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10-01-2009, 02:28 PM
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question about skate baking

Does skate baking make your skates fit tighter or looser?

Just got a new pair of easton s12 skates and took them for a test skate. They felt a little loose so I was wondering if skate baking would help.

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I think skate baking just makes them fit the contour of your feet better. Various bumps and what not. I have a few Bauer bumps on my heels and the baking helped the boot shape around them. Where were they loose - side to side or the length of the footbed?

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Actually they were mostly loose from top to bottom. Its like the laces weren't pulling the sides of the skates together enough on the top. I was even using waxed laces. My skates are an r (regular) width though so I don't know.

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I think the heat will make the boot more pliable and will allow you to pull it closer. Maybe when it cools down it won't expand back to that wider position and you won't have to deal with it again. My local shop offered to re-bake if necessary though.

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Cool thanks for the help

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there is a material on teh inside of the skate that turns to a less solidified substance when heated so when you put your foot in and tie the skate up the material solidifies and conforms more to your foot

it wont help a whole lot to be honest

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Does skate baking make your skates fit tighter or looser?

Just got a new pair of easton s12 skates and took them for a test skate. They felt a little loose so I was wondering if skate baking would help.
If they feel uniformly loose then no, probably not.

If it feels tighter in some spots and looser in other spots a baking would help tremendously.

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You probably need a narrower skate, but the baking should help.

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Don't forget to grease the pan before baking.

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just get non-stick

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definitely bake the Easton skates - it will really conform the boot around your foot. Without baking, the composite will just want to pull out from your foot.

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Not always, depends on your foot and your preference.


I never bake my skates, it feels so weird and sloppy if i do.

But thats just me, you are obviously of a different opinion.

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It sounds like your skate is too deep for you. You should consider picking up some footbeds to take up some volume. Shock Doctor makes a good hockey footbed. Another brand to look at is superfeet. Put those in the skates after you bake them but before you put them on. That should help. If your skates are still loose afterwards you might have to get a different pair.

A good rule of thumb when buying hockey skates is that you can always make a skate bigger but you can't make it smaller.

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