Best Quality Skates?

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Best Quality Skates?

Bauer Vapor XXXX's
Easton SE16's
RBK 9K Pumps
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Best Quality Skates?

Post by LetsPlayHockey22 » Wed Mar 18, 2009 12:10 pm

I'm a high school player and my season just ended so I'm looking to buy a new pair of skates pretty soon. What are the best skates to buy? Cost not an issue. I'm currently skating with the easton s15's but they only lasted about a year.

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Post by Mite-dad » Wed Mar 18, 2009 3:21 pm

I'm no expert, but I'd try them all on and see which ones fit and feel the best. I also think you need to consider the type of skater you are. Some skates will make you bend over more, some will have you more upright. I think you need to go to a pro shop.

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Post by Marty McSorely » Thu Mar 19, 2009 8:43 am

GRAF GRAF GRAF....The new Ultra's are the best skate on the market.

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Post by dpsaucer5 » Thu Mar 19, 2009 3:40 pm

the old 9k pumps are the best. i got mine in '05 and they're amazing! may have to replace the blade a few times if they last you that long but i would go with the older version of 9k

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Post by LetsPlayHockey22 » Thu Mar 19, 2009 3:50 pm

Yea I used the old 9K's for 2 and a half seasons and loved them until the backs fell apart, I tried on XXXX's but they were super uncomfortable, i like the comfortability of my S15's but quality isn't the best, they kinda fall apart

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Post by sparty » Thu Mar 19, 2009 9:33 pm

If cost isn't an issue, then Graf is your skate. They come in many different models to fit different feet. Frankly, I don't understand why anybody pays $500 for Bauers or CCMs when Graf offers a better skate for a similar price.

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Post by TheHockeyDJ » Fri Mar 20, 2009 10:33 am

It's about feel. I had vapor xxx's for a while, they were fast, but too narrow for my wide feet, I always had nagging discomfort. Went to the bauer 195's and the wider toe box perfectly accomodated my feet. Now I feel like I'm skating in comfortable tennis shoes.

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Post by ImissMYhockey » Mon Mar 23, 2009 11:18 am

The Vapor 60's are coming out soon so that is another one to think about.

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Post by Cardiackid » Wed Mar 25, 2009 4:59 pm

GRAF without a doubt.

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Post by Bouchard92 » Wed Apr 01, 2009 10:27 pm

My son owns a pair of vapor XXXX's and absolutely loves them. he has been using the vapor line for years

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