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Entry level skates

Postby Taya Thomas » 22 Aug 2013, 16:11

My work colleague (and friends) are thinking of getting some skates for someone who has just started roller derby. I think she has started freshmeat somewhere and is currently borrowing kit.
Anyhow they have asked me if these look good http://m.prolineskates.com/product/roll ... 3076564538 Has anyone here used them? or any ideas as for an alternative?

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Re: Entry level skates

Postby Red October » 22 Aug 2013, 16:18

I started out on Volts, if that's the level they're after. I think they were about £80 and they lasted until I worked out I should *really* have something different!

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Re: Entry level skates

Postby Mr Incredibrawl » 23 Aug 2013, 13:09

Well, for the price, I guess they can't do much better. The only other alternatives are the Anarchy Mayhem skates, which will be pretty identical. The only other option is looking for higher-spec second hand skates on eBay. But at that price, they won't last long.

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Re: Entry level skates

Postby Taya Thomas » 23 Aug 2013, 14:07

Thanks, i've sent them links for volts/R3/Suregrips and said that the roller derby brand is not really made for RD. Also saw these http://m.prolineskates.com/product/roll ... -black-red can anyone else think of any others?

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Re: Entry level skates

Postby Velizeraptor » 29 Aug 2013, 08:22

Everglides is selling off all their derby related products so your friend might be able to get a bargain there, there are limited sizes though. X

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Re: Entry level skates

Postby Power Kraut » 29 Aug 2013, 14:47

Roller Derby brand is generally pretty crap I think.

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Re: Entry level skates

Postby La Bicha » 31 Aug 2013, 08:26

The R3s are in my opinion one of the best "entry level" skates, as she will be able to use them further than that if she had to. As you know, I'm still using them 3 years on and at advanced use, so I would recommend them. If anything because she could have them as good all-elements outdoor skates after she upgrades, since they are vinyl.


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