Tacks is the most famous out of all CCM lines of skates, with history dating back to year 1937! Nowadays, they are targeted at players looking for most supportive and rigid boots, allowing to take advantage of powerful stride. Perfect for those who place speed and dynamism over agility.
AS-550 are entry level skates designed for recreational play. Their price is very attractive – even if you visit local rink only few times per season, you may want to get these instead of relying on rather mixed bag of skates available at rental.