CCM and TaylorMade Golf are back at it again, this time with the release of an RBZ line featuring more golf-inspired technology. Part of that line is the RBZ 290 hockey stick, a stick designed for the heavy shooter’s looking for power behind every single shot. Although this is the second price point just below the RBZ Revolution, a lot of the innovative technology seen in the RBZ SpeedBurner trickles down to this RBZ 290!
The huge contributor to the RBZ 290’s speed comes from its Speed Pocket blade. RBZ is still the only composite stick on the market that uses no internal foam or other dampeners; instead, a large, hollow pocket creates a ""trampoline effect"" within the Speed Pocket blade, resulting in one the hottest and liveliest blades on the market.
Just like its predecessors, the RBZ 290 and the rest of the line continues to have a constant flex profile in the shaft which gives you a Custom Kick Point that is determined by the placement of your lower hand. Typically, the kick point of a stick is predetermined by its construction for a specific type of release. The RBZ 290, however, adapts to your playing style. For the construction of the shaft, CCM uses a high grade of a proprietary composite blend which is a contributing factor in the relatively light weight of the RBZ 290.
One of the biggest upgrades to this price offering comes in the form of the PowerHosel Technology. An internal rib, PowerHosel Technology acts as reinforcement within the taper, providing better energy transfer by reducing any torque and increasing overall durability by stiffening up that tapered area. If you are the type of player that likes to really load up for heavy and powerful shots, the RBZ 290 has the tools to deliver.