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Old December 24th, 2009, 11:50 AM
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Default Baking your skates: Why or why not?

I just got my new skates in the mail the other day, and have called around to see how much baking a pair of skates is. The local pro shop at the rink is $30, my friend's cousins shop is $25 and perani's Hockey world is $20. But I suppose that's besides the point of this thread. My question is:

What are the pro's and con's of getting your skates baked?
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Old December 24th, 2009, 07:25 PM
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Your skates will form to your feet faster than if your tried to break them in yourself.

The heating will in a sense mold the boot to your foot's shape.
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Old December 24th, 2009, 08:36 PM
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I bake my skates at home no problems.
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Old December 25th, 2009, 05:21 AM
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Did you follow the exact directions from your skate's box? if so, I think I may just do that.
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Old December 25th, 2009, 07:13 AM
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I just got my new skates in the mail the other day, and have called around to see how much baking a pair of skates is. The local pro shop at the rink is $30, my friend's cousins shop is $25 and perani's Hockey world is $20. But I suppose that's besides the point of this thread. My question is:

What are the pro's and con's of getting your skates baked?
I always get them baked when I buy them from my lhs free of charge so I don't have to do it myself.
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Old December 26th, 2009, 07:26 AM
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Well, for whatever reason, my LHS didnt have my size/width in any skate at the shop. They said it would take like 1 month to get it, so I didn't do that. I had to order them offline. So now they all charge, which is a problem. I think i'll just do it at home.
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Old December 26th, 2009, 10:08 AM
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I've never seen any directions on the box. I followed the directions from another site. I've done many CCM skates at home.
Bought new X60's today and when they come out of the oven… oh so good on the feet.

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Old January 20th, 2010, 09:05 PM
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I got my X:30s baked at my LHS and loved the feel it gave them automatically. They felt broken in after only 30 minutes of ice time.
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Old January 21st, 2010, 07:24 AM
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I tried to bake mine at home but didn't get the results I wanted. So I paid to have them rebaked and all was well.

I definelty recommend the baking
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Old January 21st, 2010, 03:43 PM
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What kind of skates do you have 1st of all? I baked my old vapors over oven steam. I wore them a couple times not baked but wanted to get abit more shape in the boot to my foot. So I filled a pan full of water and boiled the water with a top on it. after boiling I carefully drapped a large towel over my steel with my skates upside down in my hands (hands were on hte outside of the towel) I got someone to lift off the top of the boiled pot of water and held the skate boots over the water steam for like 20 seconds.--->the towel was drapped over the outside of the pot to keep the steam in the boot going upward. After that I quickly went into the room and begun to slide my foot in and lace up each skate. Pulling outward not upward on the laces. A good snug not too tight lace job and I sat down with the skates on for a half an hour, with my leg with a small bend 4ward. After taking the skates off I let them cool off. Not using them for a full day I waited 2 days bcuz of next ice time and they felt amazing. I'm not sure if you guys heard of doing this but I did and tried it and it worked very good for me...but I am not sayin' it will work for every kind of skate...I did it on Bauer Vapor XXX's.
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i've always been told that if you bake your skates you reduce any chance of getting some blisters as well and everything but i havent baked my S15s and no blisters just pain from them being so ridiculously stiff
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i've always been told that if you bake your skates you reduce any chance of getting some blisters as well and everything but i havent baked my S15s and no blisters just pain from them being so ridiculously stiff
Baking softens up the padding and often the boot slightly. I bake my skates, one95/75, plenty. 195 f, 8 minutes each, 2-3 times prior to wearing on ice. It really is a good idea for higher end skates.
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Baking softens up the padding and often the boot slightly. I bake my skates, one95/75, plenty. 195 f, 8 minutes each, 2-3 times prior to wearing on ice. It really is a good idea for higher end skates.
well i was told that the glue on the s15 skates softens up and helps them fall apart and i went through hell to get this pair so i dont want to i know it is reccommended so i might do the steam thing like Wass said, as for how you did it, you baked your skates that many times? dang man, but i do know that one95s are tanks so i believe that
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Old February 11th, 2010, 09:51 AM
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Hey,

In regards to baking, I baked my new paur of skates I purchased a couple months ago, and they still feel a bit painful towards the forefront of the foot.

Is it alright/safe to bake a pair of Graf G-series a second time around?

thx.

(baking in-store of course)
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Old February 11th, 2010, 10:31 AM
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i just got my new RBK 8Ks and there was baking directions inside the box.
havent baked them yet but i will soon because i wore them tuesday night and my feet still hurt!
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Old February 11th, 2010, 11:22 AM
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You can bake Grafs more than once. I've baked mine twice since I didnt like the way they felt after the first baking. Even if you do not bake them, they will still eventually mold to your foot, baking just helps to shorten the process.
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