The 2019 TRUE XC9 ACF hockey stick is built for puck control and accuracy. Thanks to TRUE’s top-end innovation, the XC9 provides an elite level option for skaters of any level who are looking for a high-performing stick.
XCORE Gen 2 for greater puck control
BRT+ for increased blade durability
Axenic technology for an enhanced feel
SmartPly for excellent balance
SmartFlex for increased responsiveness
Swing Weight technology for optimized weight distribution
The XC9 is TRUE’s top X-series model for a reason, with new technologies that have built on the success of the previous models. There is no better example than the XCORE Gen 2 technology. TRUE strategically repositioned the insert to create a sweet spot that is three times larger than its predecessor. This repositioned and redesigned insert provides increased absorption, which dampens impact and results in greater puck control when stickhandling and receiving passes. And the larger sweet spot ensures optimal puck spin and a clean puck trajectory, providing unmatched accuracy with each shot you take.
The XC9 ACF model also incorporates TRUE’s new, patented BRT+ technology in the blade design. This innovation creates a stronger and lighter blade with increased heel durability. While the BRT technology from the previous model proved to provide solid durability and a lightweight feel, 2019’s BRT+ takes these benefits to the next level. And with an updated flex profile, the new XC9 ACF stick proves to enhance performance and overall feel compared to the previous generation of the XC9 model.
While TRUE has made many advancements in their stick technologies, they also continue to rely on some of their trusted, excellent innovation found in previous models. The XC9 uses Axenic technology, which combines a compression molded shaft into a true one-piece stick with a one-of-a-kind design. This Axenic process results in a seamless build, giving you the enhanced puck-feel you’re looking for. When combined with the XCORE Gen 2 technology, you will experience top-level control and feel every time you handle the puck, and with every pass you make and receive.
TRUE uses SmartPly technology in the XC9 ACF. SmartPly is a process by which fiber angles, and the order of those angles, are optimized in up to 25 layers of unidirectional carbon fiber, all in a single shaft. This produces the perfect marriage between weight, balance, and strength, giving you a lighter feel without sacrificing durability.
The XC9 model also features TRUE’s SmartFlex technology, which optimizes the stick’s shooting profile for all shot types. The result? A more powerful and accurate shot from anywhere, anytime. And when combined with the XCORE Gen 2, this finely tuned shaft creates unmatched responsiveness from all shooting angles.
What truly separates TRUE’s X-Series sticks from other top models is their utilization of Swing Weight technology. TRUE emphasizes that Swing Weight is not directly related to the weight of the stick, but rather how the weight feels during play. TRUE focuses on a lightweight, but balanced feel for enhanced performance. Their top-of-the-line Senior XC9 model has a weight of 425 grams, and an excellent Swing Weight of 630 grams, separating itself from the next model in the X-Series line, the XC7, which has a Swing Weight of 655 grams. TRUE’s engineering practices of optimizing Swing Weight prove to create a stronger, more balanced stick.
The new XC9 ACF is TRUE’s most responsive and accurate X-Series stick yet. Players will enjoy all the new and trusted technologies that this mid-kick model has to offer as soon as they step on the ice and take their first shot with this high-end stick.