Drilling Sweat / Vent holes In Skate Bottoms???
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05-12-2010, 08:08 PM
Join Date: Dec 2009
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Yeah, I'm sure the air will just flow right through the insoles that cover the holes, through your socks, and in through the skates and flood your foot with fresh air.
You were joking, weren't you? If you were serious, well, that's just sad..
I am serious. Its not for drying afterwards, as you said, what good is that going to do? I also never said it was to flood your foot with fresh air.
Its been an option with custom skates for years, its on many, many pro skates and its now been added by Bauer to the TotalOne as one of the most commonly asked for custom options.
Lightweight full NEW
Easton is adding a similar item on their new EQ5 skates.
TEXALIUM COMPOSITE OUTSOLE
This new lightweight, stiff design adds composite power and Easton’s Dry Flow™ sets the standard for improved moisture management
I've seen the skate and in their case its even more of a vent that is supposed to direct air in, not just holes like in Bauer's case. With it being a "scoop" that faces forward, that is indicative of it being to direct air in while moving, not something for when the skate is static and sitting.
When I remove my footbed after a game, the entire bottom of the boot is wet, so yes, sweat does soak through the insole and get between it and the boot.
How effective the holes are I cant really say, but yes, I'm serious. It wont do crap as you say for drying afterward because removing the footbed is far more effective, but they are there to help ventilate the boot while its being worn.
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