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02-25-2012, 04:50 PM
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Originally Posted by hockeymass View Post
This. There's really a quality floor you don't want to go below, but beyond that, unless you're playing varsity high school or Juniors you really don't need to go all out on skates. It's not like a pair of APXs or TotalOnes will unlock magical skating abilities, they're just boots with blades on them. The chief reason to buy higher quality skates (like U+CL vs U+06 or 08s) is durability. They're all "crazy light" now anyway.
this. And like someone said, spend the money on skating lessons.
Do not buy a pair of skates under $100, and you don't really need to pay for a pair of skates over $250.
Many people say the main reason is that they are lighter, which is pretty retarted. You have a 50lb leg and you think that a handful of grams is going to make a difference.

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