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Will New Graf Cowlings Fit Old Graf Skates?

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Ok so I'll start this off. I have a pair of G50 skates in size 11.5. My blades are fubar'd and i have the old cobra cowlings. Will a newer size 11 cowling fit my 11.5 boot?

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So I had a chat with Vaughn Canada. They said that the size 11 cowling would fit a 11.5 size boot. So if you have a half size boot size down in Graf cowlings if you need some.

 

I ordered some boujee cowlings from the Monkey on clearance. I drilled them myself and mounted my old boots with some new hardware. I may replace the factory runners with some Step Steel down the road.

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On 8/31/2017 at 9:37 AM, Corbotron said:

I ordered some boujee cowlings from the Monkey on clearance. I drilled them myself and mounted my old boots with some new hardware. I may replace the factory runners with some Step Steel down the road.

That's exactly what I did, G50 boots, with newer Graf cowlings and Step Steel. It's working fine for me. I also had some newer Graf skates (don't remember the model) but the boots are too stiff. I think the G50 and G750 were the last comfortable boots Graf made. I was always a "Graf guy", but when these skates are done, I guess I'll have to see what else is out there, because the Graf boots today lost the comfort that made them great/popular.

 

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19 minutes ago, daffy said:

@estogoalie Graf Canada did tell me they can still make the 750. It would be a custom order so not sure of total cost.

How did you contact them? I got no response from Vaughn about this. I thought they’re handling Graf.

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48 minutes ago, WillyGrips13 said:

How did you contact them? I got no response from Vaughn about this. I thought they’re handling Graf.

That's correct. 

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Yes Vaughn owns them but I contacted them through FB. They messaged me back saying what models they could make me in narrow width and said I would need to price it out at a Graf retailer. I didn't go further than that.

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11 hours ago, daffy said:

@estogoalie Graf Canada did tell me they can still make the 750. It would be a custom order so not sure of total cost.

Hmm. What's funny is that I'm in Switzerland, and one of the reasons I like Graf is that they are a "local" company. Is Vaughn involved now with Graf Switzerland? Or Graf Switzerland is a separate company from Graf Canada? :idk:

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1 hour ago, estogoalie said:

Hmm. What's funny is that I'm in Switzerland, and one of the reasons I like Graf is that they are a "local" company. Is Vaughn involved now with Graf Switzerland? Or Graf Switzerland is a separate company from Graf Canada? :idk:

I think they are loosely involved with each other, but entirely separate entities. 

 

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On 8/31/2017 at 2:37 AM, Corbotron said:

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Those are the best cowls I've ever seen in my life. I need those.

I have a set of Graf Supra 4500s and I'll be switching to Supra 5500s soon.

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