SKATES - Buying Guide and Advice
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03-27-2012, 01:50 PM
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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If you're an okay skater then I see no reason not to spring up to grab a better pair that will last you longer and perform better for you. IMO the X3.0 is an excellent skate for younger players at a house league level and for new adult players. Opting for either a 4.0 or 5.0 would last longer, it's up to you.
Like I said, I'm a D-level beer league player, so while I'm a pretty decent skater, I'm by no means a stud. So I'm not even considering the high end skates.
The tough part for me is trying to convince myself that the extra $150 over the X3.0 is worth the extra performance. Since I've never skated on a nice pair of skates before, I have no idea what kind of improvement I'd see. Any idea how better skates improve a skater's performance? Faster and more stable (I assume this will happen due to better fit)? And these current crappy skates lasted me a while, so I don't know how much stress I really put on my skates.
So you you think the upgrade to the 4.0 or 5.0 from the 3.0 is worth the $100 or so that it takes to step up? The videos I've seen of the skates makes me feel like the upgrade isn't THAT significant.
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