Hypno/Rossignol detachable frame skates: Opinions? Experiences?

Hypno/Rossignol detachable frame skates: Opinions? Experiences?

Post by Mytho » Thu, 04 Feb 1999 04:00:00


I'm thinking or purchasing a set of detachable frame skates for the summer.
Right now, I'm looking strongly at the Hypno Scout and the rest of the Hypno
line.

I'm not an agressive skater, I do it for fitness and fun, but I do get a lot
of use out of them, and I weigh upwards of 200lbs.  Are these going to be
sturdy enough to provide support for normal urban skating?  (ie. the average
jump off a curb or such)

Does anyone have experience with these skates?  Likes?  Dislikes?  Anyone
absolutely love or hate them?

I've been using an entry-level pair of all-composite Rollerblades since I
started skating two years ago, so they'd have to be pretty bad to not at
least equal them...  Still, I'm ready for a better skate.  I'd like the
convenience of the detachable blade, but if its not feasible, I'll just get
a traditional pair.

Let me know.
Thanks!

 
 
 

Hypno/Rossignol detachable frame skates: Opinions? Experiences?

Post by <bbense+rec.sport.skating.inline.Feb.03.. » Thu, 04 Feb 1999 04:00:00

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>I'm thinking or purchasing a set of detachable frame skates for the summer.
>Right now, I'm looking strongly at the Hypno Scout and the rest of the Hypno
>line.

>I'm not an agressive skater, I do it for fitness and fun, but I do get a lot
>of use out of them, and I weigh upwards of 200lbs.  Are these going to be
>sturdy enough to provide support for normal urban skating?  (ie. the average
>jump off a curb or such)

- - Yes, they're good for getting around I use mine as commute skates.
If you do any kind of aggro at all they're useless.

Quote:

>Does anyone have experience with these skates?  Likes?  Dislikes?  Anyone
>absolutely love or hate them?

- - They're a compromise. They don't do anything well ( other than detach and
attach). If you aren't carrying shoes and taking your skates off more than
once or twice a day, I think you might be happier in regular skates.

Quote:

>I've been using an entry-level pair of all-composite Rollerblades since I
>started skating two years ago, so they'd have to be pretty bad to not at
>least equal them...  Still, I'm ready for a better skate.  I'd like the
>convenience of the detachable blade, but if its not feasible, I'll just get
>a traditional pair.

- - It really depends. I think they've improved since I bought mine ( rossi's).
The hypno looks like a better skate, but the design limits the amount of
flex that they can put in the ankle. They're great for commuting, but I wouldn't
use them for just fitness skating.

- - Booker c. Bense  

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Hypno/Rossignol detachable frame skates: Opinions? Experiences?

Post by Mytho » Thu, 04 Feb 1999 04:00:00

Thanks for the answers!  Now I have a few more questions... =)

You wouldn't even use them for fitness skating?  The reason I bring it up is
because I'd like to ride the subway into the city to skate, but I don't
think skates are allowed in there - and I'd hate to haul either shoes or
skates around in a backpack all day.

Are they likely to work as well as the entry-level blades I have now?

Finally, what exactly is the difference?  Do they lose more power in each
stroke because they lack stability?  Are they likely to shudder at higher
speeds?

One last thing: do they ever come apart while in use?  That would be quite
unpleasant.

Lots of dumb questions, I know, but how else am I going to find out?

Thanks

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Quote:
>- - Yes, they're good for getting around I use mine as commute skates.
>If you do any kind of aggro at all they're useless.
>- - They're a compromise. They don't do anything well ( other than detach
and
>attach). If you aren't carrying shoes and taking your skates off more than
>once or twice a day, I think you might be happier in regular skates.
>- - It really depends. I think they've improved since I bought mine
 rossi's).
>The hypno looks like a better skate, but the design limits the amount of
>flex that they can put in the ankle. They're great for commuting, but I
wouldn't
>use them for just fitness skating.


 
 
 

Hypno/Rossignol detachable frame skates: Opinions? Experiences?

Post by Alan » Thu, 04 Feb 1999 04:00:00

The Hypno skates are fine for recrational skating, if your looking for a full on
fitness skate I'd suggest a fixed frame, but it sounds like you should give
these a try.
We have '98 models on sale for $149 US.    www.first-inline.com

Quote:

> Thanks for the answers!  Now I have a few more questions... =)

> You wouldn't even use them for fitness skating?  The reason I bring it up is
> because I'd like to ride the subway into the city to skate, but I don't
> think skates are allowed in there - and I'd hate to haul either shoes or
> skates around in a backpack all day.

> Are they likely to work as well as the entry-level blades I have now?

> Finally, what exactly is the difference?  Do they lose more power in each
> stroke because they lack stability?  Are they likely to shudder at higher
> speeds?

> One last thing: do they ever come apart while in use?  That would be quite
> unpleasant.

> Lots of dumb questions, I know, but how else am I going to find out?

> Thanks

> ------------------------------------------
> >- - Yes, they're good for getting around I use mine as commute skates.
> >If you do any kind of aggro at all they're useless.

> >- - They're a compromise. They don't do anything well ( other than detach
> and
> >attach). If you aren't carrying shoes and taking your skates off more than
> >once or twice a day, I think you might be happier in regular skates.

> >- - It really depends. I think they've improved since I bought mine
>  rossi's).
> >The hypno looks like a better skate, but the design limits the amount of
> >flex that they can put in the ankle. They're great for commuting, but I
> wouldn't
> >use them for just fitness skating.