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04-27-2012, 11:36 AM
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I was in your shoes (skates) about 2 years ago, and my biggest suggestion is to get as much as you can at a Play it Again Sports or other used store as soon as possible.

The big thing about learning is getting over the fear of falling. Even when I would go to an open skate, or an adult learn to skate lesson, I'd wear shin/knee pads and elbow pads.

When you have 300+ crashing into the ice because you messed up a hockey stop, you WANT to have something on those joints keeping you out of the ER. (speaking from experience here)

I'm suggesting used because I bought new, and replaced most of it within the first year when my body changed and I learned what I liked/didn't like in each piece of equipment.

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