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

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Old October 9th, 2007, 02:38 AM   #1
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Default Newb looking for some good aggressive skates

what is a good skate setup (ie what boot, wheels, etc.) for a newb looking for aggressive skating? price is no object. i know i want bone swiss bearings.

thanks.
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Old October 10th, 2007, 02:56 AM   #2
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*scratches head*

Why do I get a feeling this guy isn't really gonna stick with the sport long?
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Old October 10th, 2007, 04:32 AM   #3
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what is a good skate setup (ie what boot, wheels, etc.) for a newb looking for aggressive skating? price is no object. i know i want bone swiss bearings.

thanks.
Sounds familiar...

What does the AMS stand for ehy?

Btw it depends on your style of skating, get Razor Genesys w/ a flat or anti rocker setup if this is your first time skating. Remedyz if you skated before and want flex...

Really... Just get good frames instead of the stock ones, such as Ables, Ground Control, Kizer, or 50/50...

Oh and **** Bone Reds =D... Get Vicious or Craps...

http://www.roller-nation.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=236
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Old October 10th, 2007, 05:01 PM   #4
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why do you think i'm not gonna stay with the sport long? i've done my reading on the basics in a few books but i have no idea what type of skates to buy hence why i'm asking here.

AMS are my initials...

this is my first time with aggressive skating.
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Old October 10th, 2007, 05:52 PM   #5
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Hang in there AMS. I think people have asked the same question before, so you might want to look at some older threads and see what the answers were. Good luck with the skating.
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Old October 10th, 2007, 09:36 PM   #6
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Thanks Bill.

Why do i want crap/vicious bearing instead of the $80 bone swiss bearings?
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Old October 10th, 2007, 10:35 PM   #7
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alright man, you definitely want either razors or USD thrones for your first skates. these are basic skates with good support and just the right amount of flex for you to get accustomed to skating and grinding and whatnot on. do you ABSOLUTELY have to get these skates as your first? no. i personally just feel that their the best, most basic skates to get as apposed to shadows, deshis, or remz with that whole soft boot freedom of feet style of whatever.

everything else you really need is in my beginner skater's guide.
http://www.skatelogforum.com/forums/...ead.php?t=3775
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Old October 10th, 2007, 11:29 PM   #8
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why do you think i'm not gonna stay with the sport long? i've done my reading on the basics in a few books but i have no idea what type of skates to buy hence why i'm asking here.

AMS are my initials...

this is my first time with aggressive skating.
Oh, opps... AMS is my school initial and my friend is planning to skate, so I thought it was him. Heh...

Anyways, good luck and go all at it. Plus read the guide from roller-nation.
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Old October 11th, 2007, 02:21 AM   #9
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Hey, starting out aggro, you DONT want the fastest, most pricey wheels/bearings. They arent needed. Plus if you have softer wheels, you have more stick to land things and it will get your legs stronger. Get a decent skate, later update the plate, wheels, bearings as you get better to fit your needs. Dont get the most expensive thing because you really dont know exactly what works for you til you been skating awhile. Everyone is different. BTW, this isnt the skate snob forum. You become a better skater from skating! Just make sure the boot fits well cause hurt feet with mess you up big time. If you dont get enough speed, drop off a vert ramp. Trust me, you will get plenty of rush from that! You will have tons of speed starting out, learn to control it first and deal with all the basics, ramps, grinding, etc. This isnt dance skating. You dont need swiss bearings to roll.
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Old October 11th, 2007, 01:08 PM   #10
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thanks.

i just assumed the pricier equipment were somehow 'better' for newbs, just like everything else in life lol.

thanks for clarifying.
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Old October 19th, 2007, 12:44 AM   #11
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At first I was gonna say I didnt agree with any of this advice. But the more I think about it the more I realize its true.

I hard boot skate with a flat setup and decent bearings is fine. When you get freestyle frames with fast bearings, it can be scary. Plus the hard boot is a better learning tool.

I guess the way Im thinking about it is this.... If you learn to do alot on crappy equipment than you can do it easy on great equipment. Make sense?

But if you can only buy one pair of skates for a long time, get the nicest stuff possible. That was my problem, my mom was buying my skates. So when she said I could get what I really wanted, I got it.

Deshi CH1's, Kizer Suspension frames, Crap bearings. Way nicer than my old salamons. But I did learn to skate on the salamon's.
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Old October 21st, 2007, 07:51 AM   #12
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I say Razor Genesys, Cults, or Shimas...

Or Remz. But going Remz is like beyond...
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