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06-05-2012, 02:37 PM
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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!

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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

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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.

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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?

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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

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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.

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