I just got new skates. Do I need to have them sharpened?
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08-21-2009, 10:16 PM
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Alexandria, VA
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Impurities in steel has nothing to do with construction.
Thought you were referring to just blades. SO I'll change what I had said. There ARE bad skates from reputable companies. My Vapor XXs had an eyelet rip out after a week. I had to send a skate back to Bauer this week because it was missing an eyelet. I've seen some top-end skates break down in a month. If there were no bad skates then how do you explain the binding coming apart from the rest of the boot on first run One90s? A One95 came to my shop that had riveted the footbed ONTO the soul. I had to realign the holder on a pair of XXXXs a few months back. I won't even start on Graf or Easton.
It happens, but not very often. It doesn't make these companies crap, it just means the people working there are human.
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