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Old June 26th, 2019, 02:12 AM   #1
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Default Quads as alternative to Skorpion Skates

So in another post I mentioned that Skorpion skates are my favorite skates and may be out of business.

I started skating on Chicago derby skates 40 years ago.

about 26 years ago I bought cheap inline skates which I skated on a few times.

When I decided to get fit in 2007, I went skating and the boot tore. I found Skorpions and have skated on them ever since.

I like the quality of quads and Skorpions in that you can stand easily in them with out having to balance on a single row of wheels. I like the fact that I can take off the skate easily when I need to with Skorpions.

Cardiff skates seem to be the only skates available with these qualities, I am unhappy with the ease of cornering in Cardiff skates.

I am asking what quad skates you prefer? Do you use them to go shopping? Long distance skating? Speed skating? Why?

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Old June 26th, 2019, 06:28 PM   #2
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Never used scorpion skates, I cannot imagine them being better than my quads in any way what so ever.
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Old June 26th, 2019, 10:05 PM   #3
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So in another post I mentioned that Skorpion skates are my favorite skates and may be out of business.

I started skating on Chicago derby skates 40 years ago.

about 26 years ago I bought cheap inline skates which I skated on a few times.

When I decided to get fit in 2007, I went skating and the boot tore. I found Skorpions and have skated on them ever since.

I like the quality of quads and Skorpions in that you can stand easily in them with out having to balance on a single row of wheels. I like the fact that I can take off the skate easily when I need to with Skorpions.

Cardiff skates seem to be the only skates available with these qualities, I am unhappy with the ease of cornering in Cardiff skates.

I am asking what quad skates you prefer? Do you use them to go shopping? Long distance skating? Speed skating? Why?

Thanks
You go shopping in your skates? Kudos to you man!

I had to google Skorpions, look pretty retro and cool but not quite my thing. I'll stick with my Riedell 120 high top boots, Falcon plate and new Art Elite wheels. I might not be able to go round the mall with them but I can get round a rink pretty good which is all I really need my skates for. Not really an outdoor skater, falling on tarmac really hurts.
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Old June 27th, 2019, 11:04 AM   #4
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Default So what are they and why do you perfer them to another?

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Never used scorpion skates, I cannot imagine them being better than my quads in any way what so ever.
Alright then which brand are your skates. Are you a dancer or speed skater?
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Old June 27th, 2019, 11:42 AM   #5
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Alright then which brand are your skates. Are you a dancer or speed skater?
The best outdoor skates are built from the best pieces for the application. Bigger wheels, higher deck plate for wheel clearance comfortable boots and suspension that works so the skates turn like they are supposed to.
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Old June 27th, 2019, 01:14 PM   #6
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Alright then which brand are your skates. Are you a dancer or speed skater?
I do a little of everything.

My main skillset is high agility stop and go sprint skating with lots of evasive/dodging capabilities and high speed.

My current setup is vanilla freestyle boot, Arius plate, and royal assassins (95A) for indoor and for outdoor. One of the following

Atom poisons
Sure Grip Aerobics
Hebegb Monsters 88A
Hebegb monsters 78A

Having a skate that is light and maneuverable is very helpful. Those scorpion skates dont look to be either. And they look like wheel clipping is a real threat.

I dont recommend an arius for outdoor use if that's the main skating you do. its design is a little rough for that due to the trucks being on a hinge instead of a urethane or rubber bushed truck on kingpin assembly.
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Old June 28th, 2019, 12:16 PM   #7
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Skate frames that can be removed from your shoes is a convenience but also a compromise. Great handling and freedom of movement are traded for the convenience of removing the frames/base assembly. Cushion changes, wheel changes and well fitting boot combinations work together to fit you preferences since no skater likes or skates the same way.

There are so many different excellant skaters out there and I know of none that skate the exact same gear.

Everyone has to start somewhere. I started with "production" stock skates. After that, changes to my skates improved my gear overall. As you get better at skating the demands you put on your skates change your preferences.
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Old June 28th, 2019, 06:29 PM   #8
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There are so many different excellant skaters out there and I know of none that skate the exact same gear.
I know of no excellent skaters thst use scorpion skates. Those videos are of competent skaters using their skates for advertising purposes.
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I know of no excellent skaters thst use scorpion skates. Those videos are of competent skaters using their skates for advertising purposes.
With a ton of practice to make it flow. I saw a family come into Champions a couple of years ago. It was sad. They STRUGGLED! I felt bad for them fighting their way around the rink. Everybody else except for some young beginners were having a good time. I never saw them a the rink again. Skating with your legs bowed out is not good posture
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