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True XCORE XC9 ACF Matte Grip Senior Hockey Stick

  • True XCORE XC9 ACF Matte Grip Senior Hockey Stick
  • True XCORE XC9 ACF Matte Grip Senior Hockey Stick
  • True XCORE XC9 ACF Matte Grip Senior Hockey Stick
  • True XCORE XC9 ACF Matte Grip Senior Hockey Stick
  • True XCORE XC9 ACF Matte Grip Senior Hockey Stick
  • True XCORE XC9 ACF Matte Grip Senior Hockey Stick
  • True XCORE XC9 ACF Matte Grip Senior Hockey Stick

  • True XCORE XC9 ACF Matte Grip Senior Hockey Stick
  • True XCORE XC9 ACF Matte Grip Senior Hockey Stick
  • True XCORE XC9 ACF Matte Grip Senior Hockey Stick
  • True XCORE XC9 ACF Matte Grip Senior Hockey Stick
  • True XCORE XC9 ACF Matte Grip Senior Hockey Stick
  • True XCORE XC9 ACF Matte Grip Senior Hockey Stick
  • True XCORE XC9 ACF Matte Grip Senior Hockey Stick

True XCORE XC9 ACF Matte Grip Senior Hockey Stick

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Item #: true-hk-xc9-acf-sr

Availability: In stock

Original Price $269.99

Our Price $159.98

True XCORE XC9 ACF Matte Grip Senior Hockey Stick

  • True XCORE XC9 ACF Matte Grip Senior Hockey Stick
  • True XCORE XC9 ACF Matte Grip Senior Hockey Stick
  • True XCORE XC9 ACF Matte Grip Senior Hockey Stick
  • True XCORE XC9 ACF Matte Grip Senior Hockey Stick
  • True XCORE XC9 ACF Matte Grip Senior Hockey Stick
  • True XCORE XC9 ACF Matte Grip Senior Hockey Stick
  • True XCORE XC9 ACF Matte Grip Senior Hockey Stick

  • True XCORE XC9 ACF Matte Grip Senior Hockey Stick
  • True XCORE XC9 ACF Matte Grip Senior Hockey Stick
  • True XCORE XC9 ACF Matte Grip Senior Hockey Stick
  • True XCORE XC9 ACF Matte Grip Senior Hockey Stick
  • True XCORE XC9 ACF Matte Grip Senior Hockey Stick
  • True XCORE XC9 ACF Matte Grip Senior Hockey Stick
  • True XCORE XC9 ACF Matte Grip Senior Hockey Stick
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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 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.

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) 415
*Average Weight (oz) 14.65
Actual length (in) 60"

*Stick weights and lengths are determined using like flexes and patterns from each brand (mid curve, round toe, open face).
There can be variances in stick weights within the same model, so we have listed the average from weighing 6 sticks.
Length is measured from top of shaft where the front shaft plane meets the heel.

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Review Breakdown

Rating
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2 Star:
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1 Star:
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5 Star:
33%
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4 Star:
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8%
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2 Star:
25%
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1 Star:
17%
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Performance
5 Star:
33%
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4 Star:
25%
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3 Star:
8%
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2 Star:
8%
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1 Star:
25%
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Value
5 Star:
33%
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3 Star:
33%
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2 Star:
17%
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1 Star:
17%
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Price
5 Star:
33%
( 4 )
4 Star:
8%
( 1 )
3 Star:
17%
( 2 )
2 Star:
25%
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1 Star:
17%
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Reviewed by Gonger
on March 21, 2019
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Pros: Comfortable, Lightweight, Versatile, Fast

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5

THE BEST stick I have ever used

For reference i was AAA player before adult league. Writing this review 4 months after purchase. Hands down the best stick I have ever purchased. I was very skeptical about the gimmicky insert in the blade. No idea how much it really helped but the blade does feel tremendous while new. Flex point is perfect for a quick shot and still loads up some power. 75 flex is nicely flexible, but not TOO flexible like a wet noodle.
This blade does break down a bit and the heel of my stick has a small pin hole growing each game. I play 2-3 times a week as a decent skater it has seen its fair share of abuse. The shaft has no durability issues whatsoever. It has been two handed by many angry players right in the common break zone and never even chipped. The blade has now lost some of its pop but I'm not complaining as I have yet to have a stick that felt like new for much longer than a few months. The stick is still very much usable though. If you dislike this stick because of durability issues, you will never be happy, because no top stick is extremely durable. Don't buy all of them because I want another one when they go on clearance!

Reviewed by Tanner
on February 4, 2019
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Pros: Comfortable, Lightweight, Versatile

Cons: Poor Craftsmanship, Poor Durability

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3.25

Worst blade possible

Bought my first xc9 and it was the best stick I’ve used after trying all of Bauer and ccm’s lineup but after a week the blade snapped off, luckily got another one on warranty. The second one lasted for one game and then the blade snapped in the same place as the other one, overall good stick but True needs to work on their blade.

Reviewed by Johnny U
on January 30, 2019
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Pros: Comfortable, Lightweight

Cons: Poor Durability

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2.75

Good stick with no durability

All the reviews are pretty spot on here. I got my first XC9 TC2-5 in May of last year and the blade snapped in half this past Sunday. I think I paid ~$300 with shipping and it didn't even last me 7 months. The chipping started on the bottom of the blade, then the toe got pretty bad and I had to slap some epoxy on it, then a huge crack appeared in the middle of the blade and that's what's finally gave in. I did just buy another one because I really like the curve and the feel of it but will not be purchasing more True sticks after this twig breaks on me 4-6 months from now.

Reviewed by Justin
on October 26, 2018
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Cons: Poor Durability

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Splits At Bottom On Insert

I really like to feel but 3 of them broke within a few months. On to botton of the blade under the dampening insert the blade cracks every time. Very disappointing for a 270$ stick. If this stick blade would last, this would be by far my favorite stick.

Reviewed by Rick
on July 31, 2018
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Pros: Comfortable, Lightweight

Cons: Expensive

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2.75

What Happened

I was a True believer with the previous years Xcore 9. Shots were almost effortless. I am a 5' 11" 185 lbs veteran beer league player and had recently moved to a 75 flex to get more whip on my shots. I could shoot top shelf one-timers and slap shots with the previous stick. It finally broke after several months of use, mostly my fault. I decided to purchase the new Xcore 9 in the same flex and pattern after a demo in the Hockey Monkey cage. After receiving the stick, I was excited to hit the ice. All I can say is "what happened" to this stick. Very little feel for the puck, I could not get my slap shots off the ice because it felt like a 100 flex, I won't even use it because it feels to stiff and rigid. The only good thing I can say is it does catch passes well.


The complaints on the previous model was durability and it got soft after time. It seems, to compensate for that they made the new one too rigid.
$269 for a stick I won't use is tough to swallow.

Reviewed by BT
on March 29, 2018
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Pros: Comfortable, Lightweight

Cons: Poor Durability

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2.5

Not for me

I love True sticks and have been using them for years. I had an A5.2SBP break on me and True sent me the XC9 ACF model as a replacement, which I was excited to try.

First off, the positives:

The dampened feel of the blade makes stickhandling very comfortable and wrist/snap shots pop off of the stick. If you're a player that has the puck a lot and doesn't like to wind up for slap shots (more on that in a bit), this might be a good option.

On the flip side:

The blade durability was not great. Even prior to the stick snapping in the middle of the shaft, I noticed the bottom of the blade starting to split a bit. From what I've read elsewhere, this isn't an uncommon problem.

Also, it's listed as a mid-kick stick (while the A5.2 SBP is listed as mid-to-low), but it certainly played like a low-kick stick for me. I take a lot of slap shots and have loved the A series (both in performance and durability), but I couldn't get this stick to load up for a slapper. Everything seemed to be weaker coming off the blade. If you're a player like I am that utilizes slap shots, I'd definitely avoid this.

Overall, I'd say I'm disappointed. I would probably be more upset if I had to pay full price for the stick (as opposed to receiving it as a replacement for a cheaper stick), but it certainly didn't perform up to the expectations I had. I would absolutely advise people to go more towards the A series (and the SBP line is 100% worth the extra money) because True makes a great stick, but this one was a miss.

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Reviewed by Jim
on January 12, 2018
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Pros: Comfortable, Lightweight

Cons: Expensive

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3.5

My son loves it

Great slap shot and snap shot but he is going high and wide with wrist shots. Just needs to adjust to the way the stick reacts when loaded.

Reviewed by rsm33
on June 29, 2017
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5

Unique stick

The feel of the blade is pretty impressive. Takes some getting used to after using typical composite sticks. The insert gives it a solid feel more like wood and is incredibly easy to control the puck. Shots rocket off this thing and the accuracy claims are either legit or I've actually become a better shooter since buying this stick. Well done True, definitely one of the coolest sticks I've ever used. Can't speak yet to durability, but I'm through the warranty period and aside from some minor chips and normal wear it feels like day 1. I expect it will last the normal 3-4 months I get out of a stick.

Reviewed by leafsin18
on May 26, 2017
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5

True-ly amazing

Liked the feel of the first XCORE, but the blade felt a little on the dead side. Not sure what they've done but this stick is notably lighter, shots rocket off it, and puck feel is amazing. Just a few minor cosmetic chips around the insert and toe after 2 months. Still in great shape.

Reviewed by danczak
on May 23, 2017
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Terrible

Bought one. Broke after 30 days. True was nice enough to send another. Second one broke right after 60. Can't get another replacement according to True.

Hands down the worst quality, high-end stick, ever. Chips far too easy. Especially for a 280$ stick. You'd think they'd last more than 2 months...

Terrible.

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