Bauer skates holders misaligned or mismounted?
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03-30-2010, 06:39 PM
Join Date: Feb 2009
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Hey everyone, after getting the blades on my new Vapor XXXXs profiled and sharpened, I skated on them for the first time today and had a lot of adjusting to do since I've always been in Grafs.
I know that the Bauer pitch (more "on the heels") will take a while to get used to, but I felt like something was just wrong with my left skate, like the holder wasn't mounted straight or something.
When I look at the bottom of the skates, I can see that the left holder is actually mounted differently than the right holder. The left skate rivets are closer to the inside edge of the sole. However, I've noticed the lack of holder/rivet symmetry on two pairs of my Grafs before, which performed well, so maybe it's normal since the left and right boots aren't always perfectly identical?
Here's a photo:
What do you think? I bought these skates new off eBay, so I don't know if I can work with a warranty. Thanks.
Actually the outsoles don't seem to be centered the same on both skates, so even though the holders are not centered relative to the outsoles, they might be centered relative to the boot. It's not easy to judge.
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