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Up Close with Carey Price’s new CCM Extreme Flex 2

Up Close with Carey Price’s new CCM Extreme Flex 2
Carey Price broke out his new CCM Extreme Flex 2 equipment for a recent photo shoot in Montreal. (Photos courtesy of CCM)

Carey Price broke out his new CCM Extreme Flex 2 equipment for a recent photo shoot in Montreal. (Photos courtesy of CCM)

Carey Price was the face of CCM’s return to goaltending almost three years ago, so it’s no surprise the Montreal Canadiens and Olympic gold medal-winning star will be a big part of the launch of the new CCM Extreme Flex 2 line this season.

Price recently took part in CCM’s annual Goalie Summit in Montreal and, just as they did when Jonathan Bernier debuted the line in Toronto Maple Leafs colours earlier in the month, the company graciously shared some exclusive behind-the-scenes photos with InGoal Magazine.

In addition to the new look, there are new performance features and options in the CCM Extreme Flex 2 pad. The company has also done some new scientific testing that may change how goalies look at – and set up – their own pads. All that will have to wait for a future edition of InGoal Magazine, but for now enjoy this up-close look at Price’s new gear for the upcoming season.

We’re sure InGoal readers will quickly notice that Price is not wearing a boot strap at all on his pads, but this isn’t a standard new feature on the CCM Extreme Flex 2 line. Price eliminated his boot strap last season with the Canadiens, a move that seems to echo Henrik Lundqvist running his through the heel of his skate rather than down through the bottom of the skate, which allows the pads to move freely up the goalie’s leg, helping to fill the 5-hole when they drop to the ice.

Carey Price Extreme Flex 2 extended (1 of 1)

Carey Price Extreme Flex 2 strapping up (1 of 1)

Carey Price Extreme Flex 2 strapping up (1 of 1)-2

Carey Price Extreme Flex 2 standing save (1 of 1)

Carey Price Extreme Flex 2 boot (1 of 1)

Carey Price Extreme Flex 2 down push (1 of 1)

 

Carey Price Extreme Flex 2 reverse (1 of 1)

Carey Price Extreme Flex 2 save (1 of 1)

Carey Price Extreme Flex 2 stance (1 of 1)

 

 

 

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18 Comments

  1. Bill Dubreuil

    I think Price will have his best season ever.New pads look amazing.Go Habs go!

    • Alex

      Good Call.

  2. Connor O'Reilly

    I was wondering why price switched from a round toe to a square toe and why does he use a skate lace pocket. Those pads look awesome

    • Gabe Pearson

      From personal experience I have switched to a skate lace pocket and not only does it look good, and your able to see the puck better, but you can adjust the amount of give the pocket has when it goes in the pocket and you can also have a bigger pocket. So all and all there are many more plusses than minuses.

    • Armen

      So the primary reason for getting the skate lace in the palm is for the dampening effect it has on a rotating puck. when the shot comes in the puck is rotating a lot (think the spiral on a football), but skate lace, given it’s wider surface area and squishy texture, is able to do a good job slowing down rotation.

      All of this ultimately leads to less ‘pop-outs’.

  3. Abram

    Not really a fan of the new graphic.

    • Armen

      Same! I personally think the eflexes are a bulky looking pad as is, and the fat, clumsy stripes on these pads isn’t a clean look.

      The XLT’s on the other had are a true step up from the P4 graphic.

  4. brock

    The pads look great and so does the stick! Im a big ccm fan as well as a price fan. These pads fit his game very well. To answer your question Connor skate lace has held up better for me and it looks cooler in my opinion too.

  5. Evan Thcerbelim

    Like the pads, design almost perfect but I think that Carey could have done a better job with customizing the gear. Its almost like the ExtremeFlexPro 2012-2013 design, just a different graphic. Will probably get them when they come out.

  6. Michael

    I love the pads and you I am a big fan av yours you are so cool and go habs go!!!!!!!!

  7. Eric Lavigne

    What size does he currently use?

    • Braiden M

      35+2.5

  8. Michael L

    Does anybody know what sizing his pads are?

    • Braiden M

      I believe their 35+2.5

  9. Braiden M

    Careys PAD size is 35+2.5

  10. Braiden M

    I’m currently using a pair of CCM Retro Flex 550 pads. And I love them (but I was wondering is there a technical difference between the extreme flex1 and the Retro Flex)

    • Alex

      Their is no difference just the graphics.

  11. Michael Place

    What break does Carey use in his glove? It looks the same as Varlomov.