The Jetspeed FT490 skate features CCM’s LiteFrame 360 one-piece composite boot construction. This is the first time we’ve seen one-piece composite construction on the second price-point skate and it’s a big deal. While not quite as stiff as the Jetspeed FT2, players are finally able to receive the benefits of this high end technology at an outstanding value.
CCM SpeedBlade Xchange holder and steel system is another significant upgrade on this elite level skate.
LiteFrame 360 one-piece composite boot construction provides a superior wrap and increase in foot contact throughout the entire skate skate. Other benefits include a closer connection to the holder and big weight savings.
The TriTech felt tongue is the perfect balance between a traditional felt and new lightweight tech. Not too thick so it allows the boot wraps nicely around your foot but thick enough to provide comfort and prevent lace-bite.
CCM’s TotalDri liner is comfortable and dries out quickly between ice times. The FT490 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.
CCM’s standard footbed. Not much to talk about for features and benefits - pretty much a standard foam insole.
The FT490 features symmetrical multi-density memory foams that heat mold easily and will provide customized fit and comfort.