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11-20-2010, 01:36 PM
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I bought my Grafs because they were one of the few skates whose boot fit my foot comfortably. IMO, fit should be the #1 concern for everybody. After that, Grafs were also one of the few goalie skates that have a "traditional"-sized cowling instead of a low-cut one. (That's probably irrelevant, because with modern pads I've never taken a puck to the side of the foot, just the toe. Still, it instills a bit of confidence in my gear.) Also, I got a wicked deal on them, $250 for pro-level skates that were used for a few weeks.

Since I rarely skate in "regular" skates, I bought a pair of Sherwoods that fit well. They're entry-level skates, but I only skate in them maybe 10 hours a year, and at most in two hockey games. They fit well, and for my needs that's the biggest concern. Protection, performance, weight were all distant thoughts.

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