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03-10-2014, 11:28 PM
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Originally Posted by CarpeNoctem View Post
This isn't a reply to anyone here specifically but if you are a beginner player, do not buy top end skates. The stiffness is going to impair your agility significantly. The stiffer the boot, the more you'll have to bend your knees and aggressively hit your edges. It drives me crazy when I see novices doing this and it makes their outside edge control go from bad to non-existent.
I did read through the first posts and got a lot of good info but I still have a question and it relates exactly to the post I quoted above.

I'm a total noob, probably skated twice in my life, and that was ~15 years ago in middle school. I want to learn to skate and I understand I don't want to get gear that is "too good" for my ability level. That being said, I don't want to buy crap either. I'm looking at something along the lines of a Supreme 170/One.7, RBZ 80, 16K - is that a good place to start for a beginner?

If it matters I'm 180lbs and in decent shape.

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