Boxing Day Discussion 2022

Mid-Upper End Sr Hockey Skates Sales

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Mid-Upper End Sr Hockey Skates Sales

Anyone seeing decent BD sales on hockey skates?

From what I’ve tried on CCM Tacks Vector Premier offer the best fit and quality but am told supply is limited which translates to no sales.

Only thing I’ve seen on sale in this class is TF9 which I don’t like the fit.
Van G
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I am not sure if these are comparable as I am pretty uneducated when it comes to skates, but I just bought a pair of Bauer Supreme M4's and I really like them. But they were not on sale, I think they were $499.
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I haven't really seen anything special.

I'm not even aware of all that many online shops for hockey gear in Canada.

You can check out: https://www.hockeystickman.ca

I'm close to the border, so I usually order online from a few US shops. There are a couple in the US:
https://www.hockeymonkey.com
https://www.icewarehouse.com
https://www.purehockey.com

I'd be interested if anyone had any good Canadian sources for buying hockey gear online.
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Van G wrote: Anyone seeing decent BD sales on hockey skates?

From what I’ve tried on CCM Tacks Vector Premier offer the best fit and quality but am told supply is limited which translates to no sales.

Only thing I’ve seen on sale in this class is TF9 which I don’t like the fit.
No one brand offer the best fit and quality, players ultimately like the fit and performance of a particular brand and best to try on and see what works for you.

My son has played in Mission equipment when he was in house league, moved into high end Bauer beyond that as they felt the best for him and his game. At that time skates were $600 - $700 a pair. In college NCAA D1 his team was sponsored by Bauer and from then on he would take a high end Bauer base skate ($900) and mix and match features such as tonge material, runners, eyelets etc whatever the players wanted to perform at the best. In College all his gear was custom including and down to the custom Bauer hockey stick painted up in team color and personal flex. In Pro he remained with Bauer.

For me i always enjoyed Bauer skates, however last pair out i went CCM and for the life of me I dread wearing them everytime i go out. It just doesn't work for me well, enjoy a more neutral profile and CCM i find leans me a bit forward too much. Seeing i don't skate much anymore it isn't worth buying a new pair, and my son has a few Bauer skates in my garage unused from his playing days however not in my size.

Other players loved other brands such as CCM, Easton, Reebok, Graf the list goes on....no right nor wrong it all depends on what works for your fit and game.

Also one brand is not ideal for all your equipment, i tend to prefer Jofa elbow pads, Bauer shoulder pads, Bauer or Reebok helmets, Bauer gloves, Easton composite sticks. Mix and match components just like any good stereo.

I see TOP SKATES today are $1,200 up from the $800 - $900 when i used to purchase equipment for my boy, in college prices went higher but for us i stopped purchasing as everything was gratus. My son would come home at Christmas with 10 - 15 Bauer Custom sticks in his car and hand them out to all his friends for free, would even trade a few off to other players at college for a goalie stick or left hand curves so everyone brought home an assortment. All the kids did the same thing, Bauer didn't care and once their yearly allotment was completed the equipment manager would just need to order a new batch as needed.

Two very good hockey stores to visit.......

Pro Hockey Life
https://www.prohockeylife.com/collections/hockey-skates

Just Hockey Source for Sports
https://www.justhockeytoronto.com/
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Been a long time now since I was looking for new skates but only places I would go to is just hockey as they know what will work for you and best way to fit you.
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Just Hockey on Don Mills is a good spot.

Tough to try a wide variety of skates these days as they’re still behind on supply.
Van G
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Keep an eye on clearance. Sportcheck, Hockeymonkey.CA, etc. And usually can stack with special days (BlackFriday/BoxingDay) extra clearance discount.
E.g. Hockeymonkey has additional 25% off clearance right now. No senior regular skate left unfortunately.
My bauer skate bought a few years back, it's second highest-end on the line, for <$400 from MSRP ~$900. I think from Sportcheck.

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