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Mission Axiom A5 inline skates vs Mission Axiom T8 inline skates

Mission Axiom A5 inline skates vs Mission Axiom T8 inline skates

Mission Axiom A5 inline skates vs Mission Axiom T8 inline skates

Mission Axiom A5 inline skates vs Mission Axiom T8 inline skates

 

 

Overview

 

In the previous article we have compared two skates from Mission Inhaler line and now we have chosen two skates from the Axiom line: Mission Axiom A5 and Mission Axiom T8 inline skates. They are both are really high-quality skates, slightly lower quality than Mission’s high-end skates, but still really affordable and worth buying. Let’s see how they compare!

Mission Axiom A5 inline skates vs Mission Axiom T8 inline skates

Quarter package

The Mission Axiom A5 skates have a quarter package made of textured PU. It gives them the right amount or rigidity and support, which is very significant for beginner and intermediate players.

They have side bumpers placed on the outside of the boot which continue in the toe cap. It protects the player from hits and adds to the overall durability of the boot.

The toe cap has abrasive zones on both sides, which is common for this line of skates. The boot has two-piece felt tongue. It is well padded to protect from lace bite and direct hits. The liner is made of brushed nylon and the boot has a large amount of padding in the ankle area to keep the foot locked in.

The Mission Axiom T8 has a quarter package made of light-weight reinforced nylon mesh. It is very durable and not too stiff. It can be molded to achieve the perfect fit. It also has reinforced side bumpers. The tongue of the boot is a little bit taller than usual. It makes it more comfortable and easier to flip if the player prefers wearing the skates that way. Also, it has perforations which allow air to flow and keep the boot cooler. The inside of the boot is covered in sublimated “Mission Haze” brushed nylon with ankle pockets. The ankle pockets are covered in the different type of liner which makes the boot really comfortable.

Frame

Both skates have the same one piece 6000 Series extruded Aluminum Hi-Lo™ Vanguard. It is much lighter than other aluminum frames. The only difference is that the Mission Axiom A5 skates have two piece frame for the junior model.

Wheels and bearings

The A5 skates have 76A Mission DSX wheels. They are indoor wheels which give the player a really good grip, and when combined with the ABEC 7 bearings they allow the player to achieve greater speed easily. The T8 skates have 76A Rink Rat Hornet XXX Grip wheels. They are fast indoor hockey wheels which feature the Mtech technology.

The wheels have Mission Swiss LE bearings which are some of the best bearings Mission has used for their skates. The indoor wheels on both skates are not intended for outdoor use because they tend to wear out quickly on rougher surfaces like concrete or asphalt. If you plan on taking them outside it is recommended you buy outdoor wheels.

Conclusion

Mission Axiom A5 inline skates vs Mission Axiom T8 inline skates

Both of these skates are really great but the price says it all. The T8 inline skates are more expensive. They have better features and customer reviews are all excellent. It doesn’t really matter if you are intermediate, beginner or pro player, you can’t go wrong with them! There are some minor complaints about the A5 skates, but they are also quite good.

 

 Purchase Mission Axiom A5 inline skates

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