View Full Version : Tour .vs. Mission
11-05-2002, 06:04 PM
So? What do you guys think? I've always been a big Mission fan, and never really had any major complaints. My one gripe is that the toe caps aren't exactly wide enough, and cramp the piss out of my feet sometimes, and aside form that, well we all know how much we like the VIBE chassis...... haha. Anyways, I was looking the other day at the Tour G90s, and I must say...... they are a DAMN nice skate. Now I've owned 5 or 6 pairs of Missions now, and I'm definitely contemplating jumpin ship over to Tour. Anybody have the G90s? Or have skated in them? The only reason I wouldn't buy them is if the Mission D-Limited lives up to all the hype..... but for the price, I'm not sure it's worth it......
11-05-2002, 08:07 PM
I've skated in the tour g90's recently and they are very nice, one of the most comfortable boots I skated in. But like yourself I am waiting to see the D Limited because it also sounds like a great skate. By the way how much did you see the D Limited's for, is it the standard $600 for the top of line mission's.
11-06-2002, 10:41 AM
Yeah, everyone and their mom seems to love how comfortable the Tour skates are. The only negative I've heard is that if you have a problem with the skates that requires a shipment to Tour themselves, you're looking at 2-3 weeks without your skates, whereas Mission takes 3-5 days and the customer service is top-notch. As for the price on the D-limited, yeah they will most likely run around $600 the way it looks, but I'm willing to bet you can find them for $450 when they come out, to keep competitive with the Tour G90, which may possibly be just as good a skate, for less $$$........ we'll know soon enough.
11-06-2002, 12:09 PM
I've been skating on the Tour 962s for two years now and they are still holding up great. I expect at least another year out of them. After that I'll get G90s or G80s. I am completely sold on Tour now. I had Missions previously. They just don't have the comfort level and durability of Tour.
11-06-2002, 02:06 PM
I agree with Headhunter. I had a ton of problems with Missions' chassis and boots. I bought pair of 962s and loved them. My equipment got stolen, and I bought another pair. The second ones seemed a little harder to break-in, but now they're great.
12-15-2002, 11:30 PM
I had the chance to skate on the G 80s last year and now I have been skating on the G 90s since the summer...Great Skate...Cant go wrong..
12-16-2002, 02:32 PM
i think tours r good skates. they feel so good on my feet. but they feel flat.and i can never move fast on them. ive been skating on mission skates for about 4 years and i was just wondering is it me or r the skates totally different ?
12-16-2002, 08:01 PM
I kind of did notice that a little while skating in a pair of fishbones, but for some reason not with the G90's.
12-16-2002, 08:37 PM
really??? i notice that the g90's front and back wheel r out alittle far does that affect the way u skate. cuz my style of skate is centered chassis 1/2 inch front and back wheel showing , 2 center wheels touching , i dont know if u know what i'm talking about. but thats what i like. mission has that style
12-16-2002, 09:16 PM
i skated missions for the last few years until i bought some tours this past summer(i think the 90s??). ive only used them a few times so far and the wheel base did seem longer to me. another player on my team said the same. i do like the skate for the few times that i have worn it.
there's my BS opinion on the subject.
12-16-2002, 11:17 PM
did u feel better with the tours, same, or couldnt move that good on them.
12-17-2002, 04:05 PM
I can't really tell yet. I only used my tours on a real small rink, and they aren't broken in much at all.
12-17-2002, 05:19 PM
Have you had to deal with customer service of either? I had a minor request and question for Tour so I sent an email over a week ago to their customer service email address. No response. Kind of irritating, since it was not a big deal thing. All I needed was an answer to where I can get replacement bolts for my 962's. The kind with the triangular heads. Even an acknowledgement of my email would have been nice.
12-18-2002, 08:53 AM
Epuck has them. They're $5 a piece
You will find that chassis length relative to boot size varies from size to size. This is due to the fact that manufacturers make 2 - 3 sizes of chassis which are fitted to up to 13 or 14 sizes of skates if you include half sizes. So if you have a size 10.5 with a medium chassis - the toe/heel may overhang the wheel, but in a size 9 with the same chassis - the wheels may be outside the boot length looking vertically.
01-23-2003, 03:58 PM
they are WAY different, I feel the same was as you feel on tours when I try missions.. just a matter of habit / preference I think. I cant live w/ out tours.. the G-90's are awesome
01-23-2003, 04:00 PM
I wear an 8 1/2 in the G-90's and the overhang is a big reason I love tour, I cant skate on mission because Im used to that chassis overhang on the front, I got used to it, it helps w/ acceleration in my opinion.
01-26-2003, 01:49 PM
ok.. I own a store, I for the past 7-8 years have done nothing but swear by all of tour's products and how great they are etc.. I would never wear another product.. until now.. I am just opening my store and TOUR is terrible about responding to you on anything.. It's really discouraging.. I love the product but, im not going to push a product that has poor cust support. I was going to carry nexed skates but they folded, looks like mission now. You would think Tour would be interested in having their product be my only skate manufacturer in my store beings there is no indoor rinks other than mine in NM w/ the exception of Albq. Doesnt make sense.. looks like we'll be a mission dominant area.. oh well
01-26-2003, 11:03 PM
Hi, new mexico/phoenix dude...
help me out here: please share with us exactly where your new NM rink is going up: it isn't a big state and you are my proximate next door neighbor (to us in El Paso)...while I assume indoor, is there anything special about it you can share with us...
from your earlier posts, you are obviously familiar with the sport on a regional/national level.
As the proprieter of the new rink in El Paso, to open in June/July, I am VERY interested in your facility, programs, levels of interplay opportunities, etc...
01-27-2003, 12:49 AM
Did Nexed actually fold? I heard that they had a booth at Let's Play Hockey, but it was rarely manned, and there wasn't much product in it. True?
Inline Hockey Central
01-27-2003, 04:11 AM
nexed is now owned by bogieyavic the former la blade, he was at the booth at the hockey show.
01-27-2003, 03:42 PM
Yeah I was wondering the same thing, I checked nexed/v-forms website and there is no mention of the company folding.
01-28-2003, 03:59 AM
I carried Nexed and I went to place a new 2003 order and nexed told me I had to contact sportsgiant (hockeygiant) because they were handling everything now. I then contacted my nexed rep who is still my itech rep as well and he told me they basically folded and hockeygiant bought the rest of their product. One less choice for skates out there now, w/ the fold of nexed and gear now, its gettin limited as to which skates are our there. I still wear tour but, Im tired of them due to poor customer service. They're impossible to contact. Does anyone happen to know who the rep is in the SW? If not, Im probably gonna make mission my primary skate in my store. Really sucks because I've never worn anything but tour. Gonna have to get used to mission, cant sell one product and wear another.. not a luxury you have when you own a store in your own rink.
01-28-2003, 04:07 AM
you're opening a rink in june/ july in el paso? Great.. that's gonna hurt a little beings at the moment there isnt a big rink in el paso. Oddly enough, the rink is being built in Las Cruces so, you weren't lyin when you said "next door neighbors" I'm currently in Phoenix, Im from Delaware but, moving back to cruces on thursday. I moved to Phoenix in december to play for the team here but seperated my shoulder, no reason to hang out here now. If you want, call me or email me. [email protected]
OR 602-595-5044.. Your rink is not something I've heard anything about, It's (not to offend) not good news to me but, I'm sure you understand why knowing the geographical area. We are looking at an opening date of mid to late march, indoor facility, great location in Cruces (Lohman exit)
01-28-2003, 11:33 AM
great to hear your reply...frankly, I, too am amazed that I have heard nothing about your endeavor as well...and I have all the premier skaters from NMSU as well as Las Cruces youth ranks playing with us here in El Paso (some of these kids commute 4-5 days every week!) We certainly welcome you to the neighborhood!
I will e-mail you in depth later today...by coincidence, I gotta go to a construction meeting this morning...I am at [email protected]
, or [email protected]
, or (915)534-0254 (our current rink), in the afternoons/evenings...catch you later today...
I recently picked up a pair of the G-90's and was not impressed. They were the stiffest boot I have ever tried on.
Needless to say I returned them. I am back to Mission.
Was I missing something with all the buzz about the Tour G-90's?
01-29-2003, 07:16 PM
I thought they were pretty comfortable actually. But I like mine D1's better though. I think they are both great skates, it just depends on your preference.
03-18-2004, 03:51 PM
definetly mission for me. i've had missions ever since i've started playing.
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