If you don’t want to crush your wallet on a top end skate, but are looking to get maximum performance for the money, the Easton Mako M7 Skates just might do the trick. Like its high end big brother, the Mako II, the Mako M7 looks to bring an unrestricted natural movement in which players are able to get the most out of their stride. One skate in these and you’ll understand that Easton hasn’t cut any corners and looks to have achieved their goal without sacrificing major features. Let’s take a few strides into the Mako M7.
The Marquette Study
Easton underwent a study at Marquette University to better understand the dynamics of skating and the motions that it involves. Further, the effect of skate design on skating performance in general. The results of this study uncovered that players skating in Mako skates were conclusively faster overall and took less strides to cover the same distance. Versus other skates, the Mako’s performed better with decreases in ankle range of motion and an increase in stride width. This means longer, larger strides, with an increase in speed over the distance covered.
The major focal point of the M7 and Mako skates in general, is to provide the player with the most natural skating motion possible. Easton accomplishes this feat through the design of their ‘Extendon’ system, which is a flexible tendon guard designed to move with the skater.