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01-05-2011, 06:36 AM
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Originally Posted by canuck44 View Post
Really now?
A google search for "hockey skate stiffness" provided the following #1 result.

Article on buying skates


In the section on stiffness the author writes that there are different levels of boot stiffness. But, if you actually read the section he discusses that the determining factors in choosing level of boot are the players weight, ability, and how much the skates will be used on a weekly basis.


The reason these 3 factors are important is because they will effect how quickly the skates breakdown. Not their initial stiffness.


"Buying skates that are not stiff enough will cause premature breakdown. The boots will actually flex in areas that they should not. In a matter of months or even weeks a boot can degrade to the point where the skater is getting little or no support. Explosive skating is all but impossible in a boot that has broken down."

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