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Beginning Skaters Forum This is the place for beginning skaters to ask questions and share their stories. We would love to hear about your experiences learning to skate. No question is too dumb!

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Old April 27th, 2017, 01:59 AM   #1
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Default Intro and thoughts on a new pair of skates I ordered

Hi! I just turned 44 and recently got back into skating with my 8 yr old.
As a kid, I skated at the local rink every single week. I skate very well forwards and backwards, but thats about it. I have been speed skating and having fun at the local rink the past month.
Finally just purchased a pair of skates since the rentals barely have any insoles, and want to save money instead of renting.
I figure for my first indoor skate I didnt need leather. I was going to go with Sure Grip Fame or Riedell Angel. I went with the Angel, but they didnt arrive yet. Any thoughts on these???
I guess in the future I can always upgrade to better wheels? They are just the rivas.
I actually was skating really well on the rentals, I hope these will be comparable. My rink rentals are the Sure grip brand, beige with usual orange wheels.
My skates should be arriving soon! Excited!

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