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Old May 15th, 2014, 06:21 PM   #1
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Talking totally NEWBS when it comes to skates

A little about me

5'3", 175 lbs, average athletic girl. I am currently on Size 8 Rock GT 50s, (first skates ever) and although theyve lasted a year, there is NO support in them. My walls are non existent.

So, I am looking for a new pair obviously. But am not sure what I should be looking for. I know I prefer the lower boot profile, (sorry antiks, cant do it.) but i need something I am not going to demolish within a year.

I also need suggestions on lighter, durable plates...


annnnnnd GO!!
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Old May 15th, 2014, 06:34 PM   #2
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A little about me

5'3", 175 lbs, average athletic girl. I am currently on Size 8 Rock GT 50s, (first skates ever) and although theyve lasted a year, there is NO support in them. My walls are non existent.

So, I am looking for a new pair obviously. But am not sure what I should be looking for. I know I prefer the lower boot profile, (sorry antiks, cant do it.) but i need something I am not going to demolish within a year.

I also need suggestions on lighter, durable plates...


annnnnnd GO!!
Can you let us know your budget?
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Old May 15th, 2014, 07:56 PM   #3
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I would go with a metal plate for sure. I'm a bit taller than you but my weight is about the same. I find that with plastic/nylon plates there is a good bit of flex at our weight. This flex leads to loss of power and foot pain. I like my Prolines, they've been pretty bulletproof for the past 3 years.

As far as a boot....see if you can try on some boots that belong to your friends. See what fits. My boys have the leather Vanillas because they fit wide cave man feet and can be found used on Ebay for not a lot of money.
I skated Riedell 122 for years and had sore toes from being squished in a boot that was too narrow in the toes. I'm now in a Bont and love it. Heat molded to my feet. I change out the innersoles a couple times a year and I'm golden. I do believe that Riedell has other styles that may be kinder to toes, so look around.
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Old May 16th, 2014, 03:58 PM   #4
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Can you let us know your budget?

I would like to not go crazy... I am shooting for the 300-500 range. But of course cheaper is better (well for my pocket book lol)
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