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Anyone know about Vanilla skates?

Postby Winged Nut » 09 Dec 2011, 10:50

So I think I like the look of these skates:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... 0769888263

But I haven't really heard much about Vanilla skates, and my attempts at searching for reviews just seems to bring up the PR blurb for the skates over and over...
Does anyone have any comment/info? Think my budget is going to be £200-£250, so if anyone knows of a better skate for that price I'd love to hear what you think. I think I have fairly 'normal' feet (not particularly narrow, not wide either!) and am a size 8.

Thanks :D

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Re: Anyone know about Vanilla skates?

Postby Delta Strike » 09 Dec 2011, 11:12

Hey Nut

Found this:

http://www.skatelogforum.com/forums/sho ... hp?t=39113

Still need to lend you my skates. I'm not going tonight but if you are going I could arrange for you to borrow mine then?

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Re: Anyone know about Vanilla skates?

Postby the Blizzard » 09 Dec 2011, 11:53

I looked into these at some point and here's a selection of comments from Skatelog forum which I'd saved:

Vanilla
I love my Vanillas. My Vanilla curves feel wider to me than my Vanilla brass knuckles. I like em both a lot.
If you have flat fred flintsone feet Vanilla might be a good choice. My son has those feet and Vanillas are the only skate that fits him well right out of the box.

THIS. I also have freakishly wide, flat feet for a woman. Size 5.5 EE (I guess.)
I had a custom pair of 265s in EE width and those things still made my feet cry in agony. Hideous. But I've come to the conclusion I'm not made for skates that lace to the toe.

My Vanilla Brass Knuckles fit out of the box. No break in, not a single blister, hot spot, nothing. They're my miracle skates. Light as anything too. I would have another pair in a heartbeat.

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Re: Anyone know about Vanilla skates?

Postby Winged Nut » 09 Dec 2011, 12:09

Cool, thanks for the info.

Delta - I am going tonight, would be great if I could borrow them and then bring them to Withywood on Saturday for you? I'll text you xx

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Re: Anyone know about Vanilla skates?

Postby Goldie Lookin Pain » 09 Dec 2011, 13:54

insane bolt from swat used to have them before upgrading to antiks, maybe drop her a message? x

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Re: Anyone know about Vanilla skates?

Postby Goldie Lookin Pain » 18 Jan 2012, 17:56

Wing nut!!!!! check out these bad boys on ebay right now!!! your size n all! safe!

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Roller-Derby- ... a1874a4a57

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Re: Anyone know about Vanilla skates?

Postby Winged Nut » 19 Jan 2012, 17:28

Awesome, thanks Goldie - I'll be keeping my beady eye on these! xxx

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Re: Anyone know about Vanilla skates?

Postby Winged Nut » 27 Jan 2012, 17:29

Thanks again Goldie - those are now MY new skates!
£212, don't mind if I do! :D

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Re: Anyone know about Vanilla skates?

Postby Goldie Lookin Pain » 27 Jan 2012, 20:12

woop! least my endless ebay window shopping came to some good! :lol:

They are really nice skates and great plate, i think blizz is getting this plate on her new ones....and i was quite tempted by vanilla brass knuckles myself but i need super small and narrow skates!

Bet knuckles will be well jelous! he he! :mrgreen:

cant wait to see you rockin those bad boys! bargain too, they are £320 on everglides i think too! xx

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Re: Anyone know about Vanilla skates?

Postby the Blizzard » 07 Feb 2012, 09:08

So what do you think of them Winged Nut? :)

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Re: Anyone know about Vanilla skates?

Postby Winged Nut » 08 Feb 2012, 22:00

Yep they're definitely a vast improvement on my old skates, and the plates give me much more manouvreability (hopefully will improve my transitions :D )
Am getting used to the fact the plate is mounted slightly further forward than my old ones, because of that I have been falling on my bum a lot since changing to the new ones!(thats my excuse and I'm sticking to it :lol: )
The skates are a really good fit, they are narrower in the heel and wider in the foot - which seems just right for my feet.

I suppose it's just a case of seeing how I go with them, but I'm impressed so far.

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