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Old February 17th, 2018, 02:56 PM   #21
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Here's an aspect that a lot of people don't consider:

Badly built skates with ill-fitting boots and stiff suspensions are fatiguing in and of themselves. If the components are heavy, it exacerbates the whole situation. And it isn't because of the work involved in using a heavy skate, it's because of the work involved in trying to get a heavy skate to do what you want them to do.

Properly fitted boots on an accurately sized and mounted plate with a nice compliant suspension feel like a natural extension of the skater's body and do not require a lot of effort to use.

So unless chasing weight is a just a facet of the hobby you particularly enjoy, don't overthink it. Spend the time and mental energy getting the skate right.
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Old February 17th, 2018, 03:08 PM   #22
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All good info and perspectives. Thanks all
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Old February 18th, 2018, 02:10 PM   #23
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Default Advise..

Everyone has advise. Take your time and select metal plates. No need in spending a ton on them. Under $200 will get really good plates. Good wheels will cost you less than $150. Bearings are cheap. No need to spend big bucks on them, $40 to $50 at most. But find boots that will fit you well. NObody likes exactly the same stuff.
It's a hunt that can go on forever. But some get lucky and are satisfied after spend a grand or so. Your rink will also become a factor, regulating your wheel choices.
I know that there is so much info in this thread to process, but buy good plates once and upgrade the rest as time a cash permits. My skates started that way 8 years ago. Carreras with a plastic plate. Beginning skating over again, the skates were fine, but after 6 months, the plates were holding me back. Bought different plates and replaced them. I used the boots until they fell apart. Upgraded the wheels several times. That is the "change it as you go" theme and it works.
So don't fret over how much the plate costs as much as how good it is and how acceptable it is to upgrading cushions and other parts. The plate is the foundation of your work, make it a good one.
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Old February 18th, 2018, 06:12 PM   #24
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Agreed for sure
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