Choosing Custom Skates
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03-26-2014, 02:26 AM
Join Date: Mar 2014
Originally Posted by
Vapor and Supreme line feature a different fit, so get whatever fits - I don't think you can make up for the different last shape even with the width/heel options you get for customs.
You can get almost any feature of one skate at the other when going custom, be it comfort edge, lacing system, tongues, toe-cap, and so on. So go to a trusted fitter, trust their judgement, and get what they would recommend.
From what I understand, they do width, length,toe cap, heel width, arch length and they change the new eyelet system to the regular eyelets and stitch in whatever height needed for depth for my instep. Only thing I guess will really vary will be the pitch... I hear the way the hell sits on the t1 is kind of a reverse pitch, against the apx which is fairly aggresively forward... having never skated on anything that was much past neutral I'm not really sure how to compare how they would feel. I wonder if the t1 could overcome the negative pitch with something as simple as heel lifts on the runner or if its actually the shape of the boot? I guess that's something I'll need to talk about when I get fitted. Good call.
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