S k a t e L o g     F o r u m
Inline Skating and Quad Roller Skating
Forum Hosts: Jessica Wright | Kathie Fry

FOLLOW US: Our Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Email    


Home - Forum Index - Africa Skating - Asia Skating - Europe Skating - Oceania Skating - Pan America Skating - Roller_Rinks - Friend the SkateLog Forum in Facebook - SkateLog Forum on Facebook

Forum Administrators: Jessica Wright and Kathie Fry | Email Us
Access code for buying and selling subforums: "skates"
How To Get a User Account and Posting Privileges in the SkateLog Forum
Use Google to Search the SkateLog Forum

Go Back   SkateLog Forum > Special Interest Skating Forums (sorted by number of posts) > Quad Roller Skating Forum
FAQ Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Quad Roller Skating Forum Discussions about quad roller skates and any other quad skating discussions that do not seem appropriate for one of our other forums.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old January 31st, 2019, 04:37 PM   #1
nickajshelden
Blades
 
nickajshelden's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Tacoma, WA
Posts: 93
Default What should my next quads be?

I know there are many posts like this, but each person is a little different...
The factors:
1) I have very wide feet. heat moldable bonts have worked well in the past for my inline skates, and I am very happy with bont. I'm open to other ideas though.
2) I had a cheap pair of suregrip quad skates (with green flames) that were surprisingly comfy and effective, but tore apart quickly. I need a skate that can stand up to some abuse. No rivets. Needs to have strong boot material.
3) I skate outside. like commuting, yes, on quads. an adjustable toe stop is a must. the ankle needs to be sturdy, but not very high like a figure skating boot.
4) City skating also requires the skate to be light and responsive, but reasonably comfortable. Carbon is probably a good idea. Comfort could be an issue though.
5) budget. I have a couple pairs of thousand dollar skates. and they feel like it. The term cheap skate exists for a reason. That said, I don't really wanna break the bank on this. The last pair I had was 100 on a closeout sale. $200 might do it. $400 may be more reasonable. I probably do not want to exceed $500. I already have a set of wheels I like and laces and toe covers. A frame and boot setup is all I need to look for.

Anybody got any recommendations, any boots/frames that you have experience on and think are good around the city? In the usa I tend to use Reign triskates for city and in china I use quads (brick roads and plenty of toe stop work around motorscooters).

Thanks in advance.
__________________
-Pax
When the going gets tough, the tough get going; the smart left a long time ago.
nickajshelden is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 1st, 2019, 09:30 PM   #2
Mort
Sk8 Ninja
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Huntington Wv
Posts: 3,528
Default

Wide feet? Want a cheap skate to use in/outdoor?

Get a used vanilla junior with some outdoor wheels.

Replace the factory cushions with crazy skates high rebound ones use washers instead of cups.
__________________
Home rink: Roll-A-Rama in Huntington Wv.
"Focus on form and speed is a byproduct, focus on speed and falling is a byproduct." - Matguy
Mort is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 2nd, 2019, 07:33 AM   #3
PRFunky
Member
 
PRFunky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Hales Corners, WI USA
Posts: 59
Default

>> Wide feet? Want a cheap skate to use in/outdoor?

>> Get a used vanilla junior with some outdoor wheels.

>>Replace the factory cushions with crazy skates high rebound ones use washers instead of cups.

I like this advice! I like my Crazy cushions on my Crazy plates.
One caveat; don't have size 13 or larger feet. Vanilla Jr.'s only
go up to size 12.
PRFunky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 2nd, 2019, 08:01 PM   #4
Mort
Sk8 Ninja
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Huntington Wv
Posts: 3,528
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by PRFunky View Post
>> Wide feet? Want a cheap skate to use in/outdoor?

>> Get a used vanilla junior with some outdoor wheels.

>>Replace the factory cushions with crazy skates high rebound ones use washers instead of cups.

I like this advice! I like my Crazy cushions on my Crazy plates.
One caveat; don't have size 13 or larger feet. Vanilla Jr.'s only
go up to size 12.
That reminds me, the large barrel will need the center part that sockets into the truck trimmed to the oval shape, but it fits flawlessly other than that.
__________________
Home rink: Roll-A-Rama in Huntington Wv.
"Focus on form and speed is a byproduct, focus on speed and falling is a byproduct." - Matguy
Mort is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 3rd, 2019, 01:27 AM   #5
fierocious1
Senior Member
 
fierocious1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Texas
Posts: 5,867
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mort View Post
That reminds me, the large barrel will need the center part that sockets into the truck trimmed to the oval shape, but it fits flawlessly other than that.
Find some long SG Jogger plates and then get you some boots
__________________
"Liberal Logic", a phrase in conflict. dims = it's OK to kill babies.. real logic there.. dims lose rigged election and lose on rigged multiple investigations!
fierocious1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 4th, 2019, 03:48 PM   #6
nickajshelden
Blades
 
nickajshelden's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Tacoma, WA
Posts: 93
Default

unfortunately, Vanilla's won't cut it. I've tried pretty much all their boots on before, and my feet are just that much wider.

Another Idea I just had. I really like the reign helios boot that I use for my inline hockey skates. That has a trinity mounting system. I bet I could make an adapter plate to put quad skates on that boot...
__________________
-Pax
When the going gets tough, the tough get going; the smart left a long time ago.
nickajshelden is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 7th, 2019, 06:43 PM   #7
Gorilla
Senior Member
 
Gorilla's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Pittsburg, Kansas
Posts: 523
Default

For really Wide Feet I usually recommend Sure Grip S55 or 75. Fits like the Gt50 Rock Skates you mentioned, but have stitched leather soles.

Bont Quad racer leather or Hybrid leather are good options for a moldable boot. The Quadracer is my fave outdoor bood... light and comfy.

Roller Derby Elite are also a wide fit, comfy and tough as nails.
Gorilla is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 04:12 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.