d4rksabre Posted July 18, 2017 Share Posted July 18, 2017 [I posted this thread over on the Goalie Store Forum but it looks like that place is kinda dead. Hoping some of the regulars from there have migrated here?] Hi all, I started playing goalie in college about 10 years ago and in that time I've cycled through a handful of skates. I'm struggling right now though and I'll explain. When I first started playing it was in a totally trashed pair of Bauer Microns (the ones with the removable liner). They had zero ankle support, were probably a half size too small, but they were stupid comfortable and got me started. I've hung onto them as a novelty. I replaced them with a used pair of Supreme 7000s. I really liked those skates. Unfortunately I hurt my knee a few too many times and in a fit of insanity sold off all my gear. A few years ago I got back into playing goalie again and grabbed a pair of Supreme One100's on closeout. I bought 10.5EE's but have suspected that I bought them too big. I cram my foot into 9.5D Supreme player skate now, but I wouldn't want that same fit in a goalie skate. I picked up a used pair of Bauer Performance skates in a 9.5D and I don't hate the fit (they're probably too small, but I don't like slop), but I have the same general complaint with them that I have with my Supreme One100s: I feel like I'm fighting the skate. What I mean is that I feel like I can't get "set" when the play is coming at me, or bend my knees as much as I'd like. I always felt like I could get "set" on the balls of my feet in those old Supreme 7000s and I never felt like I was fighting against the skate when I was down in the butterfly trying to hold the post or something. But I fight these One100 and Performance boots even though they're definitely broken in. It's like they don't flex enough front to back and I come out of my games with my ankles hurting from the lack of give. I also feel like it's stopping me from playing as well as I used to. Has anyone else struggled to adapt to modern skates? Are the Vaughn GX1's something I should look at? Is there something I'm not considering in the fitment of the skate? Should I just stockpile used Supreme 7000s from eBay Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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