SKATES - Buying Guide and Advice
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04-21-2012, 12:53 AM
Join Date: Mar 2012
Seconding AIREAYE, get the one that fits better. I used to wear Vapor because it seemed like the "hot" skate that everyone had and it didn't fit me very well. Finally, I switched to Supreme which fit me a lot better. I should have gotten the right fit the first time. Instead I wasted a lot of money and time wearing the wrong skate.
Supreme is a deeper skate compared to Vapor, and runs a half size smaller (e.g. if you compare a Supreme and Vapor skate of the same foot length, the Supreme skate will be marked a half size smaller).
The fancy top-of-the-line skates will fit differently compared to the rest of the line, due to the different heat moldable material. But it sounds like you don't need to worry about that since you're considering the intermediate level skates.
You said you wore Easton/CCM skates previously? You might want to consider whether you like a neutral stance or a more aggressive stance. One of my friends claimed that Easton is pitched forward, so you are more on your toes (aggressive stance). The Bauer Supreme has a neutral pitch, so you're sitting back more on your heels.
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