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Offline HannahLouise

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Re: Show Off Your Skates!
« Reply #50 on: July 31, 2013, 04:02:18 AM »
Every skating board needs a "Show Off Your Skates" thread.

Here are my new ones from May 2010 - Custom Klingbeils with Wilson Gold Seal blades



They are beautiful!!

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Re: Show Off Your Skates!
« Reply #51 on: July 31, 2013, 04:13:32 AM »
My Jackson Competitors! Love them so much :)

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Re: Show Off Your Skates!
« Reply #52 on: August 01, 2013, 11:38:50 AM »
Here is a picture of mine!
Custom Klingbeil K's (9/10 strength.. yowza!) with Icy Pink Paramount 440's (currently in my favorite hippo soakers).
Love my skates! Switching laces to pink soon though, when I get motivated to do it.
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Re: Show Off Your Skates!
« Reply #53 on: August 01, 2013, 12:35:59 PM »
New SP-Teri SuperTeri's with John Wilson Gold Seals.  Need to be heat-molded and punched a little, but so far, so good.



Semi-stock: added a v-cut and split width at extra $$$.  I had the blades in the garage, so I saved some money there.
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Re: Show Off Your Skates!
« Reply #54 on: August 01, 2013, 01:47:46 PM »
Here is a picture of mine!
Custom Klingbeil K's (9/10 strength.. yowza!) with Icy Pink Paramount 440's (currently in my favorite hippo soakers).
Love my skates! Switching laces to pink soon though, when I get motivated to do it.

Very pretty! Planning on getting Custom Klingbeils when I properly start my doubles (only just bought new skates on Sunday so I'm hoping they will last almost a year), I'm assuming you'd recommend them?

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Re: Show Off Your Skates!
« Reply #55 on: August 01, 2013, 03:37:13 PM »
I absolutely love them. They are like slippers! The customer service for me was fantastic, I emailed directly with Richie Perna. They walked me through the process and gave me personalized reccomendations. When I needed more ankle space (I have some freakish ankles) they fixed them for free and overnighted them back to me (free!). I will be getting Klingbeils for the rest of my life. I also have the lambs wool/rubber combination tongue and highly reccommend it, so warm yet still secure! Also the clarino lining as it keeps things not so stinky as it is antibacterial. But yes, I LOVE LOVE LOVE my klingbeils!!! :love:

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Re: Show Off Your Skates!
« Reply #56 on: August 01, 2013, 03:53:14 PM »
They sound lovely!!

I have dodgy ankles soon so heat moulding was perfect for me.

But I live in England  :'( would I still be able to order them and fax them a tracing of my feet as I wouldn't be able to try them on, do you think?

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Re: Show Off Your Skates!
« Reply #57 on: August 01, 2013, 03:57:40 PM »
I wasn't able to go to the store either.
What happens is they send you a foam mould with instructions on how to use it (not hard!) then papers for tracings of your feet and measurements. You will need to provide height, weight, jump, and level information. It was really a pretty simple process, and I just called them when filling out the options sheet and they walked me through what everything was and what they would reccommend for my feet.

I was lucky as my coach was trained to fit them, but really it was quite simple! then it is 4 weeks to make.

I don't think they do heat moulding, they may, but mine are full customs and I highly reccommend that! Go like their facebook as well as they sometimes run sales, I got around $100 off!
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Re: Show Off Your Skates!
« Reply #58 on: August 01, 2013, 04:18:56 PM »
I wouldn't have thought I'd need the heat moulding with customs anyway :)

Thank you for your help!

I've changed skate brands so much so I'm hoping I will change to Klingbiels and stick with them! I fell in love with Riedells and then realised there were much better brands out there. I now have Jacksons as I could get them fitted at my rink (even though its still over an hour and a half away) and they're fabulous! Still loving the look of Klingbiels much more though...

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Re: Show Off Your Skates!
« Reply #59 on: August 01, 2013, 04:27:03 PM »
It is definitely worth emailing! We exchanged a lot of emails before I committed to buy. They really are great with answering questions via call/email! :D
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Re: Show Off Your Skates!
« Reply #60 on: August 01, 2013, 04:32:19 PM »
 ;D thank you for your help! I'll be sure to contact them soon (think I better break in my new skates first before I ask my parents for another new pair, haha)

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Re: Show Off Your Skates!
« Reply #61 on: August 01, 2013, 04:40:55 PM »
you are welcome! I love mine.
Expensive but not unusually so for customs! (the color was only an extra $100!)
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Re: Show Off Your Skates!
« Reply #62 on: August 01, 2013, 04:46:20 PM »
They're totally worth it though! (I may change my mind when it comes to the day I need to buy my own skates, and pay for my own lessons though...  ;) )

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Re: Show Off Your Skates!
« Reply #63 on: August 02, 2013, 02:57:48 PM »
That day is not a fun one!
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Re: Show Off Your Skates!
« Reply #64 on: August 02, 2013, 03:57:49 PM »
At least my parents are planning on me still living at home through medical school though... Doesn't sound like a bad idea haha  :angel:

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Re: Show Off Your Skates!
« Reply #65 on: August 07, 2013, 12:06:13 PM »
On Monday, I bought new Jackson Elles from our pro-shop. I love them! I got them molded. They felt fine in the store, but when I skated Monday night, the left felt perfectly fine but the right was killing me in the arch area. I got it punched out yesterday and have been wearing them around the house. Now I discovered I need to get the pinky toe area on the same boot punched out. No big deal though. I took out the insole to see how my foot fit on it. If I squeeze my foot I can fit it perfectly; otherwise my toes hang off a little from the sides. It's not painful except for that one toe.  I cant wait for these to break in so I can skate properly. I can't even do proper 3-turns or t-stops. I think they're a smidge too sharp as well.  88)
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Re: Show Off Your Skates!
« Reply #66 on: August 19, 2013, 07:35:47 AM »
My skates are breaking down, so I decided to paint the bottoms of them. :)

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Re: Show Off Your Skates!
« Reply #67 on: August 19, 2013, 11:10:58 PM »
Cute!  I have a similar colored metallic jacquard textile paint (Lumiere I think?) I've considered painting my boots with.. I'm just afraid to go for it!

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Re: Show Off Your Skates!
« Reply #68 on: September 08, 2013, 10:54:30 AM »
My new custom Harlick's have arrived!

Here they are fresh out of the box...



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Re: Show Off Your Skates!
« Reply #69 on: September 08, 2013, 12:34:04 PM »
Here's my skates. Stock Jackson Competitors (original laces!) and Mk Pro blades (half inch recreational ROH)



The cuts in the boot are explained in my blog about a foot issue I had.

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Re: Show Off Your Skates!
« Reply #70 on: September 19, 2013, 10:50:24 AM »
My Jackson Mystiques, which are now around 10 months old.

Yet they still look almost new...  ???

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Re: Show Off Your Skates!
« Reply #71 on: January 17, 2017, 08:40:36 PM »
I must be the top poster in this thread.  Just picked up my new Harlick customs with Wilson Gold Seal Revolution blades.  Light and shiny most importantly, well-fitted and aligned.  Can't wait to take them for a spin!

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Re: Show Off Your Skates!
« Reply #72 on: January 19, 2017, 09:07:27 PM »
Mine are my Avatar, Riedell Silver Stars 355, an older model from ebay. Bought "used" but never worn. The only difference in them today is that they have Coronation Dance blades on them instead of the blades they came with which were just a basic MK single star. They also have my crystal laces on them, love the bling things. They are my first real skate, and were $100 for the skates and the blades. Though it is hard to compare since they no longer make this exact skate, new prices for the skates and blades would have probably been at least $500 new. They fit me like second skin, deal of the century for me and kind of a sign from the Gods that I was really meant to start skating seriously, I could not have afforded such a skate so early on.

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Re: Show Off Your Skates!
« Reply #73 on: January 21, 2017, 11:22:33 AM »
My custom Edea Ice Fly's...  ;D