The CCM JetSpeed FT480 Black Skates were built for players looking for elite-level performance and comfort without the big price tag. This Ice Warehouse exclusive model offers even more value since they come with SB XS1 Black Runners. Typically only found on the top-of-the-line FT2; the XS1 Black provides better sharpening-life, more custom radius options, a better angle of attack and improved corrosion-resistance!
CCM used their NHL-caliber 3D-lasted RocketFrame Composite boot that offers explosive power through each stride. This year, the FT480 looks to stand out from the competition with its composite outsole, which is lighter and more responsive than the typical TPU.
The other truly significant upgrade on this FT480 skate is the brand new quick-releasing SpeedBlade XS Holder. The patented BladeLock system mechanically attaches the runners to the holder in order to maximize energy transfer, to increase longevity and to prevent the steel from accidentally releasing like some of the "spring-lock" holders.
Inside the JetSpeed FT480 is CCM's pro-inspired Total-Dri Liner. This dual-material construction aims to manage moisture while keeping feet locked into place. Near the Smooth Collar pads, the FT480 boasts strategically-placed Dura-Zone anti-abrasion pads that prevent premature wear-and-tear inside the boot. On top of the foot, CCM used a 7mm felt tongue that is reinforced with internal foams and external HD foams in order to provide top-notch protection without compromising forward flexion.
Model Number: SK480J
Heritage: JetSpeed FT380 / 290
Level of Play Guideline: Elite
Skate Fit Guidelines: Medium Volume / slightly shallow heel pocket - slightly narrow forefoot - standard instep
3D-lasted RocketFrame™ Composite
Ergonomically shaped shell with NHL-caliber composite for elite-level responsiveness, heel lock and comfort
Streamlined non-essentials such as the facing in order to reduce weight without sacrificing durability
Total-Dri Liner with DuraZone Abrasion Patches
CCM's premier liner does an excellent job of wicking away moisture and resisting abrasion
Integrated anti-wear material at the top of the liner extends the life of the skate in a high-wear area where shin guards tend to rub
Smooth Contour Pro collar
Soft padding helps to alleviate high-ankle abrasion
Multi-density memory foam ankle pads
SR: Thick 7mm, two-piece felt with a molded lace-bite guard
Allows for better forward flexion and maintains high-level impact protection
JR: 7mm, two-piece felt with an embossed lace-bite guard
CCM Anatomical Response footbed
SR: Extra-Stiff Composite with exhaust vents
Reduces weight and increases torsional rigidity for a more powerful stride
JR: Reinforced injected outsole with air vents
Improves energy transfer for better power through each stride
Blade Holder and Runner:
SpeedBlade XS with SB XS1 Black Runners
Patented mechanical quick-release BladeLock system allows steel to be swapped out in seconds
Provides a tight connection between the steel and the holder that maximizes energy transfer, provides a better life-span and prevents the runner from accidentally releasing
Black oxide coating improves edge retention and prevents corrosion
12% taller than traditional steel for a more aggressive angle of attack, more custom profiling options and longer sharpening life