View Full Version : missions just went on sale!
08-15-2003, 04:56 PM
Hockey Giant just dropped the DNA series to 299, 199 and 149. Hopefully everyone else will follow suit. (Yeah, I am still in the market, the Tour G90s and G60s didn't fit, very uncomfortably tight in the middle of the foot (mostly the arch, and on one skate only, the outside of the middle of the foot. weird.) I won't point the finger at Tour, just say they weren't for my feet. So I have to send them back = wasted $$$$. Rather than do that again I am driving to New Hampshire tomorrow to go to a couple of warehouses. Wish me luck.)
08-16-2003, 07:36 AM
gwood: funny u should say that, cos i am in the exact same situation. i bought some G90's. on my right foot, it is fine pretty much, but on the left foot there is noticably more tightness and pressure in the middle (on both sides). dunno why but i phoned the guy who sold me them and he said its just cos i havent broken the skates in yet. so im gonna skate on them for a few sessions and if they arent better... well im gonna be very annoyed.
<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by bagurk on 08/16/03 06:37 AM.</EM></FONT></P>
08-16-2003, 05:49 PM
nope i havent. (whats wrong with braking them in the old fashioned way?)
08-17-2003, 02:58 PM
I also had problems with the fit of those skates, and other isues with those skates also. As far as breaking them in the old fasioned way, you can forget it. It will never happen, I had the skates for 6 months an never baked them. At times i used them alot and they still never broke in. So you better bake them twice to get them loosed up and fit to your feet. And the skate itself is not a comfortable skate it fits weird on you foot. And i cant stand that chasis. The 76mm wheel in the front gets in the way, its too big for the front wheel.
PLAYMAKER, GOALSCORER, SUPERSTAR
08-18-2003, 11:37 AM
You guys should have gotten the G90Ws instead. They're wider in the mid-foot. The boots on the 90s and 80s are stiff as all get out and I doubt they will ease up much if any in time. Luckily for me the 90s and 80s I have fit like a glove... you guys may want to look into the W's.
08-18-2003, 08:03 PM
Same problem... My right foot feels great.. my left hurt like crazy. It was squeezing the center of my foot and I would get bruises/blisters just above the arch of my left foot. Had to go to a local hockey shop and they punched em out for me which made that skate feel great.. Now my right one is starting to bother me now but it's because of the laces.
Lace it all the way up and I fall on my butt, leave the top two off and I start getting a bruise on my ankle from the lace.
08-19-2003, 12:27 AM
I felt like i had on space boots when i skated on my g90s. They actually reminded me of the tour max 3000 quads i had 15 years ago. I was going to run them over with my car or beat them with a baseball bat.
PLAYMAKER, GOALSCORER, SUPERSTAR
08-19-2003, 01:48 AM
Lol.. yeah.. I don't know what the deal is... they have you so far back on your heels if you lace em up. I think I'm going to give up on them... see what I can get for em on ebay and go for some d1's or d2's.
08-19-2003, 07:47 PM
ARRGH ! how frustrating.. i went through an absolute nightmare to get this pair of skates and now they dont fit properly????? on tours website, the 'why tour?' page claims that tour skates have an EXCELLENT fit and that is what they are famous for... !?!?!?
there has to be SOME way i can make these skates fit better. baking seems like it must be the only way to go ...
i have never done this or seen it done so i have no idea how... can anyone give me some tips? I am bloody pissed off with this situation to tell u the honest truth.
08-19-2003, 07:51 PM
by the way, who is the guy on this board with D1 mission skates, and has a brother with the tour G90's ??? i remember reading a post where he said his brother loves his G90's etc. Whoever this user is, can you please ask your brother to enlighten us on how to make these skates fit comfortably
I believe that was MissionHockey21. This is a fairly common problem with ordering skates over the net without trying them on. Everyones foot is significantly different, but baking the skates really can help unless they are really just too narrow for your foot.
Baking the skates loosens the hard fibers of the skate and as they cool lets the skates shape adapt better to your foot shape. Most modern proshops will have a skate oven, but you can also do it in your own oven (just do not fall asleep while waiting). There were several posts in here ealier this year about "homebaking" skates.
08-20-2003, 12:33 AM
i was told by the guy that sold me my skates, that tour make the widest boot (this was after i explained to him that there are 2 models of G90, the classic comfort and ultra stiff). and he assured me that i just have to break them in, even after i told him that there is tightness around the middle of the foot.
MissionHockey21: can u please ask your brother if he baked his and if he experienced these symptoms when he first had the skates?
Baking is not that big a deal - takes about 1/2 hour and you can do it at home in a regular oven
08-20-2003, 01:03 AM
okay, I haven't said the thing that I bet a bunch of you are waiting for me to chime in with...
at this point, especially if it is width and comfort padding you are looking for as a prime component of the boot, ya might just try out a pair of the Stubbies or Big Daddy's...from gear via Hockey Giant...
regular readers of this board are aware of my promoting this product, and all you would be out is another, what, $69?
might be worth checking out...
The only down side is that you absolutely must be able to accept the fact that you will not have $600 skates attached to your feet, and you will no doubt suffer from the self-doubt and possible questioning ridicule from rink opponents and teammates alike...I'm over 50 years old, and couldn't care less, I've got my Stubbies, and my feet are happy feet...
(Although, I admit that if I had $500 free-to-spend, then I would have bought a pair of those size 9, Mission D-Limiteds that the guy at the pro shop at the Cooler had...I swear to the hockey Gods that those skates were lighter than a Synergy stick!)
Good Luck, don't give up on that quest for a pair of skates that are good for you...
<font color=purple>DannyG</font color=purple>
08-20-2003, 02:27 AM
A last option is going to a decent skate shop. There's one near my house that I brought mine to and they were able to use a punch to stretch the area of the boot where I was feeling the tightness.
08-21-2003, 12:47 AM
fromonkey did u do this with G90's or are u talking about some other skates? its not an option for me anyway... very few skate shops around my area, let alone good ones.
08-21-2003, 01:14 AM
Well I did that with g80's.
Just picked up a pair of d1's today. Never baked a skate before this latest pair. Baking kicks so much butt it's not even funny. When I got them I thought I was going to have to return them because they were so tight on the sides and arches of my feet. Brought em in and they nuked em in the skatebake oven and now they feel awesome.
08-21-2003, 02:17 AM
seems like im definately going to have to find out more about this skate baking
'home baked' skates are my only real option as i seriously doubt there would be anyone around with these skate ovens where i live.
08-21-2003, 03:33 AM
An ice hockey store, or maybe a rink, would porbably have an oven.
there is also an article on epuck: <A HREF="http://www.epuck.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/WorkViewArticle?storeId=10001&langId=-1&catalogId=10051&id=3&categoryID=100&htmlFile=heat_molding.htm" target="_new">http://www.epuck.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/WorkViewArticle?storeId=10001&langId=-1&catalogId=10051&id=3&categoryID=100&htmlFile=heat_molding.htm</A>
08-21-2003, 01:38 PM
You can go to missions website... pop in your state and get a list of all the "authorized" dealers and there is an indication which ones have mission ovens. Apparently Easton has sent out ovens but I don't know how to track those down.
08-21-2003, 01:47 PM
Guys if you are going to get your skates baked, I strongly suggest finding a store with the CCM F-I-T system, it is awsome...so much better then the traditional way of doing it!
08-22-2003, 12:00 AM
I will back that up, I had my 1152's backed in that and it is awesome, but if you can't find anywhere to get yours baked I would try the home baking method from epuck, but consult the manufacturer because -as noted in another post- it may void your warranty and make your skates weaker if they are not meant to be baked.
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