View Full Version : Ice boot or Roller?
02-17-2008, 02:44 PM
Im just back into roller hockey after 10 yrs. Bought all new stuff but I still have my skates but they are pretty worn out. Back then we mostly bought an ice boot and added a roller chassis to it becuase the lack of technology. Check this out, im rolling bauer professionals from 1995 with sure grip H-400 chassis!! Ive been reading these forums and learning about tour, and mission and which ones to buy, and I've almost narrowed it down to the mission wicked 1 or the tour code 1. My question is, is it better to buy them as a set or just go old school and purchase a nice ice boot and have them add a mission magnisium chassis? Thanks alot!!!
02-19-2008, 01:13 PM
The only reason I would attach a chassey to a boot would be that boot was special and I didn't want to wear any other boot. If that is the case than do it that way. Otherwise I would buy a complete set of skates, you're going to waste alot of $ buying wheels, bearings, chassey and having it attached. I've had a few pairs of Tour's TR 9000's and loved them I recently returned a pair of Code 1's because they hurt the hell outa my ankles and they were way to stiff. but thats my opinion and fitting, they are a nice skate, very light weight.
04-11-2008, 12:43 AM
Yep that makes sense
04-14-2008, 02:25 AM
Wicked 1's are an absolute bitch to break in, overly stiff, and require plenty of baking (i currently skate in them)
06-22-2008, 01:25 PM
The other reason I can see using an Ice Boot for roller is because the chassis you want to use doesn't come standard on any roller boots. Previously I used the Tuuk Rocker chassis, but once Bauer stopped using it I had it mounted on other boots since I was used to it. Then I switched to the Sprung Chassis and have had it mounted on boots and more recently bought a pair of boots with the Sprung Chassis on it directly from Sprung.
However, if you don't want to use or try a specific chassis that isn't on a retail rollerhockey boot then yes it's almost always cheaper to buy a pair of rollerhockey skates that already include a chassis and wheels. That way you won't have to worry about having the chassis mounted either.
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