the RBZ 90's will be wider in the fore foot then the Bauers, I normally where a wide and when I got my RBZ's they where D's, the 90's where are great fit right out of the box, but having them baked is what really made the skate for me it really took any hot spots ( there wasn't any major ones) away and gave me that custom fit
Thanks. To be honest, they sound perfect. Only issue will be price - the skates are a Christmas present from the gf.
Originally Posted by AIREAYE
Those skates should be baked, does your local store have an oven you can pay to use?
Yep. They have a proper one and I have copied the instructions from the RBZs thread. I assume they are still valid? Also, should I use my hands to apply pressure around the quarter package to ensure better moulding after baking?
I don't think CCM will help you because you're out of warranty and I'm sure they'll argue (and I don't think they'd be wrong at all) that it's normal wear and tear.
I wouldn't glue anything until I'm sure no one can repair it professionally first.
Thanks, I'll go to a shoe repair guy tomorrow. I never figured I could begin to wear out (consumer) pro skates in under a year!
I guess, I shouldn't be so quick to buy shiny new gear but be ready to replace what breaks. 2 new sticks in under 1 year, skates (lightly) damaged, hockey bag worn out, shin pads' elastic kaput, hockey pants chewed up by the velcro on them,...
Well, I love this sport and I've dropped 15lbs. in 1 year playing it and now even my belts are too big. I suppose it's one of the more healthy addictions.
So, I'm in need of some advise/suggestions in purchasing new skates.
The ones I currently use are called Nike Quest 2 that I borrowed from a friend. I really don't know anything about the skates other than the name, the size(8EE), and that they fit my feet well enough for me to skate on them with minimal discomfort(mostly just initial pain on the sides of my feet when I first get on the ice).
What I notice while I wear these skates are:
-They seem pretty old
-They're wide but I feel that if they were a tiny bit wider my feet would feel better
-My feet feel too large(height wise) in them and that the tops of the middle of my feet(the arches?) bulge past the comfortable limits of the boot
-my heels may be a bit too wide for the skates
Overall, they are adequate enough for me to use but I feel they are hindering my progress and that I would do much better for myself buying my own skates.
My current end goal is to be a good enough skater to be able to play in rec or D league competitive hockey.
My budget(ideally but I'm a bit flexible) for buying new skates is min $80 and max $110. Is that a good enough price range for beginner/post-beginner ice hockey skates?
Anyone know anything about the skates I currently use and have suggestions on what skates I should look to try/buy?
All around I have pretty wide and high? feet, my second toe is my longest(if that affects anything), and size 8 seems to be my ideal fit length-wise. Also I'm in my 20's so I figure I'll be getting senior skates and not junior/youth(obviously).
Look through the previous skate thread to get an overview of what to look for, there's no point repeating things that have been said countless times if you don't read the basics.
I would double your budget range at least. Also, being in TO, there's no excuse to just go out there and get fitted for something appropriate for the level of hockey you want to play. Nothing substitutes trying on different pairs; start from scratch.
My buddy told me that skates are supposed to be replaced every 2 seasons??? I skate 3 times a week and I am 195lbs. and am an advanced beginner skater (I'm strong but my form is ragged). I have the CCM U+CL I thought I would get at least 3-4 years out of them.
Are there any guidelines as to what to expect for longevity and how to determine when you need a new skate?