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Old May 1st, 2010, 04:21 PM   #1
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Default Getting Back into it with some new Skates

I used to skate in high school (7ish years ago) and eventually outgrew my skates and lost interest. I am looking to get back into it with some new skates. I remember having a alot of fun skating back then.

My old skates were K2 Style Point Bobs and remember them being very comfortable to skate with. So i am looking for something similar possibly with a soft boot. I am also a size 13(most of the time)/14 shoe and i have noticed most skates only go up to 13. As well as running smaller then advertised.

Some of the skates i am interested in are:
K2 Varsity
Valo TV2
Remz Haffey 2.0
Razor Aragon 3/Genesys 7.1

I was wondering if any of you had experience with some of these skates and had any pros/cons for them and just generally if you think a particular skate is better then the other. =P

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Old May 1st, 2010, 06:37 PM   #2
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If you haven't considered Xsjado, I'd give them a look. You can fine tune the fit like no other skate.
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Old May 2nd, 2010, 04:13 AM   #3
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I did consider it but the looks get in the way to much.
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Old May 3rd, 2010, 11:34 PM   #4
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Haffeys are an awesome skate! They also break in quite a bit. I'm a 9.5-10 shoe and can fit into a size 9 comfortably.
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Old June 1st, 2010, 05:06 AM   #5
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The Xsjado's have grown on me. I am gonna be buying them online there doesn't seem to be any skate shops that sell inline skates in my area. Do any of you have some good sites for the best deals. I am looking for the Xsjado Jeff Stockwell 3(blue) size 13.

So far found them at
http://www.aggressivemall.com/Xsjado...s3pc-gcblk.htm
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Old June 1st, 2010, 08:04 AM   #6
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A-mall is a good site. I also like revolutionskate. James Johnson and Gretchen Boone are uber cool owners who tend to throw in extra goods on big orders.
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Old June 2nd, 2010, 01:39 PM   #7
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I ended up buying them from A-Mall with with some 56m 88a wheels b/c i wanted to run flat. But i just noticed that the inner size on the GC Featherlight 2 are 55m. Do any of you think they will rub and should buy 4x55m?
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Old June 2nd, 2010, 04:47 PM   #8
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Did you try skating on the 56mm? Will they roll? If they rub, it wouldn't be for very long. But it probably would be a better idea all around to not put in wheels that rub.
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Old June 2nd, 2010, 10:28 PM   #9
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No there being shipped right now and i made the mistake of buying 56m wheels... and then later reading that the inner wheel size supports up to 55m.

GC Featherlight 2 frames
Technical Specs:
- All 8 mm axles
- Metal rockers
- Fits 58 mm wheels on outside
- Fits 55 mm wheels on inside
- Average weight: 7 oz. (includes hardware)
- Includes a set of 4 GC 42mm nylon anti rockers
- Includes matching set of skate laces
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Old June 3rd, 2010, 03:18 AM   #10
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Try it first, for example amall says that Fluids only take up to 53mm on the indside but it takes up to 57mm no problem. However, I would never skate Featherlites flat, they are aweful for flat.
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Old June 3rd, 2010, 06:38 AM   #11
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What rollman said!!

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Try it first, for example amall says that Fluids only take up to 53mm on the indside but it takes up to 57mm no problem. However, I would never skate Featherlites flat, they are aweful for flat.
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Old June 3rd, 2010, 01:38 PM   #12
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Try it first, for example amall says that Fluids only take up to 53mm on the indside but it takes up to 57mm no problem. However, I would never skate Featherlites flat, they are aweful for flat.
Any suggestions on a good flat frame?
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Old June 3rd, 2010, 06:32 PM   #13
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Any suggestions on a good flat frame?
Valo, 50/50, and Create Originals are all good flat set ups.
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Old June 5th, 2010, 05:14 PM   #14
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Exactly, about the 5050 make sure you buy the Core models (much better for flat than "classic balance"). Kizer Element are really good for flat but it's too easy with them the groove is huuuuuge!
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