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01-10-2010, 07:25 PM
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When do you know it's time for new skates?

I am curious.

I have some RBK 7k's I bought 2007 model(in 2008). While it's hard for me to guesstimate how many hours of skating I've put into them I am just wondering when do you know when to get new skates?

I have played (going into) 4 straight seasons...maybe 80 games...plus about 20-30 hours of drop-in, public skating, and practice time. So I am guessing somewhere near 120+ hours of skating.

Just wondering when the best time(or when) you know when it's time to replace your skates?

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If they feel less supportive, if you see them coming apart, if you know something's wrong but feel fine when you change into other skates...

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You replace them when they need to be replaced. If they're still in good condition and aren't too soft, keep wearing them. If you're tired of wearing them and want something new, replace them. If they break beyond repair, replace them.

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I am curious.

I have some RBK 7k's I bought 2007 model(in 2008). While it's hard for me to guesstimate how many hours of skating I've put into them I am just wondering when do you know when to get new skates?

I have played (going into) 4 straight seasons...maybe 80 games...plus about 20-30 hours of drop-in, public skating, and practice time. So I am guessing somewhere near 120+ hours of skating.

Just wondering when the best time(or when) you know when it's time to replace your skates?
To be honest, I do more than that in one season and my skates are still in great shape. If you want new skates, buy them. If yours are beat, get new. It should be obvious to you if your skates no longer do what you expect of them.

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I had my Vapor 10's for 8 years before I got new skates this Christmas. I've played at least once a week for 8 years straight, and for about 3-4 years when I first got the skates it was about 2-3 uses a week.

It also depends on the quality of skate you buy. Vapor 10s were the **** back in the day so they lasted a bit longer lol

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I've had my skate two or three years now, I play at least once a week, usually twice and add a public skate in too, so I'd say at least 100 hours a year. One of the lace gromits popped out of the leather and the insides are starting to look a little gnarly, but I'd say I should have at least another year or two.

The problem is that I'll say 'well, I should just get a new pair so I can break it in while I'm still using the old pair', next thing you know I like the new skates so much I'm not using the old ones anymore so I'm going to try to hold out a bit with these.

Gloves on the other hand I need a pair of gloves that doesn't start breaking down in six months.

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