need help buying some skates!!

Discussion in 'The Rink' started by in the hall, Dec 3, 2005.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
View Users: View Users
  1. in the hall

    in the hall Registered User

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2004
    Messages:
    5,009
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    hey all,

    it's been a couple years since i've played, i'm looking to get back into it and my old skates shrunk or something.. shame too they were broken in and everything

    i'm looking for two things, either specific suggestions or brand suggestions

    back in the day, ccm was best for comfort, bauer was best for quality and overall, nike was just the coolest.. graf was just way up there in class

    now i see a lot more from mission, easton, reebok is new, just really lost in all this and it's difficult since i haven't played so i can't really go with what was good for me before

    anyway i'm not looking to break the bank here but not looking to get the biggest bargain, i want quality

    thanks in advance
     
  2. The_Tactitioner

    The_Tactitioner Registered User

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2005
    Messages:
    515
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    Student
    Location:
    European Cowboyland
    I too am looking for skates, however I need to get goalie skates

    my plan is to buy them, and then train as much as possible on the ice

    to imrove my skating
     
  3. in the hall

    in the hall Registered User

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2004
    Messages:
    5,009
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
  4. in the hall

    in the hall Registered User

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2004
    Messages:
    5,009
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    price range is up to 300 bucks, please help, need to decide by this weekend!!
     
  5. Gallagbi

    Gallagbi Formerly Eazy_B97

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2005
    Messages:
    34,442
    Likes Received:
    746
    Trophy Points:
    169
    Get out and try them on. Each skate fits differently and its very difficult to say which will work best for you. I think most coampanies make solid skates, but a poor fitting skate will break down quicker. I know Bauer's had alot of issues with the Vapor series. Try and look for close-out models you can get for cheap. Go to your local hockey store and try the skates on first though.
     
  6. in the hall

    in the hall Registered User

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2004
    Messages:
    5,009
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    thanks for the help.. I am leaning toward the high quality Easton I posted above but may go for the close out 04 model

    I live in NYC, there are only 3 skate shops in the area and all three have maybe 5-10 cheap model blades

    the only place that carries good skates is Gery Cosby's at MSG but they only carry CCM and Bauer and about 2-3 ones in the quality I am looking for

    anything I buy is going to be ordered for this reason
     
  7. The Tikkanen

    The Tikkanen Pest

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2005
    Messages:
    7,937
    Likes Received:
    341
    Trophy Points:
    124
    Location:
    Yorba Linda
    I bought the $500 Synergy's when they first came out and they are awesome. No break in time, no blisters, felt like a better skater over my $150 Missions. So if they fit good I would pay the extra money and go for the Synergy's you pictured. I do not think you will be dissapointed and they offer a little more new technology than the other skates.
     
  8. in the hall

    in the hall Registered User

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2004
    Messages:
    5,009
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    thank you guys, i went with the Synergy's.. I remember wanting them a long time ago but they were so expensive and I wasn't playing at that time.. looking forward to seeing them, hopefully the sizing won't be an issue
     
  9. MiZZZike*

    MiZZZike* Guest

    Vapor 30's (XXX) are about the best skate out there. Grafs are top of the line as well. Personally I love my Vapor 15's. I was a CCM kid all my life and I just switched to bauer and am probably never going back.
     
  10. Some good responses ... let me ask for some advice.

    I'm looking to buy my first pair of skates. I've been inline skating off and on for a couple of years, to help make the transition to ice.

    I've finally decided that I'm simply going to get a pair of skates and hit a pond, taking my lumps as I go. I'm looking for something durable, but not necessarily top of the line.

    Any help? Any tips for learning to skate on ice?
     
  11. MiZZZike*

    MiZZZike* Guest

    CCM is usually pretty toughly (word? lol) built. Advice on skating is just to skate and skate, it's the only way to get better.
     
  12. anteeksi

    anteeksi Registered User

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2005
    Messages:
    23
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    pressbox
    got narrow feet look at bauers..im wearing impacts[nice gel pads] my feet swam in ccms but they are a tough skate good for banging around in.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page

monitoring_string = "358c248ada348a047a4b9bb27a146148"