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What type of skates do you use?

View Poll Results: What type of skates do you use?
Nike/Bauer 67 45.58%
Mission 11 7.48%
Graf 22 14.97%
CCM 21 14.29%
RBK 10 6.80%
Easton 16 10.88%
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08-13-2008, 04:38 PM
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Graf 703's with a Tuuk + runner. ShockDoctor inserts.

I had some RBK's for a bit though, and they were very comfortable - I'd like to pick up a 7 or 9k and put a litespeed on them.
How much effect do these add-ons have on the skates? If I could get better performance out of a different blade that would be great.

Skating on hand-me downs and improperly sized skates all my life (I started ice hockey last year with a cheap pair of Koho's a size and a half too big), the Graf 705's are the first good pair I bought for myself. I'm expecting they'll last 5 years or more so I won't get a chance to test out other high end skates, but so far I'm loving them.

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How much effect do these add-ons have on the skates? If I could get better performance out of a different blade that would be great.
In my opinion the stock RBK runner felt higher than the Tuuk - maybe a bit more upright. Tuuk felt quick and low to the ice.

I've heard that the Cobra which you probably have on your 705's really puts you on your toes, which is cool. The radius on a Cobra blade is like an 11 compared to something like a 9 for the Tuuk. Some think Tuuks are an agile runner, but the forward lean on the Cobra is better.

705's are killer skates - my brother had a pair for years and they are just wasted now. He wants to get a new pair as soon as he gets the $.

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RBK 4K

They're ugly but they were really comfy and in my budget range.

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I love my 705's more than anything. Im on my third pair in a row lol.
Ive tried every skate i can possibly find and the graf suits me best.
I cant stand all the newer style skates being so damn stiff i.e. one90's and vapor xxxx

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08-16-2008, 04:22 PM
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Graf's are hard to beat. I think they break in nicely too - alot of the new skates are like rigid plastic. My friend bought a pair of those ultralight Easton's, skated in them twice, then went right back to his 703's.

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I use Bauer X:60 Customs (11D)

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I use Bauer X:60 Customs (11D)
I'm having issues with my X60s. Rubbing on both inside ankle bones, never had this issue before, last skate was the XXXX. I've tried using gel pads, not tying up the skates as tight, the pain continues. I may have to go back to Eastons.

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I love my 705's more than anything. Im on my third pair in a row lol.
Ive tried every skate i can possibly find and the graf suits me best.
I cant stand all the newer style skates being so damn stiff i.e. one90's and vapor xxxx
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Graf's are hard to beat. I think they break in nicely too - alot of the new skates are like rigid plastic. My friend bought a pair of those ultralight Easton's, skated in them twice, then went right back to his 703's.
I love the loose feel of Grafs. I had Nike/Bauer before and changing to Grafs it took a good month to get used to the looseness of the skate. Once I got used to it though, my skating ability greatly improved and I'm a better player because of it. I've had them for 2 years and they're still in great condition and barely beat, I've only had to replace the laces twice. I don't think I'll go away from Grafs ever.

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I'm having issues with my X60s. Rubbing on both inside ankle bones, never had this issue before, last skate was the XXXX. I've tried using gel pads, not tying up the skates as tight, the pain continues. I may have to go back to Eastons.
If eastons fit you well, you never had a chance in vapors.

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ha! ha! you wear zebra skates!
I wear zebra skates as well but they have been converted for inline using the Sprung A6 frame.

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I've skated CCM tacks my entire life. Currently i have the CCM 1052's

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I had a pair Vapor X:40s but I heard from my roommate that these new ones called MLX skates are coming out soon, probably this summer, and they seem pretty cool. I'm thinking about getting them.

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If eastons fit you well, you never had a chance in vapors.
Do you think lace bite pads would help? I spent $600 on the X60's, love the skates just have rubbing right on the inside tongue where my ankle bone is. Most of the time it only hurts when I walk from the locker room to the ice but it's to the point where I'm in severe pain with every step. As soon as I step on the ice it goes away. Now it's hurting when I skate, usually at the end of the game and my ankle bone is sore to the touch when I'm not playing hockey. Based on that I don't think lace bite pads would help but if I can get the tongue a little bit forward or back to eliminate that rubbing. I put my Superfeet back in hoping my heel will be a little deeper in the boot, going to try not lacing the top eyelet as well to eliminate the pressure from the tongue.

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