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Old 03-15-2019, 07:28 PM
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I cannot imagine what would possess them to do such a thing!

Hell, I've been skating for something like 40 years and hills still intimidate me. The bad part about growing up in a skating rink is that I'm like an old school NASCAR driver, I can't turn right!
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Set them up yesterday but actually got out today and put about 6km on them. Whew! Going to have to spend some time restrengthening my ankles! And getting my back used to the posture as well. But give me a few months! Hellz yeah, man!!!!
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So, you were wearing the old skates when you took the picture?
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Set them up yesterday but actually got out today and put about 6km on them. Whew! Going to have to spend some time restrengthening my ankles! And getting my back used to the posture as well. But give me a few months! Hellz yeah, man!!!!
congrats !! Enjoy, awesome way for some extra exercise
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congrats !! Enjoy, awesome way for some extra exercise
Thanks. Hope so. I love skating. Been skating for 40 years. Pretty good at it, but I have been off for about the last year and a half. Need to rebuild some of the strength in my legs and ankles again.
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Thanks. Hope so. I love skating. Been skating for 40 years. Pretty good at it, but I have been off for about the last year and a half. Need to rebuild some of the strength in my legs and ankles again.
Cankles?
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Cankles?
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Thanks. Hope so. I love skating. Been skating for 40 years. Pretty good at it, but I have been off for about the last year and a half. Need to rebuild some of the strength in my legs and ankles again.
Jenn...What size wheels are you running? I can't really tell from the picture, but I know those G14 wheels come in 80mm, 84mm, 100mm & 110mm, which is a strange selection. You said entry level, which would seem to indicate the smaller two sizes, but they look bigger than that.

If you are not wedded to whatever size came with the set, I have a full set (2X4) of 90mm/84A with SG9 sealed bearings still in the blister pack gathering dust, since I stopped skating due to old age, that you can have for nada. They are plenty good for 1500-1800 miles, but like any skate wheel they need to be properly rotated every 100 miles or so to maintain a good profile. They will last a lot longer than that, but I was pretty fussy about flat profiling, so I changed wheels a lot sooner than most.

I never got into the 100+mm wheels, because they didn't make much sense for me. All my skating was done on paved trails through the woods, rails-to-trails, and such, with a lot turns & small hills. With 100+mm you lose some maneuverability, and you have to push a lot harder, neither of which suited my terrain. I just found 90mm were the sweet spot in wheel sizing.

Anyway, they are yours if you are interested. Just pm me where to mail them.
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Cankles?
I don't think so. Not at all, really. What do you think?


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Jenn...What size wheels are you running? I can't really tell from the picture, but I know those G14 wheels come in 80mm, 84mm, 100mm & 110mm, which is a strange selection. You said entry level, which would seem to indicate the smaller two sizes, but they look bigger than that.

If you are not wedded to whatever size came with the set, I have a full set (2X4) of 90mm/84A with SG9 sealed bearings still in the blister pack gathering dust, since I stopped skating due to old age, that you can have for nada. They are plenty good for 1500-1800 miles, but like any skate wheel they need to be properly rotated every 100 miles or so to maintain a good profile. They will last a lot longer than that, but I was pretty fussy about flat profiling, so I changed wheels a lot sooner than most.

I never got into the 100+mm wheels, because they didn't make much sense for me. All my skating was done on paved trails through the woods, rails-to-trails, and such, with a lot turns & small hills. With 100+mm you lose some maneuverability, and you have to push a lot harder, neither of which suited my terrain. I just found 90mm were the sweet spot in wheel sizing.

Anyway, they are yours if you are interested. Just pm me where to mail them.
Wow! How very gracious. I would be thrilled! These are 110 but I see no reason I couldn't go a smaller. I just lap so I don't worry about hills and a lot of turns. But I'm Spazzy cheap. PM on the way!
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Wow! How very gracious. I would be thrilled! These are 110 but I see no reason I couldn't go a smaller. I just lap so I don't worry about hills and a lot of turns. But I'm Spazzy cheap. PM on the way!

I think Spazzy would call it frugal, but my pleasure to indulge your frugal side.
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I don't think so. Not at all, really. What do you think?
KarlK corrected me.
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KarlK corrected me.
No she didn't.
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I think Spazzy would call it frugal, but my pleasure to indulge your frugal side.
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Set them up yesterday but actually got out today and put about 6km on them. Whew! Going to have to spend some time restrengthening my ankles! And getting my back used to the posture as well. But give me a few months! Hellz yeah, man!!!!
Trail running will strengthen your ankles. The uneven terrain makes you take quicker steps, lighter on your feet....strengthens your tendons/ligaments.

Enjoy the new wheels!
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where is heck is the brakes on those skates. my roller blades back in the day had a brake on the back
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