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05-16-2012, 12:52 PM
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neksys
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I ended up in a pair of Easton EQ5's after a long time in CCM Tacks. Mind you, I went from skating a few times per year to 3x per week, but still, very different skates.

For what its worth, I tried the Graf 705s. I found the fit somewhat similar to my EQ5s. The EQ5s were a little tighter in the heel, a little roomier in the toe, and a little slimmer between the heel/instep.

Still, there is no substitute for just getting in and trying these things on. Spend a couple hours doing. Some you will hate right off the bat, but if you can narrow it down to 3 skates, you can get a pretty good sense of how they will hold up by walking around for 20 minutes in them. Most stores have no issue with you taking forever to choose, its a pretty big investment when there is no returns.

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