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09-29-2008, 04:52 PM
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Kor Shift 1 skates

Hockey giant has them on sale for for $112 anyone know anything about them?

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09-29-2008, 06:16 PM
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LOL, just made a post wondering the same thing. Let me merge it .

http://www.hockeygiant.com/korshft1sktsr.html
KOR0929
75% off at hockey giant. For $112.50. Never heard of these before, does anyone know anything about them?

EDIT: I looked around and it seems that people really like these. I bought a pair. Just note that these tend to be a 1.0 sizes larger than CCM and the like, so I guess about 0.5 size smaller than your shoe size.


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It's showing me about $450... did they change it?

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I know a guy who has em, and loves em. They have to be heat molded, no getting around that.

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09-29-2008, 09:34 PM
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It's showing me about $450... did they change it?
When you go to checkout, at the bottom there's a coupon spot at the bottom, put in that code (KOR0929) that I listed and it discounts.


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awesome skates. not as light as the new line of skates coming out from nbh, rbk, and graf but i don't think you can get as comfortable a skate than the kor shift 1. fully heat moldable and a sole made completely out of carbon fiber makes for a very reactive and comfortable skate. they do take some time to get used to because the boot doesn't go as high as other skates but it does allow you to have more flexibility and mobility with your feet (faster turning, pivoting, etc). the only problem i have is that the boot is not as padded as other skates and taking shots off the foot is a real *****. all in all, 8.5/10.

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09-30-2008, 12:42 PM
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bought em and like em.

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I hear that when you get them baked you have to lean forward a bit when it's setting otherwise you could have some problems. Could anyone confirm?

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I hear that when you get them baked you have to lean forward a bit when it's setting otherwise you could have some problems. Could anyone confirm?
true... i guess... the guys at the local sports store told me to lean forward and i didn't catch the reason so i guess that could be it. either way, damn nice skates.

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I just got mine in this afternoon. Tried them on without baking and they feel fantastic. I'm still going to bake them, but damn, my NB Supreme 70's felt nothing like this, before or after baking. I'm going to try them out on the ice tomorrow.

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Took my old skates in to get some work done on them on Tuesday this week and ended up buying a brand new pair of KOR Shift 2's for $185 on a clearance sale. I had heard of them but never really thought about buying a pair. I had them baked and fitted but did not skate on them until gametime on Thursday. I was definitely nervous. It took me about 3 shifts to get used to them over my old Bauer 5000's and I never looked back. It was like I had skated on them for years. Even a couple of the old b*stards on our team who normally don't say anthing couldn't stop commenting on how well I was playing.

All I can say is: WOWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

They are like Viagra with laces......Unbelievable fit, super comfortable, phenomenal energy return. They have moved my game up to a whole new level !!! I SHOULD HAVE BOUGHT THESE SKATES WHEN THEY FIRST CAME OUT !!!! I never thought in a million years that these skates would have made that much of a difference.

I am in my eary 40's and play old-timer hockey. I play very hard and normally after the game I am beat and would rarely consider playing again even if the next group is short a few players. On Thursday we had a really fast game with a short bench against a younger team (we tied). After skating on the KOR's I could have played two more games at the same pace !!!!!! No foot pain, no blisters, NO PHYSICAL EXHAUSTION....NOTHING!!!! It was like I had slippers on....I think I just extended my old-timer hockey career into my 60's!!!!!

If Gordie Howe had these he would have played another 5 years...

I have several close friends who referee (one in the OHL) and they swear by Graf. I know Graf is a top quality skate and I have tried them on several times but for some reason was never comfortable in them.

With respect to the KOR Shift 2's, I don't know what the durability is like but I think I may buy another pair as a back-up. I still think Graf is the best skate on the market for quality and durability but two pairs of KOR's can be had for less than a pair of Graf's. If you are considering a skate other than Graf, you need to look at these.

These are without question the best skates I have ever used....PERIOD

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They are alright, my brother has a pair.

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10-05-2008, 12:02 PM
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I got mine baked on Friday afternoon, took them out on the ice yesterday and they felt great. It did take a second to get used to skating on them, but that's probably due to getting a different hollow on these than I was skating on before (3/4" from 5/8"). The boot is definitely a nice fit.

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I'm getting mine tomorrow. Can't wait.

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Got the skates yesterday. Tried them on, they feel very comfy, I hope to get them baked today if possible.

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FYI Kor is in bankruptcy proceedings with a possible restructure.

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FYI Kor is in bankruptcy proceedings with a possible restructure.
I thought something was up, their website has been down for a little bit. Maybe I'll get myself another pair.

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So I finally got a game on these yesterday. They felt great although the low cut was digging into my ankles. I guess I have to start wearing longer socks. Painfree and I felt like I wasn't wearing anything on my feet (to the point where my feet felt a little cold). At the beginning of the game I had to get adjusted, I fell when I was taking a shot, was a little embarrassing, but at least it went on net. Near the end of the game I was taking a sharp turn and my edge gave out (don't think this is the actual skate's fault), that kind of sucked too, but other than that I love these skates so far. I feel a lot lighter on my feet and feel like I can move around a bit quicker. Maybe it's just in my head, but I'm not complaining.

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