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Custom Graf Skates

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Are there are people around who have the experience making or taking the order for custom Graf skates?

What is the quality these days? Are they worth it (compared to other current brands)?

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Graf custom is amazing. They are probably the most accommodating brand nowadays, since True has become more rigid in their custom program. Graf will literally make you anything. They will make you a boot that fits like a 709 and looks like a PK7700, with carbon composite quarters or whatever you want. Different tongue options, anything.

I got a pair of Grafs customs that they worked with me on and they were amazing. Unfortunately I ended up returning them because they made them way too shallow for me, but I liked them a lot. They took them back no issue. I used a very good retailer, but they did things by measurement and I guess my foot is kinda weird. But anyway that was the retailers issue, but Graf was great. I was going to reorder a pair but ended up moving across the country and just haven't gotten around to it yet. I'm probably going to get a composite 707 (ultra g7) but might go with the 709 fit depth wise. Not sure yet about the other specs.

I would definitely recommend them, as long as you know that Grafs do not feel like Bauer or CCM and are prepared for that.

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19 hours ago, Miller55 said:

Graf custom is amazing. They are probably the most accommodating brand nowadays, since True has become more rigid in their custom program. Graf will literally make you anything. They will make you a boot that fits like a 709 and looks like a PK7700, with carbon composite quarters or whatever you want. Different tongue options, anything.

I got a pair of Grafs customs that they worked with me on and they were amazing. Unfortunately I ended up returning them because they made them way too shallow for me, but I liked them a lot. They took them back no issue. I used a very good retailer, but they did things by measurement and I guess my foot is kinda weird. But anyway that was the retailers issue, but Graf was great. I was going to reorder a pair but ended up moving across the country and just haven't gotten around to it yet. I'm probably going to get a composite 707 (ultra g7) but might go with the 709 fit depth wise. Not sure yet about the other specs.

I would definitely recommend them, as long as you know that Grafs do not feel like Bauer or CCM and are prepared for that.

How did you get started in the custom program?

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Local retailer that I was using to try to fit retail skates arranged it. If you don't have a local retailer you can just send them an email. They're insta and twitter has their email all over the place

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3 hours ago, Miller55 said:

Local retailer that I was using to try to fit retail skates arranged it. If you don't have a local retailer you can just send them an email. They're insta and twitter has their email all over the place

my listed local dealer doesn't sell graf skates 😞

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On 4/16/2021 at 1:34 PM, iceman8310 said:

my listed local dealer doesn't sell graf skates 😞

Then look on their twitter page for their email and shoot them a message. They'll probably have some way to help you

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A little late, but I had some made back in 2019 and they were great.  I hooked up wtih them online and discused what I wanted and they had me put the order through a local dealer who was also great.  They were going to let me come to the factory in London to be fit, but I couldtnt swing it.   The skates themselves came out great.  My only quibble was the lack of knowledge of some of the design options.  Like I would have gotten comfort cuffs if I knew they existed for example. The other issue was a self imposed one where I asked for oversized holders, but they installed over over sized holders and it wound up causing me a lot of issues down the line.   

Now, I cant speak for what they're doing now, but the skates I got were more like a classic style custom, where they're taking your measurements and then matching them up to off the shelf components and mixing and matching.  So I had the uppers from a larger pair of skates cut down to help with my depth, different sized toe caps (physically different), etc... For what I paid it was well worth it and I liked the look of the skates and the uniqueness of them.  

Unfortunately, I wound up ditching them after about a year and a half as my fitament issue wound up being related to the shape of my foot, not the depth or width like I thought it was.  I wound up with custom True skates and havent looked back, but had a fond experience. 

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