If you're on a budget, I would recommend the 4.0s. The 4.0s are still very light, durable, and easily broken in after a nice bake and 1st skate.
As always the first sharpening on any skate will be a little more costly, and may require some profiling. In the end, the 4.0s will give you the return on investment that you're looking for while saving $130.
**Not to knock on the 5.0s becuase those are extremely nice skates!
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answered 1 year, 6 months ago
As a beginning level skater in your teens (I'm assuming that you're still growing), you'd do well with the Vapor X 4.0 skates. They will fit a tight budget, and they're more than good enough to suit your skating needs now and as you get better. If you outgrow them, and also progress in your skating, then a better skate could be warranted.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago