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How To Choose Ice Hockey Skates.

November 4, 2018 by  
Filed under Opinion, Sports, Weekly Columns

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(ThyBlackMan.com) Are you interested in taking up the hobby of ice hockey? Who doesn’t love watching an exciting NHL game? It shouldn’t come as a surprise to learn that playing yourself is even better and more thrilling. Just remember that you cannot run outside and begin playing without the proper equipment. You’ll need protective gear, pucks, sticks, and some good skates. If you want to perform at your best and protect yourself, you’ll want to put in a significant amount of effort to ensure that you get the right skates for your money. Below, you’re going to learn how to do just that.

Lightweight

Hockey Pursuits tested the best hockey skates and the professionals determined that lightweight skates were better for serious players. Just think about it for a minute. If you’re wearing very heavy skates, you’re going to be slowed down significantly. You need lightweight skates that are not going to be cumbersome. This will ensure that you’re able to maintain the maximum amount of speed and agility on the ice. In return, you’ll have no trouble gliding down the ice and sinking the puck in the net!

Padding

Pucks can travel at lightning fast speeds. Most of your body is going to be protected with heavy padding and you’ll want to treat your feet and ankles the same way. To ensure that the bones and tissue in your feet are safe, you’ll want skates with the most padding. This will ensure that you’re able to continue playing even if a puck slams into your ankle area.

Sizing

There are many things to consider when attempting to buy skates. However, you cannot ignore the size. If you get the wrong size, your skates are going to be very uncomfortable. They’ll greatly restrict your ability to move about as well. With this in mind, you need to get your feet measured by a professional! Doing so will increase the likelihood that you’ll love your skates and that they’ll fit comfortably for the entire duration that you’re on the ice. Remember that hockey skate sizes are much different than shoe sizes!

Wear Your Socks

There is a pretty good chance that you’re going to be visiting a local store to buy your ice skates. This is definitely a good idea. Just make sure that you’re actually prepared. You just need to wear your sports socks. After all, you’re going to be wearing them when you’re playing and you’ll want a perfect fit. Wearing your socks when you try on the skates will increase the likelihood that you’re going to be completely satisfied with your final decision.

Durability And Craftsmanship

Finally, you should do everything humanly possible to buy skates that are going to last as long as possible. This is why you’ll want to pay close attention to the craftsmanship and durability of the skates. You can also read reviews online to determine precisely how long the skates are going to last. This is the best way to ensure that you’re going to get your money’s worth in the long run.

Staff Writer; George Moore


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