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03-24-2006, 01:13 PM
Formerly Eazy_B97
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The point of baking is to re-create the atmosphere your foot produces inside of the boot. Baking process is roughly like skating on the skate 10 times. Alot of places don't bake the skates properly and it causes premature breakdown. When done properly, it will not alter the durability of the skates. Alot of new skates are just made for performance over durability, which leads alot of people to think that the heat molding is the problem, as it is also relatively new. Not alot of skates are made from enough composite to have problems with the baking like DynamoAO suggests. As well, the heat molding process does not do anything breaking them naturally doesn't. It just speeds up the process, which is why it's so popular. It does take life off of your skates, but it makes the first few sessions more enjoyable.

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