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03-14-2003, 11:13 AM
I have a feeling this has been asked before so am taking a chance of asking this again since I can't find anything in the search engine.
What's the best way to break in skates? Are there any drills to make sure that the skates are properly broken in? Is there a wrong way of breaking in skates? How do you know if a skate has been broken in? Do styles of breaking in skates differ from skate to skate?
03-14-2003, 11:15 AM
Oops. I think this is the wrong forum for this question. Sorry.
03-14-2003, 11:18 AM
This is the right forum, no problem. I've deleted your duplicate post /wtimages/icons/smile.gif
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03-14-2003, 11:36 AM
03-14-2003, 12:41 PM
Well it depends on the stiffness rating of the boot. Higher end boots have a longer break in period where as cheaper boots have a quicker break in time. As for actually breaking them in, I recommend a skate bake. But if you cant do that, the only way I know how to break a skate in is by playing in them plain and simple. Even just wearing them around the house helps.
03-14-2003, 03:38 PM
I've read on some other message boards that people set their hair dryer on high and heat the boot for like 5 mintues or until it gets hot. They said it works for them. Nebody tried this before?
<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by kaptainkrunch408 on 03/14/03 03:29 PM.</EM></FONT></P>
yes it can but be carefull you only use your sister's hairdyer because putting the nozzle down into the skate will fry it about 50% of the time lol. (the hairdryer I mean)
03-14-2003, 04:20 PM
I've had to break in a number of skates, and I've found that if I just strut around the house in my skates they eventually loosen up for me. You know... feet proped up on the foot stool, watchin some flicks, playin on the computer, being a crook in Vice City... You tell me a better way to break in skates. haha. Just gotta watch caring food down those stairs to the basement...
03-14-2003, 04:26 PM
Thats what I am saying, if you're just going to chill out all day put your skates on and let the breaking in begin.
03-14-2003, 06:49 PM
Hey my dad just got some new goalie skates and took a hair dryer to them before he used them since they are un-bakeable and it make them less stiff when he put them on, that will help break them quicker in if they are un-bakeable.
03-14-2003, 08:15 PM
I did this and melted some of the glue out of the toe caps on my Mission Flyweights. The temp gets too hot using a hair dryer. Better off to just wear your skates around the house or bring them to someone who has an oven made for baking skates.
03-15-2003, 01:11 PM
I got Nike Quest 1's and they were really stiff, and harder than hell to get my wide feet to adjust to. This is what I did (an old ice hockey trick). Take your bearings and wheels off, turn on your bath tub as hot as the water will get, let the skates sit in the hot water for about 10 minutes. Lace up your skates as tight as you can get them, and leave them on for about an hour. Repeat as necessary.
It worked good for me. You have to make sure you get them real dry when you are done or your rivets will rust.
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