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Old May 5th, 2015, 02:14 AM   #1
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Default Upgrading jam skates

Hello all,

I am getting back into jam skating and I am looking at upgrading my skates. I narrowed down the choices to Arius plates, or either Rieddell's Rival or Reactor plates. Boot-wise, I am looking at either the Icon Elite or Phazes (both Rieddell). We have an amazing store in town but any of these parts will have to be special orderes. Before committing to one or the other, I was wondering if an experienced skater may have a piece of advice on any of these products. Many thanks.

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Old May 5th, 2015, 05:24 AM   #2
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if your planing on any kind of iceberg tricks, don't get the Arius. Its not so good for that. I haven't ever been able to iceberg on it.

Matter of fact, had to use rentals the other day after getting my plates back from a guy whos copying them for me. I forgot my damn bushings at home, gave him the hardware to get copied not my cushions. Well found out I can iceberg on rentals but not on my Arius. I do have softer cushions in there the white 80A butterflys. I also use wider wheels which doesn't help as it adds leverage. Finally im taller 6'1" and 185 lbs, with a super long plate(size 12 plate on a size 10 vanilla freestyle) lot of leverages on the ankles there.

Figured I'd go ahead and warn you though higher degree kingpin plates will likely be harder to do an iceberg on.

There are a couple short comings of the plate, however the precision it has is TOTALLY worth it IMO. The way it puts power to the ground is great.
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Old May 13th, 2015, 03:14 AM   #3
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Default Jam Upgrades

The Arius plate is just fine for jam skating. I've seen a lot of skaters jamming on the Arius plates. I recently purchased a set for myself and I am just waiting for my local coatings shop to strip the andonizing and polish them for me. I just got finished demoing a pair of Adonis Lorider plates. If jam skating is what you are serious about, I highly recommend the Adonis Lorider. If you have the money and want the best of the best, the Matrix or the Evo from Roll☆Line are the absolute best. Hands down. Anyone who says otherwise is just angry and jealous they can't afford them. I would sell a family member for a set. Wheels....hard, short and narrow. Best of luck.
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Old June 1st, 2015, 11:22 PM   #4
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The Arius plate is just fine for jam skating. I've seen a lot of skaters jamming on the Arius plates. I recently purchased a set for myself and I am just waiting for my local coatings shop to strip the andonizing and polish them for me. I just got finished demoing a pair of Adonis Lorider plates. If jam skating is what you are serious about, I highly recommend the Adonis Lorider. If you have the money and want the best of the best, the Matrix or the Evo from Roll☆Line are the absolute best. Hands down. Anyone who says otherwise is just angry and jealous they can't afford them. I would sell a family member for a set. Wheels....hard, short and narrow. Best of luck.

I haven't learned iceburg yet, but even on super soft cushions on my Arius I can glide and almost (still learning) propel myself on just my left-ouside-rear and right-outside-toe wheel edges, similar to Iceburg. It's not the same move but it is similar and very doable so I imagine I could learn iceburg with some time.

Allways wanted to try the lorider and matrix plates, but am happy on my Arius.
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