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06-03-2012, 04:44 PM
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Originally Posted by christianbk View Post
Thanks all for your replies! Looks like I'll be looking to visit my local (local in Portland / Vancouver = one place really) hockey shop and try on some skates. Then, after I know what fits we well, I may go looking for some used ones.

Don't buy used skates. Get a decent, lower to mid range skate fitted properly and then baked to fit your foot. Fit is the most important thing for you at this point. If you buy used skates, you will likely compromise and wind up wasting money in the long run.

And, since you're an absolute beginner and don't really know how a skate should fit you, make sure you get fitted by someone who really knows what they're doing.

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