An elite level skate without the huge price tag of a pro boot, the FT480 provides the performance and durability you would expect in a higher end skate.
Starting off with the fit of the goalie skates, the FT480 has a 2 piece 3D lasted quarter package on an
ergonomic boot. A more versatile fitting goalie skate, the FT480 is very receptive to the heat molding process even though it has a great initial feel.
CCM decided to upgrade the skates by placing their Rocketframe Composite material throughout the construction. This pro grade material offers a durable skate while not giving up weight.
The 170 stiffness package of the boots is ideal for a well priced goalie skate. It provides better comfort and feel and overall skating performance than identically priced goalie skates.
Staying with the fit, the asymmetrical boot collar was designed to increase comfort in your stance and it allows you to take a steeper position without feeling the pinch of the boot cuff. This also helps recovery from the butterfly or RVH as there is no excess and unneeded material hindering your foot movement.
The liner comprises the CCM Totaldri with Durazone Abrasion protection. This high end performance liner helps wick moisture away from your feet while also bettering drying time. The properly placed protection zones decrease the wear inside the skates caused by movement and rubbing.
Front end comfort comes from the Tritech tongue with built in lace bit protection that lets you get into a steeper forward flex without feeling that "bite" at the top of your feet.
Durability is enhanced with the extra stiff composite outsole with built in exhaust system that wicks moister away from your feet. The extra stiff outsole increases your performance by increaseing energy transfer from your foot to the skate quicker and more stable.
CCM has placed their new XSG goalie holder with removable XSG1 +2mm steel runner on the Ft480, making it a close second to the FT2 line of goalie skates.
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