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05-13-2010, 11:07 AM
Gino 14
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Originally Posted by forbs02 View Post
The holes aren't for ventilation, they are for drainage. After you skate and pull your footbed out, there is going to be a lot of moisture in there. The holes allow some of that sweat to drain out while you are playing. The holes will not affect the integrity of the outsole. Every pro stock skate comes with drilled holes and now a lot of high-end stock skates come with them.
Interesting. So you have socks and a footbed that both soak up sweat, and the footbed effectively covers the holes to prevent drainage, and this is now on every pro stock skate? I'll bet there are people out there just wetting their pants to get a pair of these. So, how much drainage does a player expect to see? 50% or better? That must translate into a tremendous increase in speed due to the loss of weight from all the moisture.

Any problems with puddles on the ice from the skates draining?

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