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03-07-2012, 03:02 AM
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Reebok 20K Skates

So, I found this on youtube just now:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvPlB...26FUAAAAAAAGAA

You can pre-order those at TotalHockey for a whoppin' $799
Any thoughts about this new Reebok line?

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More carbon than the 11k, not really that much of a difference in technology and stuff, just stiffer and lighter than it.

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i thought the 11K had durability issues?

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When will the price of 11ks drop?

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with the durablity issues of my 9k... though I like the fit, I won't buy another pair of RBKs

Now that the 700 series of Grafs are reasonably affordable, I think I'll get another pair of them, which should last for life

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I kind of wish Reebok would drop the pump. It makes their skates seem gimmicky and weird, IMO.

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When will the price of 11ks drop?
I bought 11K's in December fro $460 and have seen them for around $400 since then. I had Bauer X60 LE's and they were giving me serious ankle problems but have had no issues with the 11K so far. Great skates, very comfortable, first time I've ever had a felt tongue before and I use the pump sometimes, not always, haven't figured out why yet. So when the 20K's drop in price I'll probably be at the time when I'm ready to ditch the 11K's so it works out great. $800 for skates is too much money.

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I kind of wish Reebok would drop the pump. It makes their skates seem gimmicky and weird, IMO.
u know what though... it works

the Easton Heel locks have a tendancy to wear out and start to cut the back of my foot (apparnetly its a common thing too)

also with this, you can even out the lace pressure in the case you need to adjust your laces on the fly... it really is a good system
perhaps the only system where the Rbk Pump is actually useful!

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I kind of wish Reebok would drop the pump. It makes their skates seem gimmicky and weird, IMO.
I was almost avoiding Reebok's cause I thought the pump was a gimmick too. I ended up getting a pair of 6K's cause they were the best fit for my feet (vs same price range Supremes, Vapors).

But once I started skating in them the first time, I have to admit the pump does work great.

I still got chriped by my teammates for wearing them the first game. hahaha

Edit - also, I love the lace lock feature too.


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When will the price of 11ks drop?
They should already be on sale
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I kind of wish Reebok would drop the pump. It makes their skates seem gimmicky and weird, IMO.
Haha, they've been on Reebok skates ever since Reebok first went into the skate market. It's an adjustment, but you have to fit into them well without the Pumps first obviously.

Essentially to answer the OPs question, ArrogantOwl basically covered it. HOWEVER, keep in mind that the 20K will retail at around the same pricepoint as the T1s and APXs... you guys tell me if they're justified at that price.

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Haven't used them, but I've had the chance to hold them, check out the specs, etc. It seems like a nice skate, but I don't know that I would drop that kind of coin on them.

edit- I do really like the way it looks for some reason.

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Yeah the price point is too much. I was thinking along the lines of ebay or some sort, for example you can already find quite a bunch of APX skates around $500 - $600 on there..

But most of my mates had durability problem with the 11Ks, bad stitching at least.. but yeah, the pump feature is actually useful

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From what I've seen I prefer the 6-11K's look, especially in white. The 20Ks look a little bit like vapors oddly...

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anyone have a very used RBK size 6.5/7 for sale? preferably the unusable ones
i just want to try them on.. we have no hockey shops here, skates fitting has always been a pain in the ass

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