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    what didn't kill me-made me stronger!
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    Question Your Favourite Skates? :)

    Hmm...I've been thinking...I have one question: What are your favuorite boots? Vifa,graf,gam,ridell,risport,edea? For now, I tryed Graff, Vifa and Risport and I think that Risport are the best. But, recently, my friend from Italy was here and she showed ma Edea skates. She says that those are the perfect boots. I am also very interested in Ridell boots, they are really bautiful.
    So, any suggestions
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    I have Ridells

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    Custom SP Teri's.... after wearing skates more than shoes for over 30 years now.....I love my SP Teri's! Like wearing bedroom slippers on the ice.....or something like that....LOL

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    I skate on Grafs, but I think everyone has a different perference on what they like to skate on.

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    Ye, people are saying that,for example,Graf, can only some people wear, but to other it's very bad. SP Teri? I was watching a lot of catalogs and I gess I saw them, but I've never had chance to see them in live. Are Ridells good? I should buy new skates next season, thanks for help

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    I'm on my second pair of Gams, which suit me very well.

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    I have Jackson boots, they're my fourth or fifth pair, and they suit me PERFECTLY:d it really depends on what you like.

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    And on which one fits your foot! I basically let my skate fitter chose what to try after he measured me, and he thought, of the brands he deals in (mostly Grafs, Jacksons, and Riedell) Jacksons would be the best fit. They work so far, though I'm having some problems with ankle support versus room to flex with one boot, so that's what I skate on. (Should've listened about blades, though. Never try to save money with cheap blades, that's all I'm sayin'.) Some people at my rinks swear by Harlicks. My friend wears SP Teri and says she just can't get any sort of fit with Riedell. Boots are such an individual thing.

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    No, ofcourse I won't buy some cheap blades, it will be Phantom probably. Well... One of the girls from my skating club has Jacson boots, they are really very good. But she is yet a little girl and she jumps only singles. So I need something better. It always deppends on the jumps you do. And...well, I don't know how to explain this, but I'll try. As all of you live on the other continent, you have a big choice of European, but also American boots. There a lot of models. In Serbia, where I live, skating is not popular and there is no where to buy boots and blades. So we all are trying to find the best way to find real skates for us. We usually buy them without trying, I mean, other people buy it when they go to other countries. So it's very dificult. Ofcourse, I know that every man likes other boots. Personaly, I've, for example, never had problem with Risport. Now I skate on Vifas, and it's killing me. I have big problems with my feets and...I don't know how to say it on English...well, for sure it is very hard. So maybe the best is not to risk, but keep writing me suggestions

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    I've used Riedells and SP-Teris, and I went back to Riedells. When I got this pair (Riedell Gold Stars), I had them broken in perfectly in only a week, no blisters! And on my third day in them, I landed axels, which was a very big deal at the time!

    Most Riedells have a feature that you can do if you buy your skates in person. The people at the store fit you, then they heat the boots up and you put them on and the boots shape themselves to fit your foot exactly right. I don't know if you can do that at home!

    I love my Riedells!


    It must be awful to have to buy your boots without trying them on! You're much braver than I am!
    Last edited by IcyBallerina; 01-11-2006 at 02:12 PM.

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    My Jacksons are heat-fitted, too. The skate fitter has a special little oven, but supposedly you can refit them using your home oven (one of my coaches did this, with the fitter talking her through it on the phone.) I'm actually thinking of having mine redone to see if it helps.

    I've heard Riedells run narrow--does anyone know if that's true?

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    Jacksons didn't work out for me - neither did Riedells. Probably because the skate fitter was a moron and said I ws B width when I'm D width. So I just ended up getting custom Harlicks after wasting lotsa money on Riedells and JAcksons! I hope my Harlicks are okay...

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    Hmm...so, most of you are skating on American boots... Have any of you ever skated on Risport? What is better- Ridell or Risport?

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    Quote Originally Posted by julietvalcouer
    I've heard Riedells run narrow--does anyone know if that's true?
    I think that they used to, but they changed the fit so A heel and B ball is standard.

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    I have been wearing Jackson Boots for as long as i can remember soo yeah...with Coronation ace blades...but i should be upgrading my blades soon (double axles )

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