S k a t e L o g     F o r u m
Inline Skating and Quad Roller Skating
Forum Hosts: Jessica Wright | Kathie Fry

FOLLOW US: Our Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Email    


Home - Forum Index - Africa Skating - Asia Skating - Europe Skating - Oceania Skating - Pan America Skating - Roller_Rinks - Friend the SkateLog Forum in Facebook - SkateLog Forum on Facebook

Forum Administrators: Jessica Wright and Kathie Fry | Email Us
Access code for buying and selling subforums: "skates"
How To Get a User Account and Posting Privileges in the SkateLog Forum
Use Google to Search the SkateLog Forum

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

Quad Vert All kinds of aggressive skating on quad roller skates including quad vertical roller skating, quad bowl skating, quad skatepark tricks, and street skating tricks in quad skates.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old January 5th, 2012, 12:57 PM   #1
Roller Demon
Member
 
Roller Demon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 68
Question New to vert, want to buy skates.

Hey! I am new to this forum. I skated competitive roller derby in Charlotte, NC for a few years and still coach and scrimmage a bit. My son started skateboarding at the local skate park recently. It was sooooo boring and cold waiting for him finish. After about three visits, I brought my roller skates and started skating too. I am having so much fun that I bought the one year skate park pass and am ready to customize a pair of skates

Currently I am using a really beat pair of plastic Riedell Outlaws with old Heartless wheels (94s?) on them for vert. I skate derby in a pair of Riedell 965s which are an awesome fit. I have overly flexible ankles and an old injury in the left on the outside which may require surgery again (also why I quit competitive derby).

Looking at the different options people are using for vert skates, I see some high tops and some speed style boots. Currently the vert does not hurt my ankle much at all. Will it in the future? Derby did not hurt either, until I developed some power and technique and now the ankle injury is a serious problem.

So my question is, should I look at high top hockey style boots for extra support and if so, which brand will fit a narrow female foot?

The benefit of the speed/derby style boot is I know what fits me. I believe that the 125 and 126 are on the same last as my 965s, so either of those should work fine. Currently, I skate vert in a low top boot with and ankle brace and it seems fine.

I am also not interested in a huge engineering project at this point (although I love looking at what other forum members have built). I found this pre-made grind bar online. http://www.rollergirl.ca/skateshop/r...ars-p-288.html . So I just get the right plates and attach.

I am also pretty certain that I want the regular width trucks at this point, not the wides. I am still learning and skate mostly parallel. From research, it sound like the wider trucks are difficult to master. I can always change them out later in the game. If anyone has a different opinion about this, I am interested in hearing it. Since I have met zero aggressive quad skaters, there is no one to ask here

Also, any opinions on wheels are welcome. What I am seeing from research is harder and smaller is good.

Thanks ahead for the advice. I am excited about this project!
Roller Demon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 5th, 2012, 06:06 PM   #2
RS Dave
YOU'RE GONNA LOVE MY NUTS
 
RS Dave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Brantford, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 1,103
Default

Check with Lisa at rollergirl@rollergirl.ca

She's both a derby skater, vert skater and skate business owner.
__________________
David A. VanBelleghem

"Of course I talk to myself. It's nice to talk to somebody sane."
RS Dave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 5th, 2012, 08:35 PM   #3
Roller Demon
Member
 
Roller Demon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 68
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by RS Dave View Post
Check with Lisa at rollergirl@rollergirl.ca

She's both a derby skater, vert skater and skate business owner.
Yes, I will do that. Hoping to get a few other perspectives, but she definitely sounds like the expert.
Roller Demon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 13th, 2012, 07:52 PM   #4
Gorilla
Senior Member
 
Gorilla's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Pittsburg, Kansas
Posts: 502
Default

Be clear: I am no expert. I skated vert for the very first time today in my 595s with DA45 plates. Not an ideal set up... but it was fun!

Based on what I have seen and my observation from my 1 time on half pipes and in pools and ramps... I would strongly consider a plastic boot like inline skates or a hockey boot.
Gorilla is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 3rd, 2012, 12:52 AM   #5
scrapdaddy
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

i skate in 695's and xk4s with a homemade slider, works great for me....but thats just me, think its just what feels right for you....
  Reply With Quote
Old February 3rd, 2012, 09:53 PM   #6
Roller Demon
Member
 
Roller Demon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 68
Default Ordered Antik boots with the XK-4s.

Quote:
Originally Posted by scrapdaddy View Post
i skate in 695's and xk4s with a homemade slider, works great for me....but thats just me, think its just what feels right for you....
http://www.rollergirl.ca/skateshop/drop-p-287.html

I ordered this set up, except with the cheaper Antik boot instead of the 265. More spendy than I had hoped, but hoping it will be worth the investment. If the suede does not hold up to the vert skating, I can change the plates out with my 965s, and skate derby in the Antiks instead. I think I might kinda prefer the Antiks for derby anyway, since the ankle support and foot bed is better. Will post when I receive them and have a chance to skate on them a few times.
Roller Demon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 7th, 2012, 08:32 PM   #7
Roller Demon
Member
 
Roller Demon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 68
Default Picture!



Have not received them yet, but rollergirl.ca posted a pic on Facebook. Coming on Monday, soooo excited.
Roller Demon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 20th, 2012, 05:37 AM   #8
biffsk8er
Senior Member
 
biffsk8er's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 2,029
Default

Strickywear also makes really good vert skates. They are located in Spain, though. Here is a pic :



http://www.strickywear.net/
or
http://www.myspace.com/strickywear


A lot of us quad vert skaters make our own set-ups. My latest design is on photobucket,
broken down to photos of all the parts and the finished skates. But, I'll tease you with two photos right now.






I hope your new skates from rollergirl work out well. Let us know what you think of them! I'm always interested in different designs.
__________________
Factory Rider for Pro'Designed Inc.
..................Biff Riley.................
biffsk8er is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 21st, 2012, 02:24 PM   #9
Roller Demon
Member
 
Roller Demon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 68
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by biffsk8er View Post
A lot of us quad vert skaters make our own set-ups. My latest design is on photobucket,
broken down to photos of all the parts and the finished skates. But, I'll tease you with two photos right now.
That looks like more skate than I could handle at this point! So far I really like the Rollergirl skates, but I have only been out on them a few times. They are sooooo much better than the plastic Outlaws with the super soft outdoor wheels that I was using before. Will post an update once I have had some time to properly try them out. I am already comfortable going much faster due to the wider trucks I guess.
Roller Demon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 22nd, 2012, 08:21 PM   #10
Elysarian
Ex-Pat Wiganer
 
Elysarian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Lincoln, United Kingdom
Posts: 1,307
Default

Wide trucks aren't difficult to get used to, I have ACS 651's (6.5 inch wide) on my skates (see avatar pic), use them for all kinds of skating too

I would advise anyone reading this to look for NOS 651's if you're considering them though as the remakes are garbage - I snapped one at the pivot pin just session skating a few months ago.

It's also worth using narrower wheels with the wider track trucks too as wider wheels can increase the likelyhood of tangling them together.
__________________
Wigan Roller Rink, The place to be seen

Now with added Daughter!
Elysarian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 23rd, 2012, 05:19 AM   #11
biffsk8er
Senior Member
 
biffsk8er's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 2,029
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Elysarian View Post
I would advise anyone reading this to look for NOS 651's if you're considering them though as the remakes are garbage - I snapped one at the pivot pin just session skating a few months ago.

It's also worth using narrower wheels with the wider track trucks too as wider wheels can increase the likelyhood of tangling them together.
As far as snapping pins, I have been using the newer ACE '00' mid track trucks. They bought the patent from the older Independent trucks of the same design. They have been serving me well for at least 3 years, and the pins have not broken, and the axles have not bent. That is high praise from me. I destroy trucks. Though, I have never tried the 651's.

I totally agree with trying to low profile your wheel base to prevent tangling your skates together. But don't make your wheels too skinny, or you will slide out a lot. Trial and error is a good teacher there!
__________________
Factory Rider for Pro'Designed Inc.
..................Biff Riley.................
biffsk8er is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
ankle injury, ankle support, quad vert, roller derby

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 06:15 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.