View Full Version : Mission Wicked Light skates
12-12-2000, 06:33 PM
I am currently thinking of purchasing a pair of wicked light skates. I don't really know a lot about them. If anyone could tell me about them or anyone who owns a pair could tell me if they are good or bad performance wise? Please respond to this.
dont buy them, they are light sure, so when i bought my pair i thought they were so awesome when i held them in my hands, but really i didnt knotice a diffrence when i was skating on them, the frames were cheap and even with new wheels they dont all touch at once, they suck
12-14-2000, 12:38 PM
Like I just replied on another site. Heat them up and spoon them on. You need to form them to your feet. They are one of the most comfortable skates I have. They are almost a year and a half old, no problems.
12-14-2000, 01:34 PM
I don't know if maybe Duff's skates had something wrong with them from the getgo, but all the wheels on mine touch the ground.
As for not feeling a difference, did you really expect to? We're talking a difference of between 1/8 to a 1/6 a pound, and it's being lifted by the strongest muscle group of your body, the legs. Point being, legs are too strong to be able to notice a difference in lift of 1/8 of a pound.
However, you said you noticed they are somewhat lighter in your hand, and that means that however fractional, your legs are having to lift less and moving faster in the upstroke than before, and therefore helping you some. How much that some is I don't know, but I know anything helps when you're trying to chase down a breakaway.
I'd say the weight difference doesn't help too too much at all, but I also don't think that was the main selling point to anyone that has them. They are very stiff, a must for the skater whose hard on his skates, they are very durable, with carbon fiber you couldn't cut with sharp scissors, they are comfortable once you get them broken in, and the main selling point for me, they're on a huge sale at epuck and inlinesports for $369, which is still alot of money, but to upgrade my current skates to have the mini bearings with mini-bearing wheels, it would still cost alot, plus I'd be stuck with a not so stiff skate.
From what I see, the Wicked Light is a comfortable, good-acting skate that will last you as long as your foot fits in it. If you don't buy into the weight difference stuff, go with the VSI's, a great skate.
12-14-2000, 02:19 PM
Everybody who I talk to loves them. I think they are pretty darn cool, but Mission service could use some help. My buddy got a pair in the spring. The first time he wore them, I broke his chassis with a slapshot. You know how the frame dips down around the bolts in the back, I broke the chassis right where it comes down. He sent the skates back and it took over 3 months for them to send him new ones. Then they wouldn't even ship them to him. He had to drive an hour and a half to go pick them up.
Neat skates though.
12-14-2000, 03:41 PM
I've had my Wicked Lights for almost 2 monthes and I think they are the greatest skate ever. I've had Vapor 8's, VSI's, and the Easton F5, nothing comes close. The weight difference is unreal. But you have to skate bake them (set oven to 250 and let them sit in there for 10 minutes).
how can you say that the weight is not the main selling point of a skate that is called the wicked LIGHT, i also dont think its fair to call them durable, what with thier paper, i mean, carbon chasis, they have these funny little tabs on the sides to keep them from getting messed up, almost all skates do, but the mission ones were made out of a cheap matierial about as strong as poster board. this is hard to believe but, i think ridel makes the best skate out there, they take a while to break in, and are a little heavy, but they are the stiffest skate i have ever worn, the break in period is long, but you have them for two years because they last forever, plus you can customise your skate by telling the company what color you want every piece of leather on you skate
12-20-2000, 05:40 PM
I can say that because I think most people have the sense to know that skating with a skate that weighs 1.5 pounds (estimate of normal skate) and one that weighs 1.33 pounds (Wicked Light weight) isn't going to make a hell of alot of difference when it comes down to it.
The selling points that matter are durability (yes, they are quite durable, you're minority in your opposing opinion on that one), comfort (unbelievably comfortable) and stiffness If your Reidell's are much stiffer, it can't be by much, chances are, your Reidell's feel like bricks on your feet and you're equating that with stiffness.
If you want the best skates out there, go buy some high level Graf's, throw on a Labeda chassis, and there you have it.
Cheaper and near equivalent option is the Wicked Lights.
12-20-2000, 11:35 PM
For all of you out there. The best skates to get are the ones where the boots are made for ice hockey and then you put on you chassis. Roller hockey boots are not made with the same quality as ice hockey boots. They are not as stiff and do not offer the same protection as most ice hockey boots.
Your best bet therefore, according to me, would be to go out and buy a good pair of ice hockey skates and have them converted into roller hcokey skates. This will make your skates more of a custom fit then anything you can buy in a store.
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