MangoRhinehart Posted October 11, 2019 Share Posted October 11, 2019 Hey yinz, I had my first game out with my True 2piece skates on Tuesday and wanted to give my initial review and impressions. From a performance standpoint, these are amazing, my lateral movements when down in the butterfly were much faster, and required less energy overall to get from point A to point B. At the end of the game, and the next day, my legs still felt pretty fresh. In my game, I can think of at least 2 goals that this directly prevented. One being a breakaway where I had to slide across the crease at speed, the other an in close mad scramble where I was able to get over faster and get my glove on the puck. I was blown away by how much of a difference in my game they made. Prior to this I was wearing CCM Ribcor 50ks, which were starting to cause me ankle pain in both feet, hence the quest for new skates. I wanted to go with cowlingless as the weight savings was pretty dramatic. I had been looking at some Jetspeed FT480s but no shop in town carried my size, so I decided on a pair of stock true skates, since my feet aren't too weird, and they were about the same price. Out of the box, I could barely get my feet in the boots, and immediately bought a shoe horn, since I want to try to prevent any durability issues that may crop up. Once I got the skates baked, I can get my feet in, and even though they are stock, are basically molded to my feet, with no room whatsoever. I normally wear a size 12 shoe, 10.5 in CCM/Reebok. I got size 10, my feet overall fit pretty good, with my big toes in both skates touching the toe cap with slightly more pressure than I used to, as normally I would have to wiggle to touch the cap. In terms of finish, even with the stock skates, there are still a few areas where there is extra glue drippings or not quite as finished as a skate from the bigger brands. Overall: Performance is amazing, I feel it dramatically improved one of the weaker parts of my game in lateral movement Finish is alright, a little sloppy in places Durability will continue to monitor, and was definitely a concern. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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