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02-26-2008, 08:47 AM
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Hi, I have a few pairs of skates I am looking at that are within my price range, I have read about these skates on the manufacturer websites etc, but I feel I would get the best possible information from people who either play in these skates or know people/team mates who own these skates and play in them. I will list the skates I am looking at by using links to the hockeymonkey website, if anyone can tell me good things or bad things, or give me any recommendations on any of the skates I have listed or maybe even another pair I should maybe consider, that would be awesome and would help me out alot:

CCM Vector 6.0 -
http://www.hockeymonkey.com/ccm-hock...tor6se-sr.html

Bauer Vapor XVI -
http://www.hockeymonkey.com/bauer-vapor-xvi-sr.html

Bauer Vapor XXII -
http://www.hockeymonkey.com/bauer-va...ii-hs-sr1.html

Bauer Supreme 50 OR Supreme 70 (much difference?) -
http://www.hockeymonkey.com/nbh-hssupreme50sr.html

Easton Stealth S7 -
http://www.hockeymonkey.com/easton-i...ate-s7-sr.html

Thanks for any advice on this.

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I have the Vapor XXII's and I love them, but skates are a very individual thing. Unless you've had several pairs of the exact same skates and are positive your foot hasn't changed in size or shape at all, you should really go to a shop and try on different pairs rather than buying them online. You've listed skates made by three different companies- you might need different sizes and/or widths in each one.

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I have the Vapor XXII's and I love them, but skates are a very individual thing. Unless you've had several pairs of the exact same skates and are positive your foot hasn't changed in size or shape at all, you should really go to a shop and try on different pairs rather than buying them online. You've listed skates made by three different companies- you might need different sizes and/or widths in each one.
Yeah, this is the plan. I was hoping to get other peoples experiences with these skates, just to get a rough general idea. I know some people might hate a certain skate and some people might love a certain skate but just to hear some good and bad things about some skates would be helpful. I plan on getting fitted at the store and then buying whatever I chose over the internet, it's easy people saying you should buy them from a store and try them on, but if you were going to pottentially save over 80 ($170) then you would do the same haha

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I have the Vapor XXII's and I love them, but skates are a very individual thing. Unless you've had several pairs of the exact same skates and are positive your foot hasn't changed in size or shape at all, you should really go to a shop and try on different pairs rather than buying them online. You've listed skates made by three different companies- you might need different sizes and/or widths in each one.


100% agree here. Vapors are an incredibly popular skate as well, the boot fits a lot of different people's feet. I just got 2007 9K's and they were comfortable for game wear the minute I put them on...The Pump is a nice feature if you've got skinny ankles as well. Got to try them on to know though.

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02-26-2008, 09:20 PM
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Those are all good skates for their respective prices. Go for the ones that fit as snug as possible without being painful.

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I like bauer Vapor XX a quality skate.

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For the record, Easton's skates have incredibly poor durability. They fall apart in a matter of months.

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For the record, Easton's skates have incredibly poor durability. They fall apart in a matter of months.
I would have to agree with Jeff, Easton skates are made ******.

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XXII!! I liked mine, even though I got a size too big. Ended up moving to the XXXX in a size smaller.

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Thanks for all the posts so far.

Looks like the XXII is what I am going to check out. I found some on ebay US from a guy who is willing to ship to the UK, so I may go to the store, get fitted and order these up. They are looking firm favourites right now.

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Thanks for all the posts so far.

Looks like the XXII is what I am going to check out. I found some on ebay US from a guy who is willing to ship to the UK, so I may go to the store, get fitted and order these up. They are looking firm favourites right now.
You gonna get flamed for using your store as a fitting room.

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the best way to decide is which skates feels the most comfortable.
not everyones feet is the same so not everyone will the fit the skate the same way.
so its best to go with what your foot desires hahahaha

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You gonna get flamed for using your store as a fitting room.
I don't really care to be honest, seeing as I have allready spent over 200 in that store allready and by buying from somewhere in the US I am going to save around 110. I can't see why anyone would "flame" me for that.

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So I ended up buying from the local store, I got over-priced Vapor 9's, but I really like them. I bought some yellow laces to see if I liked them with those and I think they look sweet. What do you guys think, heres a picture -


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quick question how does rbk size their skates i cant find a size chart that makes sense i am a size 9us shoe


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quick question how does rbk size their skates i cant find a size chart that makes sense i am a size 9us shoe


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the best way to decide is which skates feels the most comfortable.
not everyones feet is the same so not everyone will the fit the skate the same way.
so its best to go with what your foot desires hahahaha
Best advice.

Basically, width wise you're looking at :

Narrowest to widest in standard width: Nike Bauer, CCM/Rbk, Easton.

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quick question how does rbk size their skates i cant find a size chart that makes sense i am a size 9us shoe


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It's close to two sizes smaller. I wear an 8 1/2 - 9 shoe and I wear a 6 1/2 RBK.

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It's close to two sizes smaller. I wear an 8 1/2 - 9 shoe and I wear a 6 1/2 RBK.


Bang on right there. I'm an 8 1/2 shoe and am wearing a 7 in the RBK 9 skate. This skate boot is ultra comfortable. I've got about 8 hours on them with absolutely no heating and have had foot problems all year until I purchased them. The boot feels soft on the inside, especially on the bones around the base of the foot.
I'd already bought a pair of 952 Tacks earlier in the year and had no problem putting them to bed for the 9K's. The pump is a nice option for anyone with a narrow heel as well. Locks it down pretty nicely.

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I don't really care to be honest, seeing as I have allready spent over 200 in that store allready and by buying from somewhere in the US I am going to save around 110. I can't see why anyone would "flame" me for that.
Because you're wasting the stores time.

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Because you're wasting the stores time.
It's their job. Whomever is helping him is getting paid. The store owner is rolling in some big bucks. He's getting service which impresses him enough to come back and buy other things.

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It's their job. Whomever is helping him is getting paid. The store owner is rolling in some big bucks. He's getting service which impresses him enough to come back and buy other things.
He's giving you service, which you should take to buy the items you're asking about. That's how stores make money.

Online stores are bleeding small shops dry.

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He's giving you service, which you should take to buy the items you're asking about. That's how stores make money.

Online stores are bleeding small shops dry.
The small shops can just as easily build a website of their own.

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The small shops can just as easily build a website of their own.
The one's near me do that. And that's fine. They just don't ship anywhere within driving distance.
If you're going to buy from a website, you get website service (which is a bunch of pictures). You're trying to have your cake and eat it too.

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The small shops can just as easily build a website of their own.
They could. But it's a lot more than just setting up a website. There are more factors at play here including agreements with manufacturers and such. Also, shipping becomes a hassle at times, as well as storage. Smaller stores don't have huge amounts of storage space like HockeyGiant, HockeyMonkey, HockeyJunkey, HockeyCrackAddict, etc.

Then, what do you do, charge more money for the items in store than on-line? If you're paying for service, do you deduct that value from the on-line cost? What's stopping somebody from going into the store, then buying it on your website for less?

It's a lot more than, "let's put up a website".

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