View Full Version : The Best inline skate?
05-01-2003, 09:48 PM
What is the Best and Fastest skate on the market?
05-02-2003, 12:17 AM
Mission D1, by far the greatest
Mission skate ever made, and I've had all of them except for the Type M. I love my D1's, as I have said in many of my post;-)
05-02-2003, 04:30 AM
THE ONES ON THE BEST AND FASTEST SKATER!!!
(Sorry, just couldn't resist!)
05-02-2003, 09:38 AM
Tour G90s. Better than any skate mission has ever made ;)
05-02-2003, 10:32 AM
Is the D-Limited better than the D-1???
05-02-2003, 03:52 PM
Yes, but I dont even know if they have been released in the small quantites they had though.
05-02-2003, 03:52 PM
My brother has the G90's good yes, but D1 good, no;-)
05-02-2003, 03:56 PM
But it is very true. lol
05-03-2003, 12:41 AM
I beg to differ... G90 has better construction, better materials, better interior and better chassis than the D-1 and the D-limited (read: purefly with new laces).
And yes, I've skated on all three. The D-limiteds have been around here for about a month now.. there are about 5 guys at my local rink with them. They're snazzy looking for sure... but that's about where it ends for me.
Mission has yet to do anything to top that "aqua-fit" of Tour's G series. That neoprene on the inside of the entire boot is freakin' genius.
I shudder to think what mission would charge for D-90s if they were selling them... they'd probably sell for like $700.
05-03-2003, 12:45 AM
I've used both as well, I originally bought the G90's then sold them to my brother when the D1's came out and have enjoyed them slightly over the G90's. Its a difference of opinions, but I think we can at least agree they are both good skates.
05-03-2003, 02:24 AM
I have g-90's but.. I still prefer fishbones, maybe its just because Im sooo used to them.. either way, tour is #1
05-03-2003, 12:13 PM
I'm just curious, brand names put aside and all. Which one's is made to last AND which one has more value for money?
The carbon composite boot of the G-90 sounds promising in terms of life span. Does the D-1 & D-Limiteds have something like that?
05-03-2003, 12:28 PM
They are the same price, have the same bearings, and same wheels. Tour and Mission both have durable 7000 series aluminum frames. In other words the difference comes down to the boot. I wont try to lie to you telling you that the D1 blows away the G90. I am biased towards mission and that what it comes down to, which brand you usually prefer, because they are different. Guys who like Tour, prefer it over Mission and vice versa. I like the D1 boot slightly over the G90's boot. Both are extremely comfortable but the D1's DNA on the boot wins out over the G90, thats just my opinion though. Either you chose, will give you an excellent skate in which you wont be dissapointed in.
05-03-2003, 10:33 PM
I agree w/ everything else being the same except the boot. It's just that I'm kinda heavy, almost 200lbs. and I'd like to know which one would last longer? Does the carbon composite construction of the G-90 make a difference?
Because if it doesn't then I might as well get the Mission for it's brand recognition here in my area. (bragging rights) =)
05-03-2003, 10:56 PM
I am like 6'2 175-180 lbs. and the D1's are holding up fine for me.
05-05-2003, 11:05 AM
The D-90 boot is much stiffer than the mission boot. The mission boot is rated at mission 6-5 which isn't even their stiffest rating. The Tour boot's metal weave/graphite composite seems to wear and last very well. I've been skating on D-90s since october and they still look brand new and are just as stiff as the day I bought them.
Also, while the chassis are made of the same material (7000 grade aluminum) the Sensor is a much better made (one-piece) and stronger than the generator chassis mission used on the D series skates. I've bent generator chassis a couple times in the past. And know many others that have as well. Also, the quick change of the sensors (one single bolt) absolutely kills the old style 2 piece axle system of the missions.
I also prefer the tongue of the Tour's compared to the mission's. It prevents lace bite much better than the thinner D series tongue.
I will say that the missions do *look* cooler than the tour's (IMO), but that's about the only thing I think the missions have over the tours.
And as far as value for the money, the tour's absolutely blow the missions out of the water... heck the sensor chassis alone is worth twice the generator's value.
Having said all of that, you really can't go wrong with either skate
<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by gekigangarIII on 05/05/03 10:06 AM.</EM></FONT></P>
Can the Tour G-90's be skate baked like the Missions?
I tried on a pair of the G-90's a few months ago and they were beyond stiff.
I have a pair of the Mission D2's are really like them.
05-05-2003, 04:58 PM
My D1's look brand new also, and I havent had one problem with them. But I will give the G90's this, the Sensor chassis is much better than the Generator. I dont know in terms of durabillity, because I havent bent or broken either. I personally love the D1 boot with the DNA tech in it. It truly does conform to your foot which is great. That being said, it comes down to preference, I prefer Mission and like the D1, while I think gekigangarIII is more of a Tour fan so he likes the G90's. They are both great skates though.
05-05-2003, 09:13 PM
The only way you can really lose with either of those skates (D1 or G90) is to not try them *BOTH* on before you buy one. Missions fit some people like a glove, and for others it's Tour. The fit of both boots is pretty different... It's up to your feet at this point. :)
05-06-2003, 03:24 PM
Yeah, try them on first. I personally dont like Tours because they dont fit me well. If you get D-1's you wont be upset, your size is not a problem. Same goes with the G-90's. But I think the missions are lighter and they do look beter. As far as the chassis goes, I dont like the Sensor chassis at all. To flat I like how mission outs you a little more on your toes. You will feel it if you try it. And Missions chassis looks better, the flames on the tours are kinda tacky, its a chassis not a Firebird. Lastly stiffness does not always equal better, I like my skates a little less stiff and thats what mission based their whole Pure-Fly concept on. I personally would go with the Missions because they fit me better, Feel better, Lighter, and the DNA system is awesome! but again its all preference.
05-06-2003, 03:42 PM
There is no doubt that the Mission and Tour companies take great pride in each producing what is, for them, the best possible skate that technology can make today.
Both these companies are working harder, and spending more of their (otherwise) profits to continuously develop better and better products. They deserve our continued support.
But, hey, I would say that my Stubbies are definitely, with no possible doubt, the best pair of $39 skates I have ever seen...over 300 hours of use and still really working okey-dokey...
Us less-than-elite players need our top brand as well, ya know...
<font color=purple>DannyG</font color=purple>
05-06-2003, 05:03 PM
Support the brands that support the sport. That's all I will say on this topic. Oh yeah, Missions are the best..lol..j/k...
05-06-2003, 07:04 PM
No bias from either of us, right Justin? ;-)
*coughs* Mission is the best.
05-06-2003, 07:06 PM
Danny I dont think anyone can argue a better $39 skate than you with your Stubbies. I still want to get a pair too. lol
05-06-2003, 07:07 PM
I agree, its really a matter of preference. Any other skate I've worn it just feels weird to me, because I've grown so accustomed to skating in Missions for the past 7 years.
05-06-2003, 07:32 PM
Due to Danny's continued support for the Stubbies I found myself buying a pair from HockeyGiant just before they upped the price to $59. And like he said, it's been doing rather well for me too!
But I'm still saving up for a pair of Tour's or DNAs .... GROAN ... decisions ... decisions.
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