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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 August 2nd, 2014, 09:38 PM   #1
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Default i have a 170 dollar budget

So I am trying to get into slalom and I need to find a a set of skates that are 170 or less. My girlfriend is going to buy me skates for my birthday, I might be able to contribute more to the budget but I dont know yet. the other thing is, she says it has to be through amazon or amazon's bill me later
the two skates I was looking at were the RB Twisters, and the seba frx. If someone has suggestions of where to look or other skates to look that would be great
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Old August 2nd, 2014, 10:47 PM   #2
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Don't know your size but heres a start.

http://www.inlinewarehouse.com/Power...ge-908027.html

limited sizes here too
http://www.inlineskates.com/Rollerbl...efault,pd.html

You can search around for clearance gear which would be last years or 2 year old gear that just old stock they want rid of. I would try to stay in the MSRP range of 200+ and get at least 15-30% off. it may take you a little bit of searching but you can easily find 250-300 dollar skates up to 40% off at times.

One other thing, dont get hockey skates, they dont have an articulating cuff and aren't exactly the best to use for slalom. sure they'd work but you wouldn't be nearly as comfortable. A recreational 80mm style skate would even be better than a hockey skate in most cases. but sometimes they aren't built for the abuse seen in slalom. Get the right tool for the job so to speak

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http://www.inlineskates.com/Rollerbl...efault,pd.html
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Old August 3rd, 2014, 12:30 AM   #3
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I am a US 12, and weigh about 200 lbs
will the plastic frame be strong enough for slalom
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Old August 3rd, 2014, 03:09 AM   #4
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Twisters, FRX, and Imperials should all be good for the price. I don't think any of those come with plastic frames, so you shouldn't have to worry about that.

Just make sure you do your research and get the sizing right if you're ordering from online.
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Old August 3rd, 2014, 01:07 PM   #5
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imperials have plastic frames
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Old August 3rd, 2014, 04:57 PM   #6
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Everywhere online I look says they're made of 6061 aluminum
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Old August 3rd, 2014, 11:24 PM   #7
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imperials have plastic frames
They are 6061 everywhere i look as well.

Almost no skate over 100 $$ is made with plastic. Hell even cheap 70$ inlines have aluminum frames.
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Old August 4th, 2014, 12:33 AM   #8
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my mistake, they looked like plastic in one of the photos.

looks like my budget has been cut to 100 or less so I need to get used skates or get them at a thrift shop
I have been looking at every thrift shop in my area and plan to go to a few others tomorrow. I am hoping on getting lucky at a goodwill. they have had some nice skates there but never in my size
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Old August 4th, 2014, 06:13 AM   #9
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If the thriftshop thing doesn't pan out, then call Back Street. Tell them what you need and your budget.

http://www.backstreetinline.com/inlineskates/
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Old August 6th, 2014, 04:05 PM   #10
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My girlfriend actually decided to get me 2014 twisters
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Old August 7th, 2014, 03:00 AM   #11
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If they fit your foot well, then Twisters should work fine.

My biggest gripe with that skate is the "twisty"/flexy frame. Still, even at 200lbs, it'll probably work well enough for you for a while.
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