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06-14-2011, 01:06 AM
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Do stiffer skates always cost more?

I have Bauer One95 skates that are very light-weight (which is why I bought them) but they are probably too stiff for me.

I figured by the time I become a good, advanced skater, the One95 skates will be right for me. I had them heat-moulded twice, but maybe I should've stuck with a cheaper style of boot to help my skating skills improve.

Apart from the stiffness of the One95s. I figured they would be well-constructed, leading to a longer working life than cheaper skates.

In particular, I really struggle with backards crossovers and 'iron cross' drills where you hop sidewards along a straight line in a crossover style. I guess I can't use my edges properly yet.

Anyway, is it a general rule that stiffer boots will always cost more than a supple skate?

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