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Old November 12th, 2017, 09:57 AM   #8
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Is the heel brake on the K2 detachable? If not, I would talk to your rink to see if they allow inlines with heel brakes. Many don't for good reasons. Cheaper skates have pads that leave crud behind when used. Also, many people don't replace the pads when they are work down, so you end up with plastic gouging the floor. It's easier to have a blanket ban than to have someone knowledgeable check every pair of skates that comes in.

That said, K2 has a good reputation. They seem to be a reasonable choice for rec skating as long as your son is actually allowed to wear them.
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