Recommend me an eastern ice skate

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Recommend me an eastern ice skate

Postby Chromer » Mon Jan 03, 2005 12:42 pm

Nadine's Atomic TM18s don't have enough edge grip. Neither do my Dynastar Intuitiv 74s.

Someone recommend an ice skate for me. Should I be looking at a race GS or a race SL ski? Bear in mind that current conditions are and will likely continue to be glare ice with groomer track and tiller marks in it...
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re: Recommend me an eastern ice skate

Postby Admin » Mon Jan 03, 2005 12:46 pm

The Supreme 2090 initiates turns effortlessly, yet has remarkable torsional rigidity for edge grip on ice. It's about the only tool I'd be using out there right now.
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re: Recommend me an eastern ice skate

Postby Sharon » Mon Jan 03, 2005 1:56 pm

I have a pair of leather Reidell's from 1972 which still hold an edge quite well. they are designed for ladies.

Worked great in Lake Placid on the Olympic Oval. I recommend flat ice.
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re: Recommend me an eastern ice skate

Postby Chromer » Mon Jan 03, 2005 4:08 pm

Yeah, I have a couple pair of SK skates with MK and Wilson Pattern-99 blades. Those blades cost several hundred bucks though -- not something I'd want to subject to rocks and grit...

Has no one demoed race-stock boards lately? (I must confess you don't find many at tele demo days).
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re: Recommend me an eastern ice skate

Postby riverc0il » Mon Jan 03, 2005 5:48 pm

i couldn't believe the edge hold on the volkl 6*s though i'd recommend them for groomers only. 724 might be a good considerating for an all purpose board with excellent grip, bit heavy and stiff though on both of those skis. i have really grown to appreciate volkl's hold on scratchy conditions.
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Re: re: Recommend me an eastern ice skate

Postby Admin » Tue Jan 04, 2005 7:51 am

riverc0il wrote:i couldn't believe the edge hold on the volkl 6*s though i'd recommend them for groomers only.


My experience exactly.
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Re: re: Recommend me an eastern ice skate

Postby JimG. » Tue Jan 04, 2005 8:12 am

Chromer wrote:Has no one demoed race-stock boards lately? (I must confess you don't find many at tele demo days).


Didn't much think about it, but I'd say I haven't demoed what is now considered a race ski in years. I liked the Volkl 6*, but I don't consider that a real race ski, it's more of a detuned race ski for recreational purposes.

I don't really care too much for GS skis other than just ripping around on demos, and SL skis today are skied so short I just don't personally like them.
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Re: re: Recommend me an eastern ice skate

Postby Chromer » Tue Jan 04, 2005 10:51 am

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Chromer wrote:Has no one demoed race-stock boards lately? (I must confess you don't find many at tele demo days).


Didn't much think about it, but I'd say I haven't demoed what is now considered a race ski in years. I liked the Volkl 6*, but I don't consider that a real race ski, it's more of a detuned race ski for recreational purposes.


That's my thought too. I like Volkls, but I have *no* experience with race skis since before the shaped revolution, my last being a pair of 201cm Rossi 9S and some Kastle (now that's going back a bit!) GS ski. I hear last year's Salomon 3V was pretty good...

I don't really care too much for GS skis other than just ripping around on demos, and SL skis today are skied so short I just don't personally like them.


Fortunately I don't mind short skis. Besides, I'd expect a slalom ski to be super-twitchy. Maybe I should ask Dana what he has in the basement...
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