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Old June 17th, 2016, 02:09 PM   #1
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to use a Seba High Light for fitness skating?

I've been skating on an old K2 Mod 8 for a long time. My current set of wheels are wearing out, as are other miscellaneous hardware / buckles etc. And the buckles and stuff are not replaceable like they are on nicer modern skates. So instead of replacing the wheels on a worn-out boot, I figure it's time to look at new skates. The High Lights seem to be built well, and have replaceable buckles and scuff pads, and an articulated cuff like I'm used to with my K2s. Here's what I'd do, though - I'd use the nice long 4x80 frame from my K2s. Basically just not use the short slalom-style frame that comes with the High Lights. Long-term I'd probably try to find a 4x90 or 4x100 frame in 165 mount, but this would be a nice boot upgrade anyways for the time being.

Nuts?

Other option I'm considering is the Trix2, which I also really like the look of, but not sure about that top velcro strap (velcro loosens / wears out / is not replaceable).

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Old June 20th, 2016, 04:39 PM   #2
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Hey, nuts or not, you're getting a good workout in either way, right?
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Old June 23rd, 2016, 05:38 PM   #3
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...to use a Seba High Light for fitness skating?
I'm using these for fitness skating WITH the freestyle frames unrockered. I can easily do 30 miles on them. 50 is about my max.



I could easily slap a speed skate frame on them if I wanted to. Just plan on "speed skating" with the ankle collar loosened a good bit and you should be just fine.
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Old August 17th, 2016, 03:09 PM   #4
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to use a Seba High Light for fitness skating?

I've been skating on an old K2 Mod 8 for a long time. My current set of wheels are wearing out, as are other miscellaneous hardware / buckles etc. And the buckles and stuff are not replaceable like they are on nicer modern skates. So instead of replacing the wheels on a worn-out boot, I figure it's time to look at new skates. The High Lights seem to be built well, and have replaceable buckles and scuff pads, and an articulated cuff like I'm used to with my K2s. Here's what I'd do, though - I'd use the nice long 4x80 frame from my K2s. Basically just not use the short slalom-style frame that comes with the High Lights. Long-term I'd probably try to find a 4x90 or 4x100 frame in 165 mount, but this would be a nice boot upgrade anyways for the time being.

Nuts?

Other option I'm considering is the Trix2, which I also really like the look of, but not sure about that top velcro strap (velcro loosens / wears out / is not replaceable).

TZ

You are not nuts. I do the same thing. Even though I have all kinds of skates, I still like the free style skate the most.

I have Power Slide Hardcore EVO 2.0 and Power Slide Ultron free style skates, and I use them on every weekend morning when doing street/road skating for fitness. With this kind of skate, you can do a lot of things.

Roces and K2 have replacement parts now available online, you can replace the damages parts if you still prefer your old K2 boot.

I do not usually use my speed skate on the road for fitness as it is hard to skate for up hills.
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