New for 2022, CCM Hockey is revamping their ever-popular Tacks skate for the modern power skater. The CCM Tacks AS 580 Intermediate Ice Hockey Skates are built for strength and power while being lightweight. This skate provides more direct energy transfer and a closer fit to support the most intense skating strides.
Starting with the fit, the Tacks AS 580 Skates feature a close to the foot anatomical fit that players are accustomed to with the Tacks line. This form-fitting, 360-degree fit around the forefoot, heel, and ankle helps eliminate negative space within the boot, allowing for more efficient energy transfer meaning improved speed and agility.
Staying with the boot, the Tacks AS 580 Skates utilize CCM’s one-piece boot technology. This boot will help players get more direct energy transfer and a closer fit for the most powerful strides possible. The Tacks AS 580 look to give explosiveness right from push off. This one-piece boot is built with RFM composite blend. This NHL-caliber lightweight composite blend will give added durability. It will be a 170 stiffness which is lightweight and thermoformable for a great skating performance.
On the front of the AS 580 skate is CCM’s replaceable asymmetrical tongue. This 7mm tongue will have reinforced layers for increased comfort and protection.
The interior of the Tacks AS 580 Skates are loaded with comfort and durability-enhancing features. The HD microfiber liner is a high resistance moisture-wicking material that helps wick moisture away from the body, keeping them dry and light on their feet. The interior multi-density memory foam in the ankle areas wrap anatomically around players’ ankles keeping them comfortably locked into place. On the back of the skate, the Powerflex tendon guard, gives improved range of motion for fuller strides and increased skating power. Lastly, for the footbed, CCM is using their Ortholite footbed. This will offer premium comfort and support using recycled EVA foams.
Moving to the bottom half of the Tacks AS 580 Skates, CCM utilizes their popular SpeedBlade XS holder. These holders were developed as a quick and easy way for players to replace runners on the fly, while ensuring a consistent feel every time. The holders utilize a positive-lock mechanism that tightly secures the runners to the holder to prevent the blade from loosening during gameplay.
Partnered with the SpeedBlade XS holder are the XS Stainless Steel runners. These runners provide a long-lasting edge for long-term performance.
If you are a competitive level skater looking for a skate that gives you more direct energy transfer and response, look no further than the CCM Tacks AS 580 Senior Ice Hockey Skates.