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11-23-2004, 11:43 PM
Hoping to buy some new skates after my year end bonus comes through. If Real Life doesn't intrude that is. Either way, I'm one to always be on the look out for a bargain on skates. Like getting last year's model o close out for super cheap. I like the idea of the new Tour's, but seems like they are hit or miss with people. I wear bauer pro-comps now, yeah, several years old, served me well for the last 4 or 5 years. So i was thinking about sticking with Bauer again. I saw some Bauer Mega 20-90's on hockey giant for $200 which seems pretty good to me. The store is near me so I can try them on before I buy, just wondering if anyone had input on these. Most of the guys I skate with have Mission on the brain, and i don't particularly care for Mission skates.
If you are not going to go for the new Tours or something like those, the best buy I have seen out there is the Nexed Stingers with the 2 degree Apollo chassis for $100.00 on Hockey Giant..this was a $400.00 skate about 3-4 years ago.
11-24-2004, 09:50 AM
I would concur on that notion, still using the Nexed stingers as we speak,, 3 yrs later. ALthough, I did get a comment from mr. didomenico about me using those ancient skates against the Mudcats ( i mean gladiators :) this past weekend......But they are pretty light and a great bargain at 100 bucks ( i paid 300 i believe).
PIHA-Is there a league this year?
12-04-2004, 03:01 PM
I bought a pair of nexed stinger off hockeygiant for $140 one year ago and they didnt even make it through a whole year. the inside of the boot just fell completely apart and nothing helped no even 3 pairs of socks. I also didnt like the boots because they were very very stiff and very heavy. I would never buy these again. I was however very impressed with the Gear skates i bought for 40 bucks off there.
I think they stopped making them 3 years ago now..maybe only two but I think three. Maybe they just were detiorating with age from being on the shelf too long. We used them too but liked them..only saw a full season with them, but that was due to the rivets rotting off....never thought they were that heavy though....they were supposed to be the lightest skate back in 2000 when they first came out.
12-06-2004, 09:55 AM
I am just waiting to use them outdoors soon...I am also waiting for my team to get fully sponsored by Tour, and we will all receive free tour skates...( hahaha) For me personally, I am not sure its going to give me any more speed if I change skates. As Mike can attest too, I am not a smooth skater by any means. The wolves did a heck of a job this weekend and your son played well as usual.
PIHA-The question is, where will my home be?
12-08-2004, 05:19 PM
My suggestion is to get another Bauer boot that you like ice/roller and stick with that. Why mess with something that you have had success with in the past. Just buy a chassis like LAbeda Sensor, Nexed 2 degree, or a super light redstar. If you have an old boot that you use for ice it could save you money and you would have a way better skate then a manufactured one. MY OPINION!
12-11-2004, 11:50 AM
What's wrong with Mission stuff?
12-12-2004, 01:24 AM
It seems like alot of their stuff is low quality. Their skates always rip after a while. I had two M-2 shafts that broke after a month and it wasn't even on shots, both were on clearing attempts.
12-13-2004, 07:37 PM
Maybe you whiffed and hit the boards.
12-14-2004, 12:36 AM
Nope. The puck was sittin' there, went to clear it and snap. Even the ref was like whoa, that sucks. It's all good though. Now I'm using the Red Lite XN 10 shafts now and they're awesome.
12-16-2004, 09:53 AM
so i was able to try the 20-90s on. It's been a while since I bought skates, but they feel very tight in the heel area. I don't remember if my last pair of bauer's were the same. Unfortunately they were out of my size in the Tour so I wasn't able to see how those felt. I'm going back this saturday to see what they have then, and if nothing I'm going to hawk hockey and see what they've got.
Is the tightness in the heel normal? I tried one size up to see how it would fit and the heel felt no better. My problem is usually across the toes, where they feel tight. When i went the one size up, they just felt cavernous. The kid helping me had no advice or suggestions or anything, so I just took my money and left.
is the tightness normal on new skates?
Many of the newer design skates have some sort of "heel lock" designed to hold the heel in place better than the older skates. Consequently this means the skate will tend to "pinch" the achilles area a bit above the heel. That said, not all of the skates with this new feature feel uncomfortable either. I know the Tours have this too, and I don't know anyone that is complaining that it is uncomfortable.
12-17-2004, 04:21 AM
Was it something that felt like it might ease up as the skates break in, or was it just solid? I'm interested in the 20-90's, especially as they're on closeout now. how was the rest of the skate?
12-17-2004, 05:59 PM
i would likek to know if i could take my bauer vapor 10 ice skates and change the tuuk blade for a tukk rocker inline chasis?
i just love the old skates and i really don't like any inline skate boots that i've found.
12-18-2004, 12:31 AM
yes you can, i had bauer supreme comps converted with a tuuk rocker chassis. i love them. but this week the chassis is going on a mission boot. and the other persons question. most new skates feel tight in the heel until they break in.
12-20-2004, 04:10 AM
Had a chance to try the CCM Vector PF8's this weekend, and i wasn't expecting much from a boot that cost's £200, especially with all the hype about being lightweight (durability etc...). But i came away suprised and impressed. The boot is solid and supportive in a way that missions (for example) are not anymore. Nice and stiff where you need it. Not too cramped around the toes or on the sides of the foot. Not noticably light, but there's no excess weight. Very good feeling skate. But that's just trying them on in a shop, no idea how they break in or perform.
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