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  1. Hey just chiming in here since i think i can help. All retailers that have the CCM 3D Fit Scanner have the option of the 3D Custom Molded and Total Custom skates. There is a Retailer-Finder at the bottom of this page: https://ccmhockey.com/en/3d-fit-scanner#sm.000xztiij19kmdpsto12lifraaojx Hope this helps you out. JS
  2. as per @colins, you are correct. Same length, pro stock included.
  3. Hi Colins, thanks for tagging me on this although you have it pretty much figured out. In 2016, with the launch of the original Super Tacks line, we adjusted our sizing tags and moved everything in the new Super Tacks line a half-size up from the JetSpeed line. This was going to be the new sizing for all new products for CCM moving forward (and still relevant for today's launches). Which means that: 8D JetSpeed (2015) with 272 holder = 8.5D Super Tacks with 272 holder 8.5D JetSpeed (2015) with 280 holder = 9D Super Tacks with 280 holder Even though we continued to sell the JetSpeed line in 2016, we did not make the change midway through its lifecycle and didn't make the sizing-label changes on that line. We made the change in 2017 with the launch of the "FT-line" So for full clarity, here is how the sizing tags work right up to until this year's launch: 8D JetSpeed (2015) line = 8.5D Super Tacks line 8.5D JetSpeed FT1 line 8.5D Super Tacks AS1 line every one of these models with 272 holder 8.5D JetSpeed (2015) line = 9D Super Tacks line 9D JetSpeed FT1 line 9D Super Tacks AS1 line every one of these models with 272 holder I hope this helps, let me know if i can be of any more assistance.
  4. Hello!  I love the performance of the CCM lines, but I've had the hardest time finding the right fit.  My LHS tells me I have a standard width foot and medium volume.  I ended up getting Tacks 4092 in 8D.  My heels slip a lot relatively speaking and my mid-foot KILLS even after multiple skates and leaving the bottom laces very loose.  Do you think an EE width in the JetSpeed would be a good fit for me?  I am done taking the LHS's advice.  Thanks!

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    2. BelangerJS

      BelangerJS

      Great, i just got around to this but hope you were properly helped.

      what did you end up going with? Model? Size?

    3. MJB826

      MJB826

      Hello JS,

      My foot is 270mm long by 10cm wide.  I finally got a pair of Tacks 5092 in 7.5 D and they feel great!

      I did some deeper research and I noticed something interesting, I don't know if it coincidence or typo or what.  My pair of Tacks 5092 7.5 D made in VIETNAM says fits shoe size 9 US or 27cm.

      I also have another pair of Tacks 8.0 EE made in THAILAND says fits shoe size 9.5 US or 26.9 cm (odd right?) although I was swimming in these.

      I also have a pair of Bauer Supreme 8.0 D made in THAILAND that says fits shoe size 9.5 US or 26.8 cm.  I was also swimming in these skates.  

      So I am interested to see if there are more connections between the skate/shoe size comparisons depending on where they were manufactured.

      Hope you find this as interesting as me! :)

       

    4. MJB826

      MJB826

      Hello JS,

      My foot is 270mm long by 10cm wide.  I finally got a pair of Tacks 5092 in 7.5 D and they feel great!

      I did some deeper research and I noticed something interesting, I don't know if it coincidence or typo or what.  My pair of Tacks 5092 7.5 D made in VIETNAM says fits shoe size 9 US or 27cm.

      I also have another pair of Tacks 8.0 EE made in THAILAND says fits shoe size 9.5 US or 26.9 cm (odd right?) although I was swimming in these.

      I also have a pair of Bauer Supreme 8.0 D made in THAILAND that says fits shoe size 9.5 US or 26.8 cm.  I was also swimming in these skates.  

      So I am interested to see if there are more connections between the skate/shoe size comparisons depending on where they were manufactured.

      Hope you find this as interesting as me! :)

  5. Hi,

    I was wondering why the pitch of a skate is not included in their description. I have recently used my old (2004) Graf 704 skates to skate outside and loved them. Since then I purchased RBK 9k with tuuk custom+ , Bauer one90, Bauer 40, Bauer 60, Bauer MX3. I liked the pitch of my 9k and tuuk custom + holder combination but I did not like the heel lock. Heel lock has been the main reason I moved onto Bauer but never liked the skate pitch.  I am now considering returning to CCM and was wondering if you could educate me on the pitch of the ccm skates. Thanks.

  6. Hey Martin, let me try to help out here. If you're able to try on a few pairs, i would suggest you do, but if you're looking for your best shot at the best fit based on what you've given us, here's what i recommend: Based on your current pair of skates, here is how you most likely size up by sub-brand: JetSpeed: 9 RibCor: 9 New Tacks line (Super Tacks, Ultra, 6092, 5092, etc): 9.5 If you were wearing EE, you should stick with that for CCM skates as well. Generally, those wearing your skates fit very well in the New Tacks line. It has an average heel width with a very precise heel lock design. The Super Tacks forefoot width in EE is our widest. So the 2016 Tacks line is the first pair i would try on if i were you.
  7. Thanks for everyone's comments on this, @ouhockeyplayer reached out to me directly to get more info, so i thought I would share here. Lots of comments in this thread were accurate. As i explained to him, it is a natural form (or overlap) that can be seen when using real carbon fiber and twisting it into shapes to make sports equipment. You can often see this in high performance bikes, tennis racquets and ski boots, as examples. To a certain extent, it proves real carbon fiber is being used. Most importantly, performance and stiffness are maintained, zero negative effect. The skates that were tested with players in the CHL and CIS in the two years prior to launch all had the same form and performance was always top. Hope this helps. Thanks.
  8. Great question, i know sizing for a growing kid can be tough. You want to give the kid a skate that fits them well so they can perform, but you don't want them outgrowing skates too quickly. The size 5.5 Super/Ultra Tacks is a smidge longer than the RBZ. However, it's the last size in JR skates, where you get to have the skates at $300 less than SR skates (starting at size 6). For this reason, it might be worth it for you to get him the 5.5 if he is comfortable for some short term $ savings. If he feels like a size 6 fits him well too, then you will be spending more for the SR skate, but you know you'll get more time from the skates. There's a tradeoff in both cases. I hope this helps you make a decision. Good luck!
  9. The skates come with a very anatomical fit right out of the box (more so than any skate we've ever launched), so many players are able to get a great feel for the skates and the responsiveness of the one-piece boot frame without baking them. We ran most of our retail staff demo events with no ovens, so people tried them and enjoyed them with the out of the box fit. You're 100% spot-on when you say that a major point of a fully heat moldable 1-piece carbon fiber boot is to micro customize it to the foot in order to get max benefits out of the skate. So, it is really up to the store if they will allow for baking of the skates. It's their pair. We recommend to bake the skate twice at most. If they don't allow baking, i still think you will get an excellent feel for the advantages of the MonoFrame 360 technology, and an even better experience with your own pair once you heat mold them.
  10. Adding 0.5 to the foot disc is generally good practice. Based on your feedback, i would definitely recommend a size 8.
  11. Fair question. The boot fits a lot of players very well right out of the box. Some players require a standard heating to push out very minor pressure points to get a perfected fit, or just to get a preferred wrap over the top of the foot to look the entire foot into the skate. The skate adapts extremely well to micro customizations like these. For bone spurs, you will need to punch out the skate.
  12. Yes, those reports are correct. If you were wearing a 2014 Tacks, a 2015 JetSpeed or any pump skate, you will now move up 0.5 sizes in the 2016 Tacks line.
  13. I can help here. There has been a significant upgrade in the mid-level boot quality and stiffness since the 2014 model. It started with the JetSpeed line and will continue through the 2016 Tacks line as well. The Tacks 6092 is comparable in price to the old 5052, but the boot material is a much higher grade composite material that is lighter, stiffer and more durable than the material used in the 2014 Tacks and 2013 RBZ skates. If you look at the CCM website, you will see that it is named a Power Form Composite. I should note, as well, that the Ultra Tacks uses a Carbon Fiber material, which is the highest grade material in the Tacks line (and stiffest), so that is your best option if you're looking for the stiffest boot at a price point below the Super Tacks.
  14. Most online retailers now have the full line available on pre-order with detailed specs. - The Super Tacks is a one-piece carbon composite boot. - The Ultra Tacks is a two-piece (with outsole) carbon composite boot - The Tacks 6092 is a two piece, textured composite material skate - The Tacks 5092 is a two piece composite material skate.
  15. The heating process is the same for the Super Tacks as it has been for our skates the last few years. - preheat the skate oven at 220F - Leave skates in the oven for a maximum of 2 minutes - tighten the skates normally to get the wrap around the entire foot. Do not over tighten. - stay seated for 10-15 minutes, knees bent at 90 degrees. Do not stand or flex the skates during this time. - Do not play with the skates for a minimum of 12 hours
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