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Slalom Cone Skating Forum Discussions about slalom cone skating, high-jump, and other freestyle trick skating. (Note that vert, street, and park skating discussions should be posted in our aggressive skating forum.)

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Old November 12th, 2006, 12:13 AM   #1
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Default What a good skate for slaloming?

Hello...
I ben slalom skate for some time. using regular rollerblade, i brought when im
begnner. Ben couple of month, but im still using the same one now.
I just whant to know. Can anyone please tell me what a good rollerblade for
slalom, at a decent price? a site be good too.


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Old December 1st, 2006, 01:21 AM   #2
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Can someone please answer this? I have the same question!
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Old December 1st, 2006, 02:47 AM   #3
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If you are buying skates in the US, then the best option is the Rollerblade Twister. It's available at many retailers - here's one: http://www.inlinewarehouse.com/descpage.html?pcode=RBT6

If you are in Europe or Asia, the Universkate 'Seba' skates are a great option. (US buyers can order them from international retailers, but it's going to cost you...)
http://www.universkate.net/site_uk/site.html
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Old December 1st, 2006, 11:52 AM   #4
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since i'm swamped in work
i made a little overvieuw of the 4 models Seba provides and the Twisters.

Most importantly, what's better ? Semi hardboot or hardboot? and is there a noticable difference in those bearings?
I know IQL is a different quality rating, but i don't understand it in correlation with the abec.

So I was wondering if the Seba 1 are worth the extra 100 € compared to the Seba 2 or FR2. (50€ more compared to the FR1)

Anyway here's my overvieuw:

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Old December 1st, 2006, 08:21 PM   #5
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ABEC & IQL = different rating mainly because based on different brands.

About the Hard boot or not : It is up to the skaters. I personnally prefer Hard Boot, I would even recommand.

About products & quality for value : well I have a point of view, but I don't want to enter that kind of purpose Make your decision by yourself.

PS : I used to change my twisters every 6 months. The latest model are really resistant : I do skate with these for more than a year & don't change, even if I have 2 spare new pairs waiting in the cupboard.

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Old December 4th, 2006, 12:01 PM   #6
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Well, I'm hoping to use em for years to come.
But it's only for recreation for me... so 1 year for you might mean 4 for me
(i've seen a bit of what you do on those skates :O )

It's pretty hard to choose....
If the Twister II Urban skates (that's the latest model, right?) are good and it's easy enough to get spare parts... I must say, i was a bit biased coz they seem rather cheap (defenatly compared to Seba, but i guess Seba are the most expensive freestyle skates atm).

Back to my research ...

Did you find your skates yet HaiHoLetsGo and EMDones?
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Old December 4th, 2006, 10:19 PM   #7
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Well, Twisters used to be 270 euros here, only this year the RB policy changed worldwide ... may because of US market introduction, I don't know ... well, since, they are 200 euros.

RB France did not want to sell it so cheap, because they thought it would be bad looking towards customers. But French customers do not about the products as this kind of model is on sale for about 7 years.

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Old December 5th, 2006, 02:23 AM   #8
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Kelly,

You can change the frame on the Twister, but Rollerblade doesn't offer any options. Some skaters prefer a frame shorter than 250 mm, so they use frames from Seba or Viper (Korea).

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Old December 5th, 2006, 07:08 AM   #9
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Especially people with smaller feet, wich goes for most women

Btw: I think it's a shame rollerblade doesn't offer other options (except for the 245 frame, wich is limited and still too big for me).
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Old December 5th, 2006, 10:31 AM   #10
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I mesured the frame on my Fila fitness skates (i have size 39) and they are only 230 mm at the longest point. And that seemed to long for me to pass nicely trought the 50 cm cones. So for that and probly movability (?) i can defenitly see why you'd need a short frame.

Vinz... so far i've only seen Twisters II for about 200 USD meaning +- 135 euro's. Are you talking about another model? Can you post the full name plz?

And I assume I'd have to buy the Twisters with frame?
Do frames come with that thingy inside the wheels? that's inside the bearings? the little tube?
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Old December 5th, 2006, 10:39 AM   #11
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You mean the spacer
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Old December 5th, 2006, 02:51 PM   #12
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yes, thank you.
it escapes me every time.

So spacers come with the frame?
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Old December 5th, 2006, 07:44 PM   #13
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I really don't know, I never bought a seperate frame. I would expect they would be sold with the frame though, since you need the right size to fit the screws in. But spacers are inexpensive, so if they don't come with the frame, just go to a skateshop and get them yourself
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Old December 6th, 2006, 12:45 PM   #14
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Correct : the spacers and the screw should come with the frame. This is the way it is usually done by normal brand of frame. If you want to get in a shop, well they might don't have this kind of accessories (no value).

Last one I received was from RB : the 245mm frame came in a box seperate with spacers & screws. It was the same with vipers frames I had before.

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Old December 6th, 2006, 12:50 PM   #15
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Some more :

About Twisters II : there are for sale 200 USD in the USA, and 200 Euros in France : this is about marketing.

Shell & Liner are for sale seperatly in France : 150 euros
for instance on : http://www.pierrequiroule.fr/articles_H1.php?id=01036

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Old December 7th, 2006, 08:31 AM   #16
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I see, they don't wanna be bothered by the low USD rates... to bad.

I tried to get extra spacers for my Fila skates (coz now it takes a lot of time changing the wheels), and most stores don't sell them.

Thx for all the advise and answers.
So i narrowed it down to 2 options, depending on how comfortable the boot is for me and what i have to do to get to a store that hopefully sells both so i can compare.
Twister pro II boots with a seba 1 frame
or Seba 1.

I should have em by the comming christmasbrake.
Last question (i swear !)
As for the wheels.... if i choose a sheba 231 mm frame, max size is 76 mm, do i put a rocker on that? Or is that entirely up to preference?
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Old December 7th, 2006, 11:12 AM   #17
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Thankyou very much. I ben waiting for some anwser for some time. havn't
have time to check on the post. Thankyou guys!
I finally found a store. they have some of those uban and twister i think.
Thanks again ill make sure ill print these info out.
one question too...

how much is 1 dollor worth for erou money?
like 270 erou.

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Old December 7th, 2006, 09:53 PM   #18
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Well I guess Europe-USA is nothing to do with the rate, but it is rather about introducing a new product / new way of skating for a fitness market. So they needed to decrease prices. For Europe, 200 euros is already very cheap, compared to the market of Freestyle/Freeride market.

Rockering is usefull, even for a 231mm. For speed slalom or street skating, you might get ride of it, but for freestyle slalom it makes sense.

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Old January 15th, 2007, 05:47 PM   #19
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Hellow

The frames for slaloning are pretty small!

Can I begin training slalon with a Bravoblade GL, wheels 70mm, frame 28cm?

Tnx!

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Old January 16th, 2007, 02:12 PM   #20
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I don't know the type of skates you speak off, but i think if you remove the heel brake, you can have a go on most skates, except for speed skates or those with 5 wheels (is it the ones in your avatar?).

I started out on my fitness skates, but then with putting a smaller size wheel on the first and last place. (76/80/80/76 mm)-> called a rocker.
It's not ideal, but it's ok to see if you like slalom or not.

A 280 mm frame seems a bit long (what size is your shoe?), the longest ones on Seba's 1 are 243 mm.
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