Any opinions about this skate for rec use?

Any opinions about this skate for rec use?

Post by Alex » Fri, 06 May 2005 04:19:11


Dirt cheap.
Never heard of it.
http://www.sportchek.ca/product_description.jhtml?id=prod2833621&from...

Currently using Rollerblade EVO 7.

 
 
 

Any opinions about this skate for rec use?

Post by motorblad » Fri, 06 May 2005 04:52:11

Quote:

> Dirt cheap.
> Never heard of it.

http://www.sportchek.ca/product_description.jhtml?id=prod2833621&from...

Quote:

> Currently using Rollerblade EVO 7.

They look competent...i would hazard a geuss that the Evo's are
"better" but the differences may be negligible  can't tell from a pic
and bearing specs...they both take 80mm wheels and have alu frames

Its the inner boot and insoles that I wonder about on a 50$ Ultra wheel
skate

motorblade.com

 
 
 

Any opinions about this skate for rec use?

Post by Alex » Fri, 06 May 2005 23:21:57

Quote:


> > Dirt cheap.
> > Never heard of it.

> http://www.sportchek.ca/product_description.jhtml?id=prod2833621&from...

> > Currently using Rollerblade EVO 7.

> They look competent...i would hazard a geuss that the Evo's are
> "better" but the differences may be negligible  can't tell from a pic
> and bearing specs...they both take 80mm wheels and have alu frames

No, The EVO 07 has a "Fiberglass reinforced nylon rockerable frame."

The price is templting...
Plus, they ususally don't put ABEC 7 bearings on CSA-grade(*) skates.  :-)

(*) CSA == Cheapest Shit Available

I'll call the stores to determine availability, try them on and report back.

Quote:
> Its the inner boot and insoles that I wonder about on a 50$ Ultra wheel
> skate

Anything specific to look for?

 
 
 

Any opinions about this skate for rec use?

Post by Bill Fuhrman » Sat, 07 May 2005 01:03:18

http://www.sportchek.ca/product_description.jhtml?id=prod2833621&from...

Quote:
> > Currently using Rollerblade EVO 7.
> The price is templting...
> Plus, they ususally don't put ABEC 7 bearings on CSA-grade(*) skates.
 :-)
> (*) CSA == Cheapest Shit Available
> Anything specific to look for?

As was said earlier, the boot.

The photos look like stamped aluminum frames.

Ultra Wheels are known for solid but not cutting edge skates.
They tend to be good quality but may be a little heavy or clunky.

The last "soft" boot designs that I saw from them were almost as stiff
as a hard boot.  More like they put a cloth cover over a hard material
to be trendy without actually understanding that it is the flexibility
that people wanted.

Look at the lacing system and how well it can pull the boot to fit your
foot.

If you have a problem foot, look at the insoles.

 
 
 

Any opinions about this skate for rec use?

Post by Alex » Sat, 07 May 2005 03:28:01

Bill & Motorblade, thanks for the advice.

I went to the store to try them on.

ABEC 7 mysteriously turned into ABEC 5.
80mm wheels mysteriously turned into 76mm (80A).
Boot was not comfortable.
Construction of the boot looked and felt cheap.

As they said in the "Gremlins" movie: Gizmo kaka!

Best wishes,
Alex.

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