HM Versus Series: CCM Trigger 4 Pro vs. CCM Trigger 3D
New for late 2019 is CCM’s newest addition to their low-kick line of sticks with their introduction of the brand-new Trigger 4 Pro Stick! We decided to put it up against its predecessor, the Trigger 3D, and compare some of the stats and specs to see what helps take the Trigger 4 Pro to that next level. Let’s jump into it.
The fundamentals of these two sticks are the same; help players release the puck as quickly as possible, especially on wristshots and snapshots. However, the Trigger 4 Pro has made a key improvement to help maintain this quality, but also greatly increase accuracy.
The biggest change between the two is apparent right away, and that’s the addition of the Asymmetrical Taper on the Trigger 4 Pro. The Trigger 3D stick features straight sidewalls with rounded corners throughout the entirety of the shaft. In comparison, the Trigger 4 Pro features a concave front sidewall with a convex rear sidewall. This will help decrease the amount of rotational torqueing of the stick during wristshots and snapshots, meaning improved control and accuracy! So, not only is the Trigger 4 Pro stick incredibly quick, it is now the most ACCURATE Trigger stick to date!
Another key upgrade is found within the blade. The Trigger 3D uses the Ascent 3 Blade that features a soft heel that gradually gets stiffer towards the toe for great puck response and control. The Trigger 4 Pro builds upon this with the introduction of CCM’s new Agility blade. This blade utilizes a softer, linear build that allows for a small amount of linear flex, further improving response time. It also features a stiffer portion on the interior that further prevents torqueing of the blade during shots.
To top it off, the Trigger 4 Pro weighs in right around 20 grams LESS than the Trigger 3D thanks to an improved carbon fiber layout and X-Flow Technology.