What is the difference between CCM Ribcor Trigger 3D, Super Tacks AS1 & JetSpeed Hockey Sticks

now a big question that we get is why are you most stick manufacturers or the mainstream stick manufacturers have three different lines of sticks so what I wanted to do in this video is break down exactly how each of these sticks is different and what types of player

will benefit from using each of these different sticks so for the detail of this video let’s head over to the studio and we’ll pick up there now quite frequently we get a lot of questions from yourselves asking which sticks you should go for now the one in particular

question that stood out to me was one of the players that follows us was asking if they should go for a a s1 versus a trigger 3d and we’ve also had questions in the past asking about jet speeds versus AAS once now the question we always get is

which one of these sticks is the better one to go for this is a little bit of a trick question and it’s what I wanted to touch on in this video by explaining the difference between these three different stick ranges to hopefully give you a better insight into

which one of these is going to be the best for you to pick up now when you look at these different sticks of course the first thing that strikes out to you is the fact that they look different they’re all CCM sticks they’re all top-end sticks I guess

the first thing you’ll notice is the different graphics now that’s to represent a different type of construction each of these sticks has been constructed for a different type of player or a different style of play hence the different ranges the different names it’s exactly the same as the

video that we touched on about skates you have three different ranges from the top manufacturers and there to accommodate three different types of fit very very similar scenario where the sticks and it’s exactly what I want to break down in this video but of course as a side

note if you want to see the video that I filmed on skates explaining the differences between the ranges that are available there’ll be a video link at the top of the screen and also down below in the video description but let’s get down to the mechanics of how

these sticks are constructed and what types of player they’re going to be good for now the way I want to break down this video is starting off with the shots of the sticks and then going into the sticks blades first up is going to be the rib core

now the rib course been titled as a low kick stick now if you want to familiarize yourself with some of the stick terminology in case there’s anything that you’re unsure of again I’ll link a video down below in the video description that has all of the key points

that all hockey players should know about sticks which is really really essential video to watch and I’ll make sure it’s linked down below for yourselves but as the rib court is a low kick stick when we look at the shaft construction the best way for me to kind

of explain the differences between these is with zones now when we look at this stick if we look at the shaft any of the areas that are highlighted in green or where this shaft has been softened now any of the areas of the shaft that you see highlighted

in red are where the shaft has been stiffened now this type of construction and setup is exactly why the stick is referred to as a low kick because the lower portions of the sticks shaft are softer which are tailored towards having a stick that has a quick release

so players that like to utilize shots like snapshots as we go into the blade of this stick again the same setup over here where any highlights in red indicate where the stick has been stiffened and any highlights in green highlight where the stick has been softened we can

describe the area that you see highlighted in green as a regular blade whereas the area highlighted in red is where the blade has been stiffened now this again will aid players that like to get a quick release on their shots so the players that play predominantly close to

the net that score a lot of their goals in the zones very very close to the net this is the type of stick that’s going to help you utilize those types of shots so if you’re trying to get a quick release catch the goalie of God this is

the type of stick range that’s going to enable you to do so much much better than a stick that was tailored for a different type of shot aside from this blade also being tailored towards being able to give you a quick release in other words the puck being

able to come off the blade of the stick very very quickly it’s also very great for stick handling and general control over the puck now from there taking a look at the jetspeed again starting off for the shaft and then the blade when we look at this shaft

over here it’s going to be the exact same method that we used on the previous one any areas highlighted in green are where it’s been softened and in the red it’s where it’s been stiffened now the jetspeed range of sticks is referred to as the hybrid of the

ranges that CCM offers now what this effectively means is that this stick is a great all-round performing stick whether you like to utilize your quick release shots or if you like to utilize those shots that require a little bit more prep a little bit more of a wind-up

like your slap shots this stick is able to offer players both I like to refer to as the jet speed range as the dynamic stick range that CCM offers because it caters to a much bigger group of players now from there taking a look at the blade of

the jet speed stick we can see that no areas of this blade have been you could say enhanced or stiffened but what this blade does feature is a dampening layer added to the outside of the sticks blade to ensure that the stick blade essentially doesn’t open up during

shooting because this hybrid stick is going to be used by players that like to take big powerful shots you can say and also players that like to take quick release shots this blade has been adapted to be able to perform in both of those situations so that dampening

layer helps to make sure that the blade maintains its shape making sure that your shots are accurate but at the same time it also offers a phenomenal feel for the puck last but by no means least is going to be the super tacks now looking at the shaft

of this stick we can see exactly where it’s been softened and where it’s been stiffened this is CC M’s mid kick stick so it’s the type of stick shaft that will really benefit players that like to take a little bit more time loading up their shots so if

you’re the type of player that really likes to use their big powerful shots like slap shots this is that stick range that has been designed and packed with features that will enable players to be able to take those types of shots to the best of their ability now

from there looking at the blade this stick shaft as we said is the mid kick so it’s going to be the one that’s used for there’s really really big powerful shots and we can see evidence of that in the blade of this stick you can see this entire

structure of the blade has been extra stiffened that’s to aid in essentially two key points that’s going to be accuracy because this is that stick that’s designed for those big powerful shots and also just for general power now a great way to be able to figure out which

one of these different stick ranges or families is for you is to simply just project them on the ice we can start off with the rib core again now a really good way to figure out which one of these stick ranges or stick families is for you is

to take a look at this projection on the ice and to be able to identify which one of these areas you take the most shots on the net or you score the most goals now with the rib core being a low kick stick as we said at the

beginning of the video that’s going to be good for those players that like to take those quick release shots all of the characteristics of this stick are geared towards being able to get that puck off the blade as quickly as possible with little to no indication of them

being about to shoot so the green area if you find yourself taking the most shots on net or scoring the most goals from this particular area of the ice then the rib core is the stick out of these three different ranges that we’re looking at that is geared

towards that particular style of play or that particular type of shot as I mentioned previously this is a low kick point stick and this is exactly the type of player or the style of shot of the stick is geared towards now from there it’s going to be the

area on the ice that you can see in red now this is where the hybrid kick point stick comes in which is the jetspeed so this is that stick that I said at the beginning of the video is great because it caters for a much larger group of

players so if you find yourself being quite a dynamic player you take a lot of quick-release shots and also there’s big powerful shots that require a little bit more loading this is going to be that great sweet spot stick for you to be able to pick up it

has those characteristics that allow it to perform in both of those different areas incredibly well and then next up from there is going to be the super tacks now this is going to be geared towards those types of players that like to take those big powerful shots that

require a little bit more time to load up but have a lot of speed and a lot of power behind them if you find yourself taking the most shots on net scoring the most goals from this particular area on the ice this is definitely going to be the

stick that you should be considering picking up but as a side note it’s definitely important for me to mention that just because the super tacks is geared towards those big powerful shots that take a little bit more time to learn but have a lot more speed and power

behind them it doesn’t mean that you can’t use the super tacks for up close quick backhands or quick snap shots all this is is a rule of thumb or you could say guidelines to be able to figure out which of these sticks is geared towards what type of

player what type of shot and it’s going to help you to be able to perform to the best of your ability there is a massive difference in the way each of these different sticks performs and the idea behind having a certain stick for a certain type of player

and a certain type of shot helps us as players to be able to identify what’s going to be the best option for us for the longest of times I thought the rib core was going to be the stick range that I needed to look at based on the

type of shot that I liked taking but after having used the super tacks and also now the jetspeed I know for a fact that the jetspeed is going to be the best option for myself because although I take the majority of my shots from close to the net

I found that the general performance the general feel of the jetspeed versus the rib core and also the super tacks for my style of play was the best option so it’s definitely worth taking note of the differences between these sticks to help you make the best decision about

which stick is going to be the best option for you as always thank you very much for watching this video if you’ve got any questions about these things that we’ve covered in this video or any other videos leave your comments down below in the comment section and I’ll

get to them as soon as I can if you have any suggestions of which other manufacturers we should do next in terms of breaking down the differences between their sticks comment down below and let us know what you want to see next we’ll be more than happy to

do that but as always make sure you thumbs up the video subscribe so you stay up to date with all of the videos that we post and make sure you have the bail notification on so you know when we post new videos but as always thank you for

watching this video all the way to the end if you want to pick these sticks up there’ll be links down below in the video description to where you can get them from keep watching keep subscribing leave all your comments down below and we’ll get to them but thank

you very much for watching and I’ll catch you in the next one take care guys and a big THANK YOU to CCM for making this video possible

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