Pros: Quality, Easy to use, Features, very light
I've been using a pair of CCM 852 supertacks for as long as I can remember, so it was a tough decision to switch to a new pair. I had heard a lot of great things about Graf skates so I decided to take the leap. These are much lighter than the G5500s due to the kevlar construction, which in turn results in a much stiffer boot. HOWEVER, I had no trouble at all breaking these things in fast. The first time I wore them, I played back-to-back games, so my feet were killing me after the game (which was expected). Since then, they haven't hurt at all. It took a few games to get used to them, but after 5 or 6 games, I can't tell I have new skates anymore. I love the fact that I can simply change out the blades if I ever have a problem. These are excellent skates and I would definitely recommend them to anyone who is in the market for a new pair.