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Graf Hockey Skates – Graf Skates Overview (Graf Canada, Total Hockey)

August 28, 2019


http://grafcanada.com/ Graf Hockey Skates
info channel. Learn what makes Graf Skates from Graf Canada the best ice hockey skates
in the world. Available at Total Hockey! If you have played ice hockey before most
likely, you know what it’s like to have heel spurs. What you might not know is that Graf
hockey commissioned a research study at Brock University in Canada to determine the exact
cause. These bumps are not normal, and they’re not healthy. In extreme cases, skaters need
surgery to remove them. Graf also asked researchers to determine the
cause of lace bite. The research confirmed Graf’s beliefs about
the cause of these two common problems facing hockey players today. Heel spurs are caused by movement of your
foot inside your hockey skates. Even the slightest movement of your foot up and down in the back
of the skate can cause this to happen over time. So heel lock is very important. As for lace bite, the study confirmed that
one of the leading contributors is the stiffness of boots on the market today.
Most hockey skates today are too stiff, and they do not flex with your foot and ankle.
Your ankle must flex or articulate during the skating stride, and if the boot does not
allow this to happen, it puts undue stress on your feet and also on your hockey skates. The inside of Graf’s new high end skates feature
a liner and foams that have been laminated together into one piece. It has a deep heel
pocket and channel in the back for your Achilles tendon to hold your foot in the skate more
securely. So the heel lock in this skate is excellent. Also, because we use fewer glues
and adhesives in laminating the liner and foams together, we’ve reduced the weight of
the skate. Graf addressed the lace bite problem by utilizing
a quarter panel that is made of carbon fiber and surlyn. Carbon fiber is light and strong
for support. Surlyn is the material that is used to make the cover of a golf ball, so
it offers some mold-ability. Graf can change the recipe of these two components
to alter the flex of the boot. Just like a hockey stick, flex is important and should
be tuned to the individual player. Bigger, heavier skaters need a stiffer boot, while
smaller, lighter skaters benefit from a softer boot. The new high-end hockey skates from Graf offer
an asymmetrical upper. The bone on the inside of your ankle is higher and more forward than
the bone on the outside of your ankle. So Graf extended the eyelets on the inside of
the skate, so your ankle bone does not rub on the eyelets. Hockey players have many options today like
Bauer, RBK, CCM, Easton, but only Graf offers these new technologies. To learn more, visit totalhockey.com or grafcanada.com.

4 Comments

  • Reply Paul Nerves July 3, 2014 at 4:46 pm

    Love my Grafs!

  • Reply fvecc January 12, 2015 at 2:29 am

    What is the fit profile of these skates? Are they similar to the 735s or deep like the G70s and 709s?

  • Reply aReallyBigZlz January 16, 2015 at 2:21 am

    That interior looks outstanding. And I am blown away with the information you mentioned about the inner ankle bone being situated more forward. That is exactly the problem I am having with my current skates, the lace eyelets are gouging my ankle. My next skates I will be trying as many of your models as I can and picking the best one for me.

  • Reply El Tigre October 16, 2015 at 6:51 am

    I would really like to go back to a pair of graf skates. They are by far the best fitting skate right of the box. My current easton skates are so broken, after only a month of playing. Also like the agressive stance the grafs have. It was so long since a wore a pair of grafs. Im def gonna try on a pair the next time I wisit a sports dealer.

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