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Rockering

Postby krantz » Wed May 29, 2013 4:36 pm

Hi all,

I am wondering what the advantages and disadvantages of someone using Salomon FSK frames (such as the alu 245 that only allow 76mm/80mm combo max) for skating outside of slalom (such as urban). I'm thinking of getting my girlfriend a pair of FSK skates as I love mine, but most seem to come with this rockering business.

Could someone please elaborate?

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Re: Rockering

Postby Mentally Dull » Wed May 29, 2013 6:15 pm

that's not rockering, 76/76/80/80 on a Salomon EA frame is a flat setup

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Re: Rockering

Postby Acidedge » Wed May 29, 2013 10:15 pm

Are we back in 2005? :?

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Re: Rockering

Postby Mentally Dull » Thu May 30, 2013 8:18 am

Acidedge wrote:Are we back in 2005? :?

welcome to the future, sonny! 8)

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Re: Rockering

Postby krantz » Thu May 30, 2013 9:26 am

Is it worth buying her the skate? I use 4 x 80mm powerblading frames on my FSK's and love them, and I'm about to upgrade to K2 alu frames from Azumi for mine. Can't imagine what it's like riding flat rocket but on 2 x 80 and 2 x 76. I guess it's just a little slower?

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Re: Rockering

Postby Mentally Dull » Fri May 31, 2013 8:10 am

nothing wrong with the frame except requiring mixed wheel sets and thus being a bit awkward for rotating wheel, IMHO

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Re: Rockering

Postby gummidge » Mon Jun 03, 2013 1:43 pm

And completely pointless. This was a marketing gimmick to make them seem like the hi-lo set up of a hockey skate. On some models the front two axles had two positions so you could have 76 76 80 80 flat, or 80 80 80 80 flat. Either configuration gives you the same wheelbase, the same flat set up and the same flat boot. So you get none of the advantages of a true hi lo set up (short wheel base with large back wheels, forward lean, toes closer to the ground).

The ones with the option were further compromised by the feeble screw holding the "rockerable" axle in place.

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Re: Rockering

Postby Domsablos » Mon Jun 03, 2013 6:32 pm

so powerblading, is basically a cross between freeskating and agressive? ie: you can grind on a powerblade setup but still have 80mm wheels.

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Re: Rockering

Postby Acidedge » Mon Jun 03, 2013 8:17 pm

Domsablos wrote:so powerblading, is basically a cross between freeskating and agressive? ie: you can grind on a powerblade setup but still have 80mm wheels.


Yep.


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