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12-14-2009, 12:27 PM
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I don't think there is anything I cannot do with a $300 skate that fits properly. Below that, there is a substantial drop off in terms of boot stiffness, holder and steel quality, liner quality, and protection. Above that level, skates get stiffer and lighter, but for your average weight and skill player, I can't see as much benefit.

There's an economic concept called diminishing marginal utility...basically, the more you spend on something, the less difference there is in what you get. So the difference between a $100 and $200 skate is going to be a lot more than the difference between $350 and $600. Especially for the price.

I have picked up skate like the U+ and they are amazing light...half the weight of even a great pair of skates. But because I'm a mediocre skater (at best), The $700+ would be better served on a personal trainer and power skating lessons.

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