Brand new for 2018, CCM has crossed the innovation and technology from their Super Tacks player skate into the new CCM Tacks 9080 Junior Goalie Skates. Building off of the already successful design, the Tacks 9080 skate has a new ergonomic boot specifically cut for a goaltenders performance.
Starting with the outer quarter package, the boot is made of a 3D lasted design giving the goalie a locked in feel specifically made with CCM’s Rocketframe NHL-caliber lightweight composite material. The core is a lightweight thermo-formable Speedcore 2 shape which allows the goaltender bake their skates to fit. Generally, Tacks 9080 skates will have an anatomical fit which increase the amount of contact the boot has with the foot. This is paramount to reduce energy transfer and provide a solid fit throughout.
Moving to the tongue, CCM utilized the Tritech flex technology with molded lace-bite protection. This strategic design gives the goalie forward flex in their stance, but rigidity to fight energy loss. The inside of the boot features a TotalDri Pro liner which wicks moisture away from the skate to keep the foot dry and light. Filling out the inside of the skate, the Tacks 9080 has an advanced fitting footbed for added comfort and support to the goalies arch.
The Tacks 9080 features a holder which helps give the goalie a great attack angle for all pushes and recoveries. However, the toe and heel still have a traditional shape to them to add in protection and extra support across the boot. Finishing off the skate, the Tacks 9080 has a high performance Prolite G Black blade with an oxide treatment to provide longer edge life and a resistance to wear and corrosion.
Compared to the Tacks 9080 Junior goalie skate, the Super Tacks AS1 will feature higher quality construction with higher grade materials in the insole, outsole and holder.
If you are an Intermediate-level butterfly goaltender who is looking for an anatomical fitting pair of skates with a cowling specific for elite goaltender movements, look no further than the CCM Tacks 9080 Junior Goalie Skates.