New to 2019, the CCM Jetspeed FT490 has an enhanced one-piece boot, SpeedBlade XS quick-release holder and SpeedBlade XS1 steel.
The LiteFrame 360 EVO is a significant upgrade from the previous generation FT1. The seamless one-piece boot contains no outsole, stitching or glue, which creates a high energy transfer zone essentially becoming a natural extension of the skaters foot.
The SpeedBlade XS holder was developed as a quick, easy-to-use system to swap blades out on the fly. The BladeLock technology consists of a positive-lock mechanism that improves on “spring-lock” systems. The holder prevents blades from loosening or accidentally disconnecting from the holder.
SpeedBlade XS1 Steel: Premium blade with oxide treatment provides a harder runner with a longer edge and 12% more height than standard blades for better turns and performance.
Sports Etc Performance-to-Value Rating: 10 out of 10. CCM now offers the only true one-piece boot on the market, and adds to it a high performance steel and a quick-release holder that allows players to change steel on the fly. NHL caliber skate at a reasonable price.