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Slalom Cone Skating Forum Discussions about slalom cone skating, high-jump, and other freestyle trick skating. (Note that vert, street, and park skating discussions should be posted in our aggressive skating forum.)

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Old December 21st, 2007, 08:04 AM   #1
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Default Question on the Twister III 2008 model

I have basicly been waiting for the new model of the twister to come out and as the new year is getting closer does anyone know when I should expect it to be released? I have heard diffrents months from diffrent sources.
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Old December 21st, 2007, 06:46 PM   #2
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If this is correct, it looks like you may have to wait another year. In the meantime the Twister IIs will be in-stock at Inline Warehouse starting 1/22/08 (or earlier, depending on the size).

Though, on Rollerblade's site, they have a preview of their 2008 line-up with shows the Twister III, so I guess it remains to be seen.
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Old December 26th, 2007, 10:40 PM   #3
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The new Twister (short frame 245mm, new liner, new wheels) should be available March or April 2008,
here in France.

I don't know about US stocks...

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Old January 7th, 2008, 09:24 AM   #4
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Nice to see that they have a shorter frame then last year !
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Old January 7th, 2008, 10:32 AM   #5
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So, to the obvious question then... are the now as good/better than the Seba FR1?


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Old January 7th, 2008, 05:48 PM   #6
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What's the max wheel size on the new frame?
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Old January 7th, 2008, 09:20 PM   #7
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What's the max wheel size on the new frame?
Should hold up to 4x80mm wheels if the frame is 245mm.
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Old January 8th, 2008, 08:00 PM   #8
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Just making sure. It looks kind of like 80 mm in the pic, but I wasn't sure.
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Old January 10th, 2008, 09:00 PM   #9
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Yes these wheels are the new 80mm wheels coming with the new Twisters.

The shell shape is changed : more open for more flexibility
It remains light, many holes for refreshing the feet.
The plastic is very hard, I still did never see any hole on the slide side. Therefore it needs no pad, just because of plastic quality.
Cuff is strong & resistant. (does not brake)

The liner is changed : not tested so far
Did anyone tested the 2008 model in the US ?
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Old January 11th, 2008, 03:42 PM   #10
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I called Inlinewarehouse.com to find out when they would be receiving these RB Twister 3's and they told me that from what RB has told them, they would be getting them not this year but next year. If this true and if so, I'm most likely going to pick on the Twister 2's. What I'd like to know is.....would 245mm frames be a lot more maneuverable than 250mm frames?? I'm just looking to skate hard and fast through city streets so maneuverability is important to me.
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Old January 11th, 2008, 05:37 PM   #11
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How big are your feets ?

If you want to skate hard and fast through city streets. 250mm might be better.
Actually Freeride skates are more likely to be 250mm & over. More power & still enough maneuverability. It isn't 5 wheels skates.

245mm : It makes a difference for Freestyle Slalom. Actually some slalom skaters are even changing for longer frames when they live the cones and are back to skate in the city.

About the Twisters 2008 not going to the US, I am suprised. I didn't know.
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Old January 11th, 2008, 06:31 PM   #12
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How big are your feets ?

If you want to skate hard and fast through city streets. 250mm might be better.
Actually Freeride skates are more likely to be 250mm & over. More power & still enough maneuverability. It isn't 5 wheels skates.

245mm : It makes a difference for Freestyle Slalom. Actually some slalom skaters are even changing for longer frames when they live the cones and are back to skate in the city.

About the Twisters 2008 not going to the US, I am suprised. I didn't know.
I'm a size 9 in sneakers but I did try out a pair of Twister 2's once in 9 and they seemed a tad big so I'm thinking that 8.5 will be a perfect fit.

I used to be an aggressive skater a few years ago so I just want a skate that will handle some hard skating along with a few jumps and stairs here and there if need be. No, I don't want to grind rails or anything, I just want a secure boot/skate like my old Rollerblade Lightnings and CI5's. I may even do some cones if I get bored just skating around .

Thanks for your feedback Vinz!
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Old April 4th, 2008, 06:29 AM   #13
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Today, I noticed the official US RollerBlade website only lists the Twister III. I checked just a few days ago and there were only the Twister II Pro. Seems these will be coming out sooner than next year, I hope, and we may also see a price drop on the Twister IIs as a result.
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Old April 7th, 2008, 07:08 AM   #14
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Today, I noticed the official US RollerBlade website only lists the Twister III. I checked just a few days ago and there were only the Twister II Pro. Seems these will be coming out sooner than next year, I hope, and we may also see a price drop on the Twister IIs as a result.
Yup! I called Blades here in New York City and asked them if they'd be receiving the Twister 3's and they said that they have them in order but have no idea when they'll be shipped to them. I'm waiting on these till the end of may after I come back from my vacation to Aruba .


This questions is for Vinz since he has the Twister 3's and hopefully still checks the board.

Do you like the twister 3's over the 2's and is the liner a lot better on the 3's?
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Old April 7th, 2008, 08:19 AM   #15
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The Twister III has been available over here in the UK for a couple of months now.

As discussed above - most noticeable improvements are:

Shorter frame
Much better (80mm) wheels
Better liner

All in all now a very good freedride skate, although I suspect that most Seba wearers won't be trading in any time soon.
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Old May 9th, 2008, 08:04 PM   #16
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Does anyone have any new news on these skates?? Does anyone know where they are being sold here in the states? I want to get my hands on these ASAP!!
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Old May 10th, 2008, 12:48 AM   #17
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Im in the same boat as you. I know nothing about their release. I have been waiting for these to come out to get a new pair of skates. I am on a pair of K2 motos since october.
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