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Old December 1st, 2014, 10:31 PM   #21
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I was hoping after your first comment that when I got to the bottom of the thread things would be different, and they are. Whenever I have new boots I always forget how much it sucks at first, but it always does, just takes time.

I will say my Edea Accordo boots (I got them very slightly used) were the easiest boots I've ever broken in, almost non-existent. I'm used to Riedells which definitely take some time. My Riedell 2010's that I use for ice took me over a month, now I've had them for 3 years and they are amazing! I almost want to take the blades off and get a Roll Line plate put on. But, my Edea's are awesome, and I'm glad you are having the same experience with yours!

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Old December 4th, 2014, 01:38 PM   #22
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ok - I have to repent and go back on what I said originally - what Bunny_Hop says is true the Edea boots are super comfortable and mold to your foot in no time! The discomfort I was feeling was because I had never skated in a stiff boot before. Compared to Riedell speed boots the break in period is zero. I've skated in these boots for only 3 weeks and it feels like I've been wearing them forever.
Going from a speed boot to a stiff, high top artistic boot can feel like torture. Glad the Edeas broke in for you.
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Old December 4th, 2014, 03:01 PM   #23
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So a local derby gal was looking at skates at the rink where I work. She got to the Ridell Art page of the catalogue pointed to my exact model and said, "Who would want a skate like that?"

OK, she's a kid so you have 10 seconds of attention max. I told her I bought them for ankle support, but there are so many more advantages ( depending on style). Posture, heel height giving weight to the toes, what advice should
I give? This gal is so flexible she can put her foot beside her head standing up. She'd be great at Art. (No offense to Derby skating, I just know even less about that).

I don't think she's interested in art, so I wouldn't recommend that skate, but it's nice to know the advantages and disadvantages of each type of skate.
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Old December 4th, 2014, 06:09 PM   #24
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So a local derby gal was looking at skates at the rink where I work. She got to the Ridell Art page of the catalogue pointed to my exact model and said, "Who would want a skate like that?"

OK, she's a kid so you have 10 seconds of attention max. I told her I bought them for ankle support, but there are so many more advantages ( depending on style). Posture, heel height giving weight to the toes, what advice should
I give? This gal is so flexible she can put her foot beside her head standing up. She'd be great at Art. (No offense to Derby skating, I just know even less about that).

I don't think she's interested in art, so I wouldn't recommend that skate, but it's nice to know the advantages and disadvantages of each type of skate.
Who would want a skate like that? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hi4p...ature=youtu.be
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Old September 16th, 2017, 04:04 PM   #25
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Rick's the real expert here, I think he is correct.

So just two cents.

My much cheaper Ridell 120's are cushy on the inside, right or wrong I like that. Still, it took me a good number of sessions before I got the combination of lacing and socks I like ( I like socks, I tried it without). My sock is just beyond the top of the boot so I don't chafe. My boots are extremely comfortable now.

Rick nailed the lacing too, I started with 3 eyelets free and I only have one now. I still don't like the top eyelet laced, but I think it would be technically better, especially if I did real jumps.

You also jump much better than me. My jumps are much better described as a hop-around from one foot to the other, not much chance of twisting an ankle. You'll want a stiff boot to move forward with jumping.
How are the 120's for durability? I understand the soles are PVC rather than leather and that gives me some pause...
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Old September 17th, 2017, 12:11 PM   #26
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How are the 120's for durability? I understand the soles are PVC rather than leather and that gives me some pause...
they will hold up but not your best option, depending on how they are mounted they could be ok for a while. I would much rather see you in a 220 or better. or even some of the newer brand boots. good luck
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Old September 17th, 2017, 11:02 PM   #27
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they will hold up but not your best option, depending on how they are mounted they could be ok for a while. I would much rather see you in a 220 or better. or even some of the newer brand boots. good luck
True. If I had my druthers I'd replace the skates I lost with as close to the same components as I had, that having been Riedell Gold Wings, Sure-Grip Classics, and Bones 57/101's with Fafnir bearings. BUT, finances won't allow that at present and I can't bear rink skates. Tried that the other night and you can imagine how that went. So, I have to find something affordable and halfway decent. I pulled the trigger on a combo with Riedell 120's, Century plates, Bones Elite 57/101's with Super Reds yesterday (Tue.) and a pair of Snyder large toe stops. As money allows, all I'll have to change is the boots, and I can mount them myself. Thanks for your input, been a while since I had to buy gear.

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