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12-18-2012, 01:41 PM
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Baking skates at home

Anyone got any experience with how to do this?

I've got Easton EQ50 skates and well, I've got a brand new oven at home... And don't particularly fancy spending 20 ($32) for what I can probably do at home QUITE easily...

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Are there directions on the box?

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Here are the directions I used to bake my wife's at home. Personally I would get my skates done at a shop for fear of messing them up, but since she was never going to pay for that I decided to do this for her. The process was easy and it worked pretty good.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LBqRt701oZQ

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Break your skates in the old fashioned way you *****!

I've never had skate problems i.e blisters ever, and I've never baked my skates because I don't need to. If new skates hurt your feet they probably don't fit you correctly.

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Break your skates in the old fashioned way you *****!

I've never had skate problems i.e blisters ever, and I've never baked my skates because I don't need to. If new skates hurt your feet they probably don't fit you correctly.
I tried that... 2 years later I decided to bake them after years of pain and they felt ten times better. Modern skates with composites are designed to be baked, not broken in.

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easy answer, pay to get them baked, its not worth it to potentially screw them up

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I'm all for saving a buck, but if 20 quid is that big a deal, how do you plan to afford ice time?

Just pay to get them done right.

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Its not hard. Ive done my skates.

Make sure you have a convection oven and dont leave them in too long. It doesnt take very long at all a minute or two too long can damage them.

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I tried that... 2 years later I decided to bake them after years of pain and they felt ten times better. Modern skates with composites are designed to be baked, not broken in.
If they are still hurting after that amount of time, there's something wrong...

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Break your skates in the old fashioned way you *****!

I've never had skate problems i.e blisters ever, and I've never baked my skates because I don't need to. If new skates hurt your feet they probably don't fit you correctly.
This is completely false, and you are the exception, not the rule. Don't go spreading misinformation, it does no good to anyone.

I would never bake them at home, I'd be too worried to mess them up, it's worth paying for.

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This is completely false, and you are the exception, not the rule. Don't go spreading misinformation, it does no good to anyone.

I would never bake them at home, I'd be too worried to mess them up, it's worth paying for.
I'm just saying baking skates is only a shortcut, it isn't really necessary

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Spend the money to get them done right. Doing it at home just spells trouble.

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If they are still hurting after that amount of time, there's something wrong...
Yeap. They should have been baked before I left the store.

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I'm just saying baking skates is only a shortcut, it isn't really necessary
Still incorrect. A bake isn't breaking them in, it's fitting them to your feet properly.

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Still incorrect. A bake isn't breaking them in, it's fitting them to your feet properly.
That's the same thing...

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That's the same thing...
No, not really.

When skates were made of leather breaking in was the same thing.

With composites, plastics, fiberglass the material resilience is much higher and requires heat for it to properly shape to the user's foot. The only part you break in is the padded lining inside the skate.

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Still incorrect. A bake isn't breaking them in, it's fitting them to your feet properly.
Sorry, neither of you are completely correct, you both have correct parts haha.

Baking is necessary to achieve the right fit in certain circumstances, such as a properly fitting boot everywhere except for a hotspot or two on the ankles. A bake should alleviate that problem, but that doesn't necessarily mean the skate doesn't fit.

Baking would also be highly advised to do with certain skates that were designed to be baked, such as the CCM U+ CL or U+ Pro. Boots with composite outers (APX, T1) are also designed to be quite heat reactive as well.

In general, a bake is a means of minimizing the break in process/time.

It's not mandatory, but under certain scenarios it would be HIGHLY recommended.

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I'm all for saving a buck, but if 20 quid is that big a deal, how do you plan to afford ice time?

Just pay to get them done right.
I'm a Ref mate...

They pay me to use their ice... I've not paid since I had lessons about 8 years ago...

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