Originally Posted by ryoneo
Nope not anymore. They are all carbon fiber now and very light, just like all the skates now. But they still cost an arm and leg. Although, Grafs are still the most durable skates on the market.
If I'd start to play hockey again, I'd consider Grafs or brands other than CCM. They all seem to use the same technology for the most part.
I remember when CCM skates had the slanted forward footbed. I think they were the "Ultra Tacks". After wearing Tacks I couldn't wear Bauer (100's then 1000's) because they had a more flat foot design. Then all of the skates started to have the slanted forward design.
I also had "Vacu Tacks". When I bought the skates, they put my feet (with the skates on) in some plastic bags and sucked the air out of the bags forming the skates to my feet. Ah, the good old days...
My friend had Microns when they first came out. (the all plastic boots) I think Steve Duschene (sp?) wore them. They broke eventually. Hilarious!