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Socastee09 03-07-2010 09:14 PM

ice skates?
 
well guys, going to be moving in the up state of SC where a few ice rinks are and i have played roller hockey for about 9 years, and never once have been on ice. so im looking for a decent pair of skates to start skating so i can play, any pros and cons? or would anyone have a nice pair of old ones i could buy? any help is great thanks..

cmdrdredd 03-07-2010 09:19 PM

best recommendation is find a local hockey store that sells skates. Find your size by trying on different ones and then find a skate that feels good to you. Any brand is good. Reebok, Easton, CCM, Bauer, Graf. They all make good skates but they all fit differently. It is hard to buy a bad skate these days. I'm a fan of the CCM U+ and Reebok lines because they feel better to me than something like the Bauer Vapor x50. It's all in what fits you best and feels good.

Socastee09 03-07-2010 09:22 PM

well the problem is, the closest shop is about 3 hours away, so everything i get i usually order or if its a skate or something i go with my travel team. but no one really has ice skates around here and it sucks lol. i mean ive heard a lot about any kind of bauer or ccm. but i dont really want to buy a new pair and me not like it, id rather go get or buy a used pair for me to get use to things and then get a nice/decent pair. if anyone has anything let me know.

Maupin Fan 03-07-2010 09:24 PM

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Originally Posted by Socastee09 (Post 24366960)
well the problem is, the closest shop is about 3 hours away, so everything i get i usually order or if its a skate or something i go with my travel team. but no one really has ice skates around here and it sucks lol. i mean ive heard a lot about any kind of bauer or ccm. but i dont really want to buy a new pair and me not like it, id rather go get or buy a used pair for me to get use to things and then get a nice/decent pair. if anyone has anything let me know.

Well what brand and kind of inline skates do you wear?

Socastee09 03-07-2010 09:26 PM

have mostly mission, but do have ccm, and tour

Maupin Fan 03-07-2010 09:36 PM

Well I don't know a thing about inline skates, but if you can figure out what kind of foot Missions fit, then you can get ice skates that are known to fit that type of foot if you cant find any to try on.

Socastee09 03-07-2010 09:39 PM

lol i figured not, but i have flat feet and missions feel most comfortable, and its a 10.5 size. so anything from there..

cmdrdredd 03-07-2010 09:51 PM

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Originally Posted by Socastee09 (Post 24367601)
lol i figured not, but i have flat feet and missions feel most comfortable, and its a 10.5 size. so anything from there..

If I understand right, Mission inline skates are sized according to your shoe size. So a 10 shoe = 10 skate. Ice hockey skates are 1.5 to 2 sizes down. So a 10 shoe = 8.5 or 8 skate.

So you really should find somewhere to try some brands on to see how the fit is for you. That's free.

Socastee09 03-07-2010 09:53 PM

okay, very true, well in a regular shoe i wear an 10.5/11. if i can find somewhere close i will, if not i will try to snatch a pair off of here if anyone wants to offer up something lol.

cmdrdredd 03-07-2010 09:59 PM

I'm sorry if I seem like I'm beating you over the head with the "try them on" message. Unfortunately that's the only way to know what works.

Socastee09 03-07-2010 10:01 PM

yeah i understand, and i just called a friend that has the exact same foot size, and flat feet its wierd, but anyways he plays ice and he says a 9 fits him like a glove, but if i get anywhere near a shop i will try a few pairs on and see what it feels like.

The Tikkanen 03-07-2010 10:13 PM

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Originally Posted by Socastee09 (Post 24367085)
have mostly mission, but do have ccm, and tour

I played roller for 10 years and switched to ice about 6 years ago. Wore Mission for roller so I bought a $100 new pair of Missions for ice. After about a year upgraded to high end Eastons. Sticking to relatively the same boot is a good idea especially if you're buying blind.

Socastee09 03-07-2010 10:16 PM

sounds like a sweet deal to me, how was the transition to ice? i have no clue why but something it bugging me to just get a used pair for now and then when i start playing which will be new fall get a high end pair. but i planned on sticking to the same boot and stuff til i get a little more familiar with things.

cmdrdredd 03-07-2010 10:18 PM

Some places are putting Mission Ice Hockey skates on clearance to push them out of inventory. Might look around for that.

Socastee09 03-07-2010 10:19 PM

good call! might look around tonight, i just ordered a ccm u+ stick, it should be here tomorrow so well see how that goes haha. im sure ill post a review.

The Tikkanen 03-08-2010 11:07 AM

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Originally Posted by Socastee09 (Post 24368755)
sounds like a sweet deal to me, how was the transition to ice? i have no clue why but something it bugging me to just get a used pair for now and then when i start playing which will be new fall get a high end pair. but i planned on sticking to the same boot and stuff til i get a little more familiar with things.

The only thing I regretted after switching to ice was not switching sooner. I like being in a more team oriented setting. In roller if you have the best player in the league you will win. In ice you have to play as a team, everybody has to do their job or you will lose.

Socastee09 03-08-2010 01:01 PM

thats what i thought about, and yeah roller is just sometimes a joke, i would rather have to work with someone to accomplish a goal than just have a one man team.

HowToHockey 03-08-2010 02:29 PM

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Originally Posted by Socastee09 (Post 24376386)
thats what i thought about, and yeah roller is just sometimes a joke, i would rather have to work with someone to accomplish a goal than just have a one man team.

That's the right attitude to have! Good luck finding a skate, if you get properly fitted first then it would be easier to get the right pair if you order online. That way you will know your proper width and size.

I noticed though that I got my feet measured and the guy brought out two pairs of skates, same size, same width. One pair felt really nice, the other pair was awkward!

The last thing you want is skates that hurt!

You might have to go for a 3 hour drive to get your skates, maybe look for something fun to do while your are in the area

Johan Santana 03-08-2010 03:07 PM

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Originally Posted by cmdrdredd (Post 24368052)
If I understand right, Mission inline skates are sized according to your shoe size. So a 10 shoe = 10 skate. Ice hockey skates are 1.5 to 2 sizes down. So a 10 shoe = 8.5 or 8 skate.

So you really should find somewhere to try some brands on to see how the fit is for you. That's free.

Mission ice skates are shoe sized as well, a 10.5 shoe size = 10.5 mission ice skate size

cmdrdredd 03-08-2010 03:29 PM

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Originally Posted by Johan Santana (Post 24378590)
Mission ice skates are shoe sized as well, a 10.5 shoe size = 10.5 mission ice skate size

I've seen people here claim they had to buy a size or two down from shoes when they fitted mission skates. That could be a preference thing anyway. Some skaters really like a tight skate.

Johan Santana 03-08-2010 03:35 PM

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Originally Posted by cmdrdredd (Post 24378969)
I've seen people here claim they had to buy a size or two down from shoes when they fitted mission skates. That could be a preference thing anyway. Some skaters really like a tight skate.

yep, what is advertised isnt always true haha, but my missions are exactly my shoe size, sweet!

cmdrdredd 03-08-2010 03:40 PM

My dream is for you to be able to get measured accurately on a computer that has been laser calibrated. Then a boot formed to match your feet exactly with the perfect amount of room. No need to bake.

Maybe in the years ahead of us things like this will be reality and take all the fear out of buying a skate. Just give the computer your measurements, insert the boot of the skate into some device and watch it press and punch out areas for a perfect match.

Socastee09 03-08-2010 03:44 PM

hahahah that would be sweet!

Socastee09 03-10-2010 08:54 PM

buddy of mine had a pair of bauer supreme 3000's and i know there about 12 years old but there in new condition and will work for me for now considering i didn't have to pay for them. they fit just like a glove and i love it! and from playing roller all these years with a heavy skate anyways these feel so light for being such an old skate im excited to go skate.


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