Good beginner skates?

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  1. cassius

    cassius Registered User

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    Well, I had the urge to start skating again. I used to skate about 2-3 years ago when I had my own CCM's.. (they stunk, but thats another story.. what can you expect for $50?). I want to get back into it and get better at skating... maybe someday play in an adult league or something. What skate would you recommend? I am leaning towards Bauer Vapors SFL VII's. They are a bit pricey, but I have heard they are leaps and bounds above anything you can get for that price.

    I'm only 17 BTW
     
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    The Vapor VII's you'd have little to no problem in likely. However, they are a relatively narrow fitting boot - so depending on the width of your foot you may want to look into that.

    Another good skate would be something from the Mission line....whether it be the Fly, or the Highfly...both are decent skates, and are soft enough that a beginner would be able to get the proper amount of flex out of the skate.

    If you're looking towards a wide fitting skate...CCM isn't bad, depending on what you're looking at. I've always found CCM to be a very stiff skate in general however, Bauer and Mission to be a rather soft skate, so if you went towards the lower end of hte CCM line, like the Vector 4.0, or E-40, or even the lower end of the Tack series...452's ect...you'd probably be just fine.

    Those skates that I mentioned are usually the skates that I'm selling to guys that are just getting into hockey/skating and are looking for something that is relatively not badly priced and somewhat of a decent skate.

    BUT, if you do have a narrow foot, I'd definitely look at those Vapors...I'd say they would be among the best skate I've listed here....with, imo, the Vector following.
     
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    Yea, I have a pretty lanky build so my feet are pretty narrow
     
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    Before looking for which skate performs the best, look for a skate that fits your foot.
     
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    Great point! but where I blew it was buying for price. I learned that you do not skimp on your skates! feet and head are not the areas you want to be budget minded with!
     
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    pick up a pair of missions.
     
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    This is the single best peice of advice you will get on skates.

    Go try different skates on. I for example can wear Bauer, that's it.
     
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    I only wear CCM. I've had 652's for like 6 years.

    I love CCM.
     
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    Graf Skates are really good, any model you buy would still be a really great skate
     
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    Just pointing out that Grafs are usually very stiff skates and there is little point to buying if you are a beginner. They also cost $500.
     
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    not all of them
    You can get lower models for cheaper, something around 169.99, but ya the good models definetley cost alot
     
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