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09-30-2002, 10:15 PM
hey, well I was planning to buy the Tuuk Rocker chassis. I've been searching online and can't seem to find dealers just selling boots. Does anybody have any recommendations for websites where I can just buy the boot? Thanks.
09-30-2002, 10:29 PM
I know www.hockeymoney.com sells a 2001 proto vsi boot and some easton boots. I hope this helps you.
10-01-2002, 02:16 PM
they have some Tour 962 boots, at a good price
Dont buy into the hype about these rockered chassis. At the peak of your game, grip is the key, and rapid/short radius turning is a combination of skating technique and grip. Never sacrifice grip for profile- you will give up speed and acceleration - extreme example - speed skates with 5 of the larger wheels and extended frames for maximum push. As far as simulating ice - more hype. When skating on a slippery floor like a dusty sport court, four wheels in contact with the floor give you more grip than 2 or 3 - always (assuming the right wheels in good condition) The real secret of turning is in your center of gravity position relative to the wheel contact point - forwards and backwards as well as side to side. The rockered skates may seem to make it easier to simulate ice technique and thus make it less difficult to convert from one to the other. But this is more true for the low to mid level player whose skating technique is still developing. But if you have a good fundamental 3 piece stride, and know how to shift your center of gravity, the rockered skates will have little advantage for you - however they will reduce the amount of contact patch between your skate and the floor - limiting grip and thus limiting speed and acceleration.
Best all round chassis we have tried to date: Nexed 2 degree hi-lo. PS - we have tried the old 16 deg. V-forms and the 8 degrees too - not for us. Also used Labeda hi-lo's, Mission Hi-Lo's, Tour Hi-lo's, and Volcanic's Hi-Lo's. Trick - if you want easier, sharper turns - buy a boot and mount a chassis one size shorter than normal for that boot - the downside is you must have a little better balance to offset your fore and aft lost stability.
Many hockey pro shops can get you boots of various manufacturers including Grafs. But they are almost as expensive as the complete skate. You can often buy a CCM 952 or 1052(both excellent carbon graphite boots) from past inventory at an incredibly reduced price and mount whatever you want to them. Most skates can be used for at least one chassis change without the hole positions being too compromized.
10-01-2002, 10:10 PM
I have a pair of size 7 2001 easton air boots mounted on a 2002 tuuk carbon pro rocker chasis...They are brand new and never been skated on...I also have a pair of new Hyper trinity wheels to throw in for free with the skates, great price...If your intrested email me at [email protected]
10-02-2002, 11:33 PM
I was intrested in the tour 962 boots on netskate but I couldnt find them on the site? How much were they selling for?...Thanks
10-03-2002, 04:18 PM
they were going for $150. I checked the site after I posted and they have taken it off. You might also check factorydirectsports.com, they may have boot for sale, I know they sell the redline chassis separately.\
10-03-2002, 04:22 PM
they are selling for $145. check out the site.
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