"alexhaden" wrote ...
> I think the title says it all. I just thought that inline recreation
> skating would be kind of interesting to get started in, so in a fit of
> credit card bashing, i bought some saloman st90s'
> Ok now i find out that these are "agressive" skates, and wont really do
> rolling around the park Small wheels, and someones told me that i need
> larger wheels for just normal skating...I know they have UFS frames, so is
> it possible to fit new frames on to the boots, to take the larger wheels?
Unfortunately, there is much more that is different between aggressive and
rec/fitness skates than the wheels.
As far as I know, UFS frames are only designed for aggressive skates. You
can change frames, but only with tiny wheels.
There are replaceable frames for fitness/racing skates but they mount
differently to the boot. Aggressive boots are generally much heavier and
less flexible than rec/fitness boots. They are designed for stability and
protection when jumping off 6 foot ledges and falls while sliding sideways.
Is there a chance that you can take the skates back to the store and get
more appropriate ones? Most stores will take any skate back if they don't
show evidence of use and may take lightly used ones back. If you relied on
the store's recommendation for the skates (instead you walking in and
choosing them), the store has additional requirements to take them back.
You can use them for general skating and I have seen people skating trails
on aggressive skates. However, they will feel clunky and be slower than a
more appropriate skate.
Expect a good recreation skate to have or accept 80mm diameter wheels.
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