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by kev0
Sun Oct 06, 2013 10:53 pm
Forum: Technique, Tips and Equipment
Topic: Just spotted this ...
Replies: 3
Views: 1534

Re: Just spotted this ...

downgraded frames.. but they do look very good
by kev0
Mon Sep 23, 2013 5:36 pm
Forum: Technique, Tips and Equipment
Topic: Couple of new slalom frames
Replies: 10
Views: 5469

Re: Couple of new slalom frames

the fierce frames look absolutely amazing in silver

i still have years of wear left on my IS frames though haha
by kev0
Mon Sep 23, 2013 5:32 pm
Forum: Technique, Tips and Equipment
Topic: Brief review of KSJs vs EVOs
Replies: 10
Views: 7054

Re: Brief review of KSJs vs EVOs

do you mean tearing at the point where the triangle cuff is inserted into the skates? or do you mean 'soft' as the the joints for the triangle cuff loosening? i'd say you are quite lucky you managed to snag a non-shiny gold pair of KSJs, or that might just be the camera. the shiny shiny gold ksj's a...
by kev0
Mon Aug 19, 2013 5:40 pm
Forum: Technique, Tips and Equipment
Topic: Rollerblade 2014
Replies: 10
Views: 3284

Re: Rollerblade 2014

most conventional boots are 2 point frames, so the frames are anchored to the boot at 2 separate points. bont for their speed skates market a 3 point frame system, which i personally haven't used, with the claim that a 3 point system is stiffer, and this may very well be the case for heavy skaters e...
by kev0
Sat Aug 17, 2013 12:58 pm
Forum: Technique, Tips and Equipment
Topic: Rollerblade 2014
Replies: 10
Views: 3284

Re: Rollerblade 2014

a bit erky on the 1point frames.. always thought frame twisting under your feet would be a bad feature not a good one..
by kev0
Mon Aug 12, 2013 4:17 pm
Forum: Technique, Tips and Equipment
Topic: Frame alignment help
Replies: 3
Views: 1183

Re: Frame alignment help

it does look a little too far back from the pictures

i'm not sure of the advantages of forwards or backwards frame alignment, but i suppose anyone get used to any setup. it might be a bit difficult when you are leaning forward such as when you are climbing uphills on skates, or even walking up stairs
by kev0
Mon Aug 12, 2013 4:07 pm
Forum: Technique, Tips and Equipment
Topic: Wheel size
Replies: 11
Views: 4397

Re: Wheel size

i actually had no idea men and womens skates were different other than the colour.. you mentioned skate discomfort; 1. either you haven't broken them in if they are speed skates/other specialised skates, meaning extended wear is required before they feel snug 2. or if they are fitness/soft booted 90...
by kev0
Wed Jul 31, 2013 10:56 am
Forum: Technique, Tips and Equipment
Topic: Powerslide S4 vs Imperial
Replies: 24
Views: 8117

Re: Powerslide S4 vs Imperial

i have attended LFNS sessions in copenhagen with pretty much just rink skating experience (other than outdoor slalom). i reckon, if you can comfortably finish a 3 hour skating session with no sweat, the LFNS should be a cinch. of course the only problem is you need to constantly look out at the surf...
by kev0
Tue Jul 30, 2013 3:40 pm
Forum: Technique, Tips and Equipment
Topic: Powerslide S4 vs Imperial
Replies: 24
Views: 8117

Re: Powerslide S4 vs Imperial

even for what you have described with PS Imperials, they sound like they just needed more time to break them in.

also for the rubbing problem, if it is skin rubbing leading to blisters, i personally use the ultrathin and find that it removes almost all my blistering problems
by kev0
Tue Jul 16, 2013 4:14 pm
Forum: Technique, Tips and Equipment
Topic: The Igor move(Atleast that's what I call it)
Replies: 7
Views: 2017

Re: The Igor move(Atleast that's what I call it)

I should've made it clearer that toe footgun, deckchair are all names for the same trick, that is your "Igor move" Toe wheelings are just rolling while balanced on one toe. The balance required for toe footgun/deckchair/the igor move is different to that required of toe wheelings, and I al...
by kev0
Sun Jul 14, 2013 10:36 pm
Forum: Technique, Tips and Equipment
Topic: The Igor move(Atleast that's what I call it)
Replies: 7
Views: 2017

Re: The Igor move(Atleast that's what I call it)

I did not perfect it. To be honest, it isnt really a trick i like. I prefer the "croaching" toe wheeling over toe footgun. (i havent mastered that either) The good news for toe footgun/deckchair is that it can be mastered at a relatively low level, as opposed to toe wheelings which in my o...
by kev0
Fri Jul 12, 2013 11:15 pm
Forum: Technique, Tips and Equipment
Topic: The Igor move(Atleast that's what I call it)
Replies: 7
Views: 2017

Re: The Igor move(Atleast that's what I call it)

Toe footgun/deckchair I dont have a video of it, but the theory is: 1. Get speed 2. Crouch down, depending on your flexibility you may be able to crouch fully. 3. Preferred foot is raised onto toes and you sit on the back of your heel. Exact sitting positions vary., that is, whether you sit further ...
by kev0
Mon Jul 08, 2013 6:47 am
Forum: Technique, Tips and Equipment
Topic: Cuffs?!
Replies: 4
Views: 1601

Re: Cuffs?!

Personally, I do them tight for control. Slaloming with a loose cuff gets progessively more difficult with higher technical tricks
by kev0
Sat Jun 29, 2013 5:01 am
Forum: Technique, Tips and Equipment
Topic: Need advice on new skates
Replies: 33
Views: 6352

Re: Need advice on new skates

Shaw, that makes you nothing but a fashion victim. Obviously you don't know. It's all marketing. It's just marketing that makes you feel good about having the latest most expensive pro-slalom skates. That, and the fact that everybody else has them. You know, the more people that do something, the m...
by kev0
Tue Jun 11, 2013 8:27 am
Forum: Technique, Tips and Equipment
Topic: When to upgrade for slalom?
Replies: 16
Views: 4780

Re: When to upgrade for slalom?

unfortunately, when i first put the new skates on, it was a tight fit (even when the boots were bigger than my feet). it was only after wearing it for a long time the liner flattened and it became too large. same thing with my current trix, where there is around a 1cm difference between the top of m...
by kev0
Sun Jun 09, 2013 5:40 pm
Forum: Technique, Tips and Equipment
Topic: When to upgrade for slalom?
Replies: 16
Views: 4780

Re: When to upgrade for slalom?

i have no experience with the newer high models (i wore the 2008 version), you will have to ask around others who have tried them. if it is regarding fit, i think it would be absolutely best if you can try first hand. also you need to remember the fit for sebas MUST be tight as the liners will compr...
by kev0
Wed Jun 05, 2013 3:35 pm
Forum: Technique, Tips and Equipment
Topic: After Seba Trix...
Replies: 23
Views: 7668

Re: After Seba Trix...

yep, but sooner or later, i have plans to upgrade to a custom and get the shoes right once and for all :$ (my highs were US8.5/EU41 i think, so wayy too large). i'm just debating to myself how long should i wait, 2013 models or the next one? (i think they only do 2011 customs for now though) just ke...
by kev0
Mon Jun 03, 2013 2:17 pm
Forum: Technique, Tips and Equipment
Topic: After Seba Trix...
Replies: 23
Views: 7668

Re: After Seba Trix...

probably stop skating them haha

i dont really see a reason to go back to highs unless you are going to some real long distance skating (i'd still use my trix though). i lend mine out to various people with recreational skates so they could try what a slalom boot feels like
by kev0
Sun Jun 02, 2013 1:38 pm
Forum: Technique, Tips and Equipment
Topic: When to upgrade for slalom?
Replies: 16
Views: 4780

Re: When to upgrade for slalom?

i suppose the hardest slope would be at the heel wheeling or toeing wheeling stage (it was one of them that took a lot more effort than the other, i think it was toe tricks?). you will notice that if you tried to stay on either the heel or toe on one foot, that your boots will mush about making it d...
by kev0
Sun Jun 02, 2013 1:18 pm
Forum: Technique, Tips and Equipment
Topic: Are Seba wheels rebranded Hyper wheels?
Replies: 12
Views: 4122

Re: Are Seba wheels rebranded Hyper wheels?

i can answer a and b. a) for 2008-2010 (speed skating) 2009-2010(slalom), it was almost exclusively indoors for me. in my experience, if you are not skating outdoors, your wheel wear is next to minimal and i mean MINIMAL. i remember getting new wheels not because the old ones were worn, but because ...

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