S k a t e L o g     F o r u m
Inline Skating and Quad Roller Skating
Forum Hosts: Jessica Wright | Kathie Fry

FOLLOW US: Our Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Email    


Home - Forum Index - Africa Skating - Asia Skating - Europe Skating - Oceania Skating - Pan America Skating - Roller_Rinks - Friend the SkateLog Forum in Facebook - SkateLog Forum on Facebook

Forum Administrators: Jessica Wright and Kathie Fry | Email Us
Access code for buying and selling subforums: "skates"
How To Get a User Account and Posting Privileges in the SkateLog Forum
Use Google to Search the SkateLog Forum

Go Back   SkateLog Forum > Special Interest Skating Forums (sorted by number of posts) > Quad Roller Skating Forum
FAQ Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Quad Roller Skating Forum Discussions about quad roller skates and any other quad skating discussions that do not seem appropriate for one of our other forums.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old September 20th, 2008, 01:11 AM   #1
Jesse
Senior Member
 
Jesse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 144
Default Personal opinions on versital equipment/setups. Or, "A hypothetical question redux"

I started a thread sometime ago which posed the hypothetical question of, "If you could only have one pair...". I had intended for it to elicit responses addressing personal opinions on versatile setups. The thread failed in that respect, so I decided a more direct approach might be in order. That being said:

I'm looking to put together a new pair of quads. I've skated on a number of different setups, and nothing has ever really jumped out at me yet. It's back to the drawing board completely. No bias, no preference.

What I want in a skate is the ultimate in versatility. A compromise between speed and shuffle, if you like. So, mostly as regards plate and placement, if you were to build something for yourself with the same criteria, what would be your choice?

Thanks in advance to everyone who contributes.
Jesse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 20th, 2008, 04:08 AM   #2
Doc Sk8
Yankee Catfish
 
Doc Sk8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Big hill on Mars
Posts: 12,110
Default More input.

So....... just what have you sk8ed on??
__________________
"The difference between good skates and great skates comes from knowing where to get the numbers."
Doc Sk8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 20th, 2008, 04:32 AM   #3
rhetttro
Owner, Pop's Skateland
 
rhetttro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Bowie, TX
Posts: 718
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Doc Sk8 View Post
So....... just what have you sk8ed on??

+1
rhetttro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 20th, 2008, 11:22 PM   #4
Jesse
Senior Member
 
Jesse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 144
Default

Had I wanted your opinions to be even partially informed by my prior equipment choices, I supposed I would have included them in the initial post.

Let me reiterate a couple of things here:

"It's back to the drawing board completely. No bias, no preference."

"...if you were to build something for yourself with the same criteria, what would be your choice?"

Thanks again,

Jesse

EDIT: That may have sounded a bit sharp. By it I intended no condescension.
Jesse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 20th, 2008, 11:53 PM   #5
Doc Sk8
Yankee Catfish
 
Doc Sk8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Big hill on Mars
Posts: 12,110
Wink I don't feel condescended...



or



or



or



I'm just indecisive...
__________________
"The difference between good skates and great skates comes from knowing where to get the numbers."
Doc Sk8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 21st, 2008, 03:36 AM   #6
FanJet8
Shadow Sk8r
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 2,416
Cool Dream Skates

Vintage Riedell 595 or New 911
Roll Line Energy
Bones Swiss Bearings 7mm
Red Shamans

This about covers it for me.



BTW: Nice skate pics Doc. I bet your ideas are endless!
FanJet8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 21st, 2008, 03:57 AM   #7
monzter
Cured
 
monzter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Miami
Posts: 921
Default

Vintage 595's or new 911's
Roll-Line Energy's
Bones Swiss Bearings
Answer Fusions
monzter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 21st, 2008, 04:30 AM   #8
Madcow
Senior Member
 
Madcow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Phoenix Az
Posts: 685
Default

Some people like the short forward mounted plate, I don't. Also don't like toe stops, quit using them 27yrs ago.
I wear a size 10 195 boot with a 180mm Roll Line plate 7.086 inch wheel base.
I find it works good enough for speed, shuffle & outdoor skating.
Indoors & outdoors I spend about have my time skating backwards, never felt to comfortable skating backward with a short plate but that's me other people probably like the short plates better.
__________________
Bill
Madcow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 21st, 2008, 04:38 AM   #9
roller_dudette
skate addict!
 
roller_dudette's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 4,332
Default

i agree w/ doc on this one, got to have 4 sk8s! thats the magic number as 1 sk8 wont fit the bill for all needs. dont ask me my preference, i sk8 outside.
roller_dudette is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 21st, 2008, 05:17 AM   #10
Madcow
Senior Member
 
Madcow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Phoenix Az
Posts: 685
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by roller_dudette View Post
i agree w/ doc on this one, got to have 4 sk8s! thats the magic number as 1 sk8 wont fit the bill for all needs. dont ask me my preference, i sk8 outside.
Not all of us are independently wealthy like doc
__________________
Bill
Madcow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 21st, 2008, 04:51 PM   #11
Doc Sk8
Yankee Catfish
 
Doc Sk8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Big hill on Mars
Posts: 12,110
Default Bet ya could have gotten a nice pair...

'cept ya got that big hog leg... (I like self loaders myself)

I'm not independently wealthy. Just focused on what I do.....
__________________
"The difference between good skates and great skates comes from knowing where to get the numbers."
Doc Sk8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 21st, 2008, 06:05 PM   #12
Madcow
Senior Member
 
Madcow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Phoenix Az
Posts: 685
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Doc Sk8 View Post
(I like self loaders myself)
Got a few of those too
__________________
Bill
Madcow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 22nd, 2008, 03:21 PM   #13
MFND
Sweet Slice Ham
 
MFND's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Louisville Ky
Posts: 2,663
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Madcow View Post
Got a few of those too
No one ever has "just one" GEDS is just as serious.
__________________
DayMan. Fighter of the NightMan.
MFND is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 22nd, 2008, 03:26 PM   #14
roller_dudette
skate addict!
 
roller_dudette's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 4,332
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Madcow View Post
Not all of us are independently wealthy like doc
i'm below poverty level actually. right now i fully support myself on $800/month and $400 goes to medical insurance now but i'm lucky to be in low income housing. i live in one of the priciest counties too! i certainly dont have any pricey sk8s, just different set ups. i have one set that cost me $5 lol. btw, i havent been shopping in over 5 years, i work 2 jobs at times to get a few sk8n items. i also havent eaten out myself in years either. priorities. my sk8s dont add up to one of docs sk8s probably.
roller_dudette is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 22nd, 2008, 04:14 PM   #15
Gle8
I'm Contrary. Moo.
 
Gle8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Philly
Posts: 2,427
Default

I'm certainly not wealthy, but I've got 4 setups (soon to have 5). 4 is really the minimum if I want to do it all: Derby, Session, Outdoor and Speed. The setups are just too varied to have one for all trades.
__________________
-I count points.
Gle8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 22nd, 2008, 05:12 PM   #16
Fresh Eddie Fresh
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 4,231
Default

I generally pick whichever skates match my outfit, but if I had to choose just one pair, my bright green 395/energy/fusions seem to do it all.
Fresh Eddie Fresh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 22nd, 2008, 10:15 PM   #17
biffsk8er
Senior Member
 
biffsk8er's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 2,026
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Fresh Eddie Fresh View Post
I generally pick whichever skates match my outfit, but if I had to choose just one pair, my bright green 395/energy/fusions seem to do it all.
I prefer whichever ones work best. :
__________________
Factory Rider for Pro'Designed Inc.
..................Biff Riley.................
biffsk8er is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 23rd, 2008, 01:49 PM   #18
Fresh Eddie Fresh
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 4,231
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by biffsk8er View Post
I prefer whichever ones work best. :
That was sorta my point... I don't keep skates that do not work for me.
Fresh Eddie Fresh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 23rd, 2008, 02:05 PM   #19
Stitches
I<3 Skating!
 
Stitches's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Lake Champlain Vermont
Posts: 653
Default

1) a comfortable, well fitting boot (Bont is nice, lightweight and comfy)
2) a lightweight, responsive aluminum (for durability) plate (but not too long, and forward mounted)
3) lots of bearings (so you don't have to swap em out all the time)
4) a good selection of wheels for your various skating activities.

Seriously if you can only have one pair of skates then the wheels are key.
big ole soft outdoor wheels for the street, and maybe a firmer outdoor wheel for longer skates and concrete skate park stuff, grippy indoor wheels, and maybe a firmer indoor set. Or a whole pile of wheels for your every skating whim.
__________________
Death by Roxy
Bont Derby Leather/ White Magnum
Riedell 595/Navigator - Extra: Oberhamer 351 sz 8
Stitches is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 23rd, 2008, 03:41 PM   #20
biffsk8er
Senior Member
 
biffsk8er's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 2,026
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Fresh Eddie Fresh View Post
That was sorta my point... I don't keep skates that do not work for me.
Ah! That is where we are different....I keep them and cannibalize them for parts!
(I'd guess you do as well, I'm just being smart-alecky)
__________________
Factory Rider for Pro'Designed Inc.
..................Biff Riley.................
biffsk8er is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 04:47 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.