CCM© Announces Launch Of Vector™ ZG Skates Featuring Revolutionary T-Blade Technology
New ZG Skate is the lightest skate on the market
Toronto, Ontario, January 16, 2004...Building on the success of the recently launched Vector™ Pro skate, now being worn by 85 players in the NHL (as of January 9, 2004), CCM© introduces the new innovative Vector™ Zero Gravity (ZG) skate series. The CCM© Vector™ Zero Gravity series features a comprehensive line of skate products designed exclusively with t-blade technology. Led by the ZG 130 model, it provides hockey players with the lightest skate in the market at only 745 g.
The t-blade system is made up of a blade holder and a carbon fiber surgical steel constructed runner (blade) that is ultra light, super fast and offers a narrow turning radius. The t-blade offers hockey players the most convenient blade system possible. It does not require sharpening, lasts three to five times longer than a normal interval between sharpenings, and is easily replaceable.
The Vector ZG skate boot is also lighter in weight. The new Asymmetrical Externo?Skel™ technology reduces mass from inside the skate by eliminating a full layer of material. This Externo?Skel™ adds stiffness to the outside layer of the skate for maximum support, protection and durability.
"The new CCM© Vector™ Zero Gravity Skate is a breakthrough product innovation story," said Len Rhodes, Vice President, Product Creation and Global Marketing at The Hockey Company. "Hockey players are looking for an edge in their performance and the integration of the t-blade system delivers a technologically superior skate product that redefines all the standards to which all other skates now compare. Take more than 100 years of CCM's unmatched experience in pro skate development, combine it with t-blade's revolutionary blade system, and this translates into maximum stride frequency and acceleration in the player's game."
The full Vector™ ZG line-up, which includes the Vector™ ZG 130 (SR/JR), Vector™ ZG 120 (SR) and Vector™ 110 (SR/JR), will be available in stores in the spring of 2004.