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LeslieP
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Re: Your skates

Postby LeslieP » Sun Aug 11, 2013 1:17 am

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My first skate. RollerDerby Pro line 900 It a cheapo :) But it was enough to get me started.

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Powerslide S4. They are down by a half size and i looove them :lol:

HK47
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Re: Your skates

Postby HK47 » Sun Aug 11, 2013 8:24 pm

Yet more ... this time Riedell 951 boots with Snyder Royal plates and Aussie Scott wheels :)

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Re: Your skates

Postby Nehalem » Sun Sep 29, 2013 9:11 pm

2011 Rollerblade Twister 80 Euro 40.5 (already sold hehe)
2011-2012 Seba FR-1 Deluxe Euro 39 w/ 76mm KSJ wheels on the front for "front rocker" setup
2013 Seba iGoR Euro 39 w/ 243mm Seba Deluxe rockered frames and 80mm Hyper Concrete +G wheels
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it seems this is the only active thread, I would like to post on some relevant threads but I do not wish to be necro'ing any

ld50
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Re: Your skates

Postby ld50 » Sun Feb 02, 2014 1:26 pm

Hey guys, it's been a while! :lol: I quit my job and and have basically just been skating this past year. I have tried many, many setups, but below is definitely my favorite freeride/downhill setup ever. 2013 Seba Igor boot with Seba FR cuff, 5x84mm Raps Extreme frame (listed as 5x80, but fits 84mm).

The 2013 Seba Igor is quite a large improvement from the 2012 model. All the improvements have been made inside of the boot with the liner; from suede in 2012 to some sort of micro fiber - or something - in 2013. The 2013 model doesn't rub my skin off at the top of the cuff, like 2012 suede one did and I'm able to skate for hours - pushing and downhill - in them, instead of just downhill with the 2012 model.

I changed the carbon Igor cuff to an FR cuff. I found that I needed more flexibility for sliding than the carbon cuff allowed. I tried it and it was definitely the right move, as flexibility in sliding increased, yet it is still supportive. I really enjoy more freedom while carving as well.

The 5x84mm Raps Extreme frame is a rare one. It is made with high quality aluminum and it is the stiffest and strongest frame that I've ever used. 5x84 has the stability and grip that a 5x90 set up does, but going into slides is more effortless and fun.

I'm trying different wheels all of the time, but generally use some version of 80-84mm 84-85a Hyper wheels.

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This is my entire collection of boots and frames:
2007 Seba High
2012 Seba Igor
2013 Seba Igor
Powerslide SUV
, complete with 3x125 frame and wheels

4x80 Seba frame
5x80 Bont Inferno
5x84 Raps Extreme
5x90 Mogema XT-90
(broken and not in use anymore)
5x90 Seba Downhill
6x84 Cado Motus Pro Downhill


Hundreds of Hyper wheels. lol

Some past setups:
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