Patriot Carbon – New design for 2015
Bont’s latest Short Track Model. Bont is a brand that continues to refuse conventional thinking while taking their very own classic designs at least one step further every time. The Patriot Carbon is a boot that should cost over $1000 with hand laid carbon fiber and Bonts’ unique pressure wrap system that removes more excess resin than any other carbon lay-up technique.
Between the outer skin and the liner they add a material that is proprietary to Bont to stop the boot from stretching over time. This material has similar strength characteristics to Kevlar. This material is stitched to the outer skin and bonded to the liner so it can never move or be removed, it becomes part of the boots structure. This layer is the reason that Bont boots do not stretch out as much as other brands of boots over time.
A last is a plastic replica of a foot that the boot is built around. Last makers do not make skate lasts, they only make shoe lasts so perfecting a speed skating last is not an easy prospect. At Bont, they have been perfecting their lasts since 1975 and the process is ongoing. They feel that they put more effort into our last than any other skating brand and it is the reason that Bont boots fit more skaters than any other brand on the mark