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Are Cheap Hockey Skates Good Enough?

August 28, 2019

My skates are …. CHEAP! Yup, these are the skates I’ve used all winter. And to be honest .. they are okay. But there are also some things about them
that I don’t like. Beginners may want soft skates, as they allow
bending and flexing more. But as you progress, you’d want stiffer skates. These skates are really soft, and I do feel
them twisting a bit when I sprint, make sharp turns and hard stops. It’s not the end of the world. Whatever I try to do, I can still acheive,
but if I did play serious hockey they would have been too slow. These skates only have seven eveyelts on each
side. Typically hockey skates have nine to eleven. Since my skates have few eyelets, it’s difficult
to lace them to a real snugh tight fit. The original laces are unwaxed. I replaced them with waxed ones, which helps. It only cost me about $5 so it’s a really
cheap and effective upgrade. These skates weigh 1150 grams each. That’s very heavy for ice hockey skates. Hockey skates are normally somewhere around
700 to 800 grams. For me this does not really matter though. I’m used to inline skates that are a lot heavier. I don’t know what steel they used, but a fair
guess is that it’s very cheap. And I do notice they get dull rather quickly,
however this is also due to the kind of ice I skate on. Anyway, my point is that if cheap skates come
with cheap steel, and they do need to be sharpened more often, this will make them more expensive
to maintain. These skates are good enough for me since
I only skate for fun. Still, if I had to buy new skates today, I’d
anyway go a little bit up in price. I’d buy a stiffer skate with at least nine
eyelets. A beginner may be better off with very soft
skates though. A serious hockey player, of course, will need
a lot better skates. For example, these skates are very heavy compared
to more expensive skates. For me it doesn’t matter, as I only play pond


  • Reply Kaki Mod March 13, 2017 at 3:43 pm

    gimme your legs, I want use your legs for my inline skates

  • Reply Kai Desouza March 13, 2017 at 4:19 pm

    How long have you had they skates

  • Reply Jacob Ravanal March 13, 2017 at 5:42 pm

    Can you do a video on forward crossovers?

  • Reply Damagineer314 March 13, 2017 at 7:58 pm

    Yeah. I figure skate and those cost around $100-250 for good beginner skates. Cheaper for recreation, but they are quite stiff. That's what you need for jumps and spins.

  • Reply birdie March 13, 2017 at 10:06 pm

    You are litterally the best youtuber I know

  • Reply birdie March 13, 2017 at 10:06 pm

    sorry for miss spelled words

  • Reply Multisport Bodensee March 13, 2017 at 10:35 pm

    Interesting! Cheap is not always bad! Anyway, good to have the option to choose between several skates … Still Iceskating? Spring is on the way …

  • Reply BELAL Mansour March 13, 2017 at 11:20 pm

    where did you get them from

  • Reply BELAL Mansour March 13, 2017 at 11:21 pm

    I am a beginner and I want cheap skates

  • Reply superiuxn0va March 14, 2017 at 6:35 pm

    i am a beginner and i want that frozen ice lake outside my house

  • Reply Frame 313 March 19, 2017 at 6:29 pm

    For someone who just started skating and playing, you have progressed really FAST…….wow

  • Reply Harith Ikhwan March 22, 2017 at 4:17 am

    how do you crossover?

  • Reply LerpEuler Interpolation March 24, 2017 at 7:29 pm

    tbh, even though you don't play hockey right now, you should still get a good pair of Bauers. I played hockey but stopped for a while and I freestyle, but when I buy new skates I always go for a good pair of quality skates so I now I'm getting the bang for my buck

  • Reply 60secondclip March 25, 2017 at 12:07 pm

    I love to take care of my feet so cheap skates are no good lol

  • Reply Yurio March 25, 2017 at 11:38 pm

    I use bauer x200 but i think it''s time i upgrade xD

  • Reply Laila Ashraf April 4, 2017 at 8:57 pm

    Do I have cheap skates I'm 11 and they were like 50-70 dollars

  • Reply Humberto Santana May 2, 2017 at 12:11 am

    Mine costs 88 dollars and I'm 10and its x140 and it is super fast

  • Reply freestyle pro July 10, 2017 at 2:05 pm

    i have the bauer vapor x300 and they are perfect

  • Reply Henry Wong September 28, 2017 at 3:36 am

    well for me i use  the bauer vapor 1x skate they are awesome matches when i play

  • Reply Ender * September 29, 2017 at 1:52 am

    Change the steel. That will make it not be dull as quick

  • Reply Darth Malgus September 29, 2017 at 7:22 pm

    Use bauer supreme idk wut but its looks like ur skates but they are god i am a goalie and i use reebok elite skates

  • Reply Chicago Skater October 10, 2017 at 10:04 pm

    I wen't from supreme 140's to vapor 1x's within a year. The difference was huge. The 140's were heavy and the holder felt cheap, the steel didn't hold an edge long. I didn't trust it. The boot was also soft asf. My 1x's have been perfect. I rarely ever have to sharpen them. And they take hits well.

  • Reply Ryan Kleiner October 14, 2017 at 7:31 pm

    This dude sucks at skating why is he doing tutorials lmfao

  • Reply Vietnam Gaming October 23, 2017 at 12:36 am

    I bot a 40$ inline skate I was so bad😤

  • Reply Sam Coons November 5, 2017 at 1:36 am

    Awesome video

  • Reply Peter Dorsher November 14, 2017 at 9:56 pm

    Don't use waxed lases

  • Reply Liam Persse November 18, 2017 at 6:45 pm

    Do you live in canada?

  • Reply Kawaii kitty Vlogs November 21, 2017 at 4:37 am

    I only skated two times in my life and one was only five minutes and one was an hour 😂 and I already learned so so well

  • Reply Suola22 November 23, 2017 at 12:47 pm

    My skates costed 5€

  • Reply Larry Harris November 23, 2017 at 11:06 pm

    In addition to the waxed laces, you might want to try and overlace them – that is go down through the top and out the bottom of the eyelet. As you tighten, it will cinch down on top of the lace exiting the bottom. The downside is the skates are much harder to loosen when you take them off!

  • Reply Larry Harris November 23, 2017 at 11:08 pm

    My first pair of skates cost $14 used! They worked very well for just casual skating and before I decided to commit to spending $300. I think buying cheap at first, then upgrading is smart – lots of people will give up, so spending too much is a false economy! I enjoy your videos immensely, thank you for posting.

  • Reply Vantastic47 November 26, 2017 at 9:33 pm

    Is it acutally possible to Snape your Ankles?

  • Reply IchBinKiyan ϟ November 27, 2017 at 6:44 pm

    Aww that dog at the end 🙂

  • Reply krabz December 9, 2017 at 4:47 pm

    All skates come with unwaxed laces.

  • Reply jkb December 9, 2017 at 8:11 pm

    Someone knows where I can buy that pants he always wears in his videos

  • Reply R4MP4G3RXD December 12, 2017 at 9:46 pm

    I started skating with $20 skates, I started freestyle ice skating with $20, and currently I use my fathers bauer supreme one's and currently saving up for graf 103 t blades 😀

  • Reply george Madilin December 16, 2017 at 5:38 pm

    Hes such a bender

  • Reply SkellY LV December 29, 2017 at 6:07 pm

    Taa ir Daugava kur tu slido?

  • Reply XxTheBlueNinjaxX December 29, 2017 at 6:31 pm


  • Reply Stephen Prescott December 30, 2017 at 7:30 pm

    I used cheap skates when I first started playing hockey..worked fine until I took a clapper to the side of the foot and couldn't walk for a week

  • Reply Woopu January 7, 2018 at 4:51 am

    I just got new skates and they are great

  • Reply BuzzTv January 20, 2018 at 3:18 pm


  • Reply LPToday January 26, 2018 at 8:48 pm

    i wanna be honest, ur opinion on this is kind of irrelevant as youre terrible on ice…

  • Reply Eižāns January 27, 2018 at 7:46 pm

    That is in Rīga Latvija un ja kas čau

  • Reply Adam Baker January 29, 2018 at 2:54 am

    When I switched to waxed laces I didn't realize that they didn't give at all. Basically after about 10 minutes I felt like I had no blood flow to my foot lol.

  • Reply 360Delta February 2, 2018 at 3:09 am

    I got Vapor x60s for 25 bucks that had waxed laces and were already broken in, Good deal?

  • Reply Renduke21 February 11, 2018 at 9:39 am

    What happened? Are you dead?

  • Reply Prince shruikan February 21, 2018 at 4:14 pm

    Where did u buy them?

  • Reply Jeffrey JeffreyFLF February 25, 2018 at 4:24 am

    I bought a CCM hockey skate model 2092 for $50.. it's a little bit Stiff but the model 3092 at the cost of $150 or better of the 4092 and higher are more PRO-stiff and cost ranging to $200 to $400… I took it to a skate shop to get it sharpened. the guy notice its the cheap 2092 and he looked at me like I don't know how to skate.

  • Reply Marco Pretorius March 10, 2018 at 8:28 pm

    If you dont want it anymore ill take it😂

  • Reply FlyingPower March 16, 2018 at 11:13 pm

    Supreme s140 are good for beginners

  • Reply Deformed_Alien RBLX April 5, 2018 at 6:02 am


  • Reply Ghyphum August 22, 2018 at 4:37 pm

    I use 300 dollar skates, i usually skate 25-30 kmph I'm 13

  • Reply Speed YT October 5, 2018 at 5:10 am

    I am an pretty good inline skater! But on ice… meh im a kid actually.

  • Reply Water Bottle October 29, 2018 at 7:36 pm

    Whats the difference between waxed and unwaxed laces?

  • Reply Michael Potvin November 3, 2018 at 2:16 am

    can i get a par av skat zaye 5 56f foxfeled ottawa

  • Reply ALLAN HOFILENA November 5, 2018 at 11:05 am

    We have $10 Ice skates in the Philippines 😂

  • Reply Jack Games November 12, 2018 at 7:05 pm

    i have Bauer vapor X01 Skates

  • Reply Mareks Baranovskis December 19, 2018 at 5:31 pm

    a tu neesi latvietis vecit jo tu tač dzivo latvija vaine.

  • Reply Noel Roos December 20, 2018 at 9:41 am

    Are you from sweden?

  • Reply ItsElectriic December 20, 2018 at 9:44 pm

    What kind of laces should I buy can you drop me a link to some ? (I’m from the UK)

  • Reply Thomas Greco December 20, 2018 at 10:05 pm

    wow i am so happy becuse i am 11 and my skates are 999$ so wird flex but 😉

  • Reply River Draws December 22, 2018 at 6:46 pm

    the skates i first got(i still use) were super stiff and i was able to skate is that wierd

  • Reply Kristers Kaupiņš December 24, 2018 at 7:17 am

    I have the same skaets

  • Reply manabie December 25, 2018 at 5:11 am

    1:26 “cheap skates” sounds like cheap stake😂

  • Reply Janis Austrums December 27, 2018 at 8:29 pm

    Sveiks gribetu satikties un uzpelet hokeju??

  • Reply Jaydon Hanson December 30, 2018 at 4:04 am

    Rip ankles

  • Reply Edo Meister January 5, 2019 at 8:52 pm

    I bought some CCM skates for like 70 euro and they have right weight the lacing is good and the blades are good, i skated a month straight every day I was skating and i dont need to sharp them they are just fine!!!

  • Reply lps saatanan pesusieni January 8, 2019 at 6:16 pm

    yeah and my vapor x cost $60

  • Reply griffin black January 9, 2019 at 7:20 pm

    I'm from Florida I'd dream of having ice like that 😍😍

  • Reply Cassandra Main January 11, 2019 at 3:41 am

    These types of skates would be good for beginners if you don't want to pay a lot of money and also for younger kids who are going throw a growth spurt

  • Reply Bianca Kakoz January 13, 2019 at 8:57 am

    These cheap skates would be great for cheapskates. See what I did there? No. Okay I’ll just go.

  • Reply JaceHale0217 n January 25, 2019 at 11:07 pm

    Stop with two feet it is safer

  • Reply Ronin XI February 12, 2019 at 2:26 pm

    What to buy hockey or figure skating shoes?

  • Reply Lazy Gaming_YT February 25, 2019 at 10:31 pm

    0:56 look in background

  • Reply EP1CNELSON March 1, 2019 at 5:50 pm

    the guy in the green shirt just walking in place, cracked my up a bit

  • Reply Zekken 2025 July 5, 2019 at 7:29 pm

    I have the ccm 9040 just got them today

  • Reply Creamy Killer July 31, 2019 at 6:45 am

    He has vwaxed laces

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