View Full Version : CCM Vector Inlines?
12-09-2004, 11:51 PM
Anyone try these out yet? I'm shopping around for new skates, so any feedback is appreciated. Thanks.
12-12-2004, 09:24 PM
They'll be officially "the lightest inline skate ever". I can't wait to try them. I've heard from everyone that they won't be available until jan or feb at the earliest unfortunately.
12-12-2004, 09:50 PM
Epuck.com seems to have some of the models in.
"Never drive faster than your guardian angel can fly!"
The lightest CCM probably...but they are listed on epuck as weighing 1000 gms, and I know the Mission Heliums are in the high 900 gram range..so possibly not "the lightest skate ever"
My real concern with all these "light" skates is their durability. Mission has already seen some problems with outsole separation on their high end offering, and the high end superlight ice skates like the Bauer Vapor XX's also were having similar durability issues. If I had to choose between performance based mostly on reduced weight, rather than performance based on innovative chassis configuration, protection, and durability, but accept a bit heavier skate...I think I might have to think twice, assuming the fit was equally acceptable.
12-14-2004, 07:09 PM
I'm just telling you what ccm says.
01-10-2005, 07:22 PM
I finally got a pair of PF8s and I gotta say I'm pretty impressed. They are really light and seem pretty solid. The Tri-Di frames are pretty similar to Hi-Los but they do seem to have a little more maneuverability. I'd recommend them as a good alternative compared to the big two names in roller hockey.
How are they "similar" to HiLo's? Either they are or are not "split axis" chassis..meaning that if you draw a line through the centerlines of the axles parellel to the skating surface, there will be at least two parellel lines at different heights from the floor. That is essentially the legal definition of a HiLo chassis...also for it to be a true "HiLo design, all the wheels must contact the skating surface.....that is why the new Nike HiHo's ship with one 78 mm wheel in the rear....to avoid the HiLo patent conflict.
01-12-2005, 12:34 AM
The Tri-Di uses a 72-76-76-80 setup. I only like it because of the smaller wheel size which makes it seem more manueverable.
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