Apparently they're supposed to be a quad-inline hybrid of sorts, I wonder how they feel in action and if they have as much maneuverability as suggested
My fiancé has been skating on these exact skates for well over a year now, stock everything, even the wheels are great :) We skate in rinks and outdoor rinks, not so much trails, but the wheels are really nice for in and outdoor level surfaces!
One thing I’d recommend is a toe guard and this one he got fits perfectly on the skates and doesn’t take away from the Dr. Pep awesomeness.
I hope you have so much fun!!! Also everyone is going to tell you your skates are awesome when you roll up with those so be prepared.
Here’s the link! And that would definitely look amazing with your impala! I’m always loving seeing people’s iridescent skates they’re so pretty
I do believe it is marketed to snowboarding, but it works very well for skating. Here is the exact one I purchased as I found that different listing had different straps. And I really like the straps on this as they fit snug without being uncomfortable so it slides less
My friend who skates trail and park now suggested the Dr Scholl’s running insoles, I believe she wears them in her Jacks Dr. Scholl’s Running Insoles // Reduce Shock and Prevent Common Running Injuries: Runner's Knee, Plantar Fasciitis and Shin Splints (For Women's 5.5-9, also Available for Men's 7.5-10 & Men's 10.5-14) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01M9GSQST/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_X19JM30DDYPAPZJDCNTZ I just ordered some yesterday to put in my Lolly so I’ll report back!
Some have different straps. This one, the belt is a wide adjustable strap with clip belt that does not move about or slide. The legs are wide and strong velcro. Liked this one over some of the others that I read reviews on!
The wheels that come with the impalas are a hybrid wheel. I’ve skated at an outdoor tennis court and a skating rink with them. When I changed to the outdoor wheels, it was sooo much smoother. I bought the wheels off of Amazon
Bont Outdoor wheels
When I got my Bont quadstars they did not come with a tool.
A cheap skateboard tool should work just fine!
(Am I allowed to post links here? Please don’t put me in jail if I broke a rule, mods! No affiliate or social media links here, just some Amazon action lol)
I have the jbl jr pop it’s so cute it can clip on your belt loop and it’s pretty loud. Also has cute lights. It’s marketed for kids but it works super well and durable. JBL JR Pop - Waterproof Portable Bluetooths Speaker Designed for Kids - Pink https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07MJ78BFR/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_otWTFbM5XEZ7D?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
Angelus Leather Paint!
And the Angelus glossy acrylic finisher to seal it. The paints are water soluble when wet so I mixed very small amounts of watercolor paints in them to get the colors I wanted, since I the basics pack only comes with primary colors.
Since sealing and curing the paints, they've been fine. I ran a wet rag over them after it was all cured and no paint came off.
Get a butt turtle!!! I can't recommend this enough! I got skates in April and fell within 3 seconds of having them on my feet and BROKE my tailbone. I was put on rest for nearly 4 weeks and was so bummed. When I was able to start skating, I was so afraid of taking a fall again and the pain from the injury had my anxiety firmly in place keeping me from progressing.
My husband found this turtle mentioned on this sub and I bought it.
I named mine Crash and he has been the best thing ever!! I'm not afraid to take a fall knowing this guy literally has my back (and butt). I am learning more, dropped in on my first ramps at the skate park, taught myself to skate backwards, still working on transitions, and even took on skating in the bowl at our park. Crash has me doing bigger things than I thought was possible.
Sometimes I get a little nervous or self conscious, but when I wear him, everyone has told me what a cool idea it is to have him and offers words of encouragement that I have my safety gear and him.
If you need help, the turtle is really a game changer. Don't think I could have fully grown comfortable with some of my moves without it after my injury!
Don’t be sorry! But if you haven’t checked out the wiki guide please do, you’re not alone in all these questions and it’s a lot to learn 😊 https://www.reddit.com/r/Rollerskating/wiki/index?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app&utm_name=iossmf
And personally I bought this helmet on Amazon and it’s done me well for the past 2 years OutdoorMaster Skateboard Helmet -... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07CWM1MSJ?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
I’m 5’4, 220lbs I bought the Triple Eight Saver Series 3-Pack and they all Velcro on and there’s more room when I put them on. I bought them at Zumiez but am just now sad because Amazon has a better color, albeit for a little more than I spent.
>and for safety I would suggest getting pepper spray over a knife because it’ll scare them off and give you distance
Better still, a personal alarm. It's the one thing that can't be turned against you. Example (there are a zillion options). Connect the noisy part to yourself and the pull-tab to something you can throw some distance.
u/pretty---odd, mind if I PM you?
They don't loosen up like how Lollies loosen, buts it's more they mold to your feet. I havent gotten new wheels but I have these derby laces on them and they look soooo good! I also put these black vkeda toecaps on them and they look really good with the blue!
Fun fact, they're construction knee pads off Amazon! I always found plus size knee pads expensive, but these have been great so far!
I do two things now!
I’ve gotten a cute clip like the one HERE and I clip my bag to a fence or bench near by so no one can swipe it while going by (you could also use a bike chain if you want)
AND I’ve gotten a Fanny-pack (AKA bum bag) so I always have my keys, money, phone, etc. on me while I skate, but it’s not in the way :)
You can clean suede well with a mixture of one part white vinegar to two parts water. Just get a clean cloth, dip it in the mixture, and dab it on to saturate the suede. You can also buy suede cleaner if you don’t wanna try the vinegar.
I also have one of these kinds of brushes, they work well with removing dirt. I primarily use the rubber bumpy side, not the one with the bristles.
Also you can use a suede protectant on your boots after they’re clean and dry, I think it’s helped keep my suede boots clean.
Bodyprox Protective Knee Pads, Thick Sponge Anti-Slip, Collision Avoidance Knee Sleeve https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01L379FPE/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_T9KG530TPXRMRY5GPXJM?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
I use these for jam skating. They’re super cheap, slim/discreet, comfortable, and cute.
It's a 3/16. I bought a different one for mine so I could get more torque/leverage. https://www.amazon.com/Journeyman-T-Handle-Klein-Tools-JTH4E11/dp/B004ITQHXI/ref=asc\_df\_B004ITQHXI/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=309763890402&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=7437303817354783562&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&...
These are otw-cool skates from Amazon. https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B07T237GZ1/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_awdb_imm_GTQGK43JDBJPFTJKPZ9D?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
They paid for themselves within weeks of going to the rink (They charge $3 a rental). She slips them on and off like slippers. It’s been a great skate for learning. I’d call them almost toy-like, but again great for learning. She’s going to get “grown up” skates next month after skating constantly for the past 6 months so that she can have a real toe-stop and cushions and to continue progressing.
Actually not tan lines. Gel knee pads over tights
Totally! So I actually have 2 hardnesses right now, I have the barrel suregrip cushion in 85A and then my dumbass realized I needed cone shapes for the top so I got the powderdyne cushions in red 78A for the top. So I’ve got a mix of medium and soft in it and I’m happy with it. Links here Quad Roller Skating PowerDyne Magic Cushions - Reactor https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08P7M3RZ2/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_7PGTQH6MN8HGDB7AMZ2K?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1 Sure-Grip Super Cushions https://www.amazon.com/dp/B007X7JM5W/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_49PMJVQX9H4WDDPKTY3R
OXWALLEN Stretchy Nylon Solo Loop Compatible with XL Apple Watch Bands 38mm 40mm, Adjustable Elastic Braided Stretches Sport Women Men Strap for iWatch SE Series 6/5/4/3/2/1,Midnight Blue https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B08N5WH6XT/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_EG3THJXA9EJJ93GQSK3P?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
This is the one I got! I have bigger arms so you might not need the larger size like I got. But it’s pretty comfy and I didn’t even really notice it!
I ordered pink 84 inch Derby Laces CORE Narrow 6mm for my size 7 SureGrip Boardwalks
It depends on the material of the boot. But if it is suede this video helped me a lot: https://youtu.be/44JyV3DwnhI
The brush and the suede eraser alone honestly did a lot but I used Bickmore Suede & Nubuck Cleaner (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B016DOSH7E/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_FJ7AWQP389FXF1PZ5R53?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1) and I found that it helped refresh the color :)
Also taking up skating again in my 40's - I switched to a new pair of skates with a lower heel and found I was falling on my butt all the time. I put in some heel inserts and it really helped my balance a LOT. I still fall every now and then, mostly when I'm getting tired, but the heel inserts really help me at least fall forward/to the side and not on my tailbone!
I just bought this amazing and ridiculous thing from amazon. It'll take like a month to get here but it's a fun little product.
I've seen a few other skaters post videos of them using it and it seems decent, though definitely not for the more hardcore stuff.
There are some reviews on YT of various types of Butt Pads that should help you out! If you search for "tailbone roller skate" or "butt pad skate" some videos should pop up that will hopefully help you out some!
I was gifted one of these alarm keychains and my gosh it is UNGODLY loud. If you come across a stubborn animal that won’t leave, this will definitely move them. It’s intended purpose is to draw attention when you encounter an attacker, and it most definitely does that.
Skate with a small speaker. Many skaters skate with little speakers to jam out to when trail skating. If you’re far enough away from a residential area, I don’t see any issue with using a little speaker that isn’t insanely loud. The noise should help you deter animals just as much as bells would (as previously suggested!)
I use the arch support straps, in my floppy-ass Lollys, linked below.
(Please feel free to order them from NOT Amazon, but here's the Amazon link anyway):
Vive Arch Support Brace (Pair) - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01IBTX95E/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_bhb3FbPA64Y8Z?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
I have extreme overpronating fallen arches. My feet look like fleshy canoes. I wear custom orthotics everywhere. Standing in the shower without them can be excruciating.
Anyway my full sole customs were too tight in the toe area in the Lolly boots and created more pronation, hammer toe effect, and plantar fasciatis.
My half sole ones made the heel to high, soI settled on those straps and goddamn did I level up! I really wasn't living or skating until I could hit edges with a semi-functional feet and ankles compared to the deflated balloon animals I was struggling on before.
I now wear these straps around the house barefoot when I can't be bothered to wear birkinstocks inside.
I have these but I'm fairly small so the large kid sizes typically fit. They have a lowish profile so it doesn't completely look like a diaper.
Hello! I bought these skates new from a girl on Depop for $300. Went skating on them as soon as they arrived only to realize they are too big on me and they cause me to trip. Here’s a link to them on Amazon.. I am asking $280 + shipping for them. They come with a beautiful hard carry case as well.
Follow the size chart on the link, so you don’t end up with the wrong size skates as well :(
Edit: Here is the sizing guide. Don’t go by shoe size alone.
I recommend using pet carriers! There's options with wheels, usually pretty big, and the best part is the ventilation so that it doesn't stink! Something like this pet bag
I'll repeat the advice to sign up for Fritzys drops, in ALL the colors so you can get notified the first second they release them. That's how I got mine. I'd also keep an eye on all the other skate shops- RollerSkateNation has done two different drops of the Lolly Sunlites in the past few weeks.
Edit: Also someone just posted these in a Facebook group I'm in. They're lightly used but the price isn't as bad as the pairs on Ebay:
I just gave this a shot. I had a double-sided adhesive foam pad laying around from this dashcam I bought similar to this https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0833W1S6P/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_7SVRF6FCTQV0BCA2ZS5J?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
It didn't seem harsh enough to ruin the boot if I decided to take it off, but also felt sturdy enough that it will stay attached for a long time.
I have this one:
Pet Gear No-Zip Jogger Pet Stroller for Cats/Dogs, Zipperless Entry, Airless Tires, Easy One-Hand Fold, Cup Holder + Storage Basket https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B00LM9IFRI/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_QZAENASDPYN1D4Z1M09Q
For my older schnauzer. I never skated with it but I did run. It’s nice because the wheels are made to take tougher terrain. You want to make sure you get air filled tires not the hard plastic ones. Check FB marketplace—I got mine for a steal.
I bought my set off Amazon and they've been holding up wonderfully! Mine are Flybar brand. There are many listings so find one with good reviews and many buys so you know you'll be receiving your order.
Here is a link of the ones I could find quickly, but these are what I have:
They're very sturdy! The knee pads have been through hell and are scratched, but they haven't cracked at all. The wrist guards are a little long, but again, very sturdy and the only problem i've had it that they rub between your thumb and first finger a bit. And the elbow pads? Same as the knee pads. Each peice also has an 'L' or 'R' so you don't have to remember which goes on which side.
You’re welcome! Something like this. BUFF CoolNet UV+ Adult Multifunctional Headwear and Face Mask, Solid and Patterned Design, One Size, Multiple Colors https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08L5PGV1P/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glc_fabc_7DAB6D42AFPGY6GHMD21?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1 just make sure you don’t get one made out of wool. The polyester ones do the job. I get my off brand ones at tjmaxx/Marshall’s. I sleep in it too. Saves my hair!
I bought a hockey skate bag from Amazon and use that to carry my gear, it fits under a plane seat and I carry on my bag (as recommend by everyone else here) and I’ve never had an issue with security or anything but I did take my tools out cause I wasn’t sure if they’d get confiscated at security. The hockey bag fit my knee pads and wrist Guards and a pair of socks and extra room for my book and plane snacks :)
I decorated my bag with patches. I just couldn’t find a cool roller skate bag that was heavy duty and held everything.
EALER Heavy-Duty Ice Hockey Skate Carry Bag, Adjustable Shoulder Strap https://www.amazon.com/dp/B083SCT8M4/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_NKCJD917C57RRKTBZA4X?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
if you’re not park skating these are really popular for derby bc they’re huge— get them not on amazon tho bc they’re sold out Antik Skates - Gumball Superball Toe Stops - All Natural Rubber Roller Skate Toe Stoppers https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0166U1YWU/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_T3G8JK1XX6PWB4Y4MY4C?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
I have the same skates. I highly recommend ordering soft cushion replacements (unless you are big) and Ezeefit Ankle Booties-3mm because the boots gave me blisters and bruises on my ankles. Congrats!
I’ve tried a bunch of different brands and these are the best so far that I’ve found: BenKen Hip Protective Padded Short Pants https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B07GVJ2Z18/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_api_glt_fabc_G96VZNJG5VD3H4Z9BWKG
I got her these: https://www.amazon.com/SULIFEEL-Rainbow-Unicorn-Adjustable-Roller/dp/B07V3H7VXV/ref=mp_s_a_1_15?dchild=1&keywords=toddler+skates&qid=1624136070&sr=8-15
They’re not as good as a normal boot skate but they’re adjustable so they’ll last longer.
I did the same 4 weeks ago, and I only got my full mobility back a few days ago. It's up to you whether you think you need to get medical help, but here's what helped me:
Lying as opposed to sitting when possible,
Tailbone cushion like this one: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01MF52K0I
My pain was on my actual tailbone, so a different area, but I imagine the shockwave was similar. I live alone so I didn't have help for shopping etc, but I did manage. I reckon I'd have healed better if I could have had a couple of weeks of someone doing stuff for me, so if you have that option then take it!!
I'm just now heading out skating for the first time since...
i'm about to order these in m8. does that look right?
That's a good idea for a video! We don't have a link to the ones we bought since we went to a local hardware store to find them in person instead of online, but they are similar to these: https://www.amazon.com/Stainless-Straight-inch%EF%BC%8C20-Brackets-Included/dp/B07QJ9HSK2/ref=sr\_1\_4?dchild=1&keywords=6+inch+aluminum+straight+brackets+2+piece&qid=1622028402&s=hi&sr=1-4
I have padded shorts and I just suck it up and wear them over my leggings.
here are the ones I use. no removable padding. they're half the price of the tortoise shorts and seem like they will hold up without being covered. Padded shorts
Before you ask: yes they’re legit, and yes the seller Red Wing Sports Group LLC is Riedell’s official name 😊 I can attest to this as this is how I got my fuchsias.
I also have bunions that did hurt really bad in my skates so I got some gel pads and never had any problems again! They look exactly like these: link
I can't speak to how well they work because they haven't arrived yet, but I just ordered these based on the recommendation from someone else in this sub. Basically you put them on the top portion of the toe box and it makes the skates more snug and responsive. they're made for hockey players but supposedly they work great for quads as well!
i bought this pad set on Amazon when i first started skating and the knee and elbow pads are still going strong! I did crack a wrist guard (better than your wrist, right!) but i am a very rough skater and tend to fall a lot. my sister even borrows my elbow pads to use as knee pads sometimes and theyre in great shape still, lol!
Got my pads at Legacy for that same reason. I have the rainbow skates but in black, and got this helmet to go with!
I recommend a Y tool. Powerdyne has a good one, but I got a Skate tool from Amazon (bc powerdyne was sold out) that works great! Something like this:
Kcallspee Skateboard Tool, Y Skate Tool and Allen Key with Cross Screwdriver Head and 8PCS Axle Nut, Universal for Longboard Skateboard and More https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0834RS37K/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_NPEP5PHKH350C7GGWSCK
I tried triple 8 bumsavers, derby crash last 2700, gform used for mountain biking and burton padded shorts designed for snowboarding. The bumsavers shorts fit best on me and I like that the pads are removable but the cutouts looked like they wouldn’t last more than a couple washes. The other 3 didn’t cover my tailbone because sizing was a bit odd. I ended up getting a cheap pair off Amazon and it has worked well. Pads are not removable but I just toss the whole thing in the wash on delicate cycle and it’s just fine. It does get hot and sweaty under there though. I wear it over leggings or shorts when I’m trying something new or feeling nervous.
I have a pair similar to these and they worked well the one time I actually fell on my ass. I have the Triple 8 RD Bumsavers but they are really thin. Might be good for indoors though.
If you do buy from the Triple 8 website, last I knew the discount code RIDESAFE still worked and it’ll save you 20%.
I got some butt pads but haven't taken them for a spin yet. I need to because I'm beginner/intermediate with a too-confident intermediate brain so I am always falling on my butt. I got some cheaper ones from Amazon but can't give a review yet.
I usually wear leggings, a tee, and if needed, a flannel or Hoodie. I'm in the Midwestern US so it's 50s-70s right now.
I am a half size in skates (5.5) but Moxi Lolly only comes in whole sizes so after talking to Moxi customer service they recommended I stick with a size 6 and add insoles for better comfort. My friend recommended these insoles for my skates so I ordered them from Amazon, and cut to size to fit the Lolly. On a size 6 it looks like I had to cut them to about a women’s size 7.5, and after doing so they felt so much better! I have a very low arch so these help me feel way more supported now. I added a photo too so you guys could see how the insole fills out the Lolly after your foot is in it, now with the arch support since my foot is now more elevated inside the skate, the laces aren’t as tightly closer now as they were before. As someone with skinny ankles and feet in general I felt like this was a good move. Just wanted to throw it out there for anyone else looking to add insoles to fill in their skates. Link here for the insoles: Dr. Scholl’s Running Insoles //... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01M9GSQST?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
I went with the Saphir spray. I ordered it from Amazon today and it should be arriving by Friday! Here's the link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004DCO2CS/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_glt_fabc_K5DNCXB2NXG94WKGJ046
The bag I use is just the back pack from my senior year of high school. It has a zipper that let's out about an extra inch or two of space and I'm able to fit my mens size 12 impala's in the main compartment, and everything else fits in the secondary compartment. I think the brand is east sport... the link is for one on amazon that is the same brand, and has the same amount of space (Ive used one in this style before), but instead of the 2 front pockets it's just 1 and it's all black instead if the coral and turquoise https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0147MQU14/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_glc_fabc_HJR4N644TBVYSBF29ZPV
I have Sure Grip Toe Jammers. They only come in black, but I believe you can heat mold them to fit your skates and they’re tough and sleek. Sure-Grip Toe Jammers Protective Roller Skate Toe Caps https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00US7G49Q/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_43PC8F0CA7JZFDVAQ2TQ
There’s also this stuff called Tuff Toe that you apply and then dries to a rubbery coating, but it only comes in black or brown. It’s permanent though.
[Upgraded Version] Crystal Clear 1/5" Thick 47" x 35" Heavy Duty Hard Chair Mat, Can be Used on Carpet or Hard Floor https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07VWPGR7B/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_HWZFA44577N9S1GPSS9X?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1 this is the one that I have :) it has a little bit of bend to it!! But still pretty hard haha
I'm really new but I bought these just to try it out and the reviews seem pretty positive: https://www.amazon.com/Roller-Derby-Star-Womens-Skates/dp/B07Z792R74
I don't know if they're good long term but they've been fine to learn on at least. They come with decent wheels which is nice.
From amazon!! https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B002YHWY7O/ref=cm_sw_r_wa_apa_i_STS0PV5ZM11RZ01V851F
I would defs say the best thing you could do is focus on the fundamentals like single leg balance and manuals! Manuals are so important for jam moves and I felt much more comfortable doing transitions when I got used to them. Other than those, I would think the best thing that has helped is drilling movements until I get comfortable!! To make it more enjoyable, I tend to make a dance combo with the move I'm practicing so it's less tedious :) lastly, each day, I practice all my movements but will have a main movement to focus on for majority of my session! Hope that helps! Just msg me if you have any questions, hopefully I can help
This one will work for you. You don't need the y3 or a crab tool because you do not have an adjustable toe stop.
A little late, but I have been dealing with a similar issue and ended up having to see my podiatrist. He recommended a Pedifix ankle support sock, not just for skating, but to wear all day. It gently holds your ankle in place. It has worked wonders. My ankle was so bad, I had a difficult time walking in it. It’s so much better now.
This is an Amazon link, but it’s sold at medical supply stores all over:
PediFix Compression Anklet Lightweight Elastic Ankle Bandage #3 Medium https://www.amazon.com/dp/B008BBH84G/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glc_fabc_Qlh0FbQA99T4R?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
I got these from Amazon, because I too have flat feet. Pretty comfy!
Dr. Scholl’s Running Insoles // Reduce Shock and Prevent Common Running Injuries: Runner's Knee, Plantar Fasciitis and Shin Splints (For Women's 5.5-9, also Available for Men's 7.5-10 & Men's 10.5-14) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01M9GSQST/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_fabt1_EGNXFbG68E968
I have the “Gonex upgraded skate bag” in pink, link here:
Gonex Upgraded Skate Bag for Inline Skates Roller Skates Quad Skates Ice Skates Ski Boots Helmet and Protective Gears with Multiple Pockets for Women Men Girls Boys https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07ZRBY71G/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_fabt1_oZuXFbBT14P7Y?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
I love it. Fits both my skates on each side, and all my gear + helmet fits snugly in the middle. Nice and roomy, and very sturdy as well!
Derby Laces Style Wide 10mm Waxed Lace for Roller Skates, Hockey Skates, Boots, and Regular Shoes https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08B5J8Y4W/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_kolOFb2PB9482
These right here! 108” I believe!
Thanks for the heads up on the cushions and the review! Since l still have a couple weeks to wait for mine, could you tell me if these look to be right?
It looks like I can just order the barrel shape too!
I am not sure how soft is to soft though.
Bont Roller Skates | Replacement Top Cone or Bottom Barrel Cushions Bushings | Quad Roller Skate Derby Plate | Made in USA https://www.amazon.com/dp/B085M58PM8/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_w42MFbX3APYQW
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What a story! Thank you for sharing! I did a trail skate this weekend and REALLY wished I had water, but, like you, didn't know where to keep it. I use a fanny pack, as I'm scared that a backpack would put weight where I don't want it (but after reading some of these camelback comments - I'm gonna look into it more). As soon as I got home from that trail skate I bought these:
I haven't gotten them yet, but I think they'll fit into my pack.
GOOD discussion! I want to hear peoples' input on this!
I am but a simple girl, I mostly wear black activewear, and sometimes some accents of pink (because I like my pink hair to stand out against the all-black wardrobe). I don't have the Strawberry Lollys so I don't know the exact pink it is in person, but I just got These leggings in Light Pink in the mail this morning, and immediately thought back to this post! I'm sure the Lolly's pink would match somewhere in the gradient, or even act as a continuation of the light pink ombre!
I also got This cute Strawberry Milk shirt off Aliexpress ages ago. The original listing I bought it from doesn't exist anymore, but I go for items that have multiple photo reviews of the product like the one I linked. Anyway, I think it would also match the Strawberry Lollys really well!
Since the Vista boots aren't actual leather, I'd suggest using the Scotchguard spray meant for furniture. It should work for a variety of fabric types, including microfiber.
Yay, I’m happy you found a way to make them comfortable for yourself (and remembered to update)! If it helps for down the line, I found this heel insert that surrounds the ankle and it worked for me to make my skates feel like the perfect size. Here’s the link. I ordered the “Thicker” version.
In addition to stretching, I cannot recommend enough putting hard arch supports in your skates. I have high arches and plantar fasciitis that would cripple me the next morning when I got out of bed if I skated without supports. These are the ones I currently use they just slip in over the insole already in my skates. They are really firm which sounds initially awful, but I promise hard arch supports are where it’s at. Hope you find some relief, having fussy arches is no fun. 😞
Not a medical provider, but I'd suggest looking for a soft brace without metal hinges for once you start skating. I got one like this at Walgreen's the last time I tweaked my knee skating and even though it was a snug fit under my kneepads it worked OK.
I bought one of those metal chain straps with the magnetic "buckle" (more of a fastener really). It's super fast the adjust the band to fit mid-forearm after I put on my wrist guards. Just measure the width of your current band pin, and shop away!
(This is the one I bought, just as an example.)
I use these ones in my Moxis, I'm between sizes and they work great!
Depending on how much work you want to put into it, EL wire is another possibility. Powered by AA batteries, so you could just buy rechargeables.
I don't have good enough vision for night skating, but others have suggested getting reflective tape/strips. To add on that, I got Reflective Strip Tape at my local fabric store (non-sticky back, it was with the rolls of twill and ribbons that you can buy by-the-metre). I got 2.5" wide tape to cut shapes out, and I plan on customizing clothes and maybe my skates (I just need to test if I can use double-sided iron-on adhesive to attach them to my clothes, or if the heat dulls the reflective surface forcing me to sew them/find another adhesive).
I've also seen these things that clip onto your shoes heels, though I wouldn't trust they would stay on well, so I would add a little string that attaches to your lace hooks.
Also, depending on your humour, I would totally love to see this skating by at night lmao (Though I'd maybe look into replacing the glowsticks with LED strips attached to a cheap shirt and pants, if you know anyone handy enough who can make that happen, because you're looking for rechargeable solutions)
We used this dye. We dyed her pink skates black (2-3 coats) then added red wheels, black laces with red heart beads, and will add the red sparkle bolt-on heart stopper when it is delivered. We left the sole brown. The upper didn't take the dye well so we sewed some black fabric over it.
First, I'm also in DC and we have a group that gets together to skate. We're happy to have you join! :)
Yes, this heat wave is a bit of a drag for skating right now. I also have low BP, but I've been very diligent about keeping hydrated all day to prepare for a late evening skate. My sessions are definitely shorter on 90+ days, hour max. I got a larger bum bag so I can fit a juice box or Gatorade in it (I'm also type 1 diabetic). My favorite piece of gear for hot sessions is my gel neck cooler. It doesn't provide a personal AC bubble, but it does help.
You have to take care of yourself, so listen to your body when it tries to tell you that you can't skate. I had a session earlier this week, where I could not keep my blood sugar up no matter what I ate or drank, and after sitting in the parking lot for 15 minutes, I just had to call it quits after skating for only 10 minutes. It happens! There's always tomorrow.
Hope to meet you soon!
I just received my skates in the mail! I’m pretty sure they fit as well as any stiff boot would, and I’ve worn them a bit around my apartment but I cannot turn at all! Taking them off there is NO movement in the trucks and silly me didn’t purchase a skate tool (and they didn’t come with one). Do skateboard skate tools work? I was looking at this one on amazon:
Skate Tools, All-in-One Skate Tools Multi-Function Portable Skateboard T Tool Accessory with T-Type Allen Key and L-Type Phillips Head Wrench Screwdriver https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B07CY1NW68/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_obkgFbDG1G4VV
Mostly because it’s next day delivery for me.
Hi!! I’m a UK 18/20 and I use the size L of these ones from Amazon:
They’re not a perfect fit but they work just fine for me as a first set until I can find some plus size friendly ones that aren’t moxis lol. The knee pads do fold over at the back easily as they’re not as secure as ideal but not noticeable while skating at all if you’re wearing some leggings (haven’t used them bare legged). I’ve fallen a million times on these pads and they’ve held up great considering I’m actually over 90kg. There’s a size guide too so best to measure before deciding to purchase :)
I got mine for $12.99 on amazon!
Sure-Grip Leather Toe-Guards for... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00US7CT5E?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
But also, searched a video for you! Seems fairly easy and fun :)
They should screw right off and leave threads for an adjustable toe stop. You will need to also purchase a washer and locknut if they don't come with the toe stops. Checking on Amazon, the Sure-Grip Mini Gripper Speed stoppers 5/8 with NUT & Washer come with the washer and locknut - I'm assuming you have something like the VNLA Jam Plugs in now.
Probably not what you’re looking for, but I’ve used these while I was getting coffin and backwards coffin down. I learned it outside and didn’t want to tear up my boots.
I wear them faithfully and won't leave the house without them.
I got mine from Amazon. Look up hockey protective gear and all items will appear.
Totally A Thing.
Triple8 has some, Steaks are a hundred times better, McDavid hexpad shorts, and then there dozens of cheapie knockoffs all over Amazon. Even this absolutely delightful disaster: https://www.amazon.com/Elegeet-Protective-Skating-Snowboarding-Tortoise/dp/B07L9VZY1V
This bag works great for me.
Holds my skates & pads in the main compartment, plus has several other pockets for tools, candy, socks, earbuds, medical supplies, etc.
I added a thin wooden board in the bottom to support the weight of skates.
Once you use a roller, you won't go back to carrying your stuff.
I use a bag and an extra long, padded skate leash.
But if you're trying g to get everything into a bag, check out ski boot/snowboard boot bags.
They're made for bulky boots and usually have compartments for a helmet and some accessories/ gear.
I can fit all my gear in a backpack, with my wrist guards, elbow pads, and mouthguard stuffed in my helmet, and then carry my skates on a leash.
They do make backpacks with straps for your skates and a section for your helmet. I've seen them on Derby Warehouse, but you may be able to find better prices elsewhere.
I personally just have a GIANT duffel bag I got on Amazon. It's one of those ones that can fold down and zip up inside itself into a little pouch, but it expands to be like two feet long. It has a separate section for shoes, which it why I got it, but I don't think tall boots would necessarily fit in that section. I use it for all of my roller derby stuff, which includes all my safety gear, plus extra uniforms sometimes. Once I brought every single pair of derby skates that I own to a practice, all stuffed in the same bag. I have a collapsible cooler with a hard frame that I stuffed inside one time. I can carry five bags of ice inside of it PLUS my skates and gear. I linked the one I have, which is no longer available, but should give you an idea. It feels really thin and kind of flimsy, but I've had it for over five years at this point and it's never ripped or stained or worn out in any way. Plus, the bag itself is extremely lightweight, which is good when you're stuffing it the way I do.
Size 8 men's, 9.5 women's blue Vans skates. Blue Atom Pulse wheels with Bones Reds bearings and a green Suregrip Rock plate. Includes aluminum insoles. I bought these from a newbie skate builder only a month or two ago. Some of the screws through the plate can still be trimmed if you have the tools, but they do not come in contact with the wheels as is; only two really stick out. I took them out once and they skated beautifully but they are just too big. $325 price includes shipping in the u.s.
Hi there I have a new pair of size 8 Sure-Grip Boardwalks in black available:
Standard skate bearings will work with 99.9% of skate wheels (there are some "micro bearing" wheels in existence.) A lot of people go with Bones Reds bearings because they're pretty good and cheap, though there are other perfectly good bearings. You probably need 8mm bearings, as most axles these days are 8mm, though 7mm axles do exist - most bearings you'll find are 8mm.
As for inserting the bearings, hopefully you just push them in. At worst, if you can get them most of the way in you can put them on the axle and tighten the nut down until they're all the way in; otherwise, you'll need a bearing press (which is convenient but not always absolutely necessary.) If you are near a skating rink/shop or skateboard shop, they almost certainly have a press and may put your bearings in.
For removing bearings, you'll probably want a bearing puller, though it's possible to get by without one. If you get a bearing press, it will almost certainly have a built in bearing puller.
not sure about those, but you can get little hook tools specifically made for tightening the laces of hockey skates, which might be worth trying if the stretchy laces don't?
These are the VNLA Parfait skates I currently own (linkthrough to same exact merchant as well, whom of which I owe a 5-star review for their customer service) and BOY am I happy with them lol (: They are by far the comfiest skate I have ever worn and I used to derby; now I just skoot at rinks and outside with buds. FYI change the insoles for any skate you purchase, your feets will thank you. I have very wide feet and VNLA is known to cater to folks like me.
I bought these skate and these bearings. Should I go ahead and replace the bearings now or use what came with the skates until they need replacing? Thanks!