Better than advertised
December 11, 2012
After deciding to retire my old reliable 892 Tacks it was time for a new pair of blades. I took a trip to my local shop and tried on literally every brand of skate they had. After narrowing it down to Easton EQ 40, Bauer Nexus and the 14K's it was apparent that the 14's were the most similar fitting skate to the classic Tacks. Don't get me wrong, both the Easton's and Bauer's were fine products, but the 14K's got the nod. After a baking I gave them a whirl a couple days later. I was pleasantly surprised at how effortlessly they molded to my feet with zero pain. They were fully broken in that same day. Now, after nearly six months of use I have no complaints. Although they're beyond light especially compared to my old boats the support and boot stiffness are top-notch. I saw no need to change blades. The stock blade was fine. I'd highly recommend the 14K's to anyone interested in a high-quality skate at a reasonable price. I found virtually no difference between the 18K's and 14K's, but that's just me.