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Mission Inhaler DS4 vs Mission Inhaler NLS: 06 Inline Hockey Skates

Mission Inhaler DS4 vs Mission Inhaler NLS: 06 Inline Hockey Skates

Mission Inhaler DS4 vs Mission Inhaler NLS: 06 Inline Hockey Skates

Mission Inhaler DS4 vs Mission Inhaler NLS: 06 Inline Hockey Skates

 

Overview

 

Mission has a place among the most popular roller hockey brands. They used to make ice hockey equipment until Bauer bought them so they started making equipment for roller hockey. They have created some really great skates since and we are going to compare two of them: Mission Inhaler DS4 and Mission Inhaler NLS:06 inline hockey skates. Let’s see what they have to offer!

Mission Inhaler DS4 vs Mission Inhaler NLS: 06 Inline Hockey Skates

Boot

Mission Inhaler DS4 has a stiff boot which provides powerful strides and comfort. It doesn’t need baking since it is very comfortable out of the box. As the name says, it has a really good ventilation system. The DS4 skates have quarter ventilation: exhaust vents on the sides and two vents on the sides and one on the top of the toe cap. That allows air to flow naturally while riding and helps keep the foot cool and dry. It has durability patches on both sides and a customizable pocket on the outside of the boot. These boots have the two-piece white felt tongue which wraps anatomically around the shins. The liner of the boot is made of brushed nylon and is soft to the touch.

The Mission Inhaler NLS:06 is made of anatomically formed woven nylon. It has the right amount of stiffness to ensure maximum speed and stability. The sides of the boot are strengthened with strategically placed wear patches, which increase the overall durability of the boot. The NLS:06 also has ventilated toe caps that let the foot breathe during the game. An interesting improvement they have is lowered tendon guard which allows optimal mobility while not compromising safety. It also has anatomical heel support to stop the heel from moving around while skating. The tongue is covered in white felt and has integrated lace bite insert. The lining of the boot is made out of brushed felt which is soft to the touch and keeps the moisture away.

Frame

Both DS4 and NLS:06 have Hi-Lo frame which allows the player to achieve more powerful strides with increased stability, but the difference is that the first one has one piece and the other two piece design. Both have Ventiguard frame which means that the frame is light and durable.

Wheels and bearings

The DS4 has featured first roller skates wheels made in the USA. They are Hi-Lo static 76A indoor wheels. These wheels are not intended for outdoor use because they easily wear out on harder surfaces. The NLS:06 roller skates also have Hi-Lo wheels, but they are street 82A outdoor wheels. They are durable enough to be used on concrete or asphalt surfaces. Both have Hi-Lo ABEC bearings.

Conclusion

Mission Inhaler DS4 vs Mission Inhaler NLS: 06 Inline Hockey Skates Since the price for both is almost identical some other features will have to decide the winner. In my opinion, the better choice is Mission Inhaler DS4 Roller Hockey Skate, but if you prefer playing outside I would suggest changing the wheels to some outdoor type. Please comment if you have a different opinion so we can discuss it.

If you are unsure about what you need to know about skates we have made a guide to help you, so feel free to check it out here.

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