Check out these bad boys that just arrived in Columbus for Curtis McElhinney along with a second back up pair for Bob.
Why spend so much for a pair of skates? The boot speaks for itself, read the reviews. The cowlings feature special steel that has the first few inches as 4mm width for grip, then changes to 3mm for the rest of the blade for quickness. The real feature I am hearing from those like Halak, Hiller, CMac, and Bob is the absolute zero give or bend in the cowling when a push is made. This is really the ultimate in contact and control with the ice.