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08-22-2007, 03:25 PM
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Old Mission Blade Holder

Hey everyone,

I was wondering if any of you knew of a place where I could get my hands on a pair of size 12 blade holders from the old Mission Flyweight skates, like the one's featured on these:

http://www.sk8.co.nz/Mission-Flyweig...-P2260C23.aspx

I really loved the feel that the "torsion" rod gave these skates, but I can't seem to find any in my size on any of the equipment sites.

While we're on the topic of old Mission stuff, I would pay a ton of cash if I could get a new pair of the 3-finger gloves Mission produced in the early 2000s. I blew mine out long ago and haven't had a pair of gloves as good since...

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Mission stopped making those because the torsion bar made the holder too stiff and made the steel break. If you really want a set your best bet is probably to watch ebay and buy a pair of skates with those holders and take the holders off & have them re-mounted on yours. The older Mission skates are usually cheaper than a new pair of holders anyways.

For the record, most people who know what they're talking about will tell you that Mission's new Pitch 3 holder is the best holder/steel combo on the market.


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Mission stopped making those because the torsion bar made the holder too stiff and made the steel break. If you really want a set your best bet is probably to watch ebay and buy a pair of skates with those holders and take the holders off & have them re-mounted on yours. The older Mission skates are usually cheaper than a new pair of holders anyways.

For the record, most people who know what they're talking about will tell you that Mission's new Pitch 3 holder is the best holder/steel combo on the market.

I haven't had the pleasure of skating on a pitch 3 yet. I've been stuck using an older style prolite chassis for awhile and it just really isn't cutting it.

Interesting to know about that torsion bar. Thanks.

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Too bad PITCH is gone next year

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Almost anything will be stiffer than the old prolite. Personally, if I had the choice of anything I'd go with either a pitch 3 or a LS2.

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Have any of you guys tried the T-blade system? I was thinking about converting an old pair over to these but it just seems too gimmicky to be any good...

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Have any of you guys tried the T-blade system? I was thinking about converting an old pair over to these but it just seems too gimmicky to be any good...
I don't use them but my understanding is that if you don't have a good sharpener in your area then they're a good option but that most people who have converted to them end up going back to conventional steel. This from a couple shop owners.

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Have any of you guys tried the T-blade system? I was thinking about converting an old pair over to these but it just seems too gimmicky to be any good...
I started using them at the beginning of spring/summer hocky and really like them so far. Do a search and you'll find multiple threads about them. You will find that people either hate them or love them.
I like the consistency, everytime I step on the ice the skates feel the same. They are lighter than convential blades and IMHO glide better. My runners lasted me all summer season, whereas with convential blades I would have had to get them sharpened probably 3 to 4 times.
I haven't noticed any downside to them yet.

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I don't use them but my understanding is that if you don't have a good sharpener in your area then they're a good option but that most people who have converted to them end up going back to conventional steel. This from a couple shop owners.
I bet you that you won't find any shop owners who will recommend them. Keep in mind that skate sharpening is a major source of income for them and they make 100% profit on skate sharpenings whereas they would only make about 30% (if that) on selling T'blade runners

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The are extremely lightweight, extremely loud when skating and are somewhat soft. As in they will flex under powerful skating and larger players, depending on who you ask this is a good or a bad thing. To me, holder flex = baaad.

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The are extremely lightweight, extremely loud when skating and are somewhat soft. As in they will flex under powerful skating and larger players, depending on who you ask this is a good or a bad thing. To me, holder flex = baaad.
I agree. I'm relatively big - 6'0" about 200lbs., and I find that prolites flex so much that it kills my power transfer. I would probably destroy the T-blades. I actually managed to find a pair of the Missions I referred to in my original post brand new for $109. I'm pretty psyched.

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