opinions on fitness skates

opinions on fitness skates

Post by Nick » Tue, 13 Jul 2004 02:00:46


I am presently riding RB macroblades that I bought new when I
first got into skating. They still work well but I think that
I've worn out the padding under my right foot because after skating
awhile I can feel the impression of the undercarriage on the bottom of
my foot. I added an insole under the boot that helped a little but I can
still feel the undercarriage. I'm ready for a new pair of skates but am
not sure what to buy.

I skate about 40 miles a week on road shoulder's in a
mountainous area (W. Mass.). I would like a comfortable skate that will
hold up over time. I
know what to look for as far as bearings and wheel size but would like
to know others opinions
on specific models that they are riding. The only large skate store in
my area (an hour east of me) is***'s
sporting goods. Any help is appreciated.

Nick

 
 
 

opinions on fitness skates

Post by Motorbla » Tue, 13 Jul 2004 05:20:00

If you like the firm boot of the Macro you might look at closeouts on the
Rollerblade Fusion or E series (E9, E7) these are the last of the great
hardboots available from RB in last years line as closeouts or E Bay items  
for newer stiff boots look at hockey Boots from Mission or  look at Salomon has
a semi hard boots like the Deemax Crossmax and Thunder.

otherwise you can look at all the softboot models in the current lines of K2
Salomon and Rollerblade  they alll make good rec boots with varying amounts of
stiffness and frame selection etc....

You might try a gel style insert for your macros

"fritz"
 http://www.londonskaters.com/interview_fritz_blaw.htm
www.motorblade.com  
Birdy(Parker), Brazil(Gilliam),and Brewster McCloud(Altman)

 
 
 

opinions on fitness skates

Post by DT » Tue, 13 Jul 2004 07:11:09

The K2 Mod LT is a very comfortable fitness skate.  It has a carbon frame
that seems to absorb the road vibrations.  You can probably find good deals
on the LT because it is on clearance.


Quote:
> If you like the firm boot of the Macro you might look at closeouts on the
> Rollerblade Fusion or E series (E9, E7) these are the last of the great
> hardboots available from RB in last years line as closeouts or E Bay
items
> for newer stiff boots look at hockey Boots from Mission or  look at
Salomon has
> a semi hard boots like the Deemax Crossmax and Thunder.

> otherwise you can look at all the softboot models in the current lines of
K2
> Salomon and Rollerblade  they alll make good rec boots with varying
amounts of
> stiffness and frame selection etc....

> You might try a gel style insert for your macros

> "fritz"
>  http://www.londonskaters.com/interview_fritz_blaw.htm
> www.motorblade.com
> Birdy(Parker), Brazil(Gilliam),and Brewster McCloud(Altman)

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opinions on fitness skates

Post by John Seber » Tue, 13 Jul 2004 08:36:15

Quote:

> I skate about 40 miles a week on road shoulder's in a
> mountainous area (W. Mass.). I would like a comfortable skate that will
> hold up over time. I
> know what to look for as far as bearings and wheel size but would like
> to know others opinions
> on specific models that they are riding. The only large skate store in
> my area (an hour east of me) is***'s
> sporting goods. Any help is appreciated.

40 miles a week deserves a good pair of skates. Don't hesitate to spend
an extra $50, or drive an extra hour. You know that you'll spend more on
wheels over the life of a good skate, than the skate, itself. You are
looking for a perfect fit. Different brands have different fits. I think
  my Salomons fit my narrow foot. I thought the comparable K2's were too
wide - had a large toe box.

Try them on before you buy. Get on the phone and call around to find out
where your options are. Don't go into it settling on whatever***'s offers.

 
 
 

opinions on fitness skates

Post by FNGu » Fri, 16 Jul 2004 16:33:39



Quote:

>> I skate about 40 miles a week on road shoulder's in a
>> mountainous area (W. Mass.). I would like a comfortable skate that
>> will hold up over time. I
> 40 miles a week deserves a good pair of skates. Don't hesitate to
> spend an extra $50, or drive an extra hour. You know that you'll spend
> more on wheels over the life of a good skate, than the skate, itself.
> You are looking for a perfect fit. Different brands have different
> fits.
> ...
> Try them on before you buy. Get on the phone and call around to find
> out where your options are. Don't go into it settling on whatever
>***'s offers.

Sage advice for sure.  TRY BEFORE YOU BUY.

Quote:
>... I think
>   my Salomons fit my narrow foot. I thought the comparable K2's were
>   too
> wide - had a large toe box.

Wow, that's just the reverse of my experience, and that of a few other
skaters I've talked to.  Just goes to show how complex the human peds are,
e.g.  How many years of schooling and internship does it take to become a
podiatrist?
 
 
 

opinions on fitness skates

Post by larryloo » Mon, 02 Aug 2004 11:17:54

I had K2 Innova's which were fine.  I recently bought K2 XP 6.0 online
without trying them on, because of my success in past with K2.  I couldn't
find a store that had them.  They are great for me, and they come with 80mm
wheels.   You need to break any skate in - it may not feel perfect on the
first 10 outings.  Good luck.


Quote:
> I am presently riding RB macroblades that I bought new when I
> first got into skating. They still work well but I think that
> I've worn out the padding under my right foot because after skating
> awhile I can feel the impression of the undercarriage on the bottom of
> my foot. I added an insole under the boot that helped a little but I can
> still feel the undercarriage. I'm ready for a new pair of skates but am
> not sure what to buy.

> I skate about 40 miles a week on road shoulder's in a
> mountainous area (W. Mass.). I would like a comfortable skate that will
> hold up over time. I
> know what to look for as far as bearings and wheel size but would like
> to know others opinions
> on specific models that they are riding. The only large skate store in
> my area (an hour east of me) is***'s
> sporting goods. Any help is appreciated.

> Nick