CCM JetSpeed Roller Hockey Skate Review
The CCM JetSpeed Roller Skate aims to deliver professional-level performance, rigidity and comfort through a number of high-level innovations and new features designed to make skates more powerful skates below, and thanks to the people of CCM Hockey for providing us with the demonstration skates.
Design and Construction
CCM's JetSpeed Skate features a quarter package consisting of RocketFrame with a SpeedCore 2 that features a completely re-engineered anatomical boot shape and back
The lowering includes the first CCM magnesium FastFrame chassis, complemented by Labeda Addiction wheels and Swiss Lite bearings. This is connected to the new lightweight composite outsole that has an indentation across the center to further increase stiffness and stiffness for a more powerful stride. Internally, JetSpeed Skate uses a double-zone Clarino liner to provide a level of comfort and moisture-wicking capabilities. Both sides of the liner come with Durazone abrasion patches and Comfort Edge envelopes to improve durability and relief from ankle abrasion.
This is where JetSpeed skates really stand out from other brands. The first thing you notice when you slide on these skates is how tight the heel pocket is. This is completely in the design because the goal of the tighter heel pocket is to keep your feet in place for a better energy transfer when you walk. The rest of the skate offers a much more streamlined fit that eliminates the "boxy" feel of previous CCM skate models.
My feet have a normal width, but the overall fit of the JetSpeed skates was a bit too tight – and the heel pocket had to be definitely loosened. My first attempt at cooking the skates helped me ease the pressure on the boot and I thought that a couple would be wearing skates in the skates and bringing them back to where I needed to be. After a few uses, however, I still found myself needing a little extra relief and I chose to anneal the skates – this time wearing two pairs of socks. This allowed me to achieve the results I was looking for while maintaining the tight heel lock for better energy transfer.
While the feeling of "snugging" skates left me a little sore feet, I did not suffer any abrasions. I attribute this largely to the CCM Durazone abrasion patches and comfort edge covers described on both sides of the liner. These definitely helped to prevent any further discomfort compared to what was needed until the boots were well formed at my feet.
I found the standard insoles included in the pads to provide arch support and overall comfort sufficient to meet my needs. However, if you have upper or lower arches and need a different level of support, CCM sells customized support soles that fit your foot better. Now it will cost you about $ 50 per game, but the performance benefits you will get from getting proper support are worth it.
Performance Labeda Addiction that equip JetSpeeds are phenomenal. They provided excellent grip for turns and stops. And they still felt good after more than a dozen hours of use, and showed little signs of wear and tear in general. No crack at all.
But I had a hard time really feeling comfortable while skating on JetSpeeds. As I said, I can not get used to a straight wheel configuration, so I opted for exchanging the front wheels of both skids for smaller sizes to create a hi-lo feeling. This small movement made a huge difference in my level of comfort with the skates. I've lost some speed, which is normal in a hi-lo setup, but overall my performance has improved just because my confidence in the skates has improved. . This was certainly more a thing of preference, and those who prefer a straight wheeled configuration will be more than happy with the pads as they are available.
CCM Roller Skates are professional-level skates that provide advanced players with all the features they need to meet their needs. Most of the scruples I experienced about the skates were more related to my personal preferences than to the ability of the skates themselves, and once I really felt comfortable with the skates themselves wear, I loved to play there. With a price of $ 699.99, these skates are certainly intended for high level talents looking for the best of the best.
If these bad boys are out of your price range, be sure to check out the other options in the JetSpeed line of Inline Warehouse – including the JetSpeed 280R Rollerblades hockey which is retail for $ 299. These skates offer the same performance benefits without the bells and whistles, which makes the skates much more affordable for the average player.