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Iceskatiiing

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Buying New Ice Skates !!
« on: December 27, 2009, 09:18:23 PM »
Hi
I'm buying new skates but I'm not sure which to get my friend had re comended Risport RF4 but she also said why not try Risport RF3 i personally like Jackson skates but not sure which ones to get could anybody help ?? x
I'm currently on skate UK level 9 but want some skates that i could start doing jumps in and that will last me a couple of years thanks x :) x
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iceskater

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Re: Buying New Ice Skates !!
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2009, 10:49:33 PM »
The brand of boot that suits you best depends quite a lot on your foot type. Risport boots tend to be far more narrow, so would only be suitable for narrow feet. What are you skating in now? If you are already skating in Risport and the fit is okay on your foot, then they would be a good boot to buy.
I am doing elements from Skate UK 9/10 and Passport bronze and I have Risport Lasers, the equivalent of the new Risport RF4s. They are perfect up to single jumps and don't have a huge break in time either which is a bonus! Risport RF3 are much stiffer so would take a long time to break in - I asked my coach about getting these and he told me that they would be too stiff for my level and my size. A stiffer boot like RF3s would not suit you if you are quite small and might harm your skating more than do good. I was tempted too, but then I realised that the Risport Lasers/RF4s are absolutely perfect.
I have never skated in Jacksons so cant advise you on them but if you decide to go for Risport, I would suggest RF4s rather than RF3s. As the people on this forum said to me, the RF3 is too stiff for Skate UK/beginning jumps.
Have fun choosing your new boots  :)
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Iceskatiiing

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Re: Buying New Ice Skates !!
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2009, 11:41:22 PM »
Thanks for your help :) x

Iv got narrow feet I'm stuck between Risport RF4 or Jackson Classiques hmmm.....

Would the Jackson Classiques be suitable for beginning jumping ?? x
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iceskater

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Re: Buying New Ice Skates !!
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2009, 12:41:46 AM »
I don't know anybody who skates in Jacksons to ask, but this website selling them says that they are suitable for starting jumps:

http://wheelsonheels.co.uk/acatalog/Senior_Figure_Skates.html#a29
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BeckyM

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Re: Buying New Ice Skates !!
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2009, 02:10:22 AM »
You might want to start by checking out what your rink shop has, just try on some brands to see what they feel like.

Your best option would be to call or visit a specialist though, I can highly recommend http://www.everglides.co.uk/ have a browse around their website and then give them a call. John will be able to tell you which boots will take you up to single jumps and try to advise you best on which boots are suitable for you.

If you don't mind me asking, where abouts do you live in the UK ? This way, we can inform you on your nearest specialist skate shop so you can go get a proper fitting  :)
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Iceskatiiing

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Re: Buying New Ice Skates !!
« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2009, 01:54:02 PM »
Thanks for the help :)

I live near Sheffield x
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Andy

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Re: Buying New Ice Skates !!
« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2009, 02:08:15 PM »
Thanks for the help :)

I live near Sheffield x

Hi
look in Google "Specialist skating services" based in Blackburn up by you he is also got a lot of clearance stock you never know you could get a bargain
Hope this helps sorry no link IT problem me !!

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Mysique

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Re: Buying New Ice Skates !!
« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2009, 06:52:36 PM »
When I got my skates first (Riedell blue ribbon), I was literally limping on the ice, and ended up baking them in the oven - and it worked a treat, also wearing them with blade guards at home helped a lot.
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IceSkatiing

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Re: Buying New Ice Skates !!
« Reply #8 on: December 30, 2009, 10:43:11 PM »
Thanks Everyone For Your Help :) x