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Offline Sam_Bryant

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Skate recommendations?
« on: February 05, 2017, 02:37:55 PM »
Hello!

I just wondered if anyone had any good skate/boot recommendations for men. (No, They don't have to be black. I actually prefer white skates.) I live in North America and I'm searching for a good, solid all-around pair as I get back into the sport. Is there anything I should avoid or look for when shopping around for skates?

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Re: Skate recommendations?
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2017, 03:44:18 PM »
It'll depend on a few things, like your current (and near future) skating level, body weight, and shape of your feet.  Certain brands work better for some people than others.  I like Kinzie's Closet as a good general intro to skates and blades for each level: https://www.kinziescloset.com/skate-comparison-guide.html  Really, though, your best bet if at all possible is to find a reputable skate shop and fitter who can help you get the right skates for you and your level. Ask for recommendations at your rink.  Good luck!

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Re: Skate recommendations?
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2017, 03:58:06 PM »
@Skategeek

Fair enough. More than a few factors seem to go into it. I've never heard of Kinzie's Closet before but I'll give it a poke around. Seems to have lots of interesting stuff on it! I actually just today got a recommendation to a local fitter who has been working with the club for a long time. So I'm going to chat with them today and go from there.

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Re: Skate recommendations?
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2017, 04:15:29 PM »
Oh, that's terrific.  I'd recommend using Kinzie's Closet as a resource just to get familiar with the brands and models so you have some idea what to expect when you see the fitter.

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Re: Skate recommendations?
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2017, 05:06:58 PM »
@Skategeek

Will do! Definitely lots of interesting stuff on there. Though a lack of unique mens skating pants T.T Black is so boring.
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Re: Skate recommendations?
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2017, 01:49:52 AM »
Though a lack of unique mens skating pants T.T Black is so boring.

I found these?  I know nothing about them or the seller, but they're mens and not plain black...

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/New-Ice-Skating-JERRYS-MENS-SPORT-STRIPE-SKATING-PANTS-MADE-ORDER-3-WKS-FAB-801-/381675435475?var=&hash=item97831acad8

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Re: Skate recommendations?
« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2017, 05:35:27 AM »
@Aussieskater

Aha! Exactly! Why couldn't I find something like that before? ^_^'

Thanks for the link! Better than plain black.
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