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Re: Your skates

Postby HK47 » Thu May 17, 2012 1:20 pm

No, I had health issues over the winter so didn't enter in the end :( I'd down for Goodwood though and will be having a bash at a self-timed marathon in these :)

Right now I'm still recovering, so will just be in Battersea and/or Hyde park this weekend trying them out at a gentle pace!

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Re: Your skates

Postby Bebai » Fri May 18, 2012 11:15 am

I finally settled for what i think is the best skates for each type of skating that i do.
Slalom: Powerslider Hardcore evo 2010
Freeride: Rollerblade Twisters 80 2012
Fitness/Urban: Rollerblade RB 10 2010 (just got these :lol: :mrgreen:)
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Re: Your skates

Postby azumi » Sun May 20, 2012 4:54 pm

Bebai, neat little roll family. ;)

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Re: Your skates

Postby Bebai » Mon May 21, 2012 6:22 pm

azumi wrote:Bebai, neat little roll family. ;)

Thanx :)

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Re: Your skates

Postby azumi » Mon May 21, 2012 6:56 pm

shaw, so these Flying Eagle skates ain't any good? Have you tried Hyper concretes?

Bebai, you are quite lucky they ain't my size. ;) When will I see you wearing nothing but your skates? :D

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Re: Your skates

Postby Shaw » Tue May 22, 2012 7:28 am

F5s are an older Flying Eagle model, pretty shoddy overall, and ugly unlike their latest line-up so they have pretty much no redeeming features aside from price.

I haven't used hyper concretes before, I really don't understand wheels too much. The only reputable slalom wheels I have are those Gyros, which I don't actually practice with. I've gone through like 4 sets of Explore Escalades though (awful) and probably 3 sets of XuanFeng 2s (pretty good, for their price).

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Re: Your skates

Postby azumi » Tue May 22, 2012 4:49 pm

So far I can say that the Hypers are the best wheels I have tested. RB wheels were the worst. :)

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Re: Your skates

Postby Shaw » Tue May 22, 2012 6:02 pm

I'll have to try them someday I guess :)

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Re: Your skates

Postby azumi » Tue May 22, 2012 9:41 pm

You should. :) They last quite long and the wear off is pretty even. But remember the model is concrete G+ . Don't know how the other models are. Though I've tested Hyper formula G flex those are pretty soft (76a) and wear off in no time! Nonetheless good rebound plus grip. Best they are translucent violet. 8) Oh and the hub is tiny.

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Re: Your skates

Postby samimahmood » Thu May 24, 2012 11:17 am

Here are mine!

Graf GTX 175
Pro 8 plates (might be changing these in a month or so)
Sims Street Snakes

I skated them for the first time last night. (only for 45 mins as I haven't skated properly in about 25years...) I only fell over twice (when going down a slope and trying to stop), but after I found my confidence, everything started to come back to me... - I am still a little nervous on them, but I'm sure that won't last long! One thing I will say is that I forgot how bloody heavy these things are on your feet!!!!
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Re: Your skates

Postby zyonchaos » Fri Jul 06, 2012 7:19 pm

Pair of SFR RX23's and took delivery today of a brand new pair of Rollerblade Crossfire 100's 2012 which are lovely, fit like a dream and are begging to go out tomorrow if the weather stays nice lol

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Re: Your skates

Postby kev0 » Mon Jul 30, 2012 8:42 pm

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right skate giving me intense ankle problems. there is a metal insert designed to hold the traditional cuff should you switch which presses heavy on my ankle bones :/

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Re: Your skates

Postby Gregorezzi » Thu Aug 09, 2012 7:39 am

Hi all

I started to skate recently on a package of
Bont Z 2 point fit boot
Bont Alu Frame 13'2in frame 7050-T6
Bont High Roller 4 x 110mm 85A wheels
Bont Jesa Swiss 608 Steel Bearings

They are light and unstoppable. The boot fits nearly as good as the custom one.

For ice speed time session I got:

RAM Skate boots and Maple Gold 17'5inch blades.

I'll upload some pics when I get home

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Re: Your skates

Postby r3cycla » Fri Sep 21, 2012 10:47 pm

Pick 'n' mix.....

2008 FR1- RB 287mm

Soul slide - original 247mm

Rb-8 - FR 243mm

Salomon STI's original frames. Sometimes run with fsk 255 alu or K2 247 frontman modded frame ( and Pu spacers )

K2 frontman (us edition)- fsk 237mm

Fsk thunder (ladies)- ltd ed 237mm
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Re: Your skates

Postby AndyItaly » Thu Nov 08, 2012 1:19 pm

Three pairs:

-Seba Trix
7Wheels orange rockered frame
80mm 85A Gyro F2R green wheels
Yellow laces

- Seba High Deluxe
Seba Deluxe frame
4x80mm 85A Gyro F2r Black wheels
4x76mm 85A Gyro F2r Green wheels
Green laces

- Seba FR2
Seba standard frame
Seba wheels
Seba Aggressive kit

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Re: Your skates

Postby Denada » Wed Mar 06, 2013 5:08 pm

Igor pro two thousand and thirteen annnnnnnd that's all I neeed!!! :D

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Re: Your skates

Postby freddy98 » Sat Mar 09, 2013 3:00 pm

k2 moto with rockered setup (80 - 84 - 84 - 80) , going to upgrade to trix 2013 , maybe igor .

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Re: Your skates

Postby courtartanis » Tue Apr 23, 2013 5:55 pm

roces asp100 - all 76mm/78a at the moment, but do have 80mm for rockers
easton stealth x (graf footbeds as easton stock suck)
bauer fx3 inline (With original 76a wheels!!! but abec3 bearings instead of their stock abec1)

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Re: Your skates

Postby HK47 » Tue Apr 23, 2013 6:35 pm

Got some more in the stable now ...

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Hamaco New English boots (from ~1968), XK4 DA45 plates, bones reds bearings and mid 1970s Atlantic wheels

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Riedell 220 Retro boots that were used in the 2012 production of Starlight Express, the plates are very early Snyder Dance Deluxes, serial number 876, so 1940s vintage, and the wheels are Fomac rentals cut down to 40mm by the lovely folks at Sk8 Fanatics out in CA

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These are 50 year old Dexter speed skates, probably the best British-made speed skates ... with some updates to make them skateable now, namely SG Magnum axles, modern wheels, and urethane cushions

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Got my Beadles Hockey skates together too

I've only got 3 more sets in the pipeline to build 8)

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Re: Your skates

Postby BMW318TI » Fri Aug 09, 2013 5:33 pm

I have:

Real freeskates.
Powerslide FSK > don't like them :mrgreen:
Seba Fr1 > don't like them :| too expensive for it performance
Salomon Deflector > till now it's the best (real) freeskate :P

Hybrid agressive skates.
Salomon STI with Powerslide Syndikate frame and FSK 76mm wheels > like them very much!!!! 8)
But my best setup: Salomon STI with Kizer Arrow frame and F1 FSK wheels.

And I have more agressive skates with freeskate frames, but to lazy to mention them :oops:


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