"Not uncomfortable, just a bit terse today. It needs to be the weekend already. I would expect the wheels on the Vi SUV to wear well as they wouldn't be cheap to replace, and are designed to be used off-road. If you were to go that route,…"
"Thank you for sharing the likely/possible ankle angle problem, I will either choose a solid boot or try to remind myself of that issue during sessions with large wheeled inline skates.
The inline I referred to in the OP is Rollerblade Tempest 110…"
"The taller the wheels, the more pressure they put on the ankles because of our natural tendency to pronate, or for our ankles to collapse inward. Since we are dealing with a contact patch of only 2-3mm with regular inline skates, the taller the…"
"125mm is currently the largest skate on the market, and they are produced by Powerslide. The normal version of these wheels for inline skating (speed or fitness) haven't been released to the public yet as they are still in testing. I don't…"
I've been skating in a metropolitan city (almost 2M). Some in industrial parts with lots of cracks, and some potholes, some in pretty smooth & clean roads where I only have to worry about rocks here & there with an occasional crack (which are easy to remember), and of course regular roads in between.Because of an injury, biking over half-an-hour isn't enjoyable ; I'll do it if I'm in a hurry and will feel it afterward (although most of the time it doesn't get to be painful but I'd…See More
The Colorado Road Trip 2014 with Team Rollerblade: Robert Guerrero, Cody Porche, Sean Keane, Cody Sanders and Ariel Surun. A journey to some of the best skateparks in Colorado: Cedaredge, Montrose, Gunnison and Buena Vista. Edit by Héctor González…
"The R2 is fairly similar to the R4, especially in the foot bed, and while it's a decent footbed for most people it does have a pretty pronounced arch and the footbed is not moldable. So, if the footbed doesn't fit your feet well you…"
"Okay, marathon is out. Think I'm going with R4. Will be slightly higher than Jet but not so much that I feel restricted.
Thanks again! Now i just have to find a pair in my size... 40 You think there's any difference…"
I travelled from Barcelona to Lisbon to meet my two very good friend Patrick Francisco and Ben Brillante coming straight from Paris for the weekend. We had one goal: making a new skating video. We didn't know much about Lisbon so we discovered it as…
"The R4 is more of a speed skate, with a harder shell under the upper. It would more actively compare to the Bont Semi-Race. The Powerslide Marathon is more of a rec/fitness boot, geared toward people interested in fitness skating and possibly…"
My quest for a comfortable skate that doesn't limit my range of motion continues. I'm starting a new thread to see if anyone has an opinion on the Marathon versus R4, in regard to getting on edges and not having cuff dig in (R4 or Marathon). I read a review of the R4 from Nett Racing that made them sound great but I worried a little when he said he didn't lace up the top. I'm guessing that was either because he wanted more range of motion or it dug in since it's a bit higher up. However, he…See More
"You are right, rec boots have that comfy feel of driving an old Buick. The cuff on a speed skate should be snug, but not so high that it would dig in to your ankle. This has me worried that you are in a boot that is too big.
What is the length…"
"Thank you for this thoughtful reply. I'm really confused by how a tight cuff will feel better. That was my first iteration of molding and it dig in so bad I could hardly skate. Perhaps it's the male versus female foot? I…"
"Problem sounds like you have a foot shape that doesn't work well with your boot, or, alternatively, your boot is too big. My first pair of Bonts were a size and a half too big because I didn't understand sizing speed skates much less…"
"I'm 5'6 and have slender feet. I've tried molding these skates about 6 times, trying various techniques to get them comfortable. I've pulled them in snuggly and it kills me and I've cinched them down more loosely…"