the Blizzard wrote:
You can get your dream skates so get the combo you want. I haven't heard shops charging for mounting if you order the parts through them.
If I could invest in my gear, I would invest in the boot and get a full custom Bont that would be fully moulded to my feet. I can change the plate, cushions, toe stops, wheels... but having a boot that fits like a glove, nothing can beat that! I'd still buy Avenger plates because they seem sturdy through engineering and through our sponsor skateshop you can get them dead cheap.
Hint - read into cushions/truck adjustment (threads on this forum) because that can make a big difference
I totally understand what you mean about well-fitting boots and having skates that are WAY too big for me at the moment, I can say without fear of contradiction that I really want this. But I don't understand how it would work, especially as there's a good chance my boots would have to be ordered online. How do I make sure I get the right size without ordering what I think is the right size, trying them on and finding out they're wrong, sending them back, having to pay more postage and restocking fees, trying to get another size sent out, waiting ages and then when I eventually get the right boot, finding someone to mount boots that have been heat-moulded, meaning more money?
I'd be tempted to take a trip to a skate shop to try stuff on first, but it's a similar thing again. Like with Everglides, there's the distinct possibility that I may have to special order the boots because it seems skate shops don't hold larger sizes, pay a non-refundable deposit, go and try them on, find out they don't fit, lose some of my deposit because of restocking fees, having to order some more boots, going home, waiting ages, going back to the shop, trying them on again, etc., etc.
How did other people order theirs (Blizz/Matt)? How did you know you were getting the right size?
Sorry for the paranoid rambling, I just really, REALLY want to make sure I get the right skates!