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03-30-2012, 12:42 AM
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I am using a ski boot drier now
I could be wrong but a dryer isn't the same as a dehumidifier. The dryer will only move air around and isn't necessarily enough to dry your skates (if they're so wet). A dehumidifier will remove moisture from the air.

I might have misunderstood this part but a closed container would add to the problem.

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Get grafs.

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Get grafs.
Contrary to what many people seem to believe, "get Grafs" is not the solution to every skate problem.

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Contrary to what many people seem to believe, "get Grafs" is not the solution to every skate problem.
+1 You're not going to solve ANY moisture problems with Grafs

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Find another brand of skate on the market that will outlast Graf's.

Find another brand of skate on the market that accomodates as many foot types as Graf's.

There's a reason why these skates are mentioned in every thread and it's because they can't be beat in terms of durability and non customized fitment.

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Contrary to what many people seem to believe, "get Grafs" is not the solution to every skate problem.

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Find another brand of skate on the market that will outlast Graf's.

Find another brand of skate on the market that accomodates as many foot types as Graf's.

There's a reason why these skates are mentioned in every thread and it's because they can't be beat in terms of durability and non customized fitment.
Why do people think Grafs are the end all be all of skates? They are not. Graf's quality control is highly suspect and their skates really are no better than anyone else's.

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Why do people think Grafs are the end all be all of skates? They are not. Graf's quality control is highly suspect and their skates really are no better than anyone else's.
I dunno, in today's market with RBK/CCM/Easton/Bauer... i'd say the old school Graf 700 series are the toughest (not their G35's, 500's or the new composite line)

and they accomodate alot of foots, and have one of the best footbeds in the industry...
their runners and holders are not everyone's favorite though

they're heavy though, and no they won't do anything about moisture

simply put for alot of people, either your feet sweat or they don't... people who have sweaty feet don't know that some people don't have sweaty feet and vice versa, but your doctor can tell you

use oder eaters powder between games, pull out the footbed/insole and put them over a register
they won't smell, and will be bone dry within a couple hours... keep the soaker on them if they aren't too wet, so they can dry too and won't scratch up your wall

as for socks? for me its a must, otherwise I'll chaufe up my foot and it turns into a wet sauna in there... but I just use tube socks, no need for performance socks for me

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I dunno, in today's market with RBK/CCM/Easton/Bauer... i'd say the old school Graf 700 series are the toughest (not their G35's, 500's or the new composite line)

and they accomodate alot of foots, and have one of the best footbeds in the industry...
their runners and holders are not everyone's favorite though
I'm not saying Graf is a terrible company and nobody should buy their skates, but the idea that Graf is the pinnacle of hockey skate manufacturers is an idea that at the very least is antiquated.

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Graf has it over most other manufacturers for having multiple fits in the same skate as well as longevity of boot stiffness (at the expense of weight).

But it is funny how recently it's been coming up...

Love my Grafs. They are bricks but lock the feet in, give me lots of ankle mobility, and are still as stiff and comfortable as they were two years ago.

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Graf has it over most other manufacturers for having multiple fits in the same skate as well as longevity of boot stiffness (at the expense of weight).

But it is funny how recently it's been coming up...

Love my Grafs. They are bricks but lock the feet in, give me lots of ankle mobility, and are still as stiff and comfortable as they were two years ago.
see i had the exact opposite experience with my 709, i wore them out in 11 months and ever after about 2 or 3 the leather lost its stiffness. i also dont like the inside padding as i find it wears out quite quickly

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Maybe difference in the 7 versus G series. My G35's missing a bit of lining just around the top eyelet but otherwise springy like new and the boot's still stiff as new.

I also see lots of guys using their Grafs for 5, even 10 years at the shop I get mine sharpened. Two guys on my team have had Grafs for 5+ years.

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