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03-24-2006, 10:46 AM
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Originally Posted by mini-mite fan
I was shown the difference of boots from a buddy who runs a big shop. Where the breakdown of skates from baking comes is from one or both of two reasons; 1-boot not entirely stiched but glued together (most lower end skates have alot of cosmetic stiching that offers NO structural support), and or 2-skates have been "baked" more than twice or improperly done once (like over-heated).
Heating the materials once weakens them. Just once. Sure it doesnt overbake them, but it weakens them. Whenever you STRETCH something, it becomes weakened. It's the exact same thing with composite sticks. EACH time they are flexed, they become "weakened/damaged" They flex a bit more the next time, the composites also stretch and become weaker.

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