View Full Version : Skates for less than $300
06-06-2003, 10:07 AM
For those of us who have less than $300 to spend on skates, what are some examples of high quality skates for a higher skilled player???
Additionally, what are some easy methods for quick break in time?
06-06-2003, 02:54 PM
Haven't been readin' all these posts, have you???
Dude, go to hockeygiant.com, inline skates section, and check out all the Gear model stuff...Stubbies, Rod Hogs, and Big Daddies models 49.99 to 69.99...
you can read the posts, but to summarize, 8 of us in El Paso have these new models, and, yeah, with the prices as they are, we are still waiting for the skates to fall apart. How can $70 skates be worth anything, right?
I've now got about 400 hours on my Stubbies, and my Stubboes are becoming legendary around here...(would that it were I who was becoming legendary, and not my skates?)
Really good performance for an incredibly small amount of money...I might never buy another skate model again, and this is coming from a guy who has sworn by mid-range Mission models for about six years.
<font color=purple>DannyG</font color=purple>
06-06-2003, 04:09 PM
At $300 you can get D2's and get them skate baked. Several travel league players I know use them and think they are great. But if you want really cheap skates see Danny's post ;-) lol
06-06-2003, 04:10 PM
Danny, you're skates are even legendary on IHC. lol
08-12-2003, 01:10 AM
i would go with building your own skate!! i just bought a pair of mission R skates for $100 and had the chassis plucked right away and replaced them with a set of labeda pro extremes that i got off a used pair of skates i bought for $50. then i got a set of labeda pro gripper lites for $40 from hockeymonkey. So $100 for the boot, 50 for the frames, 30 for riveting, and 40 for wheels. thats 220 for what i think is a great pair of skates
08-12-2003, 09:59 PM
Go to hockeymonkey.com, get some closeout ice hockey skates, and put a new chassis and wheels and bearings on them... I've heard the Flyweight/Red Star alloy combo is the Absolute best for roller hockey, but that combo puts you over 3 bills.
Lemieux fan 4 life
11-07-2003, 10:02 AM
Don't know if you already bought your skates yet, but I thought I'd add my opinion to illpaseo's suggestion.
I also bought the Mission R skates for outdoor use. I replaced the cheesy chassis that comes with it with a Mission Penetrator chassis. Also replaced the wheels with Labeda Milleniums (x-soft on front and soft on back) for indoor use on sportcourt. (outdoor I use labeda asphalts) I use these skates for indoor skating now more than I use my 2001 proto vi's, which I love.
I would have put on the Labeda sensor frames if I knew about them when I first bought the skates, the sensor frame is pretty wicked. I have seen Mission R's on the net now for as low as $69.00. Want to see a review?
11-10-2003, 10:40 AM
Has anyone ever tried the QuickChange Silverbullett Skates (www.quickchangeskate.com)? They do not need break-in time. You do not have to even bake them; they are ready to wear out of the box. The gel heel makes the boot very comfortable and form fitting to your heal in just 2 hours of skating time without break in. THe set up for the axle system allows the bearings and wheels to spin more freely as the frame never "pinches" the bearings. I read on the Major League Roller Hockey website that Steve Seeger, the Commissioner of MLRH said they were the most comfortable skates he has ever worn.
My 10 year old skates 5-7 days a week and really likes his.
He has always worn Gear skates in the past because he has a hard to fit foot.
Maybe you should try the QuickChange skates. They come with Labeda Dynasty wheels. Their website says they guarantee the frame against manufacturers defects.
I spoke to the owner, Greg Goekel before I bought my son's skates and he said they have had no problems with the frame opening and no returns at all since they went to the new style frame that is being used in 2003.
You can find them and order them over the web at www.quickchangeskate.com
11-10-2003, 10:55 PM
I was at a hockey tournament in Cinci, Ohio and spent alot of time talking with Greg. The new skates are not the flat frame they have the scallop look to them, and they also changed their boot. They have put alot of time and thought in the new skate and also included a locking pin all for under $300.00 check them out:http://www.quickchangeskate.com/rollerhockeyskate.htm
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