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Mission Axiom T.6

*Est. $200
Reviewed
July 2011
by ConsumerSearch
Mission Axiom T.6

Inline hockey skates

Pros
  • Comfortable
  • Supportive
  • Fast
  • Maneuverable
  • Excellent value
Cons
  • Not the most rigid skate
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Expert and user reviews indicate that the Mission Axiom T.6 roller hockey skate performs well on both offense and defense, and is a comfortable, supportive skate. Although the Mission Axiom T.6 is fairly stiff, it's not as rigid as the highest-end skates, and one user reviewer indicates that he actually managed to bend the frame through hard skating. A few users were unhappy with the laces, but this is an easy, inexpensive fix. Despite these minor quirks, the Axiom T.6 is the Best Reviewed in this category because of its speed, good handling, supportive fit, and excellent value when compared to the slightly higher-performing, but much more expensive Runner Up, the Bauer Vapor RX:60.

YouTube user "icehockeywarehouse" -- the YouTube presence for Inline Warehouse -- gives an in-depth, detailed review of every component in the Axiom T.6. The same person reviews a number of other roller hockey skates, but none of the reviews provide any comparison between models. Another video review, from InlineSkates.net, has a similar format but doesn't really tell you anything you couldn't find out by reading the spec sheets. Because the T.6's closest competition (the Bauer RX:60) is not reviewed on InlineSkates.net, it's hard to draw any comparative conclusions based on this review, which is essentially a less-detailed version of the icehockeywarehouse review. The Axiom is one of the few inline skates of any type to receive enough on-topic user reviews (12, on HockeyMonkey.com) to begin to form a positive consensus.

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Our Sources

1. YouTube.com

The icehockeywarehouse video review of the Mission Axiom T.6 is almost as enthusiastic as the video review for the Bauer Vapor RX:60. The T.6 is praised for its agility and start/stop speed, and its light, rigid composite boot. This Mission skate also benefits from Bauer's trademark toe cap and heel cup for an improved fit (Bauer purchased Mission in 2008). The only negative aspect mentioned for the Mission T.6 is that the boot has slightly more flex than you'd find in the very highest-end skates.

Review: Mission Axiom T.6 Roller Hockey Skate Review, Jan. 24, 2011

2. HockeyMonkey.com

The Mission Axiom T.6 was one of the few models to receive more than 10 reviews, with a total of 12. Of these reviews, 10 users thought the skate was comfortable and offered good support. Nine credited it with good protection. Eight users felt that the Axiom T.6 works well on offense, and seven felt it performed well on defense, indicating that at least three users felt that it performs well at both.

Review: Mission Axiom T.6 User Reviews, Contributors to HockeyMonkey.com, As of July 2011

3. InlineSkates.net

This video review covers most of the information you'd find in the "icehockeywarehouse" review, but with less detail. The reviewer does cover a few of the implications of the features (for example, the brushed nylon inner is a quick break-in), but doesn't deviate much from what you'd find on the product's spec sheet. In the end, he recommends the Axiom T.6 as a good first, specialized roller hockey skate, but doesn't seem particularly emphatic or enthusiastic about it.

Review: Mission Axiom T.6 Review, Brandon Ryan, May 23, 2011

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