Choosing Hockey skates: opinions?

Choosing Hockey skates: opinions?

Post by Brod » Fri, 23 Jan 1998 04:00:00


I am currently using Bauer 1000s for rec skating, whizzing around the
rink and staying in shape for the inline season.  While I have really
gotten to like my current skates, I am looking for a new skate that
will offer more lateral stiffness yet allow good fore-aft ankle
flexion (what can I say, I like a deep knee bend).

I am looking at Graf 707 or 705, Flite Summit and CCM 652 and up, incl
the 952.

Does anyone have experience with these brands, as far as quality,
comfort, and stiffness?  I would also appreciate any opinions on
blade/frame/holder choice: Tuuk or CCM Prolite.

Thanks in advance,
-Brodie

 
 
 

Choosing Hockey skates: opinions?

Post by Paul Clar » Sun, 25 Jan 1998 04:00:00

Quote:

>I am currently using Bauer 1000s for rec skating, whizzing around the
>rink and staying in shape for the inline season.  While I have really
>gotten to like my current skates, I am looking for a new skate that
>will offer more lateral stiffness yet allow good fore-aft ankle
>flexion (what can I say, I like a deep knee bend).
>I am looking at Graf 707 or 705, Flite Summit and CCM 652 and up, incl
>the 952.
>Does anyone have experience with these brands, as far as quality,
>comfort, and stiffness?  I would also appreciate any opinions on
>blade/frame/holder choice: Tuuk or CCM Prolite.
>Thanks in advance,
>-Brodie

Hi Brodie
CCMs are suitable if you have a wide foot and low arches. In my
experience, your weight is shifted slightly further forward in CCMs
than Bauers. The arch support in CCMs (compared to Bauer) is
different; the heel sits flat, whereas in the Bauer the heel tends to
feel like it's sitting on a slope.

heel-------------------Toe

CCM
---------
         \
            \
               ----------------

Bauer
  \
    \
      \
        --------------------
CCM's prolite blade is harder, you can get a sharper edge, but doesn't
seem to last as long as the Tuuk.  Personally, I went for the 752s
(non-pump) rather than the heavier 952s. The Grafs were too narrow to
accommodate my wide foot.

I also recommend formthotic insoles for extra foot support.and
control.

Regards,

Paul

Paul Clarke


 
 
 

Choosing Hockey skates: opinions?

Post by Wooki » Mon, 26 Jan 1998 04:00:00

Quote:

> I am currently using Bauer 1000s for rec skating, whizzing around the
> rink and staying in shape for the inline season.  While I have really
> gotten to like my current skates, I am looking for a new skate that
> will offer more lateral stiffness yet allow good fore-aft ankle
> flexion (what can I say, I like a deep knee bend).

> I am looking at Graf 707 or 705, Flite Summit and CCM 652 and up, incl
> the 952.

> Does anyone have experience with these brands, as far as quality,
> comfort, and stiffness?  I would also appreciate any opinions on
> blade/frame/holder choice: Tuuk or CCM Prolite.

Being a Canuk I guess I am just partial to CCM skates and teh tough
prolite blade.  It would be the combination I would go for if buying a
new pair but switching skates isn't always easy.  Good luck.

Wookie.

 
 
 

Choosing Hockey skates: opinions?

Post by Suki » Tue, 27 Jan 1998 04:00:00

Quote:

> CCM's prolite blade is harder, you can get a sharper edge, but doesn't
> seem to last as long as the Tuuk.

I don't know about harder, but the CCM ProLite blades are brittle.
I've chipped my blades several times.  I'm not talking about small
nicks.  We're talking chunks.  I've never had this problem with any
other blades.  I'm thinking about switching back to Tuuks.
Especially, if I can find the blue Tuuk racks like the Edmonton Oilers
used to have.

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