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04-28-2009, 11:44 PM
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Don't want to start a new thread, this seems like the best place for this.

Has anybody had experience with Nike Bauer inline skates? I'm looking for a new skate after my Missions wore out, one model I'm eying is the XVR Lite's.

http://www.rollerhockeymonkey.com/nb...r-lite-sr.html

I will probably go to my LHS to try them on before I buy them, anybody have any suggestions/warnings that I should know before doing this? Thanks.

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Don't want to start a new thread, this seems like the best place for this.

Has anybody had experience with Nike Bauer inline skates? I'm looking for a new skate after my Missions wore out, one model I'm eying is the XVR Lite's.

http://www.rollerhockeymonkey.com/nb...r-lite-sr.html

I will probably go to my LHS to try them on before I buy them, anybody have any suggestions/warnings that I should know before doing this? Thanks.
Well, the one warning I would give you would be to try the on and make sure they fit, but you have that covered.

Don't know about inline stuff, but Bauer makes a good product. I suspect you'll be quite happy if they fit.

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So I have been trying to make a pair of Vapor XXX's work that I bought but they just don't fit. I went into a custom fitting shop here in Calgary (Done Rite, who are exceptional). I was told to buy Easton S15's or S17's because I have a very wide foot. The only people I have seen with Easton's have been quite disappointed with the quality. I am hoping that a top of the line skate will hold up better, but can anyone on here vouch for Easton S15's or S17's???

Also anyone interested in 9.5 Vapor XXX's in brand new condition??? Message me.

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So I have been trying to make a pair of Vapor XXX's work that I bought but they just don't fit. I went into a custom fitting shop here in Calgary (Done Rite, who are exceptional). I was told to buy Easton S15's or S17's because I have a very wide foot. The only people I have seen with Easton's have been quite disappointed with the quality. I am hoping that a top of the line skate will hold up better, but can anyone on here vouch for Easton S15's or S17's???

Also anyone interested in 9.5 Vapor XXX's in brand new condition??? Message me.
i know cptjeff has eastons and he says he likes them alot. ive heard its the stiching and what not that gets messed up but overall the top end ones are good

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05-07-2009, 02:48 PM
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Product: Nike Bauer Vapor XXIX 8.5 EE
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20 male, 5'11. On the ice 1-3 times a week

I've had great experience with Reebok skates, but needed something higher end. The XXIX is a SMU of the XXX skate

Fit

Out of the box, the fit was amazing. There was absolutely no pressure points anywhere, and the fit was tight. I have a wide foot, and it accommodated it immediately. I then tried them with some Superfeet in, and it was as if it took the fit to another level! I noticed the heel was literally locked in and the fit was perfect. Out of the box was great, and after being baked, even better.

Blade/Holder

I always felt like my old skates were great, but the blades were kind of low end. I noticed an immediate difference switching to the LS2. My edges held better, and overall skating was much easier.

Protection

This is not an issue whatsoever.

Weight

Very light skate. I notice my acceleration is much faster, due in part to the skate as well as the blade being more to my liking.



Conclusion

They're great. The first skating session, it definitely took a bit to get used to. They were very stiff and well, it took a bit to get used to that as well. I had a bit of a blister on one toe but it was due to the socks I was using, not my normal socks.

I wore them with my normal socks for a game I had a few days later, and voila. Perfect. Felt great, almost as if they were already broken in. I only used them for maybe 1 hour at that time.

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Can anyone help me figure out skates for my son?
He's already 5'8'' but he isnt rounding out in size yet only 130 lbs. No one in my family for 3 generations has been over 6' so I dont think he'll be growing much more, but I dont want to spend $400 or more on skates he wont wear past next season. He needs specially wide shoes for his basketball because of the foot shape, any suggestions?

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Any more inline skate recommendations, price range of around 200$, Canadian?

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So I have been trying to make a pair of Vapor XXX's work that I bought but they just don't fit. I went into a custom fitting shop here in Calgary (Done Rite, who are exceptional). I was told to buy Easton S15's or S17's because I have a very wide foot. The only people I have seen with Easton's have been quite disappointed with the quality. I am hoping that a top of the line skate will hold up better, but can anyone on here vouch for Easton S15's or S17's???

Also anyone interested in 9.5 Vapor XXX's in brand new condition??? Message me.
When I got my x60's the shop owner told me the whole easton line isn't very good in build quality. Have you tried on the supreme one95 skate line? Those are supposed to run a bit wide.

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I was looking into new skates, does this seem like a good deal?

http://cgi.ebay.com/Bauer-Vapor-XXXX...3%3A1|294%3A50

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I was looking into new skates, does this seem like a good deal?

http://cgi.ebay.com/Bauer-Vapor-XXXX...3%3A1|294%3A50
A couple of guys in here JUST just recently recommended that if I find Vapor XXXXs for under $300 that it was a good deal.

These are not my size though fortunately for you!

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A couple of guys in here JUST just recently recommended that if I find Vapor XXXXs for under $300 that it was a good deal.

These are not my size though fortunately for you!
Yay, for once my child like feet are a benefit.

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i know cptjeff has eastons and he says he likes them alot. ive heard its the stiching and what not that gets messed up but overall the top end ones are good
Yeah, sorry I've missed this, but mine were pretty decent for a while, but are really kinda coming apart these days. But they're 2 years old now, and they have fixed a lot of the issues they've had since. I think the S15 is the last (high end) skate I've heard people complain about the durability on.

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A couple of guys in here JUST just recently recommended that if I find Vapor XXXXs for under $300 that it was a good deal.

These are not my size though fortunately for you!
So I bought those skates on Tuesday, they came Thursday and I've played twice with them. I ****ing love them. Flat out. They're lightweight and comfortable.

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So I bought those skates on Tuesday, they came Thursday and I've played twice with them. I ****ing love them. Flat out. They're lightweight and comfortable.
they are actually lighter than the x60s im pretty sure, because of some extra padding added to it

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Can someone explain to me the difference between the Mission ISX inline skate and the CSX inline skate? thanks in advance

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I really like my Reebok 5k's. I assume the 7k's are great.

They have Lace locks on the most important mid-section of the skate. Plus they have the pump on the side to help adjust/eliminate spacing between your ankle and skate as you like.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6fRiXJUEZdk

No other skates offer these features that I know of.

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Mission Fuel 120 AG's look great I just researched them a bit and it seems that everyone that got them loves them.

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IMO Graf makes the best skates for a variety of foot types, and mission makes REALLY good high end inline skates.

7 or 8 years ago i bought missions top model inline skate from the year before on sale when all the new models came in. still have them. i cannot imagine a more comfortable boot, or a more durable skate overall. for years i rollerbladed everywhere in the city in them, really abused the **** out of em. aside from some superficial damage they are, if anything, better than the day i bought em. best $450 i ever spent.

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i ordered some mission dsx inlines - anyone own a pair of these badboys?

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I really like my Reebok 5k's. I assume the 7k's are great.

They have Lace locks on the most important mid-section of the skate. Plus they have the pump on the side to help adjust/eliminate spacing between your ankle and skate as you like.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6fRiXJUEZdk

No other skates offer these features that I know of.
I know lots of people who hate the lace lock.

I am NOT one of those people.

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I really like my Reebok 5k's. I assume the 7k's are great.

They have Lace locks on the most important mid-section of the skate. Plus they have the pump on the side to help adjust/eliminate spacing between your ankle and skate as you like.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6fRiXJUEZdk

No other skates offer these features that I know of.
The lace lock was offered on all CCM models prior to the latest version of the Vector.

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Anyone know anything about Easton Synergy 500?


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I've been wearing Kor Shift 1's for the last year and love them. I always wore Bauer's but made the switch after my 8090's broke down. Can't beat the price too since Kor went under...

Note: I picked these up after my competitive career ended, so I can't speak for how these would be under a full season of practices/games

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big skates?

hey im trying to find a pair of size 14 and a half inline skates for my friend to buy - are there any stores online that sell that big? or any site that can make them that big? thanks

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for you guys that wear the eastons, what is the difference between teh S9 and se10 skates??

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