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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 March 8th, 2011, 09:00 PM   #1
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Default Which Skates for a Beginner

I am about to take the plunge back in to aggressive skating, and I am about to buy some new skates. I have done a lot of research, and these are the options I have come up with.

Any input would be amazing.

USD Carbon 2 - These look amazing, and I really like the soft/hard boot hybrid. I am just unsure if they will offer enough support for some one who weighs around 200lbs. Also, I saw on another forum, someone said Carbons are not good for beginners, but didnt explain, new to skating or new to grinding. I am an experienced skater, just new to aggressive. Major con is the price, at around $400 for a full setup.

Razer Gen 7.2 - Very wide skate I have been told, which is good for me as I have a wide foot. About half the price of the Carbons. Full hard boot is not what I would prefer, but it would probably offer more support as I am learning grinds.

Rollerblade New Jack 2, with anti-rocker - the cheapest choice. I heard it was a decent skate for wide footed people also.

So, as you can probably tell, I am looking for someone to talk me in to the Carbons, but I am not 100% sure yet, and the Gen 7.2 look like a good skate.

Help me choose a skate so I can get started on my quest to learn aggressive skating.
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