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02-24-2009, 09:51 AM
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Originally Posted by PensBeerGeek View Post
I'm a still fairly novice fat guy myself (about 6'3" and 270), and I ended up getting closeout Bauer Supreme 8090s around Christmas 2006 and they're still holding up pretty strong. I paid about $270, down from a price of $340 on the box.

While I can't recommend the specific model (sadly...they're long since gone...though maybe Bauer will bring them back in the next generation of gear; one can only hope!), I back the recommendation to get very stiff skates, which sadly means more expensive. You really do get what you pay for.
The supreme line still exists. It's like cars- model years. toyota isn't going to go back to the 87 Corolla. Way too much has changed since then.

Besides, the new skates are better. That's the point. the one 95,the current top supreme line skate, is amazing- besides being very durable, light and high performing, the thing has a composite that changes shape to your foot, it's not just the foam that molds.

It's a ridiculously good skate. No way they go back tot he 8090 from that.

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