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Re: Your skates

Postby ephillips » Sun Apr 17, 2011 10:31 am

Good answer - cheers!

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Re: Your skates

Postby downboy » Sun Apr 17, 2011 12:21 pm

@id50
Scott peer is fast but not technical - he uses heel brakes on both skates, plus an aerodynamic suit and I doubt he's a slider which is pretty essential for dealing with sharp bends. I don't think long frames should be a hindrance to being able to make sharp turns, once you start to use the edges proficiently like a good skier would. At least that's been my experience, I used to really struggle with turns in long frames until I started to watch skiers.
Cedy, i think there's some salomon 5 wheel 80 mm frames on eBay still, at least there was a couple of weeks ago.

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Re: Your skates

Postby ld50 » Sun Apr 17, 2011 12:57 pm

Scott Peer isn't technical and he doesn't slide. I was just using him as an example. I'm not saying that sliding with a 6x84 proficiently isn't possible, I just haven't seen it done well and I haven't seen a good skater with 6x84s get down a technical course faster than other good skaters with 5x90s.

Wouldn't you agree that a longer frame requires more/different skills to get around sharp turns and is therefore more difficult? I find that it takes a little more effort and better body position to turn with a longer frame. I'm sure that you have more experience than I do, but it seems like a simple matter of physics to me.

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Re: Your skates

Postby downboy » Sun Apr 17, 2011 1:32 pm

ld50 wrote:Scott Peer isn't technical and he doesn't slide. I was just using him as an example. I'm not saying that sliding with a 6x84 proficiently isn't possible, I just haven't seen it done well and I haven't seen a good skater with 6x84s get down a technical course faster than other good skaters with 5x90s.

Wouldn't you agree that a longer frame requires more/different skills to get around sharp turns and is therefore more difficult? I find that it takes a little more effort and better body position to turn with a longer frame. I'm sure that you have more experience than I do, but it seems like a simple matter of physics to me.


Basically I do think it's easier to make turns on shorter frames, perhaps too easy because at speed even with 5 80 mm I've over carved on occasion and nearly lost it. But like I say , when you gt the edges to do the work it doesn't seem to be too difficult to get the frames to turn.
The Israeli skater, Schturmann i think it is, uses 6 wheels and slides around in those quite ably.

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Re: Your skates

Postby ld50 » Sun Apr 17, 2011 10:27 pm

I'd say we're in agreement.

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Re: Your skates

Postby Cedy » Tue Apr 19, 2011 12:12 am

ld50 wrote:I enjoy the 5x80s. These Bont Infernos are nice stiff frame (good in my case). It's a different type of skating for sure and it is slightly heavier, but I find it to be more effortless and faster - for downhill of course, but for just general skating too. They don't lend well to styles like freeskating so much though. It's a little more awkward transition onto curbs, tight cornering, etc, but also more stable jumping off of ledges, skating uneven surfaces, etc.

I remember doing a suicide skate on 5x84 back in the good old days, I jumped down 6 steps with a landing on blind rigged paving, scary, but they probably saved me a big stack thanks to the extra stability. Amazingly they held on too! (Salomon FTW...)

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Re: Your skates

Postby ld50 » Sat May 07, 2011 5:06 am

I assume that a suicide skate is where you blindly follow other people on a street skate? Sounds like fun; I wish that there were some skaters here that aren't such pansies...or at least in shape. Yeah, I've taken a few jumps on my 5x80s (my knees don't like that shit) and the landing is so much more stable than on 4x80s. I'll save the jumping for the aggros.

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Re: Your skates

Postby Lee Wilson » Sun May 29, 2011 8:16 pm

Got all my parts ! At f**king last !!

Just need to build.

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Re: Your skates

Postby Herb » Sun May 29, 2011 10:19 pm

dr-sk8-1990 wrote:Hi guys i've been using hyper concrete wheels for as long as ive skated and i have managed to learn a fair few slides on them. At the moment though i seem to be gripping too much and cant progress my slides. I do find the different colour wheels seem to have an effect on grip and wear. Can anyone suggest a good wheel for sliding? Im after about an 85a wheel that will allow me to do long slides


Try Gyro F2R or Hyper Create 85A, avoid Matter. Seba wheels aren't bad choice either. You can also go after indoor Hyper speedskating wheels, these can from time to time be found for cheap on ebay in packs of 10, hardness 89A should make them slide a bit better.

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Re: Your skates

Postby Duncan Clarke » Mon May 30, 2011 2:18 am

BTW, thoguht I shoudl show my current setup...

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They are the Remz Haffey 2.1 with Kizer Elements frames and a flt 56mm wheel setup (Remz & 4x4)

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Re: Your skates

Postby Cedy » Mon May 30, 2011 8:25 am

wow, not the lightests of setups!

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Re: Your skates

Postby Duncan Clarke » Mon May 30, 2011 3:50 pm

Cedy wrote:wow, not the lightests of setups!

I'm not the lightest of skaters though...

It is actually probably the heaviest possible setup. It also punishes you if you don't lock your tricks right due to the movement and control you have in the boot combined with a flat setup but I still maintain that it's the best setup I've ever tried by a long way.

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Re: Your skates

Postby Herb » Thu Jun 16, 2011 1:17 pm

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After few mods.

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Re: Your skates

Postby marjau » Fri Jul 08, 2011 2:36 pm

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My new seba dlux upgraded with hiper!

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Re: Your skates

Postby swmlon » Fri Jul 08, 2011 3:30 pm

marjau wrote:My new seba dlux upgraded with hiper!


I want... I want... I want!!! :?

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Re: Your skates

Postby Dragonfly » Thu Aug 04, 2011 12:10 pm

Got some new skates, K2 Moto 80, being delivered tomorrow.
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Re: Your skates

Postby motopic » Sat Aug 20, 2011 3:32 pm

Hi, these are my jewels :-)

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Re: Your skates

Postby ld50 » Wed Nov 30, 2011 10:57 am

Awesome collection! What do you think about that carbon cuff?

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Re: Your skates

Postby Bebai » Thu Jan 05, 2012 6:04 am

Powerslide Hardcore Evo 2010
Seba FR2 2012
Rollerblade Twister 80 2012.. All on hyper concrete wheels :lol:

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Re: Your skates

Postby Turbo1983 » Wed Jan 25, 2012 6:53 pm

Hi guys,

I'm new here, but my skates are as follows...

Bauer Turbos with Belair Hockey's.
Roces M12's.
Bauer Flexlite 3.0 (May convert to quads).

Used to own...
Bauer Turbos, went through 2 pairs.
Roces Athens, my first pair of Quads.
Bauer RH200.
And some I can't remember.

How can I upload pictures on here?

Cheers!


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