Any Inline Skaters here?

Discussion in 'Sports' started by blacksan, Sep 11, 2006.

  1. blacksan

    blacksan Rev Limiter

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    I know this is a phucked up place for this question, but I need some advice on my first purchase. So, have pity on this egghead, and PM me if you are willing to help me make the correct purchase decision.

    Thanks in advance,
    blacksan
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  2. frewhl

    frewhl daily rider

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    get a bit of protection,thost wrist things for sure.
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  3. Weirdo

    Weirdo Welcome to you're "DOOM"

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    Ummmm, fruit boots...no. :nah
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  4. jdiaz

    jdiaz .

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    I don't really support the whole exercise thing.
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  5. blacksan

    blacksan Rev Limiter

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    Ya but, the final drive issue goes out the window with these babies!
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  6. Komet

    Komet The Voice of Reason

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    Aren't you a little old for roller skates?
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  7. White Knuckles

    White Knuckles Insufficient memory

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    Buy the skates with the best wheels in the store. The rest will follow.
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  8. blacksan

    blacksan Rev Limiter

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    Sad, but true! It was either a Harley, or inline skates to celebrate my headlong plunge in to the tail end of midlife crisis!
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  9. dirtypumpkin

    dirtypumpkin "Monster Truck Bike"

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  10. Bafazane

    Bafazane Been here awhile

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    Didn't rollerblading go out with freestyle walking?
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  11. blacksan

    blacksan Rev Limiter

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    Dude, I still wear polyester, back off! :D
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  12. MotoMike

    MotoMike Washed Up Desert Racer

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    I tried it for a while, 'cause MotoKid enjoyed it. I sucked. I mean really, really, sucked at it. In fact, I have a pretty nice set of skates sitting in the closet with about 5 years worth of dust on them, size 10.5 if you're interested.
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  13. blacksan

    blacksan Rev Limiter

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    Sheeet, they might fit! If I pay da shipping for a test fit would you be willing to send em out?
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  14. Belg

    Belg Long timer

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    Man, why does everyone seem to think metrosexual because of inline skates... Haven't you ever heard of HOCKEY?
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  15. ian408

    ian408 Oh? Administrator

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    If :ymca isn't your thing, try hockey skates. No brakes...no worries.
    CCM or Missions should fit the bill nicely.
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  16. Belg

    Belg Long timer

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    Mission hockey skates (inline) rock. My mission hockey skates (ice) are the heat molded ones.

    I had massive arch problems till I discoverred them... they fit like a glove, support everything, and you can skate, slide, stop, drill, and check all night in them
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  17. speedn16v

    speedn16v Been here awhile

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    I haven't skated in years, but I got my first pair back in '87 or '88 when very few people had them.

    As mentioned, best wheels, since these are the most expensive part to upgrade. Bigger wheels are faster, smaller ones more maneuverable.

    Fit is very important. Once you go a couple miles a loose skate will be a major PIA.

    At least wrist guards, and knee pads. Helmet would be good too. I still have a few scars from failed landings from jumping down stair cases.

    Dave.
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  18. Fat Toney

    Fat Toney Up Yours PoopSicle

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    Roller blades are a good time, fun to dodge traffic and fly down hills...lots of fun...if you can handle 11 year old girls pointing and laughing "I've never seen an old dude on those things"...
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  19. VelvtRide

    VelvtRide i can haz a motrsykle?

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    The best brand IMHO, are RollerBlades. They are the first(I think) to come out with inline skates and I've had my pair for about 10 yrs - still going strong and nothing broken. I removed the brakes long ago and they've got scuffs and stuff all over - but the material has held up wonderfully.

    They're very well made, the standard wheels are top-notch and the construction of the whole boot provides excellent ankle support. RollerBlade makes a vast array of different types to suit anybody's needs.

    Look here and good luck in your search!


    VR

    P.S. When I bought mine 10 yrs ago, they were over $100. I don't wear them much anymore, but they have many good yrs left in them.
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  20. Dances With Roads

    Dances With Roads mild observations

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    I have worn out six or seven pairs, mostly five wheel.

    Great way to enjoy exercising.
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