CCM has released the 4th Extreme Flex pad, with the new E4.5 as their recreational pad. The new pad brings incredible improvements, increasing the competition in the performance pad market. With velcro strapping, speedskin, their new flexible toe string system, the E4.5 is looking to draw in younger goalies with an impressive pad.
The E4.5 is wrapped in speedskin, enabling a smoother transition on the ice to increase speed and energy transfer. Speekskin was introduced in 2017 with the E-flex 3 pro pads and has became a mainstay on CCM pads now as their skin of choice.
The core on the E4.5 consists of CCM’s Dualitecore Technology enabling better torsional flex, while remaining incredibly light. The improved torsional flex protomes the entire pad to seal the ice when sliding or making a save.
The pad break on the E4.5 consists of one outer break and an internal precurved single break. This maximizes flexibility and closes the five hole without sacrificing structural integrity.
To keep this pad soft, CCM made a deep ultra soft boot channel allowing free mobility. The boot angle is 90-degrees offering some flexibility for when pushing along the ice.
CCM uses recessed foam with a removable knee cradle wrap to allow customizability and comfort. This deep knee cradle is designed to help close the five hole and prevent you from falling off the knee stack while still having mobility and not feeling restricted.
Knee & Thigh Protection
CCM doesn’t have any knee/thigh protection included with the pad.
CCM introduces their quick motion strap system to the E-flex line. This strapping system finally eliminates the buckles that CCM has been using, and makes the pad a more modern by having all velcro straps, 2 along the calf and one around the knee, encouraging you to get dressed and undressed faster than ever before. As for the toe ties, CCM has brought a bungee cord velcro system, similar to infamous HAL straps, giving a more adaptive feel while playing while also being quick, secure and easy to do up.
The E4.5 has a small toe taper to allow a deeper stance without allowing the pad to lift off the ice, therefore keeping a nice seal.
Sizes & Colors
The E4.5 Will be offered in many colours such as all white, blue, black, red, etc. Sizing for the E4.5 is available in 24+1, 26+1, 28+1 and 30+1 in junior.