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Slalom Cone Skating Forum Discussions about slalom cone skating, high-jump, and other freestyle trick skating. (Note that vert, street, and park skating discussions should be posted in our aggressive skating forum.)

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Old April 14th, 2008, 06:35 PM   #1
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Default Budget Slalom Skates

Hey guys,
I'm sure this question gets asked alot, but I was just wondering what I can do to get into slalom without paying $500 to get a pair of Sebas over to the US. I'm only 16, and I don't exactly have $500 burning a hole in my pocket. Would it work just as well to just get some normal inline skates and rocker the wheels? Help me out here!
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Old April 14th, 2008, 07:21 PM   #2
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Currently, Rollerblade Twisters are the best option for reasonably priced, readily available, slalom friendly skates...

http://www.inlinewarehouse.com/descpage-RBT6.html
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Old April 14th, 2008, 11:58 PM   #3
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What size do you wear? I have a brand new pair of 2006 Rollerblade Twisters in a men's size 12.
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Old April 15th, 2008, 01:02 PM   #4
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The Twister 3 is about to be released onto the US market, so if they haven't been discounted already, you should see some good discounts on old stock of twister 2's
How much were you thinking of spending? Remember, when it comesto sporting goods (as well as most things in life) you only get what you pay for.
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Old April 23rd, 2008, 05:14 AM   #5
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My cousin uses these for slalom and they are working just great for her. The frame is shorter than the Twisters - 247mm instead of 250.



http://www.amazon.com/K2-Soul-Mens-I.../dp/B000PGDKGK


You will need to remove the heel-stop. The axel bolt is longer where the heel stop is, so you will need to buy a shorter axel. Here is a set of replacement ones: http://www.inlinewarehouse.com/descpage-I06928150.html

Then you will need some 76mm wheels to "rocker" your skates (since they come with 80mm wheels - you want the front and back wheels to be 4mm smaller than the two middle wheels).

Here are some cheap wheels

http://www.inlinesports.com/wheel_te...?productid=ocs


Hope all that helps! All that shouldn't run more than $100 and you'd have some skates to start with. Unless you want to go with the twisters for a little more. Good luck!


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Old April 29th, 2008, 02:20 AM   #6
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My cousin uses these for slalom and they are working just great for her. The frame is shorter than the Twisters - 247mm instead of 250.



http://www.amazon.com/K2-Soul-Mens-I.../dp/B000PGDKGK


You will need to remove the heel-stop. The axel bolt is longer where the heel stop is, so you will need to buy a shorter axel. Here is a set of replacement ones: http://www.inlinewarehouse.com/descpage-I06928150.html
K2 sent me a shorter axle for free for my Soul 7. Just e-mailed their customer service and requested it since I didn't need or want an entire set.
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Old May 1st, 2008, 06:54 PM   #7
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These are Soul 5 (I believe the model before the soul 7) I imagine they are similar.

They have size 10 and 12 in stock at 59.95!

http://www.amazon.com/K2-Soul-Mens-I...143443-8203808
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Old May 1st, 2008, 09:16 PM   #8
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Nope, the soul 5 and the soul 7 where released in the same year, the soul 7 being the high end of the two
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