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03-17-2008, 01:04 PM
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Originally Posted by sc37 View Post
I do believe the 8K has some width adjustment too. But honestly, it is the best way and I found out the hard way. I started out playing and was cheap and bought stuff online only to wind up with some crappy skates and a helmet that pinched which then gave me a headache. You can get by with other stuff like shoulders feeling a bit awkward or a slightly loose elbow pad, though not the best thing to do, but your feet and head is where it hurts most when things don't fit.
the 8k has a dial in the back that adjusts the width, true, but I've found it it prone to coming loose. The 8500's adjustment is pretty secure. I could be wrong though as I'm going on mostly first and second run 8Ks.

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