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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 June 2nd, 2015, 07:44 PM   #1
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Default Powerslide Hardcore Evo 2.0 vs Seba High Light

Just wondering about anyone's opinion on how these skates compare to each other. Which is better for an all around free skate. jumping, slalom, spinning, tricks, etc. I have a pair of the Seba High's (not light version) which I love (once I broke them in), but want to know what people's opinions are on these two skates. I've considered buying the evo's to see see how they are or adding a 2nd pair of Seba's with the light version. Also what is the primary difference between the High and the High lights? Thanks.
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Old June 7th, 2015, 08:45 AM   #2
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not sure about the Evo's, but Know just a little about Seba's. The High Light is lighter (than the High). The High light has a wider toe box and requires less break in. Almost no break in. If you're a guy with a little wider foot, the High Light may be more comfortable than the High.

On the flip side I'd personally love to try some Evo's. How's the fit compared to the Seba line? (Seba's seem to have a different fit for each different model of skate.) Do Evo's come with a rockered frame, or do you need to rocker the wheels?
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Old June 12th, 2015, 09:58 AM   #3
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As with all freestyle skates you need to try on the Evo and the High to feel where the shape is different for your feet. Bear in mind though the Evo is very heat moldable in both shell and liner, so you do get more than one bite at the fit cherry.

The Evo comes with a rockered frame, but fitted with a 80-76-76-80 setup that makes it flat. Swap out for equal sizes and you get the banana rocker back.

I tried the Evo on last week, after High Carbons, High Lights and the wonderful Adapt Hyperskate Zero (not for Freestyle, just for city/distance cruising). It had a slightly different fit to the Sebas (the Lights and Carbons are very similar BTW) but not enough to give me any trouble. For reference, I have 2011 iGor shaped feet, but am tight on the big toe, because mine are quite long.

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Old August 4th, 2015, 12:04 PM   #4
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Default Might change !

Hey Guys,

Last month I bought a pair of High Ligth 10ths online. I think I bought one number too big (44EU), but it's really complicated to change sizes since I bought them from Proskatersplace in Canada.

I'm going to try and sell the SEBA's here and first tought about getting the HIGH Carbons, but then I realized I could also get ( easier to find in Brazil ) Hardcore Evo for maybe a hundred dollars more.

Do you think that's worth the change? Stick to SEBA or go for Powerslide ?
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Old August 5th, 2015, 07:46 AM   #5
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i want to stress that it really depends on the type of skating you are doing. if you plan to slalom skate more than freeskate, then the powerslide is a handsdown. if you plan to just toy around with slalom, and recreationally skate then all of the 3 options are adequete, including the seba high you currently use.

the powerslide HC evos are predominantly a slalom boot, but as with any pair of skates, you can use them for general freeskating. you need to keep in mind that the hardcore evos are a carbon boot, meaning they GENERALLY aren't as durable as non-carbon boots such as high or high lights. even then, boots are still relatively difficult to break and providing your usage isn't aggressive-level heavy then breakage shouldnt be an issue.

seeing that you own a pair of seba highs already, i feel that the improvements from seba high to seba high light is marginal.

the carbons do not really sell well here, presumably because it is too expensive as a general skate (seba high/high lights for the more recreational inclined) and not specialised enough for those wanting to focus exclusively in slalom. there has (not sure anymore) been people who use it for slides, but again, the seba high is sufficient if you would like to major in sliding.

logically, i would suggest you go to with the powerslide, because you own a pair of highs. the powerslide are a carbon boot and heatmouldable. it is also the flagship boot of powerslide which is comparable to the KSJ/Trix/igors from the seba range.

to summarise:

the seba high is already an extremely good boot. upgrade options from here are either fairly small, or very large (going to a carbon boot is quite the difference)

- upgrades from high to high light may be marginal (slimmer profile, slight weight reduction)
- seba carbon is "too" much in the middle. it is too expensive for a recreational skate, yet does not appeal for those wanting to slalom because its price is comparable to flagship boots such as evos/KSJ/Trix and igors.
- powerslides are a carbon boot and probably feels the most different to the highs.
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