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Old March 7th, 2015, 04:36 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by evilzzz View Post
Faster has little to do with better in terms of making the sport more accessible. If anything I would be more inclined to take the opposite stance and say that they make speed skating look even further removed from rec skating and therefore more difficult to get into. 110s have done bugger all to arrest the decline, 125s won't either. But everyone who was faster than you will still be faster than you.

Despite that rant I voted "no overall change"
IMO, I think if rec skates were marketed with big wheels, then it would have a "cool" factor for people who don't skate on a regular basis. Im in the middle to be honest, I enjoy skating on them, but are they faster, better, etc? I don't know. I do think some people can benefit from them though, sure.
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