Re: skates and foot position
I'm sure the difference is minimal.....Like the "Forward Flex" that you mentioned skate companies always come up with crazy new technological ideas and give them scientific names to stand out from the rest.
-Injected PBT ankle support
-Split-throat & Dart flex channels
-PU outer with Texcore™ stiffeners
-Chrome Exoskeleton Support System
-Texalium Matrix outsole
-Ultima Dry Anti-Microbial liner
-Scalloped tendon guard
-Sublimated tech nylon with thermoformed X-rib pattern
-patented Vapor monostructure quarter
-Constructed from a high-impact polymer named Orgaloy, the speed wrap
toecap is built for bursts of speed (puhlease)
*actual descriptions from Nike, Mission, RBK, and CCM skates.
Just buy skates that are comfortable and with a decent set of wheels and just hope they have sturdy frames and won't bend when a puck hits 'em.
Marple Gladiators #96
Brooklynite Hanuman #96
Savage Wolves #71