HFBoards

Go Back   HFBoards > General Hockey Discussion > The Rink
Mobile Hockey's Future Become a Sponsor Site Rules Support Forum vBookie Page 2
The Rink For the not so ready for prime-time players, coaches, referees, and the people that have to live with them. Discuss experiences in local leagues, coaching tips, equipment, and training.

Regular vs hockey roller blades?

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old
05-13-2012, 06:09 PM
  #1
Elever
Hth
 
Elever's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Country: Canada
Posts: 10,480
vCash: 500
Regular vs hockey roller blades?

Just wondering....is there a significant difference b/t hockey inline skates and regular ones? I've heard you can go faster on normal ones but you can turn better on hockey skates? I've always used normal inline ones and haven't had a huge problem but need a new pair and thinking of making the switch. The hockey roller blades seemed to be priced at a lot higher here and I've had trouble finding a size since the stores have so few of them anyways. Plus they seem uncomfortable at the top part where your leg is, they seem like they would cause your leg to get sore where the top tip of the skate is after a playing for a while unlike the inline ones which are padded at the top.

If it's a difference in wheels then not a big concern either because you can always get cheap wheels online and usually need to replace them based on the ones that come with the roller blades anyways.

This is for playing on pavement or asphalt btw. Thx

Elever is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
05-13-2012, 09:17 PM
  #2
AIREAYE
Moderator
 
AIREAYE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Country: China
Posts: 3,561
vCash: 500
If you're looking to play street hockey or roller, obviously get the hockey boot. If you're just skating around, you can choose. The hockey boot has more support laterally. Yes there is a significant difference. If it fits well, there shouldn't be comfort issues with hockey boots.

AIREAYE is online now   Reply With Quote
Old
05-14-2012, 03:49 AM
  #3
Hank4Hart
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 1,084
vCash: 500
BIG difference when you are moving laterally or doing crossovers... the ankle support on those inline skates are really flimsy.....

Hank4Hart is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
05-14-2012, 05:43 AM
  #4
Wilch
Unregistered User
 
Wilch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Under your bed
Country: Taiwan
Posts: 8,969
vCash: 500
Regular inline skates feel way too soft. If you're doing anything that requires you to be agile, get hockey inline skates.

Like the guys above me said, if you're looking to just skate casually, a pair of regular inlines will do.

Wilch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
05-14-2012, 07:47 AM
  #5
hockeymass
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 610
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by QuietCompany View Post
Just wondering....is there a significant difference b/t hockey inline skates and regular ones? I've heard you can go faster on normal ones but you can turn better on hockey skates? I've always used normal inline ones and haven't had a huge problem but need a new pair and thinking of making the switch. The hockey roller blades seemed to be priced at a lot higher here and I've had trouble finding a size since the stores have so few of them anyways. Plus they seem uncomfortable at the top part where your leg is, they seem like they would cause your leg to get sore where the top tip of the skate is after a playing for a while unlike the inline ones which are padded at the top.

If it's a difference in wheels then not a big concern either because you can always get cheap wheels online and usually need to replace them based on the ones that come with the roller blades anyways.

This is for playing on pavement or asphalt btw. Thx
There's a reason why they're more expensive. They're usually constructed better.

Recreational ice skates are much cheaper than hockey ice skates too, but you'd be insane to try to play a game of hockey with these:



Rec skates just aren't built for the quick cuts, sharp turns, and hard stops that come along with hockey.

hockeymass is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Forum Jump


Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:14 PM.

monitoring_string = "e4251c93e2ba248d29da988d93bf5144"
Contact Us - HFBoards - Archive - Privacy Statement - Terms of Use - Advertise - Top - AdChoices

vBulletin Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
HFBoards.com is a property of CraveOnline Media, LLC, an Evolve Media, LLC company. 2014 All Rights Reserved.