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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 XC5 ACF. For those who are curious the A–C-and F means Accuracy, Control, and Feel. This stick was designed to allow you to seek pinpoint accuracy while maximizing shot velocity, puck control, and puck feel. Here’s the inside scoop into TRUE’s XC5 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 a great balance and feel. Working alongside the Axenic Technology, SmartPly Technology optimizes performance, weight, and 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. All very impressive technology featured at this price point!
The XC5 ACF is composed mainly of a carbon fiber and fiber glass blend which is organized into a 3K weave. This stick has a graduated mid-flex profile for optimal performance and feel in all game situations. Moving down to the blade, we’re going to see the patented XCORE technology. This is 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 XC5 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 also help provide its accuracy and precision.
The XC5 ACF certainly features an innovative design and proven technology at a fraction of the cost. If you are looking for a stick that will provide (ACF) unmatched accuracy, unmatched puck control, and unmatched feel…TRUE’s XC5 ACF is sure to be the total package at a value cost.
|Player Profile||Made TRUE for any player who is budget conscious but seeking the superior accuracy and control synonymous with our XCORE technology.|
|Kick Point / Flex Profile||Constant flex design provides mid-kick|
|Shaft Construction||Carbon fiber and fiber glass blend, Axenic technology and SmartPly technology|
|Shaft Geometry||Square corners with double concave walls|
|Shaft Coating||Matte grip|
|Shaft Taper||Slight, Gradual|
|Blade Core||High density foam core with patented XCORE insert and BRT dual rib support used to maintain blade stiffness|
|Blade Wrap||3K weave of carbon fiber/fiberglass weave|
|Blade Coating||Matte blade finish|
|Stick Used for Measurement||Provided by TRUE|
|*Average Weight (gm)||475|
|*Average Weight (oz)||16.75|
|Actual length (in)||56"|
*Stick weights and lengths are determined using like flexes and patterns from each brand (mid curve, round toe, open face).
True Hockey takes extreme pride in their reputation for excellent quality and value. True Temper Sports' TRUE sticks have a one-time replacement warranty for breakage during normal use within 30 days of purchase. Normal use does not include breakage due to contact with other players, skates, sticks (slashing), boards, nets, use on asphalt or cement surfaces, etc. No replacement will be offered in those cases. True Temper Sports will inspect the returned product and determine if the product damage was caused by normal use and if there is evidence of misuse, tampering, heating, abuse or deception. The customer is responsible for all return shipping costs.
Warranty Date: The warranty date is considered effective from the date of receipt for products sold directly to the end user through an authorized True Temper Sports retailer.
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