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Old October 25th, 2010, 11:27 PM   #1
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What is a decent setup that doesn't break the bank? I normally skate inlines outdoors an am saving for a Bont speed boot, but now that winter is upon us, I could use my inlines indoors, or buy new quads which would be my preference b/c I feel more steady on them with all the crossovers you do indoors.

Reidell has the R3, but I think that would be too slow for the speeds I want to keep up with... what is the next up? What is with the nylon plates? Last quads I bought was 25 yrs ago... so I'm not up to date.
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Old October 26th, 2010, 12:43 AM   #2
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What is a decent setup that doesn't break the bank? I normally skate inlines outdoors an am saving for a Bont speed boot, but now that winter is upon us, I could use my inlines indoors, or buy new quads which would be my preference b/c I feel more steady on them with all the crossovers you do indoors.

Reidell has the R3, but I think that would be too slow for the speeds I want to keep up with... what is the next up? What is with the nylon plates? Last quads I bought was 25 yrs ago... so I'm not up to date.
everyone pushes toward this one

http://www.derbysmack.com/rebel-invader.html
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Old October 26th, 2010, 10:47 AM   #3
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Best bet would be a second hand old school speed set up with a NTS plate (you don't have them on your inlines, dont need them on Quads).

Can't say I would spring for any "package skate" out there at the moment.
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Old October 26th, 2010, 11:01 AM   #4
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Best bet would be a second hand old school speed set up with a NTS plate (you don't have them on your inlines, dont need them on Quads).

Can't say I would spring for any "package skate" out there at the moment.
595, 395, 195 or a Bont, with a laser or some light plate would be the biz .A set of decent bearings and some Aussiescotts and your laughing.
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Old October 26th, 2010, 04:16 PM   #5
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everyone pushes toward this one

http://www.derbysmack.com/rebel-invader.html
X2. Best bang for the buck at the moment. Good boots, great plates, and good wheels. Top that off with good bearings and it is a great package skate. Nothing left to buy but some cool laces to personallize them with.
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Old October 26th, 2010, 04:28 PM   #6
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+1 on rebel invader..you dont HAVE to get it short and forward if you dont want (though i would )
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Old October 27th, 2010, 03:32 AM   #7
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Best bet would be a second hand old school speed set up with a NTS plate (you don't have them on your inlines, dont need them on Quads).

Can't say I would spring for any "package skate" out there at the moment.
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595, 395, 195 or a Bont, with a laser or some light plate would be the biz .A set of decent bearings and some Aussiescotts and your laughing.
they deacent that doesnt break the bank... the boot would be in the price rage of what they are considering a good price probably
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Old October 27th, 2010, 10:03 PM   #8
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The rebel invader is a bit too pricey for me considering I am trying to save for my inline speed boot (bont z)... so that would set me back a bit too much. Looks like I will just have to suck it up and skate on my inlines indoors, which for me isn't as fun... oh well
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Old November 16th, 2010, 02:16 PM   #9
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check craigslist regularly - I've seen several pairs of skates listed in my area - both Riedell Carerra packages for around $50 - not great but better than nothing.....
and, while I am an old quad skater new to inlines (indoors only) I have to say that, if you want to go FAST, learn how to do the crossovers on your inlines (if you don't already) and then feel the breeze.....I am only 2-3 months into inlines and can barely turn out what I consider a respectable lap (because my quad technique likes to slip in) but my 1 lap time on inlines is close to 2 seconds faster than on my quads
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