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by Mikky2
Mon Dec 02, 2013 1:37 pm
Forum: Say goodbye to SerpentineRoad
Topic: Yes, it's time to turn the lights out
Replies: 57
Views: 17300

Re: Yes, it's time to turn the lights out

Nooooooo (u)
Can this decision be reversed?
Can we make donations?
by Mikky2
Sun Oct 27, 2013 7:18 pm
Forum: Technique, Tips and Equipment
Topic: Seba Igor Pro Carbon Skates
Replies: 12
Views: 6395

Re: Seba Igor Pro Carbon Skates

See this thread for Seba frame bolt removal: http://www.serpentineroad.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=38668&p=532433&hilit=seba+frame+bolts#p532433 My ankles are just about OK in hard-shell inline skates as long as I use good liners, currently I'm using Salamon liners in Seba FR1s. I only get a...
by Mikky2
Wed Oct 02, 2013 1:24 pm
Forum: Technique, Tips and Equipment
Topic: Are these Salomons any good?
Replies: 6
Views: 2401

Re: Are these Salomons any good?

FT7s (and probably most/all Salomons) come in different models for men and women.
My FT7s are the mens version, with a frame length of 270 mm.
The womens version probably has a shorter frame, if so is more suitable for slalom than the mens version.
by Mikky2
Mon Sep 30, 2013 3:20 pm
Forum: Technique, Tips and Equipment
Topic: Are these Salomons any good?
Replies: 6
Views: 2401

Re: Are these Salomons any good?

I used to use FT7s, nice skates for recreation and fitness, but the frames (and shell) are plastic, so the ones in the picture look better (metal?) frames for slalom. Frame lengths look similar. Maximum wheel size on FT7s is 76 mm. I wonder if these are the same skates as in your picture http://www....
by Mikky2
Wed Jul 31, 2013 1:37 pm
Forum: Technique, Tips and Equipment
Topic: Powerslide S4 vs Imperial
Replies: 24
Views: 8121

Re: Powerslide S4 vs Imperial

My skates are built around a pair of very old Salomon liners which fit me like a glove. I've moved on to Seba Fr1s, twice with different versions, but the first thing I do on getting new skates is to replace the liners with the Salomons. So maybe you should stick with some liners you like. I would h...
by Mikky2
Tue Jul 02, 2013 8:38 pm
Forum: Technique, Tips and Equipment
Topic: When to upgrade for slalom?
Replies: 16
Views: 4780

Re: When to upgrade for slalom?

Canucky, are you as good as this yet? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d4AbVqFjXjo

(err, sorry admin, I'm sort of using this thread to store links to my favourite slalom movies)

Do you know about this Canadian online store? http://www.shop-task.com/category_s/626.htm
by Mikky2
Sun Jun 09, 2013 10:30 pm
Forum: Technique, Tips and Equipment
Topic: Seba High Fit
Replies: 14
Views: 4869

Re: Seba High Fit

Last 2 skates bought (Salomon's and Seba Fr1) I just went for my shoe size, which worked fine both times, as long as I wear thick hiking socks.

You also have some flexibility by trying different liners (if removeable), for example I'm now using my old Salomon liners in the Seba skates.
by Mikky2
Sat Jun 08, 2013 9:21 am
Forum: Technique, Tips and Equipment
Topic: Doop Skates - What's the point?
Replies: 32
Views: 15539

Re: Doop Skates - What's the point?

OliBenet wrote:Hey hey, I am actually the founder of Doop, so I'm sure my opinion won't matter to some, but here goes.
Sorry for the wall of text!


Interesting read, tempted me to get a pair, how about a discount code for forum members? :)
by Mikky2
Thu Jun 06, 2013 9:30 pm
Forum: Technique, Tips and Equipment
Topic: What urban skates?
Replies: 9
Views: 2788

Re: What urban skates?

Are you sure about your feet size and EU number, the numbers don't match? If you go for Seba I'd advise to avoid the older models with the plain (noisy) aluminium frames, the newer frame that is painted black is much better. I'm on Sebas myself at the moment, happy with them after mixing parts from ...
by Mikky2
Thu May 30, 2013 8:12 pm
Forum: Technique, Tips and Equipment
Topic: skates for an (old) newbie...
Replies: 6
Views: 1859

Re: skates for an (old) newbie...

For commuting I'd investigate hypno inline skates, the frame and wheels can be easily removed, leaving just a boot for walking (no, I don't work for hyno).

The frame on them looks a bit too long for roller hockey, but do you really want to do battle with a bunch of kids wielding sticks?
by Mikky2
Thu May 30, 2013 1:33 pm
Forum: Technique, Tips and Equipment
Topic: When to upgrade for slalom?
Replies: 16
Views: 4780

Re: When to upgrade for slalom?

You can probably go a long way on basic skates by building confidence on your outside edges and with one/both skates going backwards.

Please come back Naomi, we need you.
by Mikky2
Tue May 28, 2013 8:25 pm
Forum: Technique, Tips and Equipment
Topic: When to upgrade for slalom?
Replies: 16
Views: 4780

Re: When to upgrade for slalom?

When to upgrade? It will be NOW after watching this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2wU-IhS9HU
by Mikky2
Tue May 28, 2013 4:46 pm
Forum: Technique, Tips and Equipment
Topic: When to upgrade for slalom?
Replies: 16
Views: 4780

Re: When to upgrade for slalom?

canuckythe wrote:Also Skatelog seems to have disabled registration.... :/

Automatic registration has been disabled, it must be done via E-mail, see the link near the top of the pages.

Check out also: http://www.freestyleskaters.org/forums/ ... php?fid=26
by Mikky2
Tue May 28, 2013 8:43 am
Forum: Technique, Tips and Equipment
Topic: When to upgrade for slalom?
Replies: 16
Views: 4780

Re: When to upgrade for slalom?

Welcome to the forum, nice to hear from Canada, but I thought you guys were much more into skating than us Brits, everyone skiing in winter and skating in summer? You may be able to connect with people closer to home at this US-based forum: http://www.skatelogforum.com/ E-bay or similar is probably ...
by Mikky2
Mon May 27, 2013 1:15 pm
Forum: Technique, Tips and Equipment
Topic: Are Seba wheels rebranded Hyper wheels?
Replies: 12
Views: 4123

Re: Are Seba wheels rebranded Hyper wheels?

I believe that Hyper make specific wheels for Seba, rather than just putting the Seba name on existing Hyper wheels.

I'm currently using a mix of Seba wheels and Hyper concrete +G and prefer the latter (a bit softer and wider)
by Mikky2
Sun May 26, 2013 10:03 am
Forum: Technique, Tips and Equipment
Topic: New Skate Brake Kickstarter
Replies: 14
Views: 4754

Re: New Skate Brake Kickstarter

As a beginner I never took to the heel brake and removed it almost immediately, well before learning how to control speed properly just with the wheels. No doubt some beginners would (will?) prefer your device to the heel break, but I suspect most would discard it when they get some proficiency in s...
by Mikky2
Thu May 23, 2013 7:47 pm
Forum: Technique, Tips and Equipment
Topic: New Skate Brake Kickstarter
Replies: 14
Views: 4754

Re: New Skate Brake Kickstarter

Good luck with it, but I'd advise not to give up the day job for the following reasons: * Inlining is well past its peak of popularity, probably not declining any more, but now mainly just an adult activity * The device is seriously uncool * I mainly only break (T-stop or snow plough) in emergencies...
by Mikky2
Thu May 16, 2013 7:50 pm
Forum: General skating
Topic: WARNING for Weymouth (UK) skaters
Replies: 0
Views: 2939

WARNING for Weymouth (UK) skaters

There is an area of very soft tarmac on the Esplanade, roughly opposite the donkey rides.
Stay on the side nearest the road to avoid tasting it. I only just avoided a fall.

This is not new tarmac, so its likely to be permanently soft, but maybe more so in "warm" weather.
by Mikky2
Fri May 10, 2013 8:04 pm
Forum: Technique, Tips and Equipment
Topic: Hyper concrete thickness
Replies: 11
Views: 2921

Re: Hyper concrete thickness

The Seba wheels I've also got come out at 22.5 mm, consistent with their narrower profile.

I guess they are only all the same width at the centre.
by Mikky2
Fri May 10, 2013 6:25 pm
Forum: Technique, Tips and Equipment
Topic: Seba frame bolts and axles overtight issue - resolved :)
Replies: 108
Views: 22528

Re: Seba frame bolts and axles overtight issue - resolved :)

Success at last with removing my "deluxe" frame bolts. Bought a 3/16" hex socket, which shifted 3 of the 4 bolts thanks to the torque from a ratchet wrench. The last bolt hole was too rounded, so I drilled into the top of it until it detached from the thread part of the bolt, freeing ...

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