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Old February 16th, 2016, 04:19 AM   #1
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Hello forum! I haven't skated to probably 20 years and looking to get back into it. I'm very active and looking for things to supplement my workout. I randomly caught a YouTube video of Bill Stoppard and decided I need skates again! So here I am. I like the idea of the Urban skate: maneuverable and fast. A big portion of what I will be doing is fitness but plan of skating through all sorts of stuff. I have a nice mixture of urban environment and dedicated trails here. I'm interested in learning sliding and dabbling in Slalom. Unfortunately no place sells them locally, so I can't try anything on. I really like the Seba High Lights but they might be overkill. The Twister 80 interests me too. They look pretty solid and indestructible. Maybe that's important for learning the slides? I don't know. So I just wanted to drop in and say hi. I mentioned the two skates in case someone wanted to chime in about their recommendations but mainly wanted to introduce myself.
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Old February 17th, 2016, 02:44 PM   #2
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Hello forum! I haven't skated to probably 20 years and looking to get back into it. I'm very active and looking for things to supplement my workout. I randomly caught a YouTube video of Bill Stoppard and decided I need skates again! So here I am. I like the idea of the Urban skate: maneuverable and fast. A big portion of what I will be doing is fitness but plan of skating through all sorts of stuff. I have a nice mixture of urban environment and dedicated trails here. I'm interested in learning sliding and dabbling in Slalom. Unfortunately no place sells them locally, so I can't try anything on. I really like the Seba High Lights but they might be overkill. The Twister 80 interests me too. They look pretty solid and indestructible. Maybe that's important for learning the slides? I don't know. So I just wanted to drop in and say hi. I mentioned the two skates in case someone wanted to chime in about their recommendations but mainly wanted to introduce myself.
Welcome to SLF! LOTS OF info here....
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Old February 18th, 2016, 03:42 PM   #3
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...I like the idea of the Urban skate: maneuverable and fast.
Same here.

Last summer I got a new pair of Powerslide Hardcore EVOs (2015 models) after thinking about that for several years. Lucky to have one pair in the USofA at any given time. I snagged them the very day they went on clearance last August.

The EVOs have a mixture of 80 and 76mm wheels so you can go fast or rocker them for slalom. They are everything I dreamed they would be. I can do 10 miles on them with just one pair of socks, or up to 50 miles with some added protection for my pointy ankle bones and skinny ankles. Rockered I am certain I could play hockey in them - very responsive (but I don't think they could take a beating long term in hockey). Last week I did an 18 mile city skate with lots of traffic, transitions to sidewalks, curbs, uneven concrete slabs, trolly tracks, train tracks, bridges, expansion joints, and all of the things you expect to deal with in a city. No problems at all.

I like SEBA too but can't really tell you why the Powerslides appealed to me. Certainly I would be happy with high end SEBAs.
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Old February 20th, 2016, 06:05 PM   #4
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Thanks for the welcome! I have a pair of Seba High Lights on the way. Looking forward to wheels on my feet again!
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