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09-12-2007, 11:26 AM
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Graf skates feel heavy

Hi, I have Graf Supra G5 skates and love them other than I find they are getting heavy. I play 4 or 5 times a week and I hand the skates up to dry after every game or practice. I find the inside boot (especially around the ankle) has a hard time drying. It feels moist even after hanging there overnight.

I have tried hanging them next to the fireplace (which I can only do during the winter) and even stuffing newspaper in there to absorb the moisture but still they feel heavy and damp.

Any suggestions? Has anyone tried those air blower things that dry boots and mits that you can buy at Canadian Tire?

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09-12-2007, 12:31 PM
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Maybe pull out the soles? IDK I've never really had that problem

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The soles themselves don't take long to dry, it's the inside of the boot itself, around the ankle.

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I normally just have a fan blowing on all my gear sitting in my garage. Its all normally dry within a few hours.

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i have the same G5 supras and i have the same problem as you. i just leave them out to dry longer. AND also ive had mine for like 2 months and like im also on the ice like 4-5 times per week and the leather is starting to peel off and there really starting to look beat up.. are yours getting beat up as well?

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I normally just have a fan blowing on all my gear sitting in my garage. Its all normally dry within a few hours.
Buy a little cheap fan and blow the air in. Like he said.

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Spend more money on your skates, that what you get when you cheap out...

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Have you thought about the fact that they are Grafs? They arn't made to be lightest and quickest dry skate with high-tech liners like those XXXX, one90s, or Stealths.

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Hmmm I was thinking of getting the G5's but after reading this I'm not so sure. Paying that much for the G5 only to have the leather peel off after only 2 months? Perhaps the 705 would be a better option...


"Spend more money on your skates, that what you get when you cheap out... "

Isn't the G series the top end line for Graf?

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no mine dont seem heavy, but they are a different, lower down model. But drying has never been a problem.

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no mine dont seem heavy, but they are a different, lower down model. But drying has never been a problem.
Well...that's what you get when you save money

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i have the same G5 supras and i have the same problem as you. i just leave them out to dry longer. AND also ive had mine for like 2 months and like im also on the ice like 4-5 times per week and the leather is starting to peel off and there really starting to look beat up.. are yours getting beat up as well?
When you play every night and tournaments, there just doesn't seem to be enough time for them to dry properly. Mine don't look beat up at all however, very solidly made and very protective.

I'll try a fan for now to dry them faster.

And they aren't cheap skates!

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Has anyone tried something like this :

http://www.canadiantire.ca/browse/pr...=1189698503087

or this

http://www.canadiantire.ca/browse/pr...=1189698503093

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Next time around,go for the G5 Ultra light and fast drying.

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then you have the wrong pair my friend, i have sergei varlamov's returned 707s and they are all as they say the skate is supposed to be- the lightest most comfortable skate in the world!

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Next time around,go for the G5 Ultra light and fast drying.
ya, should have but they were 200 more than the Supras when I bought them and didn't feel much different.

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