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Skill Level

Skate Type

Choice Guide for Graf Skates & Boots

Based on U.S. Guidelines


RECREATIONAL

ONLY

Occasional ice skating,

non-competitive skating,

or beginner skaters

(not for Adult Beginners).

Good Recreational Boots

with a support rating between 5-20.
Basic steps, swizzles, gliding,

stopping, forward stroking, basic edges.


Graf Davos Gold
Beginner Girls


Graf Davos Gold

Beginner Women


Graf Bolero

Beginner Men

ISI
Tot 1,2,3,4

Pre-Alpha, Alpha


USFSA
Snowplow Sam 1,2,3
Basic 1,2,3,4

Basic steps, swizzles, gliding,

stopping, forward stroking,

basic edges, forward crossovers,

two foot spin, backward stroking.


Boots Should have a support

rating between 20 - 30. 

Lowest Rating is for Youth,

Higher Rating for Adults.


Graf Davos Gold

Beginner Girls

Graf Bolero
Beginner Girls

Beginner Ladies


Graf Bolero
Beginner Boys

Beginner Men


ISI
Beta, Gamma, Delta,
Freestyle Test 1,2


USFSA
Basic 5,6,7


Back crossovers, three turns,

bunny hop, forward lunge,

arabesque, ballet jump,

beginning half jumps,

simple footwork such as

Mohawks, hockey stop, T-stop.


Boots Should have a support

rating between 30 - 45.

Lowest Rating is for Youth,

Higher Rating for Adults.


Graf Bolero

Beginner Girls


Graf Bolero
Beginner Boys


Graf Ace
Youth Girls


Graf Ace

Youth Boys


 Graf Caprice
Ladies


Graf Prestige

Men


ISI
Freestyle Test 3,4


USFSA
Basic 8
Freestyle 1,2,3,4
Pre-Preliminary
Preliminary

Advanced stroking, crossovers,

forward one foot turns,

consecutive edges, half-jumps,

one foot spins, sit spin. 

Beginning single jumps.


Boots Should have a support 

rating between 40 - 50.

Lowest Rating is for Youth,

Higher Rating for Adults.


Graf Ace

Youth Girls


​Graf Ace
Youth Boys

Graf Caprice
Ladies

Graf Prestige
Men


Graf Prestige

Ladies

ISI
Freestyle Test 5


USFSA
Freestyle 5,6
Pre-Juvenile


All single jumps.

Half and Single jump combinations,

beginning axel.

Spins such as backspin,

scratch and sit, camel,

spirals, simple footwork.


Boots Should have a support

rating between 45 - 70.

owest Rating is for Youth,

Higher Rating for Adults.


Graf Prestige
Ladies

Graf Prestige

Men

Graf F4000
Ladies


Graf F4000
Men


Graf Richmond Special

Ladies


Graf Richmond Special
Men

ISI
Freestyle Test 6,7


USFSA
Juvenile Free Intermediate Free



All single jumps, Combination jumps, Axel, 

Change foot spins, flying spins,

more complex footwork, spiral sequence.

Beginning doubles.


Boots Should have a support

rating between 55 - 75.

Lowest Rating is for Youth,

Higher Rating for Adults.



Graf F4000
Ladies


Graf F4000
Men


Graf Richmond Special

Ladies


Graf Richmond Special
Men


Graf Galaxy

Ladies


Graf Windsor

Ladies


Graf Windsor 

Men

ISI
Freestyle Test 8


USFSA
Novice Free
Junior Free

All single jumps, all double jumps,

combination doubles, lower level triples,

flying spins, complex footwork.

Beginning Triples.


Boots Should have a support

rating between 70 - 85.

Lowest Rating is for Youth,

Higher Rating for Adults.


Graf Richmond Special

Girls


Graf Richmond Special

Boys


Graf Galaxy

Ladies


Graf Windsor

Ladies


Graf Windsor

Men


Graf Edmonton Special

Ladies


Graf Edmonton Special
Men



ISI
Freestyle Test 9,10


USFSA
Senior Free


USFSA
Senior/Gold Pairs

Triples, quads, combination triples,

all spins, complex foot work.


Boots Should have a support

rating between 85 - 100.

Lowest Rating is for Youth,

Higher Rating for Adults.


Graf Edmonton Special

Ladies


Graf Edmonton Special

Men


Graf Washington

Men





Graf Skate Brand Information

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Graf Figure Skates was founded by M Karl Graf in 1921 in Kreuzlingen, Switzerland.  At that time Graf produced shoes for many different sports including tennis boots, soccer, hiking and biking.  In 1937 Graf produced their first figure skating boots and have since produce high quality figure skates as well as hockey skates for skaters all over the world.  Olympic Champions like Michelle Kwan, Iliya Kulik, Javier Fernandez, Patrick Chan, Maxim Trankov, Daiske Takahashi and Evgeni Plushenko have worn Graf Skates.  Graf has been very popular in Europe and Russia for decades.


Graf has a rounded toe box.  Great for toes that are similar in length and for feet with medium arches.  Graf has beginner skates in the larger ladies sizes (equivalent size 10.5 & 11 US sizing) unlike other brands of skates.   Their skates are also still made in a more traditional style with more traditional material for those who do not like the plastic, PVC and the synthetic materials with which most skate manufacturers currently produce skating boots.  Most Graf boots are also heat moldable and will allow more stretch.  However, if you don't mind the wait, Graf also has boots that can be made in the more narrow widths.


The new Graf Ultralight outsole is the result of years of experience in production of skates and close cooperation with figure skating experts.  It offers all the advantages of a classic Graf outsole with 26% loss of weight.  The SRPP surface, which is also used on hockey skates, is extremely lightweight and offers a flat surface for easy blade mounting.



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Graf Figure Skates Info


Graf figure skates are known around the world for the superior performance and quality. If you are looking for beginner ice skates or more advanced figure skating boots. The Graf Davos Gold and Graf Bolero ice skates are great for beginner recreational skaters.  The Graf Bolero ice skates and Caprice ice skates are better for beginner skaters who are taking lessons.  The Graf Ace figure skates and Graf Prestige figure skates are for skaters who are wanting to perform single jumps.  TheGraf Prestige  figure skates, the Graf F4000 Figure skating boots and figure skating boots are for skaters who want to practice single jumps and are working on axel jumps  The Graf Richmond Special figure skating boots andGraf Windsor  figure skating boots are for elite skaters who are performing double and triple jumps. The Graf Edmonton Special and Graf Washington figure skating boots are for skaters completing triple and quad jumps.

Shop Graf Men's Figure Skates

Not sure what skate you need?  Check out our Choice Guide for Graf Figure Skates below.  This guide will help you narrow your choice down to the Graf figure skate that will be best for you based on your skill level.   The lower level boots will be lest stiff which means they will have less support.  The higher your skill level, the stiffer (more supportive) the boot will be.  The stiffness ratings vary a little with each brand.  If you would like the full comparison guide that includes all brands as well as other country's skating levels, Click on our Skate Brand Comparison Guide.

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