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Ok when i was playing in the early-mid 90's i used to see a couple of the really good guys in the leagues wearing a pair of skates called Micron Mega's. I never knew where these guys got them from in the UK and all i could get hold of were Bauer supremes.

i recently took a notion to get back on the ice and decided to search for some kit (needless to say ive grown since i was 16 haha). I stumbled across a website that is advertising a couple of pairs of clearance stock (but new and boxed) Mega 10-90's in my size.

I have also been offered a pair of as new Mega AIR 90's in my size.

Can anyone with a better memory give me some info on which ones were the better skate? I could go for newer skates but to be honest i really dont like the robocop shoe style that a lot of these new nike and bauer skates. Ill happily go for an old school classic! :cool:
 

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Ok when i was playing in the early-mid 90's i used to see a couple of the really good guys in the leagues wearing a pair of skates called Micron Mega's. I never knew where these guys got them from in the UK and all i could get hold of were Bauer supremes.

i recently took a notion to get back on the ice and decided to search for some kit (needless to say ive grown since i was 16 haha). I stumbled across a website that is advertising a couple of pairs of clearance stock (but new and boxed) Mega 10-90's in my size.

I have also been offered a pair of as new Mega AIR 90's in my size.

Can anyone with a better memory give me some info on which ones were the better skate? I could go for newer skates but to be honest i really dont like the robocop shoe style that a lot of these new nike and bauer skates. Ill happily go for an old school classic! :cool:
Hey Koopa. Welcome to the site

As for the Mega's - thanks for the blast from the past man! :D I had a pair of em and loved them. They were the Micron's which were a leather boot with a white toe clip on the inside of the skate right? They were pushed/sponsored by Mario I believe. Also, if memory serves there were two other things I really liked about them. They had a soft leather inside, almost like a suede - they also had a good blade made by ( I believe) ICM ?? This blade was/is an excellent blade that somehow fell by the wayside as Tukk blades won the marketing war it seems. These blades hold an edge better then anything I've ever used and I've skated since about age three on many many different brands. As a kid I worked in a skate shop and spent my Saturday's at the sharpener. This stuff is a harder metal I believe as I recall their reaction to the grind wheel was different.

Anyway, nice talking skates with ya, pass on that link if you can find the time, would love to check it out.

Rusty:cool:
 

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Hey rusty thanks for the reply :)

Yeah they were a total blast from the past to me too! I believe your right, Lemieux endoresed them i think ray bourque did as well! They stopped making them in 94 i think but Bauer used the 'last' from the 10-90 to make one more skate sold under the bauer name. (8010 or something like that)

The 10-90's had the cowhide inner boot like you described and had the white plastic power clip on the inner boot. I believe the 10-90's were the pro version of this boot and had the thin red stripe on the outside of the boot.
As far as the blades go, i was told that they were V2 blades and they dont make them anymore. Apparently they improved your speed and skating by a certain percentage straight away lol. Either way im really glad i found these and cant wait to get back on the ice! Im sure they will bring some memories back for some of the older guys in the rink!

The website/store i bought them from was HockeyWorld.com - Hockey Equipment, Ice Hockey Skates, Hockey Stick, Inline Hockey Skates, Hockey Gloves, Hockey Helmet, Hockey Equipment Bag, Ice Hockey Equipment, Hockey Gear, 2007 and they were on page 12 in the skates section. I think they have a couple pairs left in stock if your thinking about them :D
 

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Okay, this skate I didn't have, I had teh 1050's? This one you offer up is the step up for sure. The V2 blade is the first Tukk blade. I don't remember the red stripe at all -

however the cowhide, one thing I recall is the break in time. It was like one use:eek: They were like wearing slippers.

Enjoy, you've made a good buy for the money.

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I had the 9-70's - the ones Ray Borque was pimping - they were great skates, though. We played outdoor stuff only back on the East Coast when i had these, and I remember laughign at all the guys who had Tuuks that would explode in the cold weather, whereas that ICM holder could stop bullets.
 

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i have never seen a micron 9 series skate?
the mega AIR 90's with black tukks that i bought are i believe a high level skate from back in the day.
The 1090's that i ordered the other day are supposedly the pro boot as endorsed by pavel bure and mario lemieux.
Did borque not wear the 1090 also?
 

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I had some Micron Megas, but I put an inline frame on them. Awesome boot. Very light. But not durable for inline. They only lasted a season for me. Pavel Bure pimped them as well.
 

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i tell a lie man, i just got these through the mail the other day and they are not as shown on the website pic. They dont have the red stripe on them and they have ICM blades! Definately sound/look like the skates you had Rusty! I hear they were the first skates launched in 92. The 93 model was slightly facelifted with the different blade holders (tuuks) and a red stripe on the side
 

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Which skate is the higher level skate, the 10-90 or the Air90? I have found a set of each, both brand new, in my size and width. The 10-90 is the red striped boot.

The 10-90 has the old Tuuk V2 blade (which I totally forgot about) that tapers and the steel is actually thinner than normal at the bottom. Does this cause any problems with having your average highschool kid who works at the hockey shop sharpening them?

The air90 has the black tuuk plus blade.
 

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Thats a good question. Having just bought a new pair of each i have noticed that the Air90 is a very high quality skate and also has the designation "1090" stamped on the inside of the leather inner boot. I believe that the Air90 was the highest level of skate with the Micron "Air-fit" series but overall the 1090's were the top level.
Although i have seen many pictures of NHL pros wearing what look like Air90's from back in the day! Where did you find the 1090's for sale mate?

Picture of Ray Bourque wearing the same 1090's i have :
http://services.bostonglobe.com/mas_assets/full/47063.jpg

Pavel Bure wearing what look to be Air90's:
http://www.steinersports.com/ssm/p/01/225/01225_richphs008000.jpg
 

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oh and to answer your question, i dont think your gonna need to worry about the sharpening. Just avoid leaving them with some punk and use your local hockey store or a specialist.
 

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Well I just won two ebay auctions for a pair of 10-90s and a pair of Air 90s. Not sure which skate I would prefer so I bought them both. I'm excited.
 

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awesome find dude. Were these the 1090's with the red stripe and the V2's that were on ebay just the other day. Size 7 or thereabouts? Thats a rare skate right there.

If your like me you will probably find that the 1090 is a slightly higher quality skate than the Air90 but the Air90 is far comfier to wear due to the air cushioned heel supports.
 

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yes the 10-90s were the red stripe w/ V2 blades size 7 - small feet means less popular sizes I guess. The air 90s are a 6.5. Currently I'm wearing an old 6.5D Bauer supreme 4000 but I think it's a little bit on the small side. I know the guys at the rink so I should be able to get some open ice to just skate around on and see how I like them before having to wear them in a game situation.
 

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i tell a lie man, i just got these through the mail the other day and they are not as shown on the website pic. They dont have the red stripe on them and they have ICM blades! Definately sound/look like the skates you had Rusty! I hear they were the first skates launched in 92. The 93 model was slightly facelifted with the different blade holders (tuuks) and a red stripe on the side
I tell you this my friend, I think you actually have the better all around skate. The ICM blade is awesome and a rare find these days. Truth be told, Marcus Naslund was installing ICM blades on his new skate boots up until a few years ago. I remember when Tuck blades arrived....no big whoop IMO and I've always said the ICM held a sharpen waaaay better and the plastic blade holder could take puck impacts in minus 20 weather whereas I recall the early Tuck holders smashing with ease...

enjoy the skates

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I used to have the 1090s with the ICM blades. I agree, they did hold an edge longer than the TUUKs. You guys found some great skates! Good luck and happy skating!
 

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they would be even better if they werent slightly bigger than my normal skate size lol! Ive started a new trend with some of my hockey buddies to see who can create the best old school skate. Im trying to get a local shop to supply me with some new blue tuuks and ive already found some v2's. They will be going in my air 90's along with the spare methodic footbeds from the 1090s!! It will be an uber-skate from the past hahaha
 

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I'd love to get my hands on a pair of the old Daoust skates I had back in the 80s when I was growing up. They were so comfortable and I remember being so proud of them. Forget newer and lighter! Go retro!
 

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an old assistant coach of mine (who happens to play on a team with my 60 year old dad still) used to have some daoust with what I believe were titanium blades. they were yellowish, not rusty, but a real goldish yellow.
 
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