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Old June 7th, 2011, 08:59 PM   #1
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Hey everyone. Been out of the game for a near decade and looking to get back into it and was hoping for some input on my thoughts and any recommendations more experienced people might have.

A little about me.

6'4 220 lb guy with size 13.5/14 clown shoes. Used to have a pair of k2 fattys that I ran into the ground after years of thorough abuse. My shoe size right off the bat hampers me for a lot of selection. My riding style is high speed street (no parks) with big gaps and stairs + the occasional rail, but not often. So I think I'm definitely looking at a 4x4 setup. Ill hopefully be doing cross city trips on them throughout the summer, so 6km runs here and there, which is another knock against anti rockers and 2 wheel configurations.

As I've been looking it seems that grabbing a pair of k2 fatty pros might be my best bet. Seems most other "affordable" options (250 or less) are geared to anti rocker default setups on their frames and to swap out/customize would blow me over the 300+ mark.

I would probably get harder wheels (90-92a) and upgraded bearings (abec 7 minimum).

Now what do you guys think about this? I'd probably grab the default setup on agressivemall with possible swap out on frames to valos teams. Is this a good setup for my style and intents? Or is there something else I should be looking at? Is there anything I'm not taking into consideration? Any help anbd guidance is greatly appreciated!! Sorry for the long post but wanted to put as much info in for you guys as possible!
Thanks guys.
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Old July 3rd, 2011, 09:37 PM   #2
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Razor. Genesys boot. Jug size 14 liner. Whatever wheels/bearings you like.

I'm 6'1 212lbs and wear a 13/14.
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Old July 13th, 2011, 04:59 AM   #3
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As long as you don't intend on using K2's as your long-run skates, I'm ok with it but k2 wont last forever.

My first skates were bladerunner furies and atm I'm skating Nimhs with a GC Featherlite anti setup.

here's some razor cults for $99 in size 13
http://secure.rollerwarehouse.com/item/RAZORS/CULT_B_SKATES/id/110RAZ9302/

here's the rest of the "under $100" list from Rollerwarehouse:
http://secure.rollerwarehouse.com/skates/aggressive/Under_100_bucks/tx/11%5B03%5D___+@p_%5Ba-g%5D/
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Old August 2nd, 2011, 09:06 AM   #4
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My guess is you would do better with some version of Razors. I skated flat at the beginning, but moved to anti. I have not regretted that at all. It really depends on what you are going to skate. Definitely look into featherlites from GC. They are really good. Also, I have using only Crap bearings and now only Undercover wheels. The bearings are really fast and maintainable and the UC wheels seem to last a long time.
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Old August 31st, 2011, 01:43 AM   #5
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My guess is you would do better with some version of Razors. I skated flat at the beginning, but moved to anti. I have not regretted that at all. It really depends on what you are going to skate. Definitely look into featherlites from GC. They are really good. Also, I have using only Crap bearings and now only Undercover wheels. The bearings are really fast and maintainable and the UC wheels seem to last a long time.
I always hear bad rep about UC wheels... how long have you been rolling them?

I skate flat because they seem to give me more speed. What are your thoughts on this?
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Old November 17th, 2011, 09:35 PM   #6
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I always hear bad rep about UC wheels... how long have you been rolling them?

I skate flat because they seem to give me more speed. What are your thoughts on this?
i've rolled on UC for about 2 years. before i tried the new trinities from m1. My Undercovers lasted so much longer than any other wheel ive owned and they grip so well its crazy.
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