Question regarding Graf Skates
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04-30-2010, 08:13 AM
Join Date: Aug 2004
Originally Posted by
Gunnar Stahl 30
theres is nothing wrong with wanting to wear grafs, but they havent made the same strides technologically as bauer, and thats a fact.
like people have said in this thread, buy what fits your feet and what you like and the pros do that. they arent going to use a skate just because they are sponsored by them. look at zach parise. he is sponsored by easton but he wears ccm skates. obviously its what fits him and what he likes. malkin is sponsored by bauer, he uses an s19 stick
these guys use what they like, and only 6% use graf skates
not to mention the whole "they are sponsored by a certain company they have to wear their equipment" argument is not only not completely true but also its not like the entire league is sponsored by a hockey company. there is probably only 2 maybe 3 guys per team taht are so they vast majority of the nhl players are not and the vast majority of the nhl players wear bauer skates the fact that graf doesnt sponsor anyone doesnt explain why not alot of nhl players wear graf skates
Too add to that. Unless your a poster boy (ie Ovechkin, Crosby, Malkin, E. Staal) the money you get to wear a certain product is nothing...especially not when you're already making millions.
Pedagogue mentions that the skates worn by pros are customs, which is true. That bring up a point touched on in this thread, quality and customer service.
Think about it, there has to be a reason why pros aren't wearing them.
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