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Old February 27th, 2016, 09:48 PM   #1
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Default Need advice for getting a new pair of inlines

I am selling my pair of mens K2 FIT 80 inline roller skates today because the frame started to bend on the left skate. Luckily I found someone who actually likes the bent frame for some reason and was willing to buy them from me.
The frame seems to be made out of a hard plastic. Considering this and the fact that at the moment the only skating I do is recreational skating, turning nothing but left around a roller rink, the frame probably bent from only experiencing force from one direction all the time.
Now that I am selling these skates, I want to buy a new pair of inlines that won't have this issue. I have been suggested, just talking to other people I know who skate, to buy a pair of inlines that have a metal frame of some sort.
What do you guys think? Does anyone have any suggestions for a good pair of inlines that would fit my roller rink skating style? My price range is around $160, but the highest I would pay would probably be around $200. Thanks!
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Old March 2nd, 2016, 03:26 AM   #2
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I can suggest the SEBA FRX, great skate, built like a tank, comfy, but stiff for control, and provides a slew of features other soft-boot fitness skates don't. Metal frame is definitely the way to go, and bonus: the FRX frames adjust laterally, as well, so you can set them correctly underfoot. Its around $199.

Another contender in the hard-shell skate with metal frames is the Rollerblade Twister- for similar reasons as noted above. Twisters run near $229. Skaters seem pretty split between these 2 skates. SEBA sizing runs a little on the snugger size whereas Rollerblade tends to have lesser density padding, so slightly looser fitting per size, but both are very equated.


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Old March 25th, 2016, 02:23 AM   #3
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what i'd recommend is you buy a china made pair of skates, theyre good quality enough, with metal frames. then what u do is modify your bearings, you can get a twincam ilq-9 or even ceramics. and there should be enough to get a set of wheels. do some research.
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Old March 25th, 2016, 04:52 PM   #4
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I would second the recommendation for the Seba skates. I have a pair of Seba Trix 2 90, and they are super fun, fast, and agile for 90s, they fit like a DREAM. Highly versatile, can do outdoor and rink skating right out of the box.

Seba entry level inlines are on the upper end of your budget, but definitely worth a look. The FRX should be good if you're looking for a full stiff boot designed for freestyle type skating.

This is what I roll: http://www.sebaskates.com/en/skates/details/?pl=62
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