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Bauer Flexlite 4.0's versus Nexus skates?

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07-14-2012, 11:18 PM
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Bauer Flexlite 4.0's versus Nexus skates?

I have the CCM U+12's and just can't come to terms with them. I've read the Flexlites are more of an old school leather skate feel but they've been replaced by the Nexus line. Anyone have any input?

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Well, just as an update to anyone else that might be looking for more of an old school boot feel I went to my lhs today and talked to him, told him what I was looking for, and he had a pair of Graf Supra 735's there that had been worn once. He let me try them out in the session going on and I was sold! These things are great! And on top of that he traded me straight across for my CCM's!

It's a good day!

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Check out my skate guide at the top sticky; I just updated for Nexus, thanks for the indirect reminder!

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Check out my skate guide at the top sticky; I just updated for Nexus, thanks for the indirect reminder!
I hope you're not going to say the Nexus are so much better then the Graf's! lol..

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Haha, I have never tried on a pair of Grafs, nor had a comprehensive learning period with them so I cannot say.

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I was actually very impressed with them and as far as flexibility and instant comfort I was amazed. I haven't even baked them and they were worlds ahead of my CCM's, and they've been baked numerous times, stretched, tweaked and still felt off. If I outlast these things, I might try a pair of Nexus next time though! Great advice in your skate guide though, good job!

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Haha, I have never tried on a pair of Grafs, nor had a comprehensive learning period with them so I cannot say.
Suggestion for guide. Some smaller adults (like me 5'8") can fit in junior skates. Great bang for buck as they are 200+ cheaper than adult sizes.

I'm a 5.5EE so just sharing that info with people who think they have to buy adult skates. They should give try a 5.5 if they can fit in a 6 and still feel a bit loose

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Appreciate the suggestion and it is cheaper to get Junior skates, but only if they fit well.

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Goonx, what is your foot size by chance? I'm 5'6" and wear 7.5D in Reebok/CCM and had always wondered about Jr skates since I can usually accommodate some Jr protective gear.

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