CANNON's 2018 Pro-model has arrived! The improved shaft construction allows more accurate shots without compromising the puck speed. The PRO18 gives you incredible feel for the puck thanks to its great balance. The 2-bridge technology blade ensures best durability paired with the ability of a quick puck release. This awesome package comes with a great simple but very dynamic design.
Bäckström (C92) Blade Pattern:
Description: This is a big mid curve with a open face.
Advantages: This is the stickhandling curve. Toe drags, dekes, and straight up dangling will be easier with the C92, because you can cup the puck better. The C92 is also great for snap shots because of the deep mid curve. The open face also makes it easier to raise the puck when you are in tight close to the net. Lastly, this curve is great for saucer passes.
Drawbacks: The deep curve and open face makes backhand passing and shooting difficult.
Bottom Line: If stickhandling and quick snap shots are what you're looking for, the C92 is for you.
Erkinjuntti (C74) Lapa:
Description: This is the fastest growing pattern for elite players around the world. It not only keeps the puck on the toe for deadly accurate snap shots, but the open face also forces your hands out in front of the puck to maximize the load and release of the stick.
Ovechkin (C08) Lapa:
Description: This is the legal version of the old CCM Crazy Ovi curve. It is a mid curve with an open face and a round toe.
Advantages: The P08 curve is as unique as OVI himself – it is great for technical puck handling and sniping water bottles.
Drawbacks: The mid curve and open face makes backhand passing and shooting difficult. Snap shots are more difficult to do as well because of the big curve.
Bottom Line: If stick handling and hard wrist shots are your thing, the P08 is just what you are looking for.
Phaneuf (C05) Lapa:
Advantages: This curve has many features that benefit defensemen. The square toe is excellent for pulling pucks off the boards that have been rung by forwards. The long length is excellent for getting the puck deep, as well as shooting one-timers and poke-checking. Long blades like this one are also good for getting the puck on net quickly. Lastly, the P02 curve is great for slappers.
Drawbacks: Most players prefer a round toe for pulling off moves (toe-drag etc). This is also a pretty big curve, which makes passing and shooting on the backhand difficult.
Bottom Line: This curve is great for defensemen. The long length and square toe will have you playing D like Mr. Phaneuf or Niklas Lidström.
Description: Custom blade pattern of former NHL player Ville Koistinen. Mid-toe curve with maximum ice surface contact area and slightly open face.