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11-26-2010, 11:09 PM
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punching out skate

can they punch out the black hard part of the skate at the end of the boot (the cap at the front).


it doesnt have enough room between it and the top of my foot. i just want a really, really small change.

im talking about the part where it meets the bottom of the skate's tongue (where it is sown/stuck to the black plastic cap).

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11-27-2010, 04:02 PM
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I do not think so, take them in to your local pro shop and see what they can do but to my knowledge you cannot

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yeah, you cannot have the toe box punched (generally speaking) because it's hard plastic that doesn't mold...


i think MLX skates are the only exception?

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I had my toe boxes widened on 2 pairs of new Bauer skates (X20 & One80), so it certainly can be done. They had to bake them and it made the toe cap a bit 'soft' allowing the guy to punch it out while still hot, no problem.

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Depending on what kind of skate they are, how much you paid for them, if you're still growing, and if you trust the shop you're taking them to... I wouldn't do it... there's a good chance it will weaken the skate.

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graf skates can have the toe cup modified. Like crazy stuff can be done to them but other brands are hard to move

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graf skates can have the toe cup modified. Like crazy stuff can be done to them but other brands are hard to move
how do you modify the toe cap?

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how do you modify the toe cap?
with graf skates you just heat the toe and use stretchers and or dimpling tools. I have never seen it done but I have seen skates after they have been done and WOW some crazy stuff.

The place I get my skates sharpened is a graf retailer and one of the guys was telling me about the class he wen to that was run by graf and that the boot was made to be custom fitted.

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