Help For Newbie Muppet who's bought the wrong Skates!

Help For Newbie Muppet who's bought the wrong Skates!

Post by alexhade » Thu, 29 Jul 2004 04:20:28


Hiya,

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 manic
credit card bashing, i bought some saloman st90s'

Ok now i find out that these are "agressive" skates, and wont really do for
rolling around the park  Small wheels, and someones told me that i need the
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?

Any help would be appreciated!!!

Thanks

 
 
 

Help For Newbie Muppet who's bought the wrong Skates!

Post by B Fuhrman » Thu, 29 Jul 2004 20:05:34

"alexhaden"  wrote ...

Quote:
> 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
manic
> credit card bashing, i bought some saloman st90s'

> Ok now i find out that these are "agressive" skates, and wont really do
for
> rolling around the park  Small wheels, and someones told me that i need
the
> 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.

--
Bill Fuhrmann
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Post by Eric Edwar » Fri, 30 Jul 2004 02:52:09

Quote:

>As far as I know, UFS frames are only designed for aggressive skates.  You
>can change frames, but only with tiny wheels.

Salomon's "Freeskate" series uses UFS frames.  The FSK 237/247 frame
that they sell aftermarket seems to support 80mm wheels.

http://www.salomoninline.com/us/products.asp?id=781391
http://www.salomoninline.com/us/products.asp?id=781264

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Help For Newbie Muppet who's bought the wrong Skates!

Post by Motorbla » Fri, 30 Jul 2004 03:35:46

Quote:
>Salomon's "Freeskate" series uses UFS frames.  The FSK 237/247 frame
>that they sell aftermarket seems to support 80mm wheels.

dangg i forgot about these

i wanna pair baddd

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

 
 
 

Help For Newbie Muppet who's bought the wrong Skates!

Post by Mike van E » Fri, 30 Jul 2004 03:56:18

Quote:

> Hiya,

> 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 manic
> credit card bashing, i bought some saloman st90s'

> Ok now i find out that these are "agressive" skates, and wont really do for
> rolling around the park  Small wheels, and someones told me that i need the
> 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?

> Any help would be appreciated!!!

> Thanks

You can almost certainly buy some Salomon UFS frames for the FSK
series of skates - these take up to 80mm wheels and a brake as well.
The bummer is that aggressive skates are hot and heavy compared to
recreational skates, but they are usable as such with the frames.

You can see reviews of the FSK series on my website at
www.londonskaters.com

Cheers,
Mike.

 
 
 

Help For Newbie Muppet who's bought the wrong Skates!

Post by alexhade » Fri, 30 Jul 2004 05:17:58

Thanks folks!!!

Now can you guess the next question......?

Does anyone know of anywhere in the UK where i would be able to get one of
these?

Looking on the salomon web site, i see the FSK CC HI-LO FRAME which looks
like it will do the business....

I have found one for $40 in the USA, but i cannot find anywhere in the UK
that just sells the frames.  Lots sell the Agressive frames but thats about
all.

Thanks and i'll let you know how my 1st ever inline skate experience
goes....ill probably end up rolling all over the show!!!!




Quote:
> > Hiya,

> > 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
manic
> > credit card bashing, i bought some saloman st90s'

> > Ok now i find out that these are "agressive" skates, and wont really do
for
> > rolling around the park  Small wheels, and someones told me that i need
the
> > 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?

> > Any help would be appreciated!!!

> > Thanks

> You can almost certainly buy some Salomon UFS frames for the FSK
> series of skates - these take up to 80mm wheels and a brake as well.
> The bummer is that aggressive skates are hot and heavy compared to
> recreational skates, but they are usable as such with the frames.

> You can see reviews of the FSK series on my website at
> www.londonskaters.com

> Cheers,
> Mike.

 
 
 

Help For Newbie Muppet who's bought the wrong Skates!

Post by B Fuhrman » Fri, 30 Jul 2004 20:18:47

Quote:
> On Wed, 28 Jul 2004 06:05:34 -0500, B Fuhrmann

> >As far as I know, UFS frames are only designed for aggressive skates.
You
> >can change frames, but only with tiny wheels.



Quote:
> Salomon's "Freeskate" series uses UFS frames.  The FSK 237/247 frame
> that they sell aftermarket seems to support 80mm wheels.
> http://www.salomoninline.com/us/products.asp?id=781391
> http://www.salomoninline.com/us/products.asp?id=781264

Thanks for the update.
Looking at the links for their frames, it appears that those are only
available in hi-lo configuration with 76mm front wheels and 80mm rear
wheels.  If they can be unrockered to accept 4 of the same size, the web
page doesn't say.

I would hesitate to recommend a hi-low setup to a beginner because they are
likely to have some odd wheel wear until they develop a good stride.  The
hi-low setup prevents them from rotating their wheels to spread the wear
over all of them.

Swapping frames would still leave him with a clunky aggressive boot.

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Bill Fuhrmann
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Post by B Fuhrman » Fri, 30 Jul 2004 20:26:28

Quote:
> Does anyone know of anywhere in the UK where i would be able to get one of
> these?

> Looking on the salomon web site, i see the FSK CC HI-LO FRAME which looks
> like it will do the business....

> I have found one for $40 in the USA, but i cannot find anywhere in the UK
> that just sells the frames.  Lots sell the Agressive frames but thats
about
> all.

You should read the material on the skates that those frames come on before
you decided to add another cost to your skates that you may not be happy
with.

They are designed for another specialized form of skating.  The
freestyle/street skates would be reasonable for recreational skating but you
would be adding the heavy aggressive boots to them.

I suspect that you would be better trying to return or resell your
aggressive skates and then buy some skates designed for plain old
recreational skating.