If anyone could help I would appreciate it. I need some advice on choosing the right boots. Here is my background. I am an adult skater, and I had super crappy skates for a long time. They were too big for me and I got rid of them. The next pair of boots I got I made the classic mistake of getting ones that were way way too advanced for me, thinking they would last and last for years. They cost alot. Anway I see the error of it all, and it was a bad, bad horrible idea. As a result out of frustration and partially a heavy schedule I now have not skated in a few years since then. I was dying to go back to it again. So I broke out the old boots and I did everything you can imagine to break them in again. Small progress there, but not much. Well now I am thinking I need new boots yet again. I guess this is my last shot at it. I love skating and I am definatley bit by the bug and always I want to do the same thing for years whenever I watch the skaters on tv. It's not really enough for me to just sit back and watch. But I really cannot afford to invest in yet another new boot and this not work out. (where basically I do not expect to be good or anything- but I do need for it to be that I can move comfortable in my new boots and they not be impossible) This sport it an expensive hobby for sure.
Anyhow I really don't know what I am doing with this all. If say I go for a really good boot again. And also I am nervous about getting another one that and getting one that is too stiff and advanced. I can't get a regular boot because I can no longer skate on the lower level ones, and even if I wanted to some. I have *ahem* some small anatomical-type issues going on. (ie tim goebel style back posture problem, that I am working on. No offense to tim, of course he looks much improved there this year. So higher heel height is good for me to force me to bend) I need ones that are more professional then that. And yet I think lighter too. So I don't know. I think I have a problem there. Add into that one other thing that I will get to in a minute, about a good possible oppertunity for boots that are priced well. (but not what I would usually go for, ie the dance boots)
My old boots were size 8. But they were the same as my street shoe size. I did alot of things with them for awhile I was a teenager (starting out, not a kid) But I'd never think of skating on them again and they have no blades now anyway. They are way too big to be secure on jumps. Well I got top of the line skates a long time ago as I mentioned earlier next but they are not going to work. I guess I am going the shelve them and take them out a few years from now. I don't think it is about the discpline of breaking in. It's just not going to happen. I've tried hard and tired everything! So getting to the new skates part. I am definatley settled on the new Jacksons, and I have found a pair. The only one avilable of a good price is the Dance boot though. Which is odd. But I have considered it becuase my blades were always mounted really forward (some people I know thought it was too much but I liked it like that and I had mucho heel lifters) and I do prefer a lighter boot. (like I've mentioned) I am thinking lately maybe this could be a good creative choice for my problem. (My old crappy first boot were ridicoulsy light for what I was doing but I used them for a while anyway. The lightness though was one thinng I mostly liked.)
So my question is is there any disadvantage to going with a dance boot here even though it is an offbeat choice? Any unforseen technical problems I may have?? I really really would love that lighter boot, and one that I dont need adjusted for the hell height of. I am pretty set on it, as I've said but I do want to seek advice. Is this a good idea? Or a really crazy one?
I kind am thinking if I don't get this (special priced dance) boot, this is it. I dont have the money to keep pour down the drain, as a really broke collegestudent.:-p So again is there anything unforseen here or what? Or do I perhaps have a good handle on this and that what I talked about is pretty much the difference there? Any other sage words of advice and wisdom you might want to say about it all? Whatever you want to say. Thanks alot to anyone who would help out!