Perhaps CCM’s most innovative skate to ever hit the market, the CCM Super Tacks skate is the premier model in the second generation of the Tacks line. It is the result of 5 years of work yielding a new boot design in the Monoframe 360, a new anatomical fit, and cutting edge technology that maximizes comfort and performance in a lightweight package made to take any skater’s game to the next level.
Most important to the Super Tacks will come in the new boot design aptly named MonoFrame 360, a boot composed entirely as a one-piece boot frame designed to wrap around the foot for a fully anatomical heel-lock with a 360° degree fit around AND under the foot – a fit that is molded to the player’s DNA. The Super Tacks construction eliminates the need for an outsole which provides greater “foot-to-skate” contact area and an unprecedented direct force propulsion system to help generate maximum power. With the new 1-piece design, usage of asymmetrical ankle pads and incredible heat molding characteristics all around the boot, this skate essentially removes any negative or empty space to provide a 100% customizable fit tailored to the player’s specifications.
As a top of the line skate, the Super Tacks comes complete with all the bells and whistles including TotalDri Liner, first seen on the JetSpeed skates, this is a lightweight liner that wicks away moisture very quickly and works well with the large vent placed on the underside of the skate where the outsole would be found if it had one. These features work together to push any moisture out of the boot, keeping the skate even more lightweight and comfortable. Another nice little addition is a bit of grip on the flashy yellow lining to really help lock down your feet to prevent any movement on the inside. For durability purposes, abrasion patches were added to the liner where the eyelets are found along with comfort padding on the neck of the skate to give comfort and extend the longevity of the Super Tacks skate.
Moving to the tongue, CCM used their ADV Pro molded tongue which also has nice heat molding properties to enhance fit around the upper ankles. CCM removed some unnecessary materials and strategically placed padding in key areas of the tongue to keep the protection qualities high while still reducing overall weight. This will still feature a nice thick high density felt tongue that was designed to have a little give and provide ultimate comfort. An injected molded piece is used as the main component to fight off lace bite.
Mounted to the boot itself is the SpeedBlade 4.0 Holder which provides an additional four millimeters of height (when compared to the older E-Pro holder), and allows for a greater angle of attack and more aggressive turns. Complementing the SpeedBlade 4.0 Holder is CCM’s corrosion-resistant SpeedBlade Black runner. This blade also comes loaded with performance benefits as it has undergone an oxidation process that increases surface hardness which translates to holding an edge longer and reduces the likelihood that it will chip or flake. Additionally, the high quality finish provides lower friction which in turn gives you a faster glide and more speed.