The RBZ 80 Grip Composite Stick is like the King’s second son, not next in line to the throne but still has a shot. The RBZ 80 is among the most powerful sticks on the market today.
The design is one of the biggest changes to the Stage 2 line. A dark upper half of the stick contrasts with the white bottom half, and a black strip finds itself on the top of the blade and lower portion of the shaft. The reason for the altered color scheme was well thought out by the design team at CCM---leaving the lower half white makes the stick difficult for a goalie to distinguish from the white ice and boards, while adding black on the top of the lower shaft and blade makes the stick more visible in your peripherals while stick-handling.
The shaft of the RBZ 80 comes complete with Power Swing Technology that provides a finer weight and flex distribution to give you more torque on your follow-through and a quicker release. The constant stiffness of the shaft gives you a customized kick point for optimal loading.
In the world of golf, TaylorMade introduced the Coefficient of Restitution. Also known as the trampoline effect, the principles of the C.O.R. have been used in TaylorMade drivers for quite some time. In hockey terms, this translates to a blade that releases stored energy upon impact, resulting in harder passes and heavier shots. Eliminating energy loss and maximizing puck speed places the RBZ 80 at a top spot among competitors although being second best to the Stage 2.
Again, drawing from the proprietary RocketBallz golf technology, the Z80 has been upgraded to SpeedBlade 2 Hockey Technology, just as its older sibling. This takes out the traditional foam, which absorbs velocity from your shot and replaces it with SpeedBlade 2 Technology---this technology features FREAK CHANNELS that provide 20% more C.O.R than the original RBZ helping to maximize puck speed. These channels transfer energy more efficiently and help to increase the velocity of your shot while maintaining control and durability.
Although second in line, the RBZ 80 it still holds its own in keeping up with the competition in its price range. Take hold of the ultimate power with the RBZ 80 Grip Composite Stick by CCM.