View Full Version : Mission or Nexed?
03-05-2003, 02:21 PM
I have been playing hockey in rec leagues for a couple of years now, and recently our team has decided to step up to competative leagues. Because of this I decided to get better equipment and I am having trouble deciding which skates to purchase. I have found a good deal on Mission Type M skates and Nexed Stingers and am having trouble deciding which to get. Obviously the Mission skates have the reputation, but I have only heard great things about the Nexed skates such as sharper turning ability. I would appreciate any advice anyone has on the subject.
03-05-2003, 03:34 PM
Hey cz606, most highly skilled players that used the Type M's hated them; the Vibe chassis rubbed a lot of people the very wrong way. My recommendation; try the Nexed's, but be prepared to have to get used to them, cuz the 5-degree tilt of the wheels throws you off at first.
Lemieux fan 4 life
03-05-2003, 03:48 PM
Do not get the Type M's, you will hate the Vibes on them. On the other hand everyone loves the chassis on the stingers from what I have heard. And you might want to consider looking at 2003 mission's which I highly recommend, including the D1's.
03-05-2003, 07:40 PM
You could pick up a pair of type M's (since they are getting cheap online) and buy the Vibe removal kit. It's not that much money, and it would (theorectically) make for an awesome skate.
03-05-2003, 09:07 PM
Thats a good idea, for $200 and wo/ the vibes, the type m's would be a great skate.
03-05-2003, 11:47 PM
If you try it, let me know if it works out, some ECRHA guys have removed their vibes and have had alot of success. I know on VSi Vibes that the vibe weighs down the skate alot, so this could be the way to go.
Nexed doesn;t make a 5 degree that I know of - their chassis are either 8 degree or 2 degree. The one's I am familiar with are the 2 degrees which took no significant time to get used to(maybe 5 minutes). The boots can be a little stiff though if you are not used to carbon fibre boots - but not any worse than the Wicked Lights or Fishbones.
When introduced in 2001 the Stingers were claimed to be the lightest skate on the market. Never weighed them lol.
The 8 degree chassis probably do take some getting used to.
I know when the V-Forms came out (same company) with the 16 degree chassis, I couldn't skate on them - took about two laps to decide. Lost too much toe push. It was funny to watch some of the better players evaluating them and trying to be fair. I watched them falling on their face as they tried to make that quick acceleration step and come off the floor saying "not too bad" and then taking them off and never trying them again. The stronger the skater the worse they performed. With the front wheel angled that severely outwards, the slippage off the front wheel was too much in a normal hockey stride because the wheel angle to the floor was too extreme.
No such problem with the 2 degree chassis though. I think Nexed had a winner with that design, but so many were turned off by the 16 degree chassis that few people would give the new skate a fair chance. I think it was probably the guy(s) who developed the 16 degree who insited that the company buld an 8 degreee and a 2 degree chassis - so the wide angle design wasn' t completely abandoned (pride of authorship etc.)
You can pick up a pair of Stingers for about $150.00 if you look around the net. I believe Nexed sold out all their inventory to Hockey Giant, but other stores still have some inventory.
03-10-2003, 12:24 PM
I had the Vibes (original version) for a long time... bent and cracked the housings for the "shocks" and everything... eventually they corroded and fell apart during a game...
Anyway, I put in the vibe-removal kit, and although it is weird to skate on a regular chasis again, it works quite well... definitely worth the price, I can get another 6 months out of this chasis now...
03-14-2003, 01:46 PM
Thanks for your info guys. I decided to go with the stingers and I should get them early next week. I will write a post to tell you how I like them. Thanks again-Chris
03-14-2003, 02:06 PM
For the price the stingers are, they sound like a deal. I hope you enjoy them.
03-14-2003, 06:45 PM
Hey, where did youi get the stingers? Hockeygiant.com has them for $150 and I am thinking of getting them so I definitley look forward to your post on how they are.
03-25-2003, 12:45 PM
Sorry it took me so long to respond, I have been out of towm. Anyway I took the Stingers out the day I got home and skated for about an hour. They did not take much getting used to like some people said, and I think I will really enjoy this skate. I did buy them at hockeygiant for $150, which I thought was an excellent price. They slashed the price by another $10 this week to $139. Though I have only skated on them once, given what others have said, I would recommend them to anyone who needs a good pair of skates and doesn't have the cash to spring for a $400 pair of skates.
Good choice - I think you got a great bargain on one of the best kept secrets out there. I'm just sorry they've stopped production.
03-25-2003, 03:59 PM
Hey, I hope you're right, my mom just placed the order today, I get them in 7 days for my birthday.
03-25-2003, 04:07 PM
How would you say the size compares, i ordered a 12, I wore an 11 in my Tours and they were getting too small. I hope I got the right size.
My son's fit about 1 - 1.5 sizes smaller than his reg. shoe size. IE. he wears 10.5 d shoes and was comfortable in a size 9 Nexed Stinger. They fit as a comfortable DD width. I wear 11 - 11.5 shoes size and was comfortable in a 10.5, but have an E width foot so I needed a little bigger skate. They did not have width choices when I bought mine.
03-25-2003, 11:44 PM
I hope you enjoy them Columbus :-) Email me later once you have used them for awhile, I am thinking about trying to scrape up enough money to get as a pair for outside use. It gets to be a pain switching from an outdoor wheel set to an indoor wheel set all the time. lol
03-26-2003, 12:38 AM
Man, am I all over that. I used to switch back and forth from indoor to outdoor wheels, and it was not only time consuming, but boring. So, when I finally got two pair of decent inline skates, I made one pair my indoor skates, and the other my outdoor skates. It's worked great, particularly because I don't get lazy and use my indoor wheels outside and wear them out in one day. /wtimages/icons/shocked.gif
Inline Hockey Central
03-26-2003, 02:53 PM
Thanks for the reply, I called and they changed my order to a 11 (size 12 shoe)
03-27-2003, 03:12 PM
Yo I was reading you post on inline hockey central about Nexed or Mission skates.
"I watched them falling on their face as they tried to make that quick acceleration step and come off the floor saying "not too bad" and then taking them off and never trying them again. The stronger the skater the worse they performed. With the front wheel angled that severely outwards, the slippage off the front wheel was too much in a normal hockey stride because the" wheel angle to the floor was too extreme.
You seem like you knew what you were talking about and i need some advice. I am a relatively strong skater, short and fast, but last season I bought new skates and I have not felt the same since. In the past I skated on Mission Pronto VI skates size 10 with no problems. After finally graduating from college I decided I would splurge and spend some cash on a better skate so I bought Mission RPM size 10. However with the new skates I do not feel the same I seem to be slipping alot and occassionally falling. I figured it had to be the skate so I took off the vibe shock and put on the adapter. I am still having the same problems and I figured I was crazy until I read your post about others slipping.
1. Have you ever heard of this happening with these skates and do you recommend any other skates.
2. My new skates also feel like they have a bigger boot and are not snug on my foot like my old skates in the same size. Have you ever heard of this?
03-27-2003, 05:43 PM
What surface and what wheels are you using with your RPM's? They could play a lrage part in the slipping part.
04-01-2003, 09:41 PM
Again sorry for the delay in the post. The info given to you about the one guy's son is what i would go with. I wear a 11.5 or 12 shoe depending on the brand, and ordered a 10.5 Stinger. It is a little tough to get my foot in, but that will become easier as they wear in. Once they are on, they feel great. Again I am very happy with the skate so far and at 139 its a hard price to beat.
04-04-2003, 08:20 PM
I just got my skates today, 1 size smaller than my shoes, and they are awesome, I just had them baked, and I love them, I still haven't skated on them, but they are very comfortable.
04-06-2003, 12:40 PM
I skated on the skates for 4 hours Saturday. I never had a problem, they are amazing skates, I would reccomend them to anybody!
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