Re: RBK 8ks or custom?
i would have to disagree with you master yoda... Ice hockey boots are stiffer and better made than almost any inline boot across the board. there are definitely more differences than colors... If you are talking about the top of the line inline boot, then the difference probably isn't too much, but it's still noticeable. the difference is a lot bigger though as you move down the line. I skate on rbk 8k ice hockey skates with a ccm chassis. the chassis came off my old skates, the ccm pf8's. both models would be considered the 2nd best skate in their line, the 8k's to the 9k pumps, and the pf8's to the pf10's. But i totally destroyed my pf8's in about 1 season, as did 2 other players on my team. Now that i'm in my ice hockey boot, i dont think i'll ever go back to wearing inline boots... as for weakening the boots, if someone experienced puts the chassis on for you, there wont be a problem. i've heard more people complain about off-center mountings or needing lifts than having their boot break because they customized it. now if you mount 4 different chassis with 4 different whole patterns, that isn't the boots fault... the only real exception i've heard of it the one90's... i've read that because the sole of the boot is so thin, you have to be more careful with your holes, but also that it can still be done...