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Old August 21st, 2008, 10:34 PM   #26
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They are interesting skates, but they will never replace speed skates. The main problem I see is their lack of efficiency. When the wheels roll they also scrub the ground because they do not have a 1:1 contact with the ground. The other thing that robs them of efficiency is the side loading on the bearings. Standard ball bearings don't like to be run this way, yet it doesn't fit the job description of a thrust bearing either.

I think they have potential to be fun skates if you don't want to go fast.
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