View Full Version : Baking skates
12-06-2006, 01:04 PM
Does any body know at what temperature do you bake skates?
How important is it?
where can i do that in chula vista california?
will the stiffnes go away after baking them? etc..
12-06-2006, 04:31 PM
Baking skates and having them formed is very important. Most top quality skates have a silicone substance all around the ankle portion of the boot. You bake them then put them on and lace them up. After that you put or feet (with skates on) inside a form press. This squeezes air bags around the skate until they cool. This forms the silicone to your foot. I believe this can be done a few times before the boot loses any strength or memory. Breaking in hockey skates is probably the worst and hardest thing to do in this world. Having them properly fitted makes a very very big difference.
12-06-2006, 08:37 PM
Your information is very helpful joedoozer thank you, but i still have a problem, im very anxious because i have a brand new pair of skates, i have a game tomorrow and i cant use them (i live in ensenada, mexico and i play in national city california) because i cant find a place were i can bake my skates in the san diego area. Joe norris former pro player told me that i can bake them in a regular oven but he does not know at what temperature.
if some body knows how to do it or where i can have it done near chula vista or national city CA, please let me know.......thanks
12-06-2006, 08:46 PM
Here is a link to 2 hockey shops in the San Diego area.
12-06-2006, 09:57 PM
I baked my skates in my oven at home.( I was told to do this by someone I trust of course). It worked great and helped with break-in time. I will definately do it again !!!! He told me to take the wheels off and put the skates in the box, then put the box in the oven for 5 minutes on warm, then take the skates out and put them on and tie them as tight as you can. TEMPERATURES IN OVENS VARY SO -DO NOT- CRANK IT UP AND BURN YOUR SKATES . When you first put your skates on the eyelets will be hot (I wear 2 pair of socks so the heat didnt bother me) If you go with no socks ,good luck..
I am serious this may sound silly but it worked for me.
Take your time with it -be careful-you can always wait 5 mins for them to cool and bake them again.
I have Tour Beemers by the way.
12-07-2006, 01:45 PM
Well Thank a lot hockeynuts, i think ill bake them at home because ive been writing several stores and non of them answer the questions, so im goin to have to do that.
12-14-2006, 01:35 PM
Whats up fellas, i baked my skates at home, every thing whent great, i baked them at 170º for 3 minutes then turned it up to 185º for another 3 minutes, laced them and put them on and waited for them to cool of but when i was putting the wheels back on, guess what? one of the chassis had a crack, it seems to me that they where like that before the proces because they are made out of metal and they shoul resist heat, but i cant bealeve i did not see it before, i meen when i bout them, i looked at them for a long time.
Whats your opinion????
12-28-2006, 01:51 PM
My new pair has arrived, im going to bake them my self again, i dont think the crake the other ones had was made because of a wrong process in the baking, i thiink they where like that. if some thing goes wrong ill tell you so you dont have that problem. adios................
12-29-2006, 12:30 AM
well if you havent baked your skates yet, theres a Rollerskate land on L street (i think) its next to an office depot. They have a skate baking machine, and i was able to bake them their for free a couple years ago when i played there.I m pretty sure they are the only ones with the machine in Chula Vista.
01-11-2007, 09:00 PM
Well like i promised i baked my skates yesterday in my kitchen oven.
With laces no wheels
turned the oven at 180º, the minimim temperature in my oven is 170º
i only baked them for 5 minutes.
took them out, put them on, laced them fast and took them of after cooling down.
every thing ended with satisfaction.
my skates are Mission Helium 9500 by the way.
any questions you can ask. my email is [email protected]
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