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The impossible skate to find: CCM Tacks

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03-22-2011, 11:21 PM
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The impossible skate to find: CCM Tacks

I am really kicking myself for selling my 852 Super Tacks years ago.

Basically I am going to start playing again this summer and I would love to play with the skates that fit my foot the best, a pair of CCM Tacks Men's 9D. However since CCM sold (or was acquired) to Reebok the Tacks line is done and it is next to impossible to find Men's skates that are not very small or very big.

I am looking for a 652 or higher in a Men's 9D and I would prefer it was made this century. Of course I would prefer New but if I can find a pair of Used in decent shape I would be tempted.

So if anyone knows of a store (or a CCM rep, Canada I am looking at you) that has a box of these laying around please let me know. I have been searching online and I have been unable to find a store with these skates in a Men's 9D. I have also been checking ebay every couple days.

Thanks guys.

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03-23-2011, 01:12 AM
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if not having any luck with ebay or elsewhere,

could try looking at some kijiji or craigslist ads and contact the person to see if willing to ship to where you are.

there is a pair of size 9 652's on calgary's kijiji. you can also find some size 9 tacks on craigslist for a couple or american cities (minneapolis has an older ad for a pair of size 9 952's still up there)

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used sporting goods stores...??? maybe make a trip up to Canada if you need them that badly :p

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i vote quit being a codger and get some 'modern' skates.


when Modano whines about it, it's one thing. he's earned the right to be persnickety. when someone about to 'start playing again' is that picky, i have to say...embrace the future!!!

seriously, i don't mean any offense by that. but it just seems silly to me. and i guarantee you'll be able to find a 'new' skate that fits your foot as well if you're willing to spend enough time, effort, money.


it may have lame shiny gizmos and doodads on it though.

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03-23-2011, 09:29 AM
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I have a pair of 852s i converted to roller and barely used. I think they may be a 10D though, If they are a 9D i'll let you know. Picked them up in about 06 or so

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03-23-2011, 11:57 AM
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there is a pair of size 9 652's on calgary's kijiji. you can also find some size 9 tacks on craigslist for a couple or american cities (minneapolis has an older ad for a pair of size 9 952's still up there)
Thanks. It dawned on me to try craigslist after I had already posted this thread. Also, a Yahoo search gave me an ebay link to the exact size I am looking for just a slightly older model.


*Anyone know if this model can be thrown in the oven? The poster doesn't.

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used sporting goods stores...??? maybe make a trip up to Canada if you need them that badly :p
If I knew where to go I would. I have called a couple stores in Niagara Falls and the surrounding area. They only have the Vectors and U-Fits.

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i vote quit being a codger and get some 'modern' skates
I've tried Bauer and Easton and they just don't fit right.

Thanks for the replies everyone.


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03-24-2011, 09:01 AM
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As a former Tacks user I had the same issue. I tried going with the Reeboks but they were horrible and broke down very quickly. The pair I'm using now is the CCM U's and they seem to be a very close match to the Tacks....in fact, I like them better which surprised me.

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Anyone know this model could be baked? The seller has no idea and I would like to know before I decide to drop 200 bucks.

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I am 95% sure the Pro Tacks used the CCM FIT system, so yeah they're heat moldable. It might have the FIT system logo on the insole, so I'd ask the seller about that. I wouldn't be discouraged if it's not, though. They're really nice looking skates too, it's too bad most of them look like spaceman shoes these days.

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03-28-2011, 09:56 PM
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Yes, they are fully heat moldable. Even if you can't find a shop with the CCM fit system just take them to any local shop with a skate bake oven and it will get the job done just fine.

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everyone I know who has had tacks, like 652, 1052s etc... have kept them and love them, or moved to Grafs

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I was able to look through old CCM product guides and they are the 2005 model which is fully moldable. Should be in my hands by Monday.

Now I just need to find a pair of Bauer 8000 Defender Shoulder Pads.

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OK here is a non ebay picture:


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OK here is a non ebay picture:

Nice! Are those brand new? They sure look like it.

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Nice! Are those brand new? They sure look like it.
Yup brand new. 2005 model I think.

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Anyone know this model could be baked? The seller has no idea and I would like to know before I decide to drop 200 bucks.
I like the older school ones...like 95-2000 tacks the best.

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They slipped on my foot a lot easier tonight with minimal pain. Getting broken in.

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They slipped on my foot a lot easier tonight with minimal pain. Getting broken in.
I used to wear Tacks in the 80s, the old fashioned ones that were not heat moldable ... you just had to break them in with a couple weeks of torment and pain lol. "Kids today".

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call the company perani's hockey world they r based out of Mich. tell them to keep the factory. the store in NY that I go to has every skate i can dream of. 100% sure they have them at one of the stores

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****look in the factory***

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