The CCM Axis A1.9 intermediate is a new take on what CCM has done great for years. With a slim, light stiff design that replaces the Premier P2.9 from years past CCM has brought a new horse to the race. By adapting the LiteXcore technology from the Elite Axis pads, the Axis A1.9 intermediate leg pads bring a new super lightweight dynamic to CCM’s stiffer line of pads.
Source Exclusive Upgrades & Modifications
The source exclusive upgrades on the A1.9 pads are both functional and cosmetic. On the functional side of things, the knee stack is made of both HD and PE foams rather than the only PE construction of the stock A1.9. The Source Exclusive A1.9 goalie pads also feature a single inner break, single outer break which is different than the catalog model which has no outer breaks. Additionally, exclusive colors and cleaner outside logos with PU included make the pad stand out at any rink.
The Axis A1.9 int pads continue to use the great Speedskin material that CCM has used for awhile now. This material is lighter than synthetic leather and increases slide speeds by reducing the friction of the pad on the ice. This makes the most difference late in the game when the ice is cut up.
The LiteXcore construction that the Axis A1.9 int takes from the Axis elite pad is one of the biggest changes to the line overall. The LiteXcore is a much slimmer profile when compared to the older Premier line, allowing for less restriction of movement. The slimmer profile has also been built stiffer for harder rebounds and of course to maintain structural integrity over time. The inside sliding edge of the pad is also a complete flat HD foam piece that creates a solid connection with the ice and prevents pucks from getting stuck underneath the sliding edge.
When dealing with a stiffer pad it is important to have a pad break that benefits the construction of the pad itself, especially with growing goalies. On our Source Exclusive model of the Axis A1.9 leg pad we offer a single inner break and a single outer break as a stock option. The slightly increased flex of the pad allows the fivehole to close easier while still maintaining a good amount of stiffness and surface area overall.
Boot Angle & Toe Taper
The Axis 1.9 intermediate goalie pads are built to be in the butterfly with the maximum amount of net coverage. For that reason, the leg pads offer both a 90-degree toe taper, as well as a 90-degree boot. The 90-degree toe taper keeps the entire inside edge of the boot pressed against the ice in the butterfly sealing the boot area exceptionally well. The 90-degree boot also allows for freer movement especially while in a low aggressive stance.
Because of the Source Exclusive upgrades the Axis A1.9 has a solid surface for your knee to land on. The knee stack features the same 3D Grip surface from the Axis top end pads that stops the knee slipping off the stack. The Source Exclusive version of the Axis 1.9 offers both HD and PE foams to offer an increase in stiffness and rigidity over the stock knee cradle. The pad also offers a removable knee wrap to either offer a tighter or looser fit depending on the goalies preference, or if they wear knee pads or not.
The QMSS Strapping system returns to the Axis 1.9 intermediate leg pads, and for good reason. The lightweight and secure velcro strapping system works well in tandem with the break of the pad and the LiteXcore to provide a familiar loose feeling that allows for the best possible pad rotation. The bungee strapping works well in tandem with the 90-degree boot to allow the goalies skate to drop to the ice just as effectively to provide the most powerful pushes.
Sizes & Colors
The Source Exclusive version of the A1.9 comes in lots of great colours. All Black, All White, and White/White/Black/Black are standard colors available. For the goalies that want a bit more color, we offer Source for Sports Exclusive colorways in Chicago Blackhawks, Detroit Red Wings, Toronto Maple Leafs, and Vegas Golden Knights. All these pads will be available in 30+1, 31+1 and 32+1 in intermediate sizing.