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Disruptive Boot Technology Meets Disruptive Blade Technology

Carpenter Boot Company (CBC) is the exclusive distributor of the Evo and Skate-Tec brands in the United States. 

Skate-Tec's M-Wave short track blades have dominated the world stage the past few seasons. If you're looking to ride the Wave, search no more. We stock both the M-Wave flex and firm models. 

Additional Evo and ST models and lengths not shown on our website are available upon request. 


What is Skate-Tec?

Skate-Tec is a division of Kushi Sports Netherlands B.V., the maker of Evo, the undisputed highest performing blade line in the world. Skate-Tec is the progeny of Evo.

Is Evo still in business? 

Yes. When the founder of EHS left Evo to start his own company, many believed Evo had gone out of business. This is not true. Evo, a pioneer in ice speed skating technology, is still producing the world's leading blades under the direction of Maple, Evo and Skate-Tec founder Johan Bennink.

Learn more about the history behind these brands here.

Why has Skate-Tec partnered with CBC?

Like Skate-Tec, CBC represents the next generation of speed skating technology. No other skating boot on the market offers the fit and performance of a CBC. Marrying the best boot on the market with the newest and best in blade technology just makes sense.

Why the M-Wave?

Short track skating has evolved immensely over the past few years. Athletes are reaching higher speeds and pushing the limits of their equipment on the ice surface. The quest for more stability and safety has led to a call from athletes for higher blade cups in order to minimize boot contact with the ice in the corners.

Skate-Tec's line of M-Wave blades answers this call.  

The M-Wave’s signature orange tube is identified by its unique M-cupping system, which offers more stability and control while cornering. The Flex blade also comes with a standardized +5 height milled into the tube. An increase in overall height reduces the risk of “booting out,” which oftentimes results in a fall.   

The M-Wave is available in Firm and Flex models. If you have been successful on the Evo Argon, then you will find yourself most comfortable switching to a M-Wave firm. If you are an Evo Quark user and enjoy the feeling of the softer feedback, then the M-Wave Flex will suit you best. 

M-Wave Proof of Concept

During the 2018/19 skating season, Skate Tec provided the M-Wave blade to a select number of elite skaters for trial. These athletes experienced noticeable performance gains and medal winning victories. Today a large percentage of the world's top short track skaters compete on M-Waves.

If you’re ready to experience the preferred blade of the best short track skaters on the planet, then contact CBC today.  

Transitioning from the MapleZ Gold to the Nagano

MapleZ Golds are no longer in production, however, if this is your preferred blade, Skate Tec has you covered with the Nagano. This blade features all the same concepts and construction as the MapleZ Gold with a shiny new finish. If skaters require heightened cups, the Nagano can deliver.