Back for 2018, CCM has updated the Tacks ice hockey skate line to fit and perform even better than before. Coming in as the third model in the Tacks line of hockey skates are the Tacks 9080 ice hockey skates. These skates bring incredible comfort, performance, and value all in one package. The quarter package is made with 3D-Lasted technology, the same tech we see in the Tacks 9090 ice hockey skates. This technology gives the boot a high-precision ergonomic shape for an excellent locked in feel. The material used is Rocketframe composite, which is an NHL-caliber lightweight composite material. Inside the boot, the Tacks 9080 hockey skates have a Speedcore 2 core. This core is lightweight, rigid, and thermo-formable, providing great performance.
Inside the skate you’ll find the skate liner made with TotalDri technology and Durazone abrasion protection. This liner is made with high performance moisture wicking material that keeps your feet dry and the skates light. Up near the ankle you’ll feel the smooth contour comfort pad which provides excellent comfort. Inside the boot you’ll feel multi-density memory foam ankle padding that wraps around the player’s foot for a customized fit. Included with the Tacks 9080 ice hockey skates is CCM’s anatomical response foot bed, which provides support and comfort. For increased comfort and protection on the top of your foot, the Tacks 9080 ice hockey skates have a dual density felt tongue with embossed lace-bite protection. This is a 10mm felt tongue with reinforcement layers to provide you with increased comfort and protection.
Towards the bottom of the skate, the outsole is made of a concave reinforced clear TPU material with an exhaust system. The rigid design of this outsole helps transfer your energy efficiently. The holder and runner combination consists of the SB4.0 holder and the SB stainless steel runner. The SB4.0 holder is used on all the higher end models in the Tacks hockey skate line and has been proven to be durable and effective at creating an increased attack angle. The SB stainless runner provides a long-lasting edge for long term performance.
Overall, the Tacks 9080 ice hockey skates come in at a great value for player’s who want a lot of the same features at a higher end skate but need a more affordable option. The skates will provide players with great performance and comfort.