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12-02-2009, 02:24 PM
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Going to buy some skates

So I haven't skated in a few years, and am thinking about getting some skates to play shinny and such with my friends.

What is a good reliable brand that wont break the bank?
I also would like skates with good ankle support.

Any help would be appreciated, thanks

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Best skates on the market are always the ones that fit your feet right.

First go to a local pro shop and try on different brands and models of skates and remember/write down your sizes.

Then go online to sites like this:

http://www.hockeyoverstock.com/skate...ey-skates.html

...and find a decently priced pair that's in stock that will fit your feet.

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Originally Posted by JLHockeyKnight View Post
Best skates on the market are always the ones that fit your feet right.

First go to a local pro shop and try on different brands and models of skates and remember/write down your sizes.

Then go online to sites like this:

http://www.hockeyoverstock.com/skate...ey-skates.html

...and find a decently priced pair that's in stock that will fit your feet.
agree 100% on the first part, but couldn't disagree more with the 2nd. part of the reason you pay more when going to a LHS is the fact that not only do you get to try them on, but to have someone help you find the right boot, not to mention the fact that you're supporting a local business.

also, considering the fact that most new skates these days are designed to be heat molded, you'd likely need your skates to be baked, which you'd have to pay extra to have done by the local shop you didn't buy from. also, many shops will charge a bit extra for sharpening new steel...this service would also be free with purchase from a local shop. another thing to think of is that if you need any tweaks to the skates, like punching or stretching, or even an extra bake or 2, these services would all be included with the purchase while it would all cost extra if you purchase elsewhere.

so you'd in essence be saving anywere from $26-$66 US by purchasing locally ($20-$50 US for 1 baking and $6-$16 for sharpening new steel).

thankfully learned this 2nd hand from a friend who thought he got a great deal online on a top line skate $100 less than normal price(he did try them on locally first). got the skates and realized he need them baked and a first sharpen...cost him another $56 total. then decided he need them punched a bit on the forefoot, another $10. then decided he needed them baked 1 more time to get it just right, another $40. so the $100 he "saved" online was pretty much worthless...all on top of the fact that it took over a week to get the skates shipped while he could have had them right away buying local.

ok, time to step off my soap box.

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I'm going to check out some used skates first I think for simplicity

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Depending on your foot size you can find some really nice deals on high end skates from a year or 2 ago.

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I bout RBK 5k Pumps 09 skates. I'm in love with them. $215 online.

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i'd go bauer...being a bauer guy, but by foot type generally...narrow for bauer and wider for ccm....just try different skates on and have a good skate...good luck

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