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12-05-2011, 07:07 PM
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When do new skates usually come out?

Im looking to get a new pair of skates since my 2 year old x30's arent really cutting it anymore. I was going to get a new pair in about 2 weeks, but I was just curious if there is a usual time each brand comes out with new gear each year?

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Mostly during late spring, think April/May to allow stores to hold stock over summer for the new fall season. Sometimes you'd have the odd October/November release.

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Im looking to get a new pair of skates since my 2 year old x30's arent really cutting it anymore. I was going to get a new pair in about 2 weeks, but I was just curious if there is a usual time each brand comes out with new gear each year?
Bauer refreshes a line every other year. The Vapors (x#.#) were refreshed this year, so you missed most of the clearance of the previous generation. Supreme will be up next and if the Vapors fit your feet, the Supremes shouldn't work.

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Bauer refreshes a line every other year. The Vapors (x#.#) were refreshed this year, so you missed most of the clearance of the previous generation. Supreme will be up next and if the Vapors fit your feet, the Supremes shouldn't work.
thats my problem, the vapors give me blisters.. so new supremes are coming out next?

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thats my problem, the vapors give me blisters.. so new supremes are coming out next?
Supreme Total One NXG (rumoured name) are coming out in April/May 2012.

Also Reebok is releasing what is going to be called the Reebok 20k's Crosby is wearing them now.

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thats my problem, the vapors give me blisters.. so new supremes are coming out next?
Where were your blisters? Did you get properly sized?

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Where were your blisters? Did you get properly sized?
right side of left big toe, left side of right big toe.. i have to go very loose on my first 4 laces for them to be even kinda comfortable, and i feel i dont get enough power.

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right side of left big toe, left side of right big toe.. i have to go very loose on my first 4 laces for them to be even kinda comfortable, and i feel i dont get enough power.
Have you tried punching them out at the hot spots or is it on the toe cap?

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Have you tried punching them out at the hot spots or is it on the toe cap?
not 100% sure but i think its the toe cap.. im getting new skates regardless

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If the Vapors lock your heel, the Supremes will probably give your blisters at your heel. You could try the Flexlites. They have a similar heel to the Vapors, but are a lot wider through the rest of the skate in a D.

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Blisters are usually caused by the skate being too big, causing your foot to move around and rub against the boot.

When you say you can't get enough power, what does that mean?

I would still try to have them punched out near the toe cap and see how that feels. It's usually free or cheap and will let you know how well the heel fits. The heel/ankle is key. If that doesn't lock in, the feet are moving around, and you're not able to use your edges and transfer power to the ice.

You should go to a good shop and have them size you for skates properly.

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Punching out the toecap : impossible
Punching out the border area : ehhh, not effective
Punching out the boot : it works...as spot relief

Sounds like you need a better fitting toecap.

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Blisters are usually caused by the skate being too big, causing your foot to move around and rub against the boot.

When you say you can't get enough power, what does that mean?

I would still try to have them punched out near the toe cap and see how that feels. It's usually free or cheap and will let you know how well the heel fits. The heel/ankle is key. If that doesn't lock in, the feet are moving around, and you're not able to use your edges and transfer power to the ice.

You should go to a good shop and have them size you for skates properly.
I plan on it.. I said earlier that I must have my first 4 laces loose or my toes will kinda overlap due to tightness.. problem is i cant find a good middle ground with tightness where there is no blisters or toes don't overlap. With the whole power thing I know im a lot faster then I should be and I think with half my laces being loose that has a lot to do with it.

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Late spring for most major manufactures. I will let you in on a little secret. Try to get them custom made specifically for your foot. It will cost more, but if you are serious about hockey, the increase expense will be worth it.

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Late spring for most major manufactures. I will let you in on a little secret. Try to get them custom made specifically for your foot. It will cost more, but if you are serious about hockey, the increase expense will be worth it.
it will cost alot more. most companies will only custom they top of the line skates so your looking at easily over 1000 dollars

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For example, we do custom at $100 CDN over retail, so yeah custom T1s are 850 + 100.

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For example, we do custom at $100 CDN over retail, so yeah custom T1s are 850 + 100.
is that at a skate shop, i am getting mine directly from bauer and the industry standard is an extra 200 dollars for customs

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is that at a skate shop, i am getting mine directly from bauer and the industry standard is an extra 200 dollars for customs
Yes, and as to industry standard, I've never heard of one. How much will yours be?

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850 for the APX skates and then 200 for the Customization


for your customs are you doing things like alignment, punching out and such, or are you doing things like custom stifness, blades runners, tongues, toe caps, and such

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where could i get a customized footbed? im guessing they dont offer that service and any hockey shop

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850 for the APX skates and then 200 for the Customization


for your customs are you doing things like alignment, punching out and such, or are you doing things like custom stifness, blades runners, tongues, toe caps, and such
Everything; aligning/changing the location of ankle padding, eyelets, heel/forefoot width, type of liner material, perforations on the outsole etc etc. Everything short of changing the innards lol

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