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Old December 6th, 2016, 08:47 PM   #8
shesk8
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Just a word of caution re: using old, old skates.
We've witnessed 2 unrelated incidences where skaters plastic shell boots just cracked and gave way. One of the skaters was simply standing at the time, and fortunately not rolling, herirse things could have been worse. Plastic is subject to lose material strength when subject to heat (like being stored in hot garage or attic space), and just over time plastic materials lose original strength, and become brittle. Always a good idea to check your gear, and look for hairline stress cracks on old skates.

Sometimes it's just time to retire the old and replace with new.
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