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The Alkali CA9 Roller Hockey skate is one of the premier skates from Alkali Hockey. Taking what they learned from over 20+ years in the roller hockey industry, the founders of Alkali have created a pro level skate that is surely going to take your game to the next level. Featuring Alkali's Lithium Science construction, they went with advanced EPP foam and Surlyn quarters and a carbon fiber outsole for excellent response. On the bottom is Alkali's magnesium with Labeda Addiction wheels to make you unstoppable on the court.
- Model Number: CA9
- Heritage: New
- Level of Player: Ideal for the advance to pro level player
- Fit Guidelines: General fit aspects of the Alkali boot are med-high volume, narrow-med heel pocket, medium-wide across top of foot and forefoot and toe box. Aggressive stance.
- Sizing Guidelines: Alkali skate generally fit a 1 1/2 down from your regular shoe size
- Quarter Package:
- Lithium Science boot construction
- EPP foam with Surlyn quarters
- Light weight
- Rigid for support
- Ankle Foams and Heel Support:
- Memory foam ankle pads strategically lock heel
- Carbon fiber reinforced tendon guard
- Stiff, yet flexible at the top for maneuverability
- Brushed Microfiber liner
- Excellent moisture wicking
- Tongue Construction:
- 9mm Pro Spec tongue
- Anti-Lace bite insert
- MPT (Maximum Power Transfer) carbon fiber outsole
- Lightweight and responsive
- Magnesium Alloy chassis
- Lightweight and increased strength
- Size 6 = all 76mm wheels
- Sizes 6.5-13 = all 80mm wheels
- Two-piece axle design
- Only one on the market
- Labeda Addiction XXX Grip (like 74A)
- Maximum grip, speed, and durability for indoor surfaces
- New concept in wheel construction. Outer urethane rating around 83A but still offers the grip of traditional wheels.
- Labeda Addiction XXX Grip (like 74A)
- Swiss 608 sized bearings
- Weight of One Size 9D skate: 1,293 grams
Comments: I've skated close to 150 times in my CA9's so far. They are hands down the best skate I have worn. I was extremely hesitant to buy initially because I'm a big guy playing at a high level. My boot usually breaks down quickly. Not the CA9's. Perfect amount of stiffness. If you bake them properly, the heat moldability of the boot is amazing. They are perfectly formed for my wide feet. Also, the aggressive pitch keeps you on your toes, helping with that extra pop. I think the only complaint I had is the tongue seeming to break down and fall apart quickly. Maybe random..but still something. Other than that, amazing skate and I'm very impressed with the first entry from Alkali
From: Jon, Rochester, Michigan, USA
Comments: Nice contouring boot that's about it. I Baked them for 9 minutes, its been about 8 games and 8 practices and the boot is still stiff. The heel is way to narrow and I have a narrow heel and foot. The tongue is to short and very flimsy, it does not hug the top of the foot well. I switched from Mission SR Boss skates and went from high-low to all 80's, huge difference in agility and comfort in the skate. High end strip down car is what I would call the Akali skates, where the Mission's are like a comfortable caddy. I rate the skate a 6.5 out of ten, I expect more from the former creators of mission. Oh I forgot to mention within the first ten minutes of skating the front wheel hub dislodge from the bearing, lucky I had an extra set of wheels. Akali did replace it within 5 days. T10's here I come!
From: Michael, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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