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09-29-2010, 05:32 PM
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Originally Posted by cptjeff View Post
That can be true if you're a beginning skater. But stock stiffness for high end skates is pretty much never going to hurt an experienced skater. If you got custom skates at twice the stiffness of the stock ones at his weight, then yeah, it could hurt. But it sounds like his skates aren't giving him much support at all right now, stiffer would most certainly help him.

To the OP: when you do get new skates, make sure you're fitted right. But if your skates are flexing enough for somebody else to notice, you quite certainly need more support. If you're playing on any sort of regular basis, you should have mid level skates at least. Cheap skates are cheap for a reason.
I agree but at his size if he goes too high end they could be end up way to stiff. He could get a nice pair of mid range skates that suit him better than going out and paying top dollar for high end skates.

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