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kdon999 03-18-2010 11:06 PM

inline skates
I don't know anything about anything, so I come to hfboards for help.

I want some inline skates to screw around with and play some VERY casual ball hockey in a street setting.

I kind of want to avoid geting sold inline skates that turn out to be some top of the line model with flames on the side that'll just look like I am trying to be something I am certainly not. And since I know nothing about inline skates it is very possible this will happen if I go to my local hockey store and encounter someone trying to push a sale.

So if anyone wants to give me suggestions on what I should be looking at in the inline skate department it would be much appreciated.


imkegg85 03-18-2010 11:45 PM

Go to your LHS or sporting goods store and try a couple pairs on and see whats comfortable. Don't buy cheap skates (as in cheaply made) because your feet will be kicking you in the butt later for it! Make sure you get wheels with a hardness of 80A, 82A, or 84A. Heres a start for you.




budster 03-19-2010 12:36 AM

You will probably want to get skates will fit 76mm or larger wheels. Before you buy brand new skates you may be able to find a gently used pair at a thrift store, garage sale, or a play-it-again sports.

VickiUKHockeyFan 03-19-2010 04:52 AM

While we're on the subject, I'm looking at some skates at the moment and have found these on Amazon. They're within the price I was told to pay for a first pair to learn to play in, so wanted some opinions.


kdon999 03-19-2010 08:02 AM

Awesome guys thanks for the help! Especially the links. Cheers.

cmdrdredd 03-20-2010 06:30 PM

If you're looking for Hockey skates specifically, I'd find a hockey store and try on some different brands. Otherwise any skate shop, sports authority, Peter Glen Ski and Sports and other specialty sporting goods retailers will have various skates to try. I have not seen much in the way of roller hockey specific skates at the general sporting goods stores and big box retailers. Have to find a Hockey store. Once you try some on you can search online for good deals in your size.

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