Does a pair of $600 skates make THAT MUCH of a difference then a $200 pair
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02-29-2012, 02:16 PM
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I think traditional quality skates like the Tacks 1152 or Pro-tacks, Bauer Supreme Custom (5000 series) and the 700 series graf, which have been around forever, will last longer than the current composite boot
My 9k's are wearing and I can feel flexion in the boot where I shouldn't or hadn't before
I've heard S15/S11 skates breaking dowen, I've heard that the One90 skate was more durable than the latest supreme...
but you get a much lighter boot than even the Grafs.
Just to hijack the thread a bit, but even between $600 and $700 skates there could be a difference. I skated one night last week at an OH wearing my Graf G70s, and then put on my G75s for the first time at a public skate and the difference in weight/feel was astronomical. Even a friend of mine watching at the public skate said I seemed faster in the 75s.
It feels like going from cement shoes to ballet slippers, the difference is that huge.
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