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08-11-2011, 09:19 PM
Heat McManus
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Originally Posted by Wilch View Post
I think the One70 is a top end skate for beginner/intermediate skaters. If you're very heavy an experienced skater I believe the One80 and above are better suited. Of course, it's best to try them on and feel it before you make a decision.

Here's my thoughts and experiences on both models.

The One70, like it's predecessor the One55 is an amazing skate. Very durable yet it does not weight a ton and performs well. Very popular with beer league guys who play 2-3 times a week. Really good for kids who are and playing up to mid-tier travel. By the time they beat them down they are have grown out of them. I've also had a lot of customers who like them because they are not as stiff as higher models and feel closer to an older skate.

The One80 is a very stiff skate. There's a greater jump IMO from the One70->One80 than the One60->One70. This skate will perform better, is lighter, but will take longer to break in. I've seen a good amount of kids bring these in at the end of the season and there's almost no break down, so in general I feel like most youth players don't benefit from this skate as much.

While they are the same general fit, the One80 doesn't have as much negative space being more anatomically formed.

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