CCM E Flex 5 Goalie Pads Review + Everything We Know

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CCM is ahead of the curve. The new CCM E Flex 5 goalie pads were announced today by CCM and they look amazing. This line features the knee break section we’ve become accustomed to seeing with the E Flex line from CCM of years past, but with an added twist on the graphic. They’re now capable of printing digitally on the face of the pad, like Bauer has been doing for some time with their 2S, 2X and now UltraSonic lines.

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The CCM E Flex 5 line follows the CCM Axis that were announced early in 2020, and is available to the public starting in the Spring of 2021. In this deep dive, we’re going to cover everything we currently know about the CCM E Flex 5 goalie gear lineup.

In this video, we’re on the ice training with our new CCM E Flex 5 goalie pads.

What does this mean for the CCM Premier line? 

Although not confirmed from CCM, it means that the CCM Premier line of pads is all but non existent. We can assume that the CCM Axis will take the place of the CCM Premier II gear that was announced now over two years ago.

The E Flex 5 line is not surprising. CCM E Flex has been one of the most popular gear lineups offered by CCM since it was originally announced more than half a decade ago. With Bauer originally debuting the Bauer Supreme series and ultimately going on to offer digital printing options as well, CCM quickly trended towards a similar style of gear. The CCM Axis and the E Flex 5 will play similar to a Bauer Supreme (1S / 2S) pad, and less like the original E Flex series that was announced years ago.

CCM E Flex 5 vs CCM Axis goalie pads?

The E Flex 5 and the Axis line are the current two options for goalies looking to wear CCM goalie gear. The CCM Axis line caters to a goalie looking for explosive rebound control in a featherweight pad, while the E Flex line traditionally fits the mold of a hybrid goaltender looking to get the best of both worlds.

Think of CCM Axis as your “stiffer” pads and the EF5 as your “softer” gear. Don’t take it to heart, though, as both of these gear lineups maximize the goalies ability to control a rebound.

What does the graphic on the CCM E Flex 5 look like?

CCM claims that the E Flex 5 graphic is “Our most customizable graphic yet. Spec selections that rival the pros.”.

Technically, the pads have 26 different customizable color zones. 14 of these color zones are in major, front facing (or calf) areas. For the modern era of goalie gear manufacturing, this is a huge step forward. As of today, you can place custom orders for CCM E Flex 5.

In addition to the custom graphic ways on the new gear, CCM also released pads for this years World Junior Championship that featured digitally printed front faces. While they have not commented publicly on when this will be available for consumer purchase, goalie gear fans around the world are clamoring at the possibility of printing whatever they want on a set of CCM gear.

Can I order digitally printed CCM pads?

As of right now, no, the public cannot order digitally printed CCM goalie pads. It’s a feature reserved for goalies playing in the NHL or at high level tournaments. If you’re to be considered for this feature, you’ll hear from CCM directly.

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CCM E Flex 5

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CCM E Flex 5 Goalie Pads Review

In March of 2021, CCM announced that they were currently taking custom orders for the gear. The line, CCM E Flex V, releases officially on April 23rd. The pad offers one of the most customizable color way lineups of any gear on the market currently.

When is the CCM E Flex 5 release date?

While you can place custom orders right now, the official release date is April 23rd, 2021.

When can I order CCM E Flex 5 Goalie Pads?

You can order your CCM E Flex 5 gear through Goalie Monkey, or Pure Goalie. To start a custom order (we recommend Goalie Monkey for turnaround time, currently) simply click one of the links below.

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CCM E Flex 5

The CCM E Flex 5 is a line of gear that's breaking the internet with it's massive array of customizable color ways. We could not be more excited about the newly released CCM E Flex 5. If you're a fan of the brand, or coming over from Bauer / Warrior / Vaughn / Warrior, you will not go wrong with this set.

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CCM has, for decades, built one of the most trusted lineups of goalie gear in the game. In 2020, they debuted their “CCM Axis” pad lineup, to mixed reviews. Many fans of the position didn’t love the graphic chosen by the company. All things considered, the CCM Axis pad line is one of the most customizable gear lines in goaltending.

CCM continues to lead the pack when it comes to overall tech, innovation and design of their gear. The E Flex line is one of the most popular lines of gear amongst current pro goalies for good reason, it simply performs. When you’ve built a product that works at the highest level, there will always be questions of “should we fix it”. Of course, fixing what isn’t broken isn’t what you want as a goalie gear manufacturer. With that being said, with this new line, CCM mixed both old results and new technology for a perfect combination that goalies around the world will absolutely love.

Simply put, the CCM E Flex 5 line is worth every penny.

Sure, we’ve been introduced to cool graphic features like the UV Printed zones at the top inner / outer zones. What’s important about this gear is the overall design. CCM rolled out an all new “Molded Knee Roll”, designed to maximize stability in the knee area. For a high impact area like this, the stability allows goalies to better control rebounds throughout the pad. Of course, it wouldn’t be a new release from CCM without the use of their “Speed Skin” technology. The knee lander is built with injection molded foam that offers raised inner edge stabilization. In laymans terms, this is probably the best knee block / landing zone of any goalie equipment currently on the market.

As far as overall durability and performance, CCM is at the top of the pack with “Speed Skin”.

Inside the pads, the EF5 line utilizes Dual1teCore Technology (what a name). Basically, it’s designed to maximize both stability and torsional flex while creating a better seal on the ice than any of it’s Extreme Flex predecessors.

For a pad designed to give you the best of both worlds in terms of mobility and rebound control, the new EF5 gear checks all the boxes. CCM also redesigned the boot area of the pad, with the goal of working in sync with the flat front face of the gear. The design allows goalies to control rebounds with more precision than ever before. The company brings back their Quick Motion strapping system, a model that’s commonplace in all goalie gear on the market.

Are the CCM E Flex 5 Pads worth the investment?

If you’re looking for one of the highest performing, most technologically advanced, customizable goalie gear lines on the market, the new EF5 from CCM checks all the boxes. Customize your gear at Goalie Monkey, or Pure Goalie.

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CCM E Flex 5

The CCM E Flex 5 is a line of gear that's breaking the internet with it's massive array of customizable color ways. We could not be more excited about the newly released CCM E Flex 5. If you're a fan of the brand, or coming over from Bauer / Warrior / Vaughn / Warrior, you will not go wrong with this set.

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CCM E Flex 5 Goalie Glove Review

With the EF5 series, CCM redesigned the glove. They’ve built off of the EF4 line, using a single cuff through to the pocket area of the glove. The thumb is designed to maximize coverage while building on the closing capabilities of the EF4 glove. All told, this glove has a great break and comes ready to use right out of the box. Without question, the EF5 glove will be one of the best performing hockey goalie gloves on the market for the next several years.

Gone are the days of the CCM premier. The 590 break, although it’s been challenged in recent years by their own 600 break, has and always will be one of the most popular goalie glove breaks ever created.

CCM E Flex 5 Blocker Review

E Flex 5 Pad Design Ideas

With the number of color ways on these pads, there are an huge variety of ways to design the CCM E Flex 5 lineup. These are one of the most customizable goalie pads out there right now, so we’ll likely see a wide variety on the market coming up.

Below, we’ll post a few of our favorites.

First up, we have the colorway currently used by Jeff Glass of the San Diego Gulls. It’s worth pointing out, Jeff is the lead instructor at our Regina goalie camp this summer.

 

The CCM E Flex 5 customizer makes this pad look grey on the boot, but it’s actually white in color.

This customizer makes an incredibly pleasing thigh / boot transition area. Here’s a blue and green ccm pad design that uses blocked colors up top and on the bottom.

 

Here’s a a red and black EFlex 5 pad concept that highlights just how many customizable zones are on the pad. Not my favorite pad design, but I’m sure we’ll see a variety of setups similar to this throughout the year.

Thatcher Demko officially joins CCM.

In recent years, Demko has been a Brian’s goalie.

We did an in depth look at Thatcher Demkos CCM Pads elsewhere, so we won’t spend a bunch of time on it here, but here is the design he’ll go with, as tweeted by CCM.

 

Here’s another E Flex 5 pad design that will likely be popular this year. Whoops, forgot that I left the CCM logo green on the calf side of the pad.

These are the red and silver design of the E Flex 5 pad that CCM features on their website. Check that, the E Flex logo at the bottom of the pad is actually white, not black, like my design shows.

There are so many different designs you can use with this pad, I absolutely love it, it’s 100% going to be one of the most popular goalie pads on the market in 2021.

 

 

 

Ok, ok, I have to be done here. I have a problem with designing these things and if I don’t cut myself off, I won’t stop. Last one, I promise. Of these pads, the purple / black color options and the red / black are my personal favorites.

Here’s a red and blue e flex 5 design concept.

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