The X500 will not have the same stiffness as the upper level models, as it is constructed using a tech-nylon quarter panel. However, one player's stiffness preference is not the same as another's and there are more variables that one's size that could factor in. Skating style, strength of stride, level of competition/amount of use, etc. could all make a contribution to the necessary stiffness of a skate.
Date published: 2017-05-24