SKATES - Buying Guide and Advice II
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01-02-2014, 12:29 PM
Join Date: Dec 2013
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I got into a conversation with my coach and a rink worker, and they both told me to get new skates, I have decided to go with the Bauer Vapor x60s. They were at Pure Hockey for $200.
Hopefully I made a good choice.
I got them baked, should I still try to go public skating or something before my game on Wednesday to break them in?
I would do either an open hockey or a free skate just to get used to the new blade/pitch. Sometimes you have to adjust the way you distribute your weight on the blades during tight turns when switching to a new skate, especially if your old skates had old steel that was sharpened down very low. It will most likely feel weird at first but after a little while it will start to feel more normal. Better to get used to it in an open hockey/free skate than going right into a game situation IMO
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