I'm back in the game after many years off due to an injury. Current skates are pretty worn out, time for a new pair! Haven't followed the scene, lots of new models i've never heard of so any advice is appreciated.
A little history, all through minor league I played with ccm tacks are really loved the skates, felt like every stride was unconscious and easy as walking. Since then i've been on Vapor 6, Vapor X60, APX and APX2.. the only pair i like among these is the APX2, but the boot is quite stiff and I feel like it's limiting forward flex too much for my liking. I also had the Graf G7 and LOVED the stiff lower boot and very flexible ankle.. but ended up ruining the inside liner because the heel is wayy to wide for me in the G7 regular. On top of it the right holder was misaligned.
I'm 6'6'' 230 pounds, decent skater. Arched foot with narrow heel. The Apx2 10d fits me well right now.
Basically I would like a skate with a stiff lower boot but flexible ankle. Doesn't have to be a high end model, I notice most of the new boots are very stiff
Thx for any advice