alchemy al600 any good for slalom?

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alchemy al600 any good for slalom?

Postby jadakiss2009 » Sat Jul 21, 2012 4:04 pm

Ive seen these skates go qiite cheap and i want to get into slaom just wondered if they were any good or shoild i just save for some fr1 or highs im currently using saloman fsk bit there dated now and o want a change let me know thanks

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Re: alchemy al600 any good for slalom?

Postby azumi » Sun Jul 22, 2012 3:41 pm

Certainly there are better skates like RB Twister. But if your budget is tight get the al600 for the beginning. I mean why not.

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Re: alchemy al600 any good for slalom?

Postby jadakiss2009 » Sun Jul 22, 2012 3:49 pm

Bidget isnt that tight i just see them and though should i but now u say that i may aswell save for some seba high or fr1s thanks for the advice though

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Re: alchemy al600 any good for slalom?

Postby azumi » Sun Jul 22, 2012 4:01 pm

I'd rather suggest Twister or Powerslide s4 or Evo. Seba is just too bulky and heavy.

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Re: alchemy al600 any good for slalom?

Postby jadakiss2009 » Sun Jul 22, 2012 10:22 pm

Realy but every one seems to bang on about how good seba highs are

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Re: alchemy al600 any good for slalom?

Postby azumi » Sun Jul 22, 2012 10:48 pm

You mean Seba associates or fanboys? Do yourself a favor and compare all mentioned skates before buying and being disappointed. Besides, not every skates fit every feet.

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Re: alchemy al600 any good for slalom?

Postby jadakiss2009 » Sun Jul 22, 2012 11:29 pm

Lol i supose so ill check them all first thanks for the advice

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Re: alchemy al600 any good for slalom?

Postby Domsablos » Mon Jul 23, 2012 11:19 am

Rollerblade Twisters, Fusions, Most of the Seba range and Powerslide are about on par, no one bangs on about how good Seba are particularly that i've noticed.

If you check azumi's history he can be quite vocal about his opinions tho

What azumi should be telling you is to try on the boots before you buy and get what fits your foot best.

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Re: alchemy al600 any good for slalom?

Postby Acidedge » Mon Jul 23, 2012 12:13 pm

jadakiss2009 wrote:Ive seen these skates go qiite cheap and i want to get into slaom just wondered if they were any good or shoild i just save for some fr1 or highs im currently using saloman fsk bit there dated now and o want a change let me know thanks


I've has the opportunity to examine the Alchemy ALC600 and discuss the performance with the owner, but haven't actually used them myself.

I wasn't very impressed. The boot itself is fine but the liner rather thin and there's nothing in the way of footbed support other than a cardboard insole. The frame is adequate, but the bearings cheap and the wheels piss-poor; expect them to last no more than a few hours of skating.

At £100, they were overpriced, but at £55 you could do a lot worse. I wouldn't buy them though. And there's nothing wrong with Salomon FSKs: I have two pairs in regular use. Being old makes them chic! And buying the Alchemy skates would be a massive step down both in terms of quality and performance.

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Re: alchemy al600 any good for slalom?

Postby JasonN » Tue Jul 24, 2012 2:19 pm

Acidedge wrote:there's nothing wrong with Salomon FSKs: I have two pairs in regular use. Being old makes them chic!


You know we only tell you that so as to not hurt your feelings right? Image

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Re: alchemy al600 any good for slalom?

Postby Acidedge » Tue Jul 24, 2012 2:26 pm

JasonN wrote:You know we only tell you that so as to not hurt your feelings right?


Pot. Kettle. Black.

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Re: alchemy al600 any good for slalom?

Postby NS Jason » Tue Jul 24, 2012 2:40 pm

I wouldn't go from an FSK to a alchemy as it's almost like a downgrade.

It all depends on how much you are going to use your skates, what type of skating you will be doing on them.

The best thing I have used for slalom is the Seba High but these have a long painful break in period (unless your feet are the exact same shape as Sebas). Once they are bedded in they are amazingly comfy and they grip your heel and side of your toes well to provide good response. How well they grip you will depend on how well your liner size matches with your shell size.

The Powerslide S4 are pretty well padded, don't have the liner/shell issue (as they are a one-piece). However they are quite low at the toe end of the boot, so if you have a fair bit of depth to your foot they will be very uncomfortable. There is also less support at the heel than the High, and support the cuff applies to your ankle is almost entirely at the top, rather than the more even distribution in the High.

I currently skate a Seba High Deluxe and used to own FSKs. I was looking into buying an S4 for myself but the fit wasn't right for my foot.

Sizing is very important.

hope this helps

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Re: alchemy al600 any good for slalom?

Postby azumi » Tue Jul 24, 2012 3:34 pm

NS Jason wrote:The Powerslide S4, There is also less support at the heel than the High,


You mean on your heels. Since feet do vary.

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Re: alchemy al600 any good for slalom?

Postby kev0 » Wed Jul 25, 2012 6:55 pm

people recommend sebas because they are solid, comfortable (for most), and generally trouble-free. i mean years of good reception by other slalom skaters, you don't have to be a fanboy to recommend them

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Re: alchemy al600 any good for slalom?

Postby azumi » Thu Jul 26, 2012 12:23 am

Still Powerslide is better. :P

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Re: alchemy al600 any good for slalom?

Postby kev0 » Thu Jul 26, 2012 9:30 pm

ill try them one day. now that i'm in europe, they're accessible to me now hehe


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