Tour will be launching two new high-end roller hockey skate models this summer, the Thor EX1 and Thor ZX9. Both skates are based off the popular Tour Code Tabu skate. According to Chad Seibel, Director of Hockey at Tour, Tour has made slight, but impactful changes to the internal structure of the boot. Tour fine-tuned the layering and stitching of the quarter panels in order to enhance their ability to wrap and contour the foot, all while decreasing the weight of the skate.
The top-end model, the Thor EX1 skate, will come with the new Labeda Addiction Micro Hub wheels, making it one of the lightest roller hockey skates available. The Tour Thor EX1 skate will retail for around $550.
The Thor ZX-9 roller hockey skate will come with the new Labeda Dynasty III Micro Hub wheels and retail for around $450.
A full review of both skates will be posted on InlineWarehouse.com come late June, 2010.