CCM© Introduces Edgy New Look & Latest Skate Technology With New Externo™ Skate Line
Proprietary Externo-Skel™ & Reflex-Bar™ Technology Work In Conjunction To Enhance Skater Performance
For more than 80 years, CCM's legendary Tacks line has provided hockey players around the world with the most consistent and reliable performance hockey skates on the market. Now for 2002, CCM has created the Externo™, a new line of skates for today's contemporary, cutting-edge hockey players - those who crave action, speed, thrills and the high performance gear that will allow them to play at their best. Externo™ skates are already being worn in the NHL by Boston Bruins star Joe Thornton, Boris Mironov of the Chicago Blackhawks and Mats Timander of the Columbus Blue Jackets.
The Externo™ line features the industry's first exoskeleton support system, CCM's proprietary Externo-Skel™ technology. Externo-Skel™ adds lateral and medial support to the outside of the skate, which increases stability and comfort in the areas where hockey players need it. The exoskeleton also provides unsurpassed resistance to abrasion and durability. Since modern-day hockey players also prize style as well as function, Externo-Skel™ gives the Externo™ the edgy and rugged look that they prefer.
The Externo-Skel™ technology is complemented in the Externo™ line by CCM's new Reflex-Bar™ technology. The Reflex-Bar™ optimizes the flex zone of the skate, which allows the skater to flex his or her foot forward in a natural and controlled manner. The result for the skater is increased agility and more efficient energy transfer.
The Externo™ line was designed using CCM's Form Intensive Technology (F-I-T-) System™, the unifying technology across all CCM product categories. Thus, the E-60, E-50 and E-40 models of Externo™ skates are compatible with CCM's revolutionary F-I-T- Machine™ custom-fitting process.
The CCM Externo™ line features six models, led by the pro level E-60 skate. In addition to the E-60, the skates are offered in models ranging from the E-50 to the E-10. The Externo™ line is offered in Senior, Junior and Youth varieties (depending on model) and in a wide assortment of sizes and widths. Limited supplies of Externo™ skates are now available at select hockey specialty shops and sporting goods stores, but a full shipment will hit retail outlets in April 2002.