My first pair of skates - and to date, my only pair - are a pair of Jackson Elites that were just over a year old when I bought them second-hand from a lady whose daughter had outgrown them. They have done me three-and-a-bit years so far, and done everything I've asked of them...until now. Here's my only problem: I don't feel like I can justify shelling out $400-$500 on new boots. (And that's if I buy them overseas...) I'm approximately 5 feet 8 inches (or 9, I've never been good at conversions) but my weight is the real problem when it comes to boot stiffness. Let's just politely say I'm over 200 pounds. That is in the process of being rectified but for now that's what I'm working with. I'm half-tempted to try the Premiere or the Freestyle. I'm currently working on my Lutz and hope to be working on the Axel within the next year or two.