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08-16-2008, 09:43 PM
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Re-Baking Skates

Anyone done this - does it work ok?

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A skate that is pretty well broken down will not re-bake to your foot.

A fairly new or intact skate can be re-baked with some success.

What's your situation?

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what's your skate as well? It all hinges on condition and the skate model.

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From what I've heard skates can be baked up to 3 times and retain their integrity but like others have said I'm sure it depends on the model and how used it was.

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I've got possibly a good deal on some Graf G5's, baked once and only used for a few months. I think they're in pretty good condition. What do you think - any experience with these?

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Ive never had to bake my skates after the initial purchase... though I've heard that you can bake them upto 3 times (it would have to be early in their life).

One limiting factor in breaking in skates is a poor fit. I had an old pair of skates that were too big and too wide. It was back when my parents bought stuff for me, and they thought it would be a fantastic idea to buy skates that I'd "grow into" over time. Those suckers wore out without ever really fitting to my foot.

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I've got possibly a good deal on some Graf G5's, baked once and only used for a few months. I think they're in pretty good condition. What do you think - any experience with these?
If they are a good fit in the first place, then baking will help remold them to your foot. If your foot is not right for the G5 (thick feet, high instep) then you should probably save your money for a skate that is the right fit.

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From what I've heard skates can be baked up to 3 times and retain their integrity but like others have said I'm sure it depends on the model and how used it was.
If a skate is designed to be put in the oven then you can bake it as much as you want. In the end the mold will just wear down to much to make a difference. However overall it won't damage the skate itself.

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Too much baking of the skates will sacrifice the boots stiffness over time.

I did it to a pair of Graf 707's over something stupid and they were so nice and soft on my feet prior to the 3rd bake that the boot began to break down and flex in the ankle area way too much.

Not a good thing IMO.

If you wanna bake them a 2nd or 3rd time...make sure they're still fairly new.

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