SKATES - Buying Guide and Advice
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04-30-2013, 02:07 PM
Join Date: Mar 2012
Interesting day with a ray of hope mixed in. My ginormous feet(size15-16 shoe size) have been a running(pardon the pun) problem for me as skates and skate parts are very difficult to find. I am in a pair of 14 skates now, and have had a few issues with blades bending. I was having them straightended today and the pro shop guy pointed out something to me. He pulled the footbeds out and showed me how the wear points on the toes were coming up well short of the end of the footpad. In other words, depending on boot, I may be wearing a boot to large. If I could get down to a 12.5 or 13 in a boot, there is a much better chance of finding a better vendor with skates in my size at a better price. So, now I get to look into those which is pretty exciting in my book.
All of that comes around to another question. My current skates are pretty much bricks with blades. Does anyone know of a chart anywhere that lists the weight of skates from different companies?
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