bunnyman666 Posted May 2, 2017 Share Posted May 2, 2017 Yes- I did my "Cowlings!" thread about my Cowling installation on my formerly cowlingless skates. I even went into why I delved back into cowlings. After my recent experience with cowlingless skates, I think that they are a SHAM. Examining the internals of my VH skates, I saw red padding in the toes; a much thicker version of the inner insoles is in the toes. I don't know what type of foam this is. Red padding in the toes may help the skate fit more snugly, but it does not make up extra cladding for protection. I make my living from intact feet. After catching an ex-college (possibly?) shot in the ball of my foot, I was in a WORLD of PAIN. I have no way of knowing who shot at my feet; all I know is that I thought I had broken part of my bloody foot!!! I was scared that I was going to have to give up my side job for a few weeks; I NEED that side job!!!! I am nearly 45 years old- don't need to be tough. I need to provide for myself and a chronically ill spouse. Being "tough" is what you tell a pro who is getting PAID to stop burning rubber at 108 mph. I am not getting paid, nor should I be treated like one who gets paid!!! I am back with a cowling. I may not move like I did without a cowling; who bloody well cares?!? I am protected. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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