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02-28-2012, 10:25 AM
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I've been a pretty good skater (one of the best skaters on my D-level team), have no issues with stopping on either side, transitions (forward -> backward, backward -> forward), crossing over (backward and forward). But I've been using cheapo skates (Bauer Silver Edition) since I started playing hockey, and I've been mostly happy with them as long as the blade is sharp enough that I don't scrape instead of cut into the ice.

I've tried a few different pairs of rental skates (I know, bad frame of reference) that have cut better with more stability into the ice. Another time, I borrowed a pair of skates from a friend when I forgot to bring my skates one time and also found those skates to have much better stability on the ice than my skates (also, not particularly expensive skates). Does this sound like I might be reaching the limit of my current skates?

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