No idea. I did some modding of my own on the arm so they will probably charge me because I did a pretty shit job at it.
I was told the protection package is identical to what they're giving pros. Given my personal experience with it, I find that a little hard to believe.
In context, the unit was already in process of being built when they told me that, so I don't think it was some tire-pumping sales tactic.
They also told me that guys who are wearing the new CCM unit have switched the CCM arms out to Kenesky ones.
Despite the bruising, I really do like the mobility I get in this thing. I had a brief stint with an CCM ABPro while I was waiting for the unit, and the Kenesky actually felt more like my old Reebok P1 than the ABPro did.
I'm playing (or was, until COVID) in Silver leagues out here (leagues rank from Gold to Tin Can), so decent hockey. You'll see a few college guys and one or two junior/travel players sprinkled throughout. The Gold leagues have a heavier concentration of former NCAA and pro guys. Schedule permitting, I get called from time to time to come out as a target in private lessons with skaters ranging from AA travel to pro. Not bragging or anything, just want to give you an idea to the kinds of shots I'm taking in the list of units below.
As for recommendations, my shortlist would be, based on usage and personal experience:
Kenesky (we'll see how the arm beef up is) - I told them I wanted an extra layer of plastic on the outer surface to be like the new CCM Pro Issues.
CCM Pro Issue (arms feel like player shin pads)
No personal experience with these, but I like what I see/hear:
Simmons 1000 (I've known JT for a while. Him and John know their shit and I trust them when they say their unit is good)
Vaughn Velocity with arm beef up. I'd ask for SLR2 or V5 shoulder floaters, not sure if they'd be willing to do either. No personal experience here. Every time I put one of these on, I'm impressed at the crazy light weight. I'd be concerned for protection, hence the beefier shoulder floater request. And every Vaughn unit I have ever worn has had issues with arm protection.
A few people will pop in and say Passau or Brown, I would disagree.
For the Passau, every picture I've seen has shown the shoulder floaters sticking up at a weird angle - it looks like it would cause interference with the mask chin.
Wore a Brown 2100 for a few months. It was really warm and super heavy. Believe it or not, I still caught a few bruises through it. Taking everything into account, I did not see very much in terms of protection gains, and when factoring in the downsides (heat and weight), it's just not worth it IMO...although I always felt super buff taking it off after an hour and a half skate.
The price of a new one for what you get technology-wise is also a turn off - Brown has basically been using the same makeup for the past 30 years in a new form factor. I guess if one had the cash, they could get one of these for practice only and treat it as a weighted tracksuit, then switch to something like a Velocity for games and zip around.
Hope this helps, let me know if you want me to dive deeper into anything.