K2 Ice Skates

K2 Ice Skates

Post by Jake Arnol » Tue, 15 Dec 1998 04:00:00


Anyone seen or know anything about the new K2 Ice Skates.   Looks kinda of
interesting but I assume there's a down side.

http://www.k2skates.com/products99/softbootice/default.html

 
 
 

K2 Ice Skates

Post by Ice Hockey Nut -- Ice Palace, Hawa » Tue, 15 Dec 1998 04:00:00

I hae not tried any K2 boots, but a frend of mine has used used K2 boots
with Coronation Dance blades. (I must say, that was odd.)  

It looked cool but it didn't give much support. (maybe because it could
have been speed boots).  He used it for about 6 months and went back to
his Risport boots. (he told me, it already was broken down in such a
short)  

Looking at your link, I think that the hockey boots look alright. (I
personaly do not want to comment on boots that I can not see and touch
in person.  Because pictures can be deciving.)
I have two friends that hae Mission skates and I must say that the boots
are very stiff.  Stiffer than my CCM952s.  Another friend of mine has
the new Baure Vapors. It was not as stiff as it looked. (but I should
wait until she breaks them in)  

That's all for now.
wwoo

But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew thir strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
(Isaiah 40:31)

 
 
 

K2 Ice Skates

Post by Jake Arnol » Tue, 15 Dec 1998 04:00:00

Dear Mr. Nut  :-)

Their description didn't make it sound like a hockey skate but I guess now
that you mentioned it the blade looks hockey.   OTOH the buckle looks like
the same as K2 uses on its inlines.   That buckle would handle hockey.    I
was wondering if they had come out with something that was somewhere between
a hockey and figure skate, i.e. a Rec. skate.

None of the local K2 Inline stores knew K2 has Ice Skates including the
local Shop that sell an sharpens ice skates.

Jake



    Looking at your link, I think that the hockey boots look alright. (I
    personaly do not want to comment on boots that I can not see and touch
    in person.  Because pictures can be deciving.)

 
 
 

K2 Ice Skates

Post by Jake Arnol » Tue, 15 Dec 1998 04:00:00

Change to 'would NOT handle hockey'
Quote:
>the same as K2 uses on its inlines.   That buckle would handle hockey.    I

 
 
 

K2 Ice Skates

Post by John Snakenbu » Wed, 16 Dec 1998 04:00:00

K2 is trying everything. They are working with a new rocker
system for inlines similar to klap skates used in ice racing.
Inlines are severely deficient in this area, and K2 is looking
for solutions there. I suspect that is the case with the K2
ice skates. They are 'trying something'. I really don't think
that ice skate performance could be improved at all by a soft
boot, BUT in the cheap ice skate market, comfort could be improved
a lot. Also, there is a very naive target market that would go
for the K2 .. the kids who think that figure skating is 'girl
stuff'. Watch for the hype .. and the Xgeneration to show up in
your freestyle sessions. I may join them, too. I'll paint my
new Riedell Goldstars with zebra stripes and blinking lights
and spike what's left of my hair .... :-)

                                            johns

: Anyone seen or know anything about the new K2 Ice Skates.   Looks kinda of
: interesting but I assume there's a down side.

: http://www.k2skates.com/products99/softbootice/default.html

 
 
 

K2 Ice Skates

Post by John Snakenbu » Wed, 16 Dec 1998 04:00:00

Ha! I found it. Quote: "Grandpa, tell me about when people
used to have skates wih those dorky leather boots back
in the '90s." Yep, the end of skating as we know it. Of
course I'm ready for 'em. I can do a front Royale 'fakie'.
We're going to need to dig a large trench in the middle of
the rink, too. The dancing ladies are going to have to quit
circling like buzzards and learn the 'Ilene'. Ho, ho, ho!
Merry Xmas.

                                        johns

: Anyone seen or know anything about the new K2 Ice Skates.   Looks kinda of
: interesting but I assume there's a down side.

: http://www.k2skates.com/products99/softbootice/default.html