Monday, December 28, 2009



A one-piece composite boot form that maximizes energy return to give you explosive speed on the ice. Easton calls this 'Coil Technology' and claims to be twice as responsive as traditional skates which rely on plastic.
  • Coil Technology™ carbon fiber composite boot form with Dry Flow™
  • tealth Pad-Lock™ – molded anatomical ankle shape locks down heel for increased power
  • Pro-style white felt tongue with flexible lace-bite protection
  • Bio-Dri® Clarino Nash brushed liner provides grip and classic feel
  • Injected abrasion guard in high wear areas for improved durability
  • Composite toecap fully covered with longer-lasting Vibram® rubber guard
  • Injected abrasion guard in high wear areas for improved durability
  • ELITE runner is both lightweight and stiff like full steel

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Easton Stealth S17 Black Ice Skates [SENIOR]
Easton Stealth S17 Black Ice Skates [JUNIOR]

Bauer Vapor X60 LE

Bauer Vapor X60 LE Hockey Skates

Basically a limited edition X60 in cool looking black.

  • Ultra-light tech mesh with thermoformed X-rib pattern
  • Bauer HYDRA MAX liner
  • Patented pro-integrated, anatomical heel and ankle support
  • New lightweight dual-density foam ankle pads
  • Formfit 2 molded tongue, with lace bite channel, abrasion resistant material, and HD metatarsal guard
  • Superfit+ with grip, moisture management, heel stabilizer and comfort pad
  • Full carbon composite Outsole
  • Tuuk Lightspeed 2 with LS2 stainless steel runner

Reebok 11K

Rumor has it there will be 2 color versions of the new Reebok 11K Ice Skate: black with white trim, and black with black trim. There should also be more foot width combinations, rather than a one size fits all, like most skates.

Available in stores Jan 15, 2010

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Saturday, December 12, 2009

NHL Looking at Plastic Skate Shields

NHL examining plastic skate shields, soft-cap shoulder pads, better helmets as solutions to wave of injuries sweeping up star players early in the season

Kris King, the NHL's senior director of hockey operations, had what at first appears to be an odd looking piece of equipment on his desk in Toronto this week.

It's a clear, plastic shield, shaped like a skate boot, complete with lace holes and Velcro fasteners. The function is obvious: To help prevent foot injuries.

The shield is one of several new innovations surfacing as the pro game deals with a rash of injuries that are claiming star players.

King, as he always does with new equipment developments, will give the shield careful consideration. He's not out to endorse it, just clear it so players and executives can be assured the shield is functional, but won't radically alter the game.

The shield was brought to King by Detroit equipment manager Paul Boyer, who currently has three players wearing them: Nik Kronwall, Patrick Eaves and Brad Stuart.

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