View Full Version : TOUR G90 SKATES - Senior Size 10 - CHEAP!
03-31-2003, 10:37 AM
I have a pair of barely used (worn 4 times, indoor SportCourt surface) 2003 Tour G90 Aquafit Senior Inline Hockey Skates. This is Tour's top-of-the-line model for 2003! The skates didn't fit me quite right and so I'm forced to sell them off.
HockeyMonkey.com has a full description of the exact skate that you can view here -> <A HREF="http://www.hockeymonkey.com/tourg90rs.html" target="_new">HockeyMonkey G90 Description</A>
I'm asking $299 + Shipping/Handling. I will ship them any way you would like. This is a full $100 off current list prices of some of the best online retailers, for essentially brand new skates!
I can accept PayPal and Moneyorder payments. Other payment options may be available on request! Too many people on this site know me personally so don't worry about my credibility.
Feel free to contact me at mailto:[email protected]
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03-31-2003, 11:28 AM
I am in the process of getting new skates. I am not sure what to buy my friends has a band new pair of Mission Wicked Lights or should I opt for a newer skate like the G90 or D1's. By the way I am a size 10 so I could be interested in the Tour G90, do they run big or small?
03-31-2003, 01:18 PM
One of my buddies just got D1s and loves them, check out the product reviews page for more info.
03-31-2003, 02:01 PM
My advice would be to go to a local shop and try on each pair. That way, you know what you're getting before you purchase. The G90's seem to fit about a size small, so if you wear about a size 11 shoe (give or take a little), these skates should fit.
My problem wit the G90's is my foot is very wide. Even so, they still fit fairly well but after a while my arches tire and I figured I couldn't go through that every time. Everyone else I know who has the Tour's, loves them, which is why I got them in the first place. But they just don't have unusually wide feet.
Again, try before you buy. That's the way I buy stuff online as well, since most of the time you don't have the option of a refund during auctions or private sale.
03-31-2003, 02:06 PM
Do not with any skate that has a vibe, trust me. I highly recommend the D1's, they are lightweight, comfortable, and an overall great skate. On the otherhand my brother loves the G90. So its based on personal liking, I also would suggest going to a local proshop and seeing which pair you are more comfortable in.
04-06-2003, 02:18 PM
Just to update, these skates are still available for purchase. I'm not going to put them up on eBay just yet, so if anyone has any interest, please e-mail me and we'll work something out.
04-16-2003, 01:18 PM
I've been busy the last week or so and haven't sold these, but I'm putting them on eBay late tonight. If anyone still has any interest in them, please contact me ASAP, even if it's later this week. We'll work something out.
One of the other characteristics of some of the newer skates I have seen over the last years was the step angle created by the drop between the chassis front / rear platforms. On many new skates the sole of the boot had a very pronounced arch to it - cause by the boot being forced to comform to the step plates. I can't tell you how many different brands and models I had to try before I could find one that would work for me. I have farly low arches and this pronouced arch caused my feet to cramp constantly.
As a solution I even cut two inserts to make a thick "half" insert. I cut them with a beveled edge and staggered the length of the "half" inserts to make the arch transition bearable(no lump where the half inserts ended).
This helped reduce the "drop" from the heel to the ball of the foot. Look at the skates from the side before you buy them or take out the insert and see what the arch looks like - maybe more than one other person has the same problems I do.
Width may not be the problem. I started to notice this when a lot of different high lows came out, and the platform angles varied quite a bit from supplier to supplier. For instance - I could wear the CCM 852 as an ice skate but never as a roller skate - with the oem chassis set up. Attaching the same boot to that chassis changed the whole sole conformation. I could not wear Wicked Lights so sharp was the arch radius, but the Fishbones were passable with a single front "half" insert. Couldn't use the regular Tour 9000's either.
That reminds me - one other problem with converting ice skates to roller -the sole material in a lot of ice skates was purely a PVC plastic. When you attach a roller chassis to this and use it for indoor competiton, the heat of your foot will heat up the pvc plastic sole and it will start to conform to the shape of the chassis plate. This doesn't happen on ice, because of the use of the plastic blade chassis which flex more than the aluminum, and the fact that the boot sole is cooled by being close to the ice surface. The problem is worse, the heavier you are and the longer you are on your skates. The "bulge" caused by the chassis penetrating the soft PVC sole - can create unbelievable pain in the balls of your feet.
The newer "high end" inline boots have been using either solid carbon graphite sole pieces, or carbon fiber reinforced PVC soles which do not have this problem.
Just sharing some past pains.
04-17-2003, 01:29 AM
hmm... I looked at this post and it intrigued me. So I got out my skates and took a look at them. I wear Nike Quest 1s, and really like them alot. I pulled out the inserts and compared them to my sneakers, and they were not only nearly identical in arch, but they looked an awful lot alike. I'm unsure of the material used for the sole of the boot, it appears to be some kind of composite, but that could just as easily be cosmetic.
One thing I noticed was that there is a part of the sole which is recessed a bit to provide clearance for the wheels. Is this true with many skates? My old skates don't have it, but then, my old skates are Mission Proto Vi's that are like 3 years old.
MDE3 this is a very interesting observation, I'm glad you brought it up.
Having gained 75 pounds since I got Lymes disease 15 years ago, comfort became far more important than performance for me lol. I was still spending 30 hours a week on skates while reffing, coaching and running clinics so I got pretty familiar with what made my feet hurt lol.
Want to hear about the most comfortable hockey skates I ever owned? K2 hockey Pro's. These slightly "pre Mission" skates were the first purpose built inline hockey skates - not ice hockey skates converted to inline, and addressed the PVC sole deflection issue with the first carbon fiber reinforced sole offered, gel foot conformation, and a standard aluminum chassis. They were also the heaviest skate I ever wore, and probably the ugliest piece of skating hardware ever made - reminded me of army issue combat boots. But you could adjust the centerline and "pitch"(fore and aft angle and position relative to the boot) of the chassis to put the chassis right where you wanted it - by loosening and tightening two screws. Really a classic case of mind (and comfort) over matter.
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