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Easton Stealth RS Ice Hockey Skate

Easton has stepped up the protection level in the new Stealth RS Ice Skates. The quarter panels are constructed with a fused composite material, consisting of EPP, TPU and TPE foams. This collaboration leads to a lightweight boot that is stronger and more responsive, while also allowing for deeper heat moldability. This allows the skates to fit closer to your foot with less negative space and translates into a more direct feel with less power loss per stride.The outsole of the skate is protected by Texalium, a fiberglass fabric that has a trademarked finish and a thin coating of aluminum on the surface; this material translates skate flex directly to the ice and further minimizes power loss. Dry Flow venting ensures your foot stays dry and cool all game long.The tongue is lined with an injected lace bite protector, which protects the top of your foot from soreness. The pre-formed felt and foam combination also helps the comfort of the skate on the top of your foot.The footbed features Giro's SuperNatural Fit System, which helps optimize comfort and enhances skating efficiency. The adjustable arch zone allows you to choose the amount of support needed, giving you a custom feel every time you strap on the skates. The Soft-Top Edge, where your foot enters the boot, is designed to be more comfortable and make Tournament Day soreness a thing of the past.Aggressive Razor Bladz II holders and stainless steel runners round out the package and provide a proven skating combination.*Senior skate pictured*
Average Rating:
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40 out of 45(89%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
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Customer Reviews for Stealth RS Ice Hockey Skate
Review 1 for Stealth RS Ice Hockey Skate
Overall Rating
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Heipfam
Location: Chicagoland, Illinois
Skill Level: Advanced
Frequency: 2-5 times per week
Gender: male
Interest: Ice Hockey
Best Description: Player
These skates kill my feet
I've been playing for 20 years at a high level and have worn many different brands of skates. These are by far my least favorite. I'm 6'2 195 with a narrow skinny foot. At first they were comfortable but now some of the stitching on the inside of the skate is becoming sharp and digging into my ankle which is making it painful to skate. I've only had them about 6 months and am now looking to replace them. They are light but after skating on them a while the quality seems far inferior to my old Bauer Vapors. Just one man's opinion but I would not recommend them.
Review 2 for Stealth RS Ice Hockey Skate
Overall Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Comfort
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Design
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Durability
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Features
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Performance
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Protection
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Weight: 
Extremely Light
Heavy
Light
Width: 
Perfect Fit
Narrow
Wide
Everest
Location: Ashburn, Virginia
Skill Level: Intermediate
Frequency: 1 time per week
Gender: male
Interest: Inline Hockey
Best Description: Player
A skate that you do need to try it!
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Pros: Great value, Quality, Easy to use, Features, extreme light weight, very good drying and venting systems, abration and scratch resistant from ice, nice holder and runner and easy to maintain, good looking skate lace, very well designed insole, width can reach eee size after baking
Cons: boot is not resistant to blade cut, boot material is rubber-like texture, some glued spaces expose after baking skate
The meaning of "EASTON" this word is: "Quality" and "Durable," ....well...also "High Price." But they mark the price with a equal promise. A promise that you will not regret for the money you spend.
I got this one and went to local ice rink pro shop to bake the boot and sharp the blade. I am using this one for ice skating training purpose, 1~2 times a week.
In my experience, this boot is "REALLY" light. No kidding, REALLY LIGHT. It is as light as you are holding about 20~30 pieces of A4 size papers. It feels even a little bit lighter than Reebok 20K, and just about the same as Bauer APX and Total One NXG.
To brake down:
1. Out Look: The outer look of the boot is the same level as CCM Crazy Light and Bauer Total One, no exaggerate features, nice and clean. However, the feeling of the texture of the boot surprised me some what. It is not like all other brands using composite material, which gives a smooth and firm feeling. The texture of the EASTON RS is more like...rubber-like material. The boot is not cut resistant. It is strong enough to resist the abrasion and scratch from the ice, but when the blade hit the boot, it will chip off. I have fell several times during practicing and there are one long cut at the inner left boot and one chip off at the right heel part, BUT, I DO NOT have any abrasion or scratch marks on the boot.
For those who are comparing Reebok 20K and Easton RS, go ahead get this RS because when you have the 20K in hand, you will feel like holding a toy with paints on it, literally.
2. Supportive: Not sure how many people is concerning on this. This is TOP LINE, definitely gives proper support. I have not skated a lower level ice hockey skate, only checked them with hand, they are still giving proper stiffness, so no worry about the stiffness of the Easton RS, it has what it should have. I am 264 pounds plumpy man, and this boot gives proper support that I need, just remember to tight your lace properly. (P.S. This RS may be a little bit softer than the Reebok 20K and CCM Crazy Light, only the feeling by hand, not actual skating experience.)
3. Sweat whipping and ventilation: Well, it is made in China (correct me if I got it wrong), so there may be some imperfect. I actually took out the insole and checked the sole venting hole. It is by make 2 holes on the sole to crate the "SOLE VENTING SYSTEM." Those 2 hole are properly cut, but not really well done....so, I am not sure how it really work. All I can tell you is that after skating 90 minutes of each time, my socks are always dry as I just put on my feet. No taking off the skate during the 90 minutes of skating skill training.
4. The Supernatural Fit System insole: You really need to try this. This is the best insole design. Though I want to recommend getting Shock Doctor Skate Insole to replace any manufacture insoles, but for the customizable arch type, it has special benefit over the shock doctor's insoles. I love it just as much as I like Shock Doctor's products.
5. Runner and holder: Well, not much to say as I only experienced Reebok holder and runner. I believe no matter what kind of holder and runner they give you, the most important is how the blade is sharpened and depth of the blade. Only when the blade is properly sharpened to your style, then it can be called a good blade. Being light is just light, does not mean it can slide on the ice well. So, select the person who does the sharpening work deliberately.
I have a customized ice skate, Mission Wicked 1 boot with Reebok holder and runner. The first store that did the sharpening only made it "OK," but the second store that did the sharpening made this skate "EXCELLENT."
6. Sizing: I have thick and wide feet. The length of my feet is street shoes size 10 BUT the width f my feet needs size 10.5. I went to a local store for sizing and they figured that I need size 9 EEE on Bauer NEXUS line. There is no manufacture even make EEE size. When put on size 9 EE, length is OK but a little bit tight on the width; when put on size 9.5 EE, the width is OK but the length is a little too long.
Easton did a great job on this RS skate material usage. My 9.0 EE skate fits my feet properly after baking. So, for those who have thick and wide feet, no worry, this Easton Stealth RS can fit your feet properly after you bake it.
7. I only give 4 stars to the "comfort" is because the tendon guard of my left skate scratches my skin when I practice backward skating in clockwise circulation.
After baking to fit your feet, you may find some glued parts kind of expended and shows the empty space, but the overall quality of the whole skate is still in excellent condition
Over all, I do recommend people to buy this skate, for any level skaters.
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Review 3 for Stealth RS Ice Hockey Skate
Date:8/2/12
Overall Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Comfort
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Design
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Durability
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Features
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Performance
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Protection
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Weight: 
Very Light
Heavy
Light
Width: 
Perfect Fit
Narrow
Wide
UCLAFittyOne
Location: UCLA
Skill Level: Advanced
Frequency: More than 5 times per week
Gender: male
Interest: Ice Hockey
Best Description: Player
Impressed
Pros: Great value, Quality, Easy to use, Features, dirttttyyyyyyyy
Cons: short holder height
I have skated in Graf G35 Ultra Xs and Bauer Total Ones.... I loved both, but had some problems with the tongue inserts and boot height on the Bauers. I picked these up a couple days ago with lower expectations (One of the Easton Reps told me they were kinda of an in between skate until their next model). After skating 4 hours on them, I can say that I am thoroughly impressed. They respond well, feel extremely comfy and are pretty light, though not as light as Total Ones (However if you really need that extra .30 of a lbs off to skate you shouldn't be playing at a high level anyway). My feet can really feel each stride and cut, and even though the stiffness was a bit spongy for me compared to a full composite, they were supportive and tough. My only problem is the height of the holder, which is a little shorter than the Tuuks, but easily fixable by swapping holders and steel. If you have a larger foot you might find yourself hitting your outside toecap on tight, low turns. Irregardless, great skate, supreme feel, dirty all around. Well done, Easton... even if it's just a transitional skate
1 of 1 found this review helpful.
Ratings-Only Reviews for Stealth RS Ice Hockey Skate
Based on the average of (42) ratings-only reviews
4.5 out of 5
4.5 out of 5
Would recommend? Yes 38 out of 42