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Old April 27th, 2017, 02:59 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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