S k a t e L o g     F o r u m

Closed in June of 2020

SKATELOG DOT COM: Web Site | Blog | Facebook |    


Home

*** The SkateLog Forum Has Been Replaced by SkateDebate Dot Com ***

FROM SKATELOG FORUM HOST KATHIE FRY IN MARCH OF 2020:
This announcement is to let everyone know that after hosting the SkateLog Forum and its predecessors for nearly 20 years, I have decided it is time to permanently turn the forum over to a new owner and administrator. I cannot think of anyone more suitable to take on that role than my SkateLog forum co-host, Florida skater Jessica Wright. I am pleased to announce that Jessica has agreed to establish and host a brand new skating forum, configured like the SkateLog Forum, but with a new name and a new Web Site. This new forum is 100% owned and operated by Jessica.

NEW FORUM NAME: SkateDebate Forum
NEW WEB SITE: SkateDebate.com
NEW OWNER AND ADMINISTRATOR: Jessica Wright
REGISTER IN JESSICA'S FORUM: Create a SkateDebate Forum User Name


Go Back   SkateLog Forum > Special Interest Skating Forums (sorted by number of posts) > Aggressive Skating Forum > Buying Skates
FAQ Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Buying Skates Tips and advice about buying aggressive skates plus information and opinions about all of the different aggressive skate models.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old August 16th, 2006, 09:58 PM   #1
juzern
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 9
Default i am trying to buy new skates

wassup

aight i am trying to buy my first aggressive i have been skating with normal skates and i have been trying to find a cheap pair that are preatty gud so i found TRS ALPHA Aggressive Inline Skates
http://www.skateaggressive.com/item.php?ref_no=35856
Rollerblade TRS ALPHA Aggressive Inline Skates
which are preatty gud but if u can give me any suggestions it would help
juzern is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 17th, 2006, 09:32 AM   #2
Amy's_Keeper
former mr4tc bd racer
 
Amy's_Keeper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: somewere id rather not say in socal
Posts: 230
Default

For the price, the Alphas can't be beat. If you tell me your size I can give you a few suggestions. or just go here http://secure.rollerwarehouse.com/orstore/default.aspx they are my favorite place to shop online, everyone there is a skater and can most likely help you with most of your questions, they have a forum if you cant get the answer you were looking for or just dont want to call.
__________________
NEVER use a flash when you're taking pictures of wild geese. After 3 months, I still have nightmares... ohh the pecking!
Amy's_Keeper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 17th, 2006, 02:14 PM   #3
Mouse
Motion Blader
 
Mouse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: bristol, UK
Posts: 71
Wink My thoughts

Rollerblade are a great make they are smoth to skate and they are light too. My whole skate team skate them because of this. I have a pair of TRS alpha 6. the best thing about the rollerblade range is that they are not ugly like some other skate makes.
__________________
I roll for Motion and always will.

Dont rollerblade, do freestyle rolling.

Team Site:
[url]www.Motion-Generation.co.uk[/url]
Mouse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 19th, 2006, 03:13 AM   #4
back and to the left
Junior Member
 
back and to the left's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Posts: 13
Default

It also always makes sense to check pages like www.rollerwarehouse.com and www.skatepile.com for their NOS and closeout models. It never hurts to get a well-made skate, even if you're just starting, and some of the prices beat those of newer, beginner series skates.
back and to the left is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 25th, 2006, 06:40 PM   #5
juzern
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 9
Default

thx everyone for posting and helping but if anyone can suggest one pair of skates that would be great and my size is 11 please contact as quick as possible
juzern is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 25th, 2006, 07:55 PM   #6
cbeck
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Texas
Posts: 75
Default

http://www.inlinewarehouse.com/descpage.html?pcode=TBO

I'm an 11 and bought these in 11.5, the fit was just about right. Of course, they had the whole skate at the time... you would need to buy frame and wheels... and may want to call about availability as they are listed "due" in one day...

I have a wide foot and tried the TRS downtown and was in agony after the first day.

I make my suggestion assuming you are looking for great and cheap. there are alot that are great and expensive, and at that point, I think it is really a matter of "Fit" and "Preference".

The Salomons have proven very durable as I slide down stairs and accross parkinglots/sidewalks quite frequently.
__________________
Cheers! ~Chris
cbeck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 25th, 2006, 08:09 PM   #7
cbeck
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Texas
Posts: 75
Default

Also I bought a rec frame from these people that had the same buy it now price. The offer I made was 5 dollars and it was accepted.

click

This is the frame that comes with the skate I linked above.
__________________
Cheers! ~Chris
cbeck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 26th, 2006, 09:47 PM   #8
juzern
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 9
Default yo chris

r u sure about the size cause 11 fits just about right a little bigger than snug but 10 .5 is too tight so i dun know i leave u to decide cause i always screw up on sizes

and also if u could help me with one more thing that could u suggest wheels

thx alot
peace
juzern is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 27th, 2006, 05:49 AM   #9
cbeck
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Texas
Posts: 75
Default

Well, Inline warehouse does have a return option if the fit is not good. But the size was right on for me. a little room in the toe, but not too much. I don't really have any experience with different wheels. I might suggest the local sporting good store. Sports athority had a set of bearings/aggro wheels that looked decent for about 24$ or so the last time I went in there.. otherwise, I'd say whatever is cheap. Someone else might have some good advice.


Actually, I think they discussed this recently... lemme see...

well, here mentions a few brands anyway?

Good luck!
__________________
Cheers! ~Chris
cbeck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 27th, 2006, 04:38 PM   #10
juzern
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 9
Default thx

thx alot i will sure look into these and most prob buy them just one last thing i dont realy know how to putthem together what should i do
juzern is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 27th, 2006, 06:32 PM   #11
juzern
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 9
Default the wheels

what size wheels should i get cause there are many and i cant decide
thx for everything
juzern is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 27th, 2006, 09:10 PM   #12
cbeck
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Texas
Posts: 75
Default

Looking at the price of wheels and bearings and frame plus shipping, you might come out ahead to buy the frame already assembled. And that way all you would have to do is screw it on to the boot. This is similar to what would have came with the Salomon boot: click
Looking at the picture, I can't tell the difference between that one and the one I have. Any frame that says UFS should fit, though.

I was able to remove the frame from mine w/o taking the wheels off, but I had worn the wheels down over a month worth of skating. But I think you could get at it. Taking em off is no big deal, tho. There will be two bolts per frame that attach with a hex key/wrench that will come with it.

And I think that site will ship free over 100.00. 55-57 mm seemed to be standard?
__________________
Cheers! ~Chris
cbeck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 28th, 2006, 04:36 AM   #13
juzern
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 9
Default

thx
i picked the ones with the larger frames and bearings i hope that was i wanted to confirm it with u and also on the boot it says back i am not sure about that either and r u sure there gud for everything i mean like do they roll well
get back to me again thx alot
juzern is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 28th, 2006, 03:31 PM   #14
cbeck
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Texas
Posts: 75
Thumbs up

The larger size frame was right for an 11.5in boot. I think you'll be pleased with them. As an aggresssive skate, they will not roll like your recs, but hey, that's one of the trade offs. I read some review claiming that was one of the best stock frames available. Rollerwharehouse review maybe? or aggressivemall? I don't remember. I thought they were pretty quick, but my experience is limited to them and a pair of TRS dwntwn. Anyway, call the store at their 800 number about the backorder if you want, they were very good with communication when I ordered from them.
__________________
Cheers! ~Chris
cbeck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 28th, 2006, 09:53 PM   #15
juzern
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 9
Default hey

yo what does back order even mean?

and can i trust this website is it alright like its not a scam website and thx
juzern is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 28th, 2006, 10:50 PM   #16
cbeck
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Texas
Posts: 75
Default

Backorder means the listed product is not in stock currently buy on its way. /translation: It may be a few extra days before they ship it to you. The best way to find out how long it will take is to call and ask about the specific product you are ordering.

Is the site a scam? Well, not unless the skates I purchase from them are in my imagination.
__________________
Cheers! ~Chris
cbeck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 30th, 2006, 02:39 AM   #17
juzern
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 9
Default

hey man thanks for the help

i have already started to do some tricks on my recreational blades like 180s 360s and jumping of stairs but do u have gud tricks that i can start off with these
juzern is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 30th, 2006, 10:29 PM   #18
juzern
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 9
Default

or how about these

http://www.inlinewarehouse.com/descp...ml?pcode=RBDT3

tell me what u think
juzern is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 30th, 2006, 11:13 PM   #19
hungryrollerblader
..The weird kid in school
 
hungryrollerblader's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Post Falls, Idaho
Posts: 451
Default

im getting rollerblade furys. The list price is $130, but they're having them on sale for $80.

http://www.skateaggressive.com/item.php?ref_no=34823

they've got one of those gel pads (Gellin' ) in the heel.
hungryrollerblader is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 31st, 2006, 01:22 AM   #20
cbeck
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Texas
Posts: 75
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by juzern View Post
or how about these

http://www.inlinewarehouse.com/descp...ml?pcode=RBDT3

tell me what u think
Don't get em if you have wide feet. Otherwise I think they're a good skate. The local sporting good store here (Sports Authority) carries the RB Downtown II. If you have one of those stores nearby you might pop in and try em on as I figure the shell of the new III model would be the same.

The bladerunner furrys look like a good deal too! Anybody else tried those?
__________________
Cheers! ~Chris
cbeck is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 10:00 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.