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wolfgaze 03-14-2007 10:55 PM

OT: Inline Hockey Fans
 
I'm wondering if you can help me reminsce about an vintage pair of skates... They were made in the early to mid 90's and they had a unique V shaped design...

The wheels were on a 30-40% angle on the chassis ... 1st and 3rd angled one way and 2nd and 4th angled the opposite direction.... They were designed to simulate ice hockey skating (don't know how well that really worked)....

the name TOUR always comes to mind but I don't think they were made by that company....

I'm dying to remember the name... Please help follow Ranger fans...

Balej20* 03-14-2007 11:11 PM

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Originally Posted by wolfgaze (Post 8508154)
I'm wondering if you can help me reminsce about an vintage pair of skates... They were made in the early to mid 90's and they had a unique V shaped design...

The wheels were on a 30-40% angle on the chassis ... 1st and 3rd angled one way and 2nd and 4th angled the opposite direction.... They were designed to simulate ice hockey skating (don't know how well that really worked)....

the name TOUR always comes to mind but I don't think they were made by that company....

I'm dying to remember the name... Please help follow Ranger fans...

I totally remember what you are talking about. I'm gonna try to find the name for u.

wolfgaze 03-14-2007 11:26 PM

godspeed!

nickrOck 03-14-2007 11:34 PM

v form maybe.?

frozenrubber 03-14-2007 11:51 PM

Yes, they were called V-Form made my V Formation Inc.

The main supposed advantages were tighter turning radius (30+% improvement), quick wheel change, and better braking characteristics.

I personally never tried a pair but do remember them. They did look intriguing especially for edgework (which is lost in rollerhockey) but looked like they would suffer in straightaway, up and down speed.

wolfgaze 03-15-2007 12:04 AM

Awesome guys..... Good work...

At one pointed I tried to image seach "V skates" but never remembered the V-Form part...

Thanks!

Balej20* 03-15-2007 12:17 AM

Ah Yes, there you go.

nickrOck 03-15-2007 04:35 PM

yeah atleast i'm good for something.. haha.. never tried them, they always looked too wierd..

EatSleepJeep 03-15-2007 04:47 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ieQIaps3Z-I

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UAi3vAf_rC8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HFaacHJYk24

bleedgreen 03-15-2007 06:02 PM

nexed stingers are based off the same technology. instead of such a drastic pronounced "v", the more successful line used a very slight 2 degree v. its a actually an awesome skate, ive had mine for 6 years and they still work great. i ref in them. i played and reffed in them for years. great chassis. they also made a more drastic 8 degree that didnt do as well.

i believe nexed either bought v form or v form just changed into nexed.

iknowphysics 03-18-2007 02:46 PM

Yeah, if anyone remembers that bunk "Pro Beach Hockey" on during the summers on ESPN2, they pumped up the V-Forms pretty hard during commercial breaks.

Geogaddi 03-18-2007 05:48 PM

I've used these for quite some time now. Just recently got back into Roller and have been looking for another pair of these. A very comfortable skate that allows great Turning/Cornering, which isnt the easiest to attain in Roller. I've had mine for 6+ years and have been great to me.

AgentNaslund* 03-20-2007 03:32 AM

amazing, i want these skates, were can I get?


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