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04-17-2008, 10:25 PM
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Baking skates at home

I've heard in the past of people who bake their own skates at home. I don't know if I can get to the shop any time soon and want my new skates ready for whenever I can skate.
I just got NikeBauer one90's and want to get the baking over with.
DOes anybody know what temp, how long to wear them and any other details about home baking?

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04-17-2008, 10:31 PM
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$700+ plus skates. i would highly recommend NOT bake it yourself.
pay the $10 go to the shop.
quick question. when you bought the skates you didnt get the fitted at the same time? poor service if not.

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I tried them on at a shop then got them through a friend for much much cheaper

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I tried them on at a shop then got them through a friend for much much cheaper
oh ok. well either way still go get em done a shop. a reliable shop that does proper fitting. the point in risking ****ing up the skate with home baking.

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I tried them on at a shop then got them through a friend for much much cheaper
If you want, an alternative to baking is hot water. Us old timers use to use hot water. It softens up the leather at the same time. I recommend hot tap water. Pour it into the skate, let it sit in there for about 5 minutes or so, dump the water out, put your foot in and lace up.

Now there some guys out there that would say that this is a bad idea and that it will get the inside of your boot wet. Well, guess what, it will get wet when you sweat too. So after you wear the skates after you heat it up with water, wear it for about an hour and then let them air dry. I just bought a pair of Bauer 5000 and it worked for me. Again, maybe it just old school, but why change if it work.

Or I guess you can go spend the money on gas, get into the car and drive down the street and pay $10.00 like the guy said.

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Heating it yourself is risky business

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Now there some guys out there that would say that this is a bad idea and that it will get the inside of your boot wet. Well, guess what, it will get wet when you sweat too. So after you wear the skates after you heat it up with water, wear it for about an hour and then let them air dry. I just bought a pair of Bauer 5000 and it worked for me. Again, maybe it just old school, but why change if it work.
There is a huge difference between a pair of Bauer 5000's and One90's. Your method might work for an older, more traditional skate, but will do next to nothing in softening up the composite material the skate is made up of. The entire boot conforms to your foot, not simply the inside of it like older skates.

Anyway, go to a shop, you'll be glad you did.

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I would really not suggest home baking your brand new 400.00 ice skates. They'll usually do it right there at the place, that cheap if they don't.

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175 degrees at 3 minutes, is what NBH tells you.

But, if you mess it up you void your warranty. Go to a pro-shop.

Hockey shops don't just pop your skates into a Kenmore. They have Skate Ovens that are specifically designed for it.

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Thanks for the input guys. I guess I will just wait till I get the chance to go to the shop probably SUnday.

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let the pros bake them not the joes

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