Patineuse élite et professionnelle
I know you weren't initially attacking me, but now I kind of feel like that's tipped a bit.Yes, of course. I'm just using my personal experience. I'm making my own suggestion and I'm not attacking you. There is no one-size-fits-all. The post I was replying to said that they did not know much about Riedell skates and I was simply trying to offer my experience with Riedell skates. And obviously, if the foot requires it, there is no way around a custom skate. I never said that anyone was suggesting to buy crazy expensive totally custom skates, I was just saying that it's not necessary to, for a beginner. (In most cases.)
Also, I don't mean to sound rude here but who are you? You have said that you know what you're doing and others in this thread have mentioned you. Do you run a skate shop or something? (I'm not doubting your credentials, I'm just wondering)
The way things were stated in the post I addressed made it sound like and would have mislead a new skater into thinking that everyone's suggestions which have been mostly on are wrong and to never consider a semi-custom b/c it's unnecessary.
Last but not least, I don't own a skate shop but have enough experience from many years in skating and elite international and now professional for years that I know my stuff, it's something that's earned along the way. I've probably tried or tested about every boot brand, most styles and blades in my career. That is all you need to know about me.
Not to sound rude but, who are you? Do you feel comfortable with being asked the invasive question you asked me? No probably not, so let it go. And no, I'm not being rude.