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Good and cheap skates?

Postby ElReiner » Thu Mar 06, 2008 5:21 pm

Hi,

well i am interested in cheap and good slalom/freeskate skates.

Any recommandations?

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Re: Good and cheap skates?

Postby Acidedge » Thu Mar 06, 2008 5:28 pm

You get what you pay for. Good freestyle skates suitable for slalom are the Seba High (£220), Seba FR1, (£180), Rollerblade Twister (£150) and Seba Low (£130). If these are all over your budget, then your best bet is probably a pair of inline hockey skates at around the £100-£120 bracket.

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Re: Good and cheap skates?

Postby ElReiner » Thu Mar 06, 2008 6:13 pm

Acidedge wrote:You get what you pay for. Good freestyle skates suitable for slalom are the Seba High (£220), Seba FR1, (£180), Rollerblade Twister (£150) and Seba Low (£130). If these are all over your budget, then your best bet is probably a pair of inline hockey skates at around the £100-£120 bracket.


So how about skates from Powerslide?

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Re: Good and cheap skates?

Postby Acidedge » Thu Mar 06, 2008 6:19 pm

*Shrugs*

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Re: Good and cheap skates?

Postby mark b » Thu Mar 06, 2008 6:41 pm

ElReiner wrote:So how about skates from Powerslide?
The Powercells tend to be quite heavy and not that hard wearing.

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Re: Good and cheap skates?

Postby ElReiner » Thu Mar 06, 2008 6:57 pm

mark b wrote:
ElReiner wrote:So how about skates from Powerslide?
The Powercells tend to be quite heavy and not that hard wearing.


Well it doesnt need to be a perfect skate, just cheap and good.

Are there any alternatives?

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Re: Good and cheap skates?

Postby shake » Thu Mar 06, 2008 7:28 pm

i misquote somebody:

cheap, good, durable.

choose two.

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Re: Good and cheap skates?

Postby PeterC » Fri Mar 07, 2008 1:50 pm

Look hard on here for second hand gear, if you can put something together from bits perhaps all the better. There is quiet a high churn of stuff as people move on and up the chain. Helps if you are similar size to other people of course.

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Re: Good and cheap skates?

Postby Mickey2Names » Fri Mar 07, 2008 6:57 pm

LOL! I can't believe how many people want to cut corners on the cost of skates. It's *always* the wrong thing to do.

If you're really sweating over the price of some slalom skates, just consider the equivalent in speedskates. Four times as much as Acidedge's costs for slalom skates.

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Re: Good and cheap skates?

Postby ElReiner » Fri Mar 07, 2008 9:33 pm

LS-Mike wrote:LOL! I can't believe how many people want to cut corners on the cost of skates. It's *always* the wrong thing to do.

If you're really sweating over the price of some slalom skates, just consider the equivalent in speedskates. Four times as much as Acidedge's costs for slalom skates.


Well I dont want to BUY them i want to sell them.

I prefer the Seba High, it's the best slalom skate at the moment (i didnt try Powerslide Skali S3 Pro).
The problem is that for some people 300├óÔÇÜ┬¼ is far too much, so i also want to offer cheaper skates which are also good.
Of course you get what you pay for.

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Re: Good and cheap skates?

Postby msp-301 » Tue Mar 11, 2008 10:16 pm

When I was starting out in Freestyle Slalom I just got some simple Standard Recreational Skates, the frames were a bit longer, but put 'em in a Rockered setup and see how you get on ... if you're still addicted, put a bit of money aside each month and save for your dream skates :)
After you change your skates also, you'll be a hell of a lot better as each trick will take less effort ... its an idea?? lol

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Re: Good and cheap skates?

Postby cjstudios » Sun Mar 16, 2008 1:10 am

I've been slalom skating in hockey skates under 100quid for 3 years. I reckon they're actually better in the beginning, lighter and more responsive, its only when you need that extra ankle support that the hockey skates fail you. Having said that I've just recently switched to a pair of sebas. I'm tired of not being able to heel wheel :(

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Re: Good and cheap skates?

Postby Mick » Sun Mar 16, 2008 11:14 am

LS-Mike wrote:LOL! I can't believe how many people want to cut corners on the cost of skates. It's *always* the wrong thing to do.


*Looks at my skates that cost £10 when I bought them 15 years ago and have been used 2 or 3 times a week ever since.*

*Looks at identical spare skates that cost £1 from a charity shop but haven't been used much because the £10 skates are still going strong*

It's a good general rule, but it's not *always* the wrong thing to do :P

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Re: Good and cheap skates?

Postby Eviltwin » Sun Mar 16, 2008 11:42 am

Decathlon do cheep skates are that are OK.

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Re: Good and cheap skates?

Postby Mickey2Names » Sun Mar 16, 2008 2:54 pm

Mick wrote:
LS-Mike wrote:LOL! I can't believe how many people want to cut corners on the cost of skates. It's *always* the wrong thing to do.


*Looks at my skates that cost £10 when I bought them 15 years ago and have been used 2 or 3 times a week ever since.*

*Looks at identical spare skates that cost £1 from a charity shop but haven't been used much because the £10 skates are still going strong*

It's a good general rule, but it's not *always* the wrong thing to do :P


LOL, OK you're right! I should have worded that better, as I meant cutting corners on the quality. Nothing wrong with a good bargain for the kind of skates you got!


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