Jetspeed FT480 senior skates feature CCM’s 3D-Lasted two piece composite boot. Similar to the FT490 skates, this composite boot provides outstanding value and performance which is usually not seen at a skate in this price-point.
The CCM SpeedBlade Xchange holder and steel system is another significant upgrade found on the FT480 skate.
The 3D-Lasted composite provides an ergonomic boot shape which allows your heel to lock in and securely fit into the boot by pre-forming the boot in three dimensions. The two-piece composite boot also provides a noticeable reduction in weight from traditional quarter package technologies while maintaining the skates price-point.
The felt tongue with molded lace-bite protection offers the player with a traditional feel with newer molded lace-bite technology. The 7mm thick felt allows the tongue and boot to wrap nicely around your foot but the tongue remains thick enough to provide comfort.
CCM’s TotalDri liner is comfortable and dries out quickly between ice times. The FT480 also has Durazone abrasion protection applied to the top two eyelets for added durability where the tongue can create the most friction with the liner.
The Smooth Contour comfort pad is the soft padding located at the top collar of the boot and is a big improvement over previous models. When cutting hard on tight radius turns, this padding will help prevent the boot from biting into your foot.
SpeedBlade XS is a quick-release holder with bladelock system that makes steel changes super easy. The lock dial mechanism tightly secures the steel to the holder, which ultimately should translate into better energy transfer when skating.
SpeedBlade XS is made of high quality stainless steel to provide a long lasting edge.
The CCM anatomical response footbed. Not much to talk about as it is one of CCM’s standard insoles. It provides a comfortable surface for the foot to land on, and a barrier between you and the rivets.
The FT480 features symmetrical multi-density memory foams that heat mold easily and will provide customized fit and comfort.