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itsjustsurvival 09-08-2006 08:40 PM

cheap hockey skates?
 
im pretty set on switching to ice..whats are some cheap skate models that are decent. im going to some stores around the area on sunday and i just wanted to know any suggestions and things to look for/avoid. thanks in advance.

MikeD 09-08-2006 10:12 PM

going cheap can get you hurt. You want a rigid boot to protect your foot from puck impact. The cheap skates have a very weak boot so better keep your feet out of the puck path. They also require more care for the low grade steel to prevent rusting. In some cases its nearly impossible to prevent, costing you more frequent grinds and if they rust majorly and added fee for a single grind.

Find something middle of the road from a play it again or other consignment shop. You can find a great price on some top of the line models.

itsjustsurvival 09-08-2006 11:15 PM

what are some mid quality models?
im all about getting something good, just for a reasonable price.

Biggsy 09-08-2006 11:19 PM

Just anything that you feel fits right etc go try some on and see what you think

Blindsided 09-09-2006 06:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by itsjustsurvival (Post 6451025)
im pretty set on switching to ice..whats are some cheap skate models that are decent. im going to some stores around the area on sunday and i just wanted to know any suggestions and things to look for/avoid. thanks in advance.

I use Sher-wood raptors and they only were like $70. They have a hard boot in front for protection and i havent had any problems with them yet, so theyre pretty good for the cost.

itsjustsurvival 09-09-2006 07:36 AM

i'll try to check them out.

Hugh Madbrough 09-09-2006 08:41 AM

how much do you want to spend?

xeric716x 09-09-2006 09:40 AM

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Originally Posted by itsjustsurvival (Post 6452024)
what are some mid quality models?
im all about getting something good, just for a reasonable price.


if you are looking for mid quality, just get last years model of whatever you are looking for. they are still alwyas decent and come cheaper.

itsjustsurvival 09-09-2006 12:19 PM

up to 200 at the very most. at this point im my life i cant really afford too much wiht rent and a car payment and tuition

vwg* 09-09-2006 12:39 PM

You can easily find a mid level skate for 150-200$ to spend. Just try on several different ones, and pick the one you like.

Hugh Madbrough 09-09-2006 02:05 PM

Well I know you live in RIC, check out Play it Again Sports. As I recall the one in the west end always had some decent used skates.

Thornton97 09-09-2006 02:07 PM

I have a pair of Easton Pro Lites which I love. They were quick to break in, provide good protection and they are fairly light. Weren't that expensive either--$100? Good skate.

sc37 09-09-2006 02:08 PM

Some good deals I seen around: Mission L7, top of the line skate for $200. Mission Fuel 85, Nike Flexlite 9, and NBH Supreme 50 are the same price too. Rbk 7k is around $150, and CCM Tacks 692 are somewhere there too as is the Easton Synergy700. There's a lot of mid-level skates there, try and see what fits, but you do got a lot of selection. Might not find all these at the local shop though.


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