Created for the competitive player that is looking for similar technology that can be found in the higher end RBZ skates, the CCM RBZ 80 JUNIOR delivers, with the addition of EASY TIE features that are designed to help out younger players.
As a series, the RBZ skate line addresses the need for speed, and was designed to maximize explosiveness and reaction speed. It has a generous anatomical fit profile with a standard heel and a deep heel contour to give you a nice heel lock. Since it does have such a deep heel contour, instead of the typical "1.5 sizes smaller than shoe size" rule of thumb, CCM recommends 2 sizes smaller than shoe size as a starting point when getting fitted for these skates. It is ultimately, however, a matter of personal preference. The EASY TIE system is a set of features that enable the younger players to be more independent when it comes to tying their skates. The red grip laces and the smaller top eyelets help keep the laces secure, while the flexible facing helps with performance by enabling younger/lighter players to flex the skate the way it was intended. These EASY TIE features can be found on the RBZ 80 JUNIOR model, with an expanded junior size offering up to size 7.
The outer shell of the RBZ 80 JUNIOR uses a sublimated tech mesh with a compound blend inner core. These two elements in conjunction with a relatively stiff inner layer, creates a sandwich-like construction that offers a good amount of lateral support. Despite having a different boot construction than the senior version of this skate, the RBZ 80 JUNIOR is still heat moldable. It's not quite as reactive to heating, but will still help to reduce break in time. Heel lock from the deep heel counter is further enhanced through the use of 6mm EVA foam, which is both comfortable and accommodating.
The tongue is made of a combination of moderately dense 7mm felt and foam with Added Lace Bite Protection. The RBZ 80 JUNIOR has the ventilated composite exhaust outsole which serves as a sturdy platform for mounting the SpeedBlade + 4.0 holder. This holder offers an additional 4.0mm height which provides a significantly deeper angle of attack for tighter turns. Tighter turns means potentially winning more races to the puck! SpeedRibs near the top of the holder help to increase torsional rigidity. The RBZ 80 JUNIOR comes with the SpeedBlade Stainless Steel runner.
EASY TIE features, comfort and a performance enhancing holder design, all wrapped into a skate model that was designed to enhance the foot speed of the competitive player - these are the RBZ 80 JUNIOR skates from CCM. Choosing these is as easy as EASY TIE!"