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Old January 8th, 2016, 10:10 PM   #1
Mrpep
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Default Intruding myself and my new skates

Hello to all, I am new to the forum, thank you for accepting me and I want to go over what my plans are and would love some feedback. I skate on quads fairly well, I sometimes have a hard time stopping but I can skate well for a newby. I then wanted to get my own skates but felt I should get something that is both in and out doors so was thinking of the macroblade 90, then I wanted the twister 80, then I decided to get the macroblade 84. The 90s are too fast for a newb like me so thought 80s would be perfect but I see that although they can offer more maneuverability , my roll is short and would mean alot of work. Then I found the macroblade 84 which seems to be in the middle. My plans are skating rink and paved asphault trails at park. What are you all using and what are your opinions on the skates that I mentioned., thanks for any input.
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Old January 8th, 2016, 10:43 PM   #2
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Good wheels increase roll. Usually stock wheels on almost any skate could use improvement.

I have had 2 sets of twister 80's. Great skate good fit, pretty tough frame.

If you use wheels outdoors on inlines your going to lose a lot of grip indoors.
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Old January 10th, 2016, 01:49 PM   #3
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I had bought the twister 80s in 11 and they were very snug so I went to 11.5. They arrive Wednesday and I hope that they fit. I keep reading that I should go a size higher but many say go 1/2 size higher and the inline website said go 1/2 so I did. One of the downfalls of ordering online but no one has them in store in half sizes or 12's. Another question is how will these do long distance ? I plan to go on bike paths with these, can I do long hauls on them ?
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Old January 10th, 2016, 07:09 PM   #4
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Distance skated is more about your physical shape. Not about if the skate is faster
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