The Bottom Line
The ProFlex boots provide skaters with extra support for jumping. It is the distinct impression of some skaters that they are able to jump higher because the boots give them an extra spring. They also say that the hinges reduce the shock skaters' feet absorb and this hinged system does reduce the damaging impact of jump landings.
There are many that think that these boots are definitely the way of the future.
- Skaters can bend their knees easily in these boots.
- Skaters may be able to stroke faster in these boots.
- It is possible that pointing the toe is easier than in any other boot.
- Skaters feel that the boots are very comfortable.
- It is reported that jumps are higher, spins are faster, and spread eagles are easier in this boot.
- The boots take a few sessions to get used to.
- It is difficult at times to lock the knees on camel spins.
- The boots are heavier than the traditional boot, so spirals are more difficult to do.
- The boots look different than the traditional figure skating boot.
- The boots take awhile to put on because of the dual closure system..
- The Jackson Ultima ProFlex Boot is a hinged boot.
- Low cut bootie helps eliminate flex point breakdown.
- Patented tongue design.
- Cuff and hinge flex system allows ankle motion and toe point.
- Dual closure system.
- Boa Lace system.
- Fully padded lining.
- Foam ankle padding.
- Insole with steel shank and double leather outsole.
- Footbed ensures proper foot alignment.
Guide Review - Jackson Ultima ProFlex Boot System
The Jackson Ultima ProFlex Boot is a hinged boot that is designed to reduce joint injuries. It allows competitive skaters to flex their ankles and cushion their landings. With the hinged design, a skater can land with his or her heel high in the air, increasing the landing time and resulting in a lot less stress on the knees, hips and spine.
The boots are very comfortable. Some skaters say they feel like they are skating in sneakers.
Most figure skaters like the extra height they are able to get, the ease in toe pointing, and the help these boots provide by making spins go faster.
Ice dancers love these because they provide flexibility.
The boots do take about two to three weeks to get used to and the boots are heavier than traditional boots. A dual closure system, similar to locking up a ski boot, is used to tighten up the boots.