I'm based near Cardiff and am thinking about taking up skating in order to accompany my daughter when she goes, it's something I really used to enjoy as a kid and I really like the idea of getting back into it. So it would be, I suppose, half and half indoor and outdoor and I've decided I will get quads as I like a bit of retro, those in-lines look a bit too technical for me.
I've been doing a bit of research and I think I've narrowed things down to a choice of 2 brands, I just wanted people's opinions on if I'm making wise choices or I'm missing something. So choices are:
Ventro Pro quads http://www.quad-skates.co.uk/ventro-pro-quad-skates-37-p.asp
These seem to have good reviews as a 'starter/intermediate' skate and obviously I've gathered that the wheels aren't much cop on this basic model (Ventro Pro Wheels 61.5mm / 83a shure hardness) probably ok to start with- ┬ú59.99. (size 11 by the way)
Then there's the Supreme Turbo 33s http://www.prolineskates.com/acatalog/Adult_Rollerskates.html
at the bottom of page in my local shop who happen to have a 15% discount on at the mo so they'd be about ┬ú85- From what I read these are 'top of the line' boots and I gather that the wheels are a lot better on these- 'hyper or Kryptos'.
So can anyone tell me- Is the boot of the Supremes going to be a lot better then the Ventros? Could I get the cheap Ventro and change the wheels in a year or so's time or would I be better off spending just ┬ú25 more to get a better boot with the better wheels?
Any opinions are greatly appreciated,
cheers all, Jon