View Full Version : new skates?
09-10-2003, 08:47 PM
I've been considering some new skates for this season and i was considering the Mission D1 or D2 or maybe the Tour G-90 or 80's. i was wondering if any of you had any coments on these skates or if you would suggest any others.
thanks for all the info
09-10-2003, 10:00 PM
Get the G-90's. They are nasty. No matter which skate you buy put some rink rat wheels on them, I know they helped my game.
Go Thunder! MLRH 2003-2004
09-11-2003, 02:36 AM
I bought the g-80's. I tried to get used to them after riding missions for the past 3-4 years. I hated them. They felt almost like I was skating on my heels laced all the way up and if i left the top two laces off it started to cut into my ankles. definitely try them on at a shop if you can.
bought the 03 d1's and they felt great
09-11-2003, 03:11 AM
Definitely check those out since they're $100-150 less than a month ago. Just make sure you try them on for a while before you buy them. They're all bakeable, sokeep that in mind when you are judginghow they fit...
Lemieux fan 4 life
09-11-2003, 02:55 PM
I made the mistake of trying a new skate via mail order, a very expensive mistake when the return shipping and restocking fee came due. In my case these were G90s and G60s, neither of which fit ME well - maybe baking would have done something magical but I wasn't going to gamble - you may have a different experience w/ Tours but I would definitely try on ANY new skate before buying (as suggested by others). For what it is worth, I have been VERY pleased w/ my CCM externos, imho you get a lot for the money.
09-11-2003, 03:38 PM
I agree after converting from mission to tour I felt my game went down a level. Skating was very difficult. I plan on going back to mission once the 03 missions drop down price a little more.
09-11-2003, 04:05 PM
Does anyone think the '03 mission d1 will go down in price even more when the '04 missions come out?...Where is the cheapest place on the net to find missions now?...Thanks
09-11-2003, 09:08 PM
I just got a pair of Mission D-2.Skate baked them and they are pretty comfy.I am pretty much happy with them.Light weight compared too my old Missin proto type skates.You can
also get them for a good price now that the 2004 skates are
out.I got my d-2 for 150.00...
09-12-2003, 12:54 AM
tried on a pair of D-Limited's at the Cooler...I have never held a skate in my hand that seemed to weigh less than a synergy stick, for cryin' out loud!
If you're springing for the D-1's, the price of the D-Limiteds are down to under $500...
<font color=purple>DannyG</font color=purple>
09-12-2003, 02:36 AM
I saw some d-limited's going for like 429 at hockeygiant (in-store) about a month ago when i bought my d1's.... not sure what they're running now.
A couple of guys on my son's pro team have just switched from Mission D1's to Nike V10's - for the comfort!!! check them out too - these guys have been riding Missions for a long time. Using Labeda Sensor chassis with the boot though.
09-17-2003, 09:52 AM
I have been riding on D-1's now close to a year and love them. One of the best skates I have skated on and most comfortable also. Wait another month or so and you'll get some steals on 2003 skates :-)
09-22-2003, 06:59 PM
I switched to Nike Q1's for the comfort and have been very pleased with the skates. I checked out the new V12s, and they are just unnecessarily cool, and unbelievably light.
JMU Roller Hockey
10-09-2003, 01:59 PM
Has anyone ever tried the QuickChange Skates? They do not need break-in time. You do not have to even bake them; they are ready to wear out of the box. I bought the new model called the Silver Bullett. The gel heel makes the boot very comfortable and form fitting to your heal. I read on the Major League Roller Hockey website that Steve Seeger, the Commissioner of MLRH said they were the most comfortable skates he has ever worn.
My 10 year old skates 5-7 days a week and really likes his.
He has always worn Gear skates in the past because he has a hard to fit foot.
Maybe you should try the QuickChange skates. They come with Labeda Dynasty wheels. Their website says they guarantee the frame against manufacturers defects.
I spoke to the owner, Greg Goekel before I bought my son's skates and he said they have had no problems with the frame opening and no returns at all since they went to the new style frame that is being used in 2003.
You can find them and order them over the web at www.quickchangeskate.com
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