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Ask DocSk8 (Expert Indoor Skate Building Advice) This forum is different then the other SkateLog forums in that it is not a discussion forum, but rather a place you can ask skate building expert Fred "DocSk8" Benjamin about building and repairing indoor speed, derby, and jamskate quad roller skates. Please start a new thread for each new question.

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Old April 30th, 2008, 05:38 PM   #1
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Question half an inch

> BTW I think those boots (265) are losers.

I just can't skate on the modern speed boots with no heals. I'm use to the one inch heals from the 70's. I figure my best bet was to go with the derby style boots with the half inch heals. The 265, 695, 711 (series 7) and the Sure Grip XL-85 seem to be the only options. I'm leaning to the XL-85. Any thoughts?

Edit: I just found a 122bx in my size. Big heal, but doesn't not look comfy.

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Old May 1st, 2008, 09:55 AM   #2
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Default High heels....

You can learn to sk8 without big heels but..... Have you thought of an old school 265?? The Real Deal. Good lining, great construction and I would say 99% of what you find are already broken in...

The Sure grip have not gotten good reviews for durability...
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