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Devil Dancer 06-05-2012 02:37 PM

Can/should you bake rollerblades?
 
Time for some new blades, and here are some related questions:
  1. Can or should you bake new rollerblades?
  2. Are there particular blades that should be baked? Are there particular blades that should not be baked?
  3. Will a regular (ice) hockey pro shop do it for me?
  4. Does anyone use Easton blades? I'm leaning toward picking up a pair of Eastons, and I'd be interested in opinions of their roller equipment.

Thanks!

AIREAYE 06-05-2012 02:45 PM

1. Can yes, but like ice, a lower end boot wouldn't show much if any difference after a bake
3. They can, but you better take off your wheels before you ask them to do it

1Knee1T 06-05-2012 02:46 PM

Most of the roller skates made for hockey can be baked and I'm sure whatever pro shop you get them from will bake them for you. I had a pair of Bauer RX:25's that were baked and my current Reebok 9K's were baked also.

Are you using them for hockey or fitness? If you're going to be using them for fitness you should buy a set of hard wheels because the stock soft or extra soft wheels will get beat up very quickly.

Antaris 06-05-2012 03:38 PM

I'll just pop this question in here instead of starting a whole new thread, sorry for the hi-jack Devil Dancer.

Ordered a pair of roller skates yesterday, mostly because im aching for a ice substitue during the summer but also to get some excercise and keeping the technique "warm".

Here's my question though. I figured, since I wont really be playing any roller hockey but mostly be using the skates for just skating, i'd go with the "fitness"-sort of skates instead of the more hockey-esque ones.
For the sole purpose of getting some excercise and keeping my technique up to speed, can I get by with the "fitness" style or should i really go for a hockey style skate to get the style and outlining of the shoe to be the same and avoid picking up bad habits?

Or is it just whatever, it wont really make a difference - It's just good ol' excercise?

Torquenstein 06-05-2012 05:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Devil Dancer (Post 50555833)
Time for some new blades, and here are some related questions:
  1. Can or should you bake new rollerblades?
  2. Are there particular blades that should be baked? Are there particular blades that should not be baked?
  3. Will a regular (ice) hockey pro shop do it for me?
  4. Does anyone use Easton blades? I'm leaning toward picking up a pair of Eastons, and I'd be interested in opinions of their roller equipment.

Thanks!

1. If you CAN bake them, I would highly recommend it
2. I don't know
3. You can do it at home no problem, just don't forget to remove the wheels.
4. I've got the Easton SE 16 Inline Skates and I absolutly love them. Very protective and after backing them they fit perfect (never had a blister) The only thing you might say against them is, that they are slightly on the heavy site

1Knee1T 06-05-2012 05:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Antaris (Post 50558855)
I'll just pop this question in here instead of starting a whole new thread, sorry for the hi-jack Devil Dancer.

Ordered a pair of roller skates yesterday, mostly because im aching for a ice substitue during the summer but also to get some excercise and keeping the technique "warm".

Here's my question though. I figured, since I wont really be playing any roller hockey but mostly be using the skates for just skating, i'd go with the "fitness"-sort of skates instead of the more hockey-esque ones.
For the sole purpose of getting some excercise and keeping my technique up to speed, can I get by with the "fitness" style or should i really go for a hockey style skate to get the style and outlining of the shoe to be the same and avoid picking up bad habits?

Or is it just whatever, it wont really make a difference - It's just good ol' excercise?

The roller hockey boot will feel similar to an ice hockey boot (edges are a different story, that will take some time to get used to) whereas a fitness boot will feel completely different. If you only care about exercising I'd go with the fitness boot, but if you plan on doing "hockey maneuvers" like backwards-crossovers I'd go with the hockey skate and some outdoor wheels. Plus, if you ever find a pick up game going, you'll be really happy you chose the hockey boot.

TheGreatOutlaw 04-08-2015 10:23 PM

If you dont go above 175 degrees farenheit you can keep the wheels on. Just make sure you dont apply pressure or skate around on them after baking.

Beezeral 04-10-2015 09:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TheGreatOutlaw (Post 100447813)
If you dont go above 175 degrees farenheit you can keep the wheels on. Just make sure you dont apply pressure or skate around on them after baking.

dat 3 year bump

AIREAYE 04-10-2015 09:57 PM

How do people even find these threads?

Hyzer 04-15-2015 01:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AIREAYE (Post 100590313)
How do people even find these threads?

hey, at least he used the search function instead of making a new thread :)

AIREAYE 04-15-2015 08:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hyzer (Post 100836959)
hey, at least he used the search function instead of making a new thread :)

True!!! :handclap:

TheGreatOutlaw 04-15-2015 12:21 PM

No need to take off the wheels. Bake them for 8 to 10 minutes at 175 degrees F. Alkali has a video of it. Once you bake them tie them and stand straight up for two minutes without bending. Then you sit and let them mold for 15 minutes.

Devil Dancer 04-19-2015 09:13 AM

Wow, this thread.

I got my last pair baked and they're the best I've had so far. I think I got them at the TotalHockey store in Virginia, and the store baked them for me, wheels on.

JAVO16 05-10-2015 01:29 PM

What about the bearings though ? Wouldn't the heat affect the grease which could leak out ?

AIREAYE 05-10-2015 03:11 PM

Skate ovens don't get that hot.

leftwinger37 05-12-2015 10:34 AM

I just snagged my first new pair of roller blades in about 12 years and baked them with no problems. They are a mid-level Alkali model (RPD Comp) but were advertised as being heat moldable.

As Aireaye previously stated on this thread, I would avoid baking any low-end models unless the manufacturer specifically reccommends it.

I bake most of my skates at home in my convection oven and follow the methods similar to those in Tyson from IW's tutorial found on YouTube.

I saw the "9-minute fit" video from Alkali, but would caution against a 9-minute bake job in your home oven. I generally only require 6-7 minutes, but oven temperature and heat consistancy will vary oven to oven.


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