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    Default Best place to buy skates?

    Where would you guys say is the best place to buy new skates around here? Both in terms of price, selection, and knowledgability of the sales staff? It's time to retire my used pair of Bauer 3000s, and I'm eyeing some top end skates, including Grafs.

    I don't want to be one of those shmucks who goes to a store to try on the product, then buys it on the internet. (Not to mention I want to get the heat-molding and sharpening.) So I want to find somewhere that is pretty much guaranteed to be a good deal.

    Any thoughts? HockeyMonkey? HockeyGiant? Toyota Sports Center's Pro Shop?

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    Hockey Giant and Hockey Monkey are definetely the two best places to go. I would check out their websites to get an idea of the price you're going to be paying for the skates you want. Hopefully that helps you out.

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    Discount Hockey

    They are here:

    Discounthockey.com
    5331 Derry Ave Suite I
    Agoura Hills, CA 91301 Phone:1-800-650-4834
    Email: discounthockey@att.net
    Store Hours (Pacific Standard Time): M-F: 10:00am-6:00pm
    Sat: 10:00am-6:00pm
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    Ice Skates?


    If so, you may want to wait until the Kings sale at TSC. You can usually find killer deals on everything from new Grafs to Missions to Bauers.

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    Grafs? Do they even MAKE Grafs anymore?

    Didnt someone buy them and bastardize em??

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    Hockey Giant and Hockey Monkey are your best bets.

    Hockey Giant is bigger, but I think Hockey Monkey has better service.

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    Hawk Hockey/Hockeymonkey

    Graf's are the best skates....However, the forward pitch might be a little tougher for a beginner skater to learn on. Also, Grafs are more expensive. However, there quality and performance make up for the cost.

    But everyone really should go with a skate they feel most comfortable with.
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    if you have wide feet like me, dont go to hockey monkey. when i bought my skates 2 weeks ago i only had 2 skates to choose from that were in my price range of <$200. i would bet money that in a higher price range i still wouldnt have had any more to choose from then the higher models of the 2.

    however, i bought my inlines at hockey giant and i actually found the service to be better then monkey's (even though everyone else seems to have had the opposite experience). in addition their supply of skates in my size was better at giant.

    if you dont have wide feet then hockey monkey or hockey giant would be about equal in my book. they're both great stores and are priced the same, outside of closeouts or sales. good luck!

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    my brother went to Anaheim ice. yeah, i know its the ducks' place, but the owner of the shop there was really helpful. he spent two hours with my brother making sure the skate fit him perfectly. i just bought some pads from there and my brother was right. the owner is really helpful. the prices could be better, but if you want service, check them out.
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    accidentally went to anahiem ice one time cus my buddies navigation led us there instread of hockey giant (guess they used to be there or something). walked in and the old cliche came to mind while staring at a 20 foot tall cutout of chris pronger; "we're not in king's territory anymore dude...."

    it smelled like a$$ in there too for some reason. seriously.

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