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09-29-2010, 03:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Phoenix View Post
Hi, I'm about 5'7, weigh about 60kg, and currently wear lower level grafs (207s). They are about 4 years old and I play rec hockey. I've been told if I get a new higher grade pair of skates it will improve my skating. Apparently my feet/ankles r flexing too much.

If I get mid-level skates Im told that they simply provide more support and someone else has told me that someone my size doesn't need this. The higher grade skates have more support and are lighter.

What do you ppl think? Would you expect improvement for someone like me if I upgraded?
Mid-level skates are probably the best for rec league players/players that play often but not all the time and more for fun but still in a semi-competitive atmosphere. As people have already said proper fitting is key. Skates fit differently from shoes, flip flops, anything else... so get them properly fitted. It sounds like it maybe one or a combo of: not properly sized skates, tying them too loose in the ankles and/or lack of ankle strength.

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