Search found 393 matches

Go to advanced search

by ephillips
Sat Aug 17, 2013 10:02 am
Forum: Technique, Tips and Equipment
Topic: Rollerblade 2014
Replies: 10
Views: 3267

Re: Rollerblade 2014

One point mounting? Surely that can't be a good idea.
by ephillips
Tue Aug 06, 2013 12:43 pm
Forum: London Scene
Topic: Question thats been bugging me for ages
Replies: 9
Views: 6038

Re: Question thats been bugging me for ages

The best starting place is on the Serp - but that can only be used by skates which always start during daylight hours.
by ephillips
Fri Jul 12, 2013 6:31 pm
Forum: Technique, Tips and Equipment
Topic: Powerslide S4 downsizing?
Replies: 2
Views: 1177

Re: Powerslide S4 downsizing?

I went down a full size from my normal shoe size in both S4s and 2013 Evos (from UK 8 to UK 7) because I like a tight fit for slalom. The Evos are the better boot BTW.
by ephillips
Thu Jul 04, 2013 8:58 pm
Forum: Technique, Tips and Equipment
Topic: Cuffs?!
Replies: 4
Views: 1601

Cuffs?!

What on earth are you supposed to do with your cuffs when slaloming? Should I do them up fairly tightly? Or just leave them undone as I would when sliding / street skating?
by ephillips
Tue Jun 18, 2013 8:41 am
Forum: Technique, Tips and Equipment
Topic: Trix / Igor fit
Replies: 5
Views: 1776

Re: Trix / Igor fit

Cheers all - I think I'll need to stick to Powerslide to get a decent fit
by ephillips
Sat Jun 15, 2013 4:18 pm
Forum: Technique, Tips and Equipment
Topic: Trix / Igor fit
Replies: 5
Views: 1776

Re: Trix / Igor fit

Hmm, same question for the WFSC
by ephillips
Sat Jun 15, 2013 1:34 pm
Forum: Technique, Tips and Equipment
Topic: Trix / Igor fit
Replies: 5
Views: 1776

Trix / Igor fit

I'm in the market for some new slalom skates. I tried the Trix on earlier today, but they felt a little wide around the toes. Are the Igors supposed to be any narrower?
by ephillips
Fri Jun 14, 2013 8:43 am
Forum: Technique, Tips and Equipment
Topic: Need advice on new skates
Replies: 33
Views: 6343

Re: Need advice on new skates

Bebai wrote:
ephillips wrote:they're a good value skate and fine for basic slalom moves.

Basic slalom only :| ? Tell Vincent Vuvankha that.


Pfft. You already know he's sponsored...
by ephillips
Thu Jun 13, 2013 9:25 pm
Forum: Technique, Tips and Equipment
Topic: Need advice on new skates
Replies: 33
Views: 6343

Re: Need advice on new skates

I've never skated the Twisters, but the consensus is (generally) that even at full price they're a good value skate and fine for basic slalom moves. That said, if you think that you're the sort of person who will stick with it (it's a tough sport to learn at first), you'll inevitably end up forking ...
by ephillips
Thu Jun 13, 2013 8:52 pm
Forum: Technique, Tips and Equipment
Topic: Need advice on new skates
Replies: 33
Views: 6343

Re: Need advice on new skates

Why the Imperial over the S4? The latter is a better slalom boot and only costs an extra tenner. Nobody sticks with a shell + liner style boot like the three you've listed for very long with slalom (though they're fine to start in). It might be worth spending the extra money and getting something sp...
by ephillips
Thu Jun 13, 2013 1:26 pm
Forum: Technique, Tips and Equipment
Topic: Are these wheels any good?
Replies: 6
Views: 2103

Re: Are these wheels any good?

Having tried them out - they're rubbish. They didn't even have enough grip to control my slides.
by ephillips
Sat Jul 28, 2012 9:59 am
Forum: Welcome
Topic: A few questions for speed skaters..
Replies: 2
Views: 1666

Re: A few questions for speed skaters..

You can indeed stick some big wheels on your Sebas but by the time you've bought some decent frames and wheels separately you're most of the way towards a pair of stock Bont Jets in terms of cost. Clubs are listed here, but I'm not sure how active they are: http://www.inlinespeed.co.uk/FindaClub.html
by ephillips
Wed Jun 27, 2012 6:37 pm
Forum: Technique, Tips and Equipment
Topic: £ for £ what are the best inline street wheels and bearings
Replies: 13
Views: 2889

Re: £ for £ what are the best inline street wheels and beari

Effectively yes, but once you get going I find that the results are more consistent.
by ephillips
Tue Jun 26, 2012 5:41 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Charity Skateathon
Replies: 9
Views: 3193

Re: Charity Skateathon

Do you have any other details?

As in exactly where it is/surfaces/website etc?
by ephillips
Tue Jun 26, 2012 8:29 am
Forum: Technique, Tips and Equipment
Topic: £ for £ what are the best inline street wheels and bearings
Replies: 13
Views: 2889

Re: £ for £ what are the best inline street wheels and beari

Matters provide the most consistent slide and are my personal favourite at the moment. Their wear is about the same as concretes, possibly marginally less. They're the fastest by a clear margin and the most expensive by an equally clear margin. I'd agree that the gyros wear the fastest and they're a...
by ephillips
Mon Jun 25, 2012 6:24 pm
Forum: Technique, Tips and Equipment
Topic: £ for £ what are the best inline street wheels and bearings
Replies: 13
Views: 2889

Re: £ for £ what are the best inline street wheels and beari

Bont Highrollers/Generation-4 wheels are supposed to be great wheels, and they start from about £45 for an 80mm set (although you'd have to pay some p&p too). The Mint Greens 85A are supposed to be the pick of the bunch. Not Bont's leading wheel anymore (surpassed by BlackOps/Mayhems), but a f...
by ephillips
Sun Jun 24, 2012 9:39 am
Forum: Events
Topic: ASBOxes at Le Mans?
Replies: 23
Views: 6078

Re: ASBOxes at Le Mans?

on a scale from serpentine to ditchling, how bad is this hill? :? Bigger than the biggest hill climb you'll ever do on an LFNS, but much smaller than ditching. Have you ever gone down that reddy tarmac hill in Greenwich Park at the end of the one way to Greenwich skate? It's a bit bigger than that ...
by ephillips
Sun May 27, 2012 12:05 pm
Forum: Technique, Tips and Equipment
Topic: Are these wheels any good?
Replies: 6
Views: 2103

Re: Are these wheels any good?

I have red powerslide FSK wheels, and they're alright. They're not Matters, but they've held up to the few slides I put them through and haven't broken after a few weeks of slalom practice so I'd say they're a little better than rubbish. The beta frame appears to have an X-shaped extrusion from Pow...
by ephillips
Sun May 27, 2012 11:57 am
Forum: Technique, Tips and Equipment
Topic: Skating flat is more fatiguing than skating with a rocker
Replies: 51
Views: 8471

Re: Skating flat is more fatiguing than skating with a rocke

Ignoring efficiency and speed, you could argue that the flat setup is harder to push I suppose.

Go to advanced search

cron