmartPly tech is a laminate design that is used with up to 25 inner layers of unidirectional carbon fiber; the way the fibers are angled and the order of those angles are what control torsional stiffness and protect from impact damage while maximizing performance and durability.
The XC9 ACF is 100% carbon fiber organized in a 3K weave and has a graduated mid-flex profile for optimal performance and feel in all game situations. With TRUE’s Smartflex Technology, the top of the shaft is softer to allow the player to add leverage on wrist shots and increased feel. The shaft progressively gets stiffer as you move down towards the blade. The blade features the patented XCORE technology. A compressible urethane insert embedded into the core of the blade starting in the heel and extending just past the center. This technology will produce an average of 30% more rotational puck spin leading to less flutter shots and more precise and accurate shots. XCORE technology also dampens and cradles the puck during passing and puck handling providing even more control and feel. This is the huge component to what gives the XC9 ACF its accuracy, control and feel.
New to the XSERIES of sticks is going to be Braided Rib Technology (BRT) first seen in TRUE’s SBP lineup. These are seamless braided tubes located at the center and bottom of the blade that act as a dual bridge support for the blade core. This tech helps to produce the longest lasting and most consistent blade TRUE has ever made and is up to 50% stronger than its predecessor! Benefits of this modified BRT blade prevent the foam core from breaking down and losing its stiffness which will provide unmatched accuracy, puck control, and feel.
An interesting new concept TRUE is introducing to their junior stick sizing is UFLEX. To support the varying weights and heights of junior players, they’ve created the XC9 ACF with 20-30-40-50 flex ratings all with increasing heights as flex gets bigger. The result is a flex option for all types of young players made to help them optimize puck handling and maximize performance.
With the same proven technology as the original Xcore stick and new updated blade, the XC9 ACF is TRUE-ly a force to be reckoned with. From elite players to house league players, if you are looking for a stick that will provide (ACF) unmatched accuracy, unmatched puck control, and unmatched feel…TRUE’s XC9 ACF is the way to go!
|Player Profile||Made TRUE for all players looking for a highly responsive stick that will help improve shooting accuracy and puck control.|
|Kick Point / Flex Profile||Mid-Kick with SmartFlex technology|
|Shaft Construction||100% carbon fiber, Axenic technology and SmartPly technology|
|Shaft Geometry||Square corners with double concave walls|
|Shaft Coating||Matte grip|
|Shaft Taper||Slight, Gradual|
|Blade Core||Premium high density foam core with patented XCORE insert and BRT dual rib support used to maintain blade stiffness|
|Blade Wrap||100% Full 3k carbon twill weave|
|Blade Coating||Matte blade finish|
|Stick Used for Measurement||Provided by TRUE|
|*Average Weight (gm)||340|
|*Average Weight (oz)||11.99|
|Actual length (in)||52"|
*Stick weights and lengths are determined using like flexes and patterns from each brand (mid curve, round toe, open face).
Pros: Comfortable, Lightweight, Versatile
Pros: Comfortable, Lightweight, Versatile, Fast
Pros: Lightweight, Durable
My son has used different sticks over the past 5 years and this stick is by far his favorite! It’s very durable, light and the flex is spot on for his height and weight! The curve has been the best for him thus far and doesn’t want any other stick but his True!
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