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PostSubject: ME & NEW SKATES   Thu Oct 01, 2009 9:15 am

Ok so i wanna buy new skates - theres so many links to companies on here so thought id just ask!
is Aus cheaper or US??

help! Neutral
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PostSubject: Re: ME & NEW SKATES   Thu Oct 01, 2009 11:19 am

I got mine from Da Klinic. When I ordered them they were cheaper than getting some from say SinCity skates. The added bonus with SinCity is you can email them your needs and price range and they will help you pick the right ones. They also ship them out pretty quick. The guy from Da Klinic is very nice and helpful and he doesn't charge for shipping although he only has a stock standard range with limited up grades.

I have looked at the Sydney site cant think of the name and that is derby run and owned. Again you have the added bonus of talking to someone that personally knows the sport but I found their price higher than Da Klinic for the same thing.

What I did was talk to SinCity skates and the ones I wanted were for sale at Da Klinic cheaper.
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PostSubject: Re: ME & NEW SKATES   Thu Oct 01, 2009 12:12 pm

I would agree that DaKlinik were cheaper, especially with the no shipping thing, and he is a lovely guy.
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PostSubject: Re: ME & NEW SKATES   Fri Oct 02, 2009 8:24 am

thanks! altho i am skate retarted & have no idea what i want. I do know i want lighter skates than the ones i have (rebels) upgrades???? Mad freaking out.... not fussed about price tho.
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PostSubject: Re: ME & NEW SKATES   Fri Oct 02, 2009 4:03 pm

I compared costs with Sin City and the aussie sites and it was cheaper to go sin city and get exactly what i wanted (the dollar was and is nice at the moment).
Did you end up trying mine on? Spots an Bam are awesome at helping with what you need
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PostSubject: Re: ME & NEW SKATES   Sun Oct 04, 2009 6:34 am

Hmmm i would reccomend the Riedell 126 with the higher end reactor plate which is on th lighter scale of aluminium plates or you can go higher end with the snyder plates. Im not a fan of the nylon plates and have never used them so i cant really commment. I only have used sin city and another couple of US stores but sin city seem to be the best and i can get what i want. Im also a big fan of the atom wheels range either G-rod or D-rod.
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PostSubject: Re: ME & NEW SKATES   Tue Oct 06, 2009 6:56 am

Daklinic have always been really nice to me, but when I got my Vandals there was a fair bit of mucking around, and a couple other people here have ordered stuff and been told various things regarding delivery which were a bit annoying.

They sold me a pair of Vandals with plates mounted so unevenly I decided to send them back. Bezzombie has the same thing on her Vandals from Daklinic, but not quite as bad, and she didn't have the heart to send them back for an exhange.

I was disappointed they wouldn't check that sort of thing before selling them, but Sin Cty seems way more conscientious and helpful (and straight out knowledgable about all things derby/skates). Daklinic kind of has their little stock standard section in their shop seemingly just as a courtesy to ADRD, they're skateboarders and that's what they're most interested in, which is cool, nothing against that really!

My first skates were Rebels too, and I went just to Vandals, except I took off Blue Tuners and the Kwik bearings and put my Speed Ray and Bones stuff on them instead.

I love, love, the boot. I think it's really comfy, and they don't put my feet to sleep like the Rebels used too (they kind of stretched out and became too big for me). I might consider an aluminium plate next time, but I'm more than happy with nylon for now.

It took me quite a few weeks to get used to my new skates. They plates were aligned differently to the Rebels, which made it really weird to to run on toe stops and stuff. I couldn't snowplough, and it was crap. Got used to them eventually though.

I like Sin City.
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PostSubject: Re: ME & NEW SKATES   Tue Oct 06, 2009 7:44 am

Thanks for the more info -

spots are you talking about the Riedell super-upgraded 126 Reactor??? $549 ones?????

saff which ones are yours??? im yet to try them on!
just need something lighter than mine.
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PostSubject: Re: ME & NEW SKATES   Tue Oct 06, 2009 10:50 am

Hmmm they were the ones i recomended but if your after something lighter then the rebels i doubt they will be lighter they may be a touch heavier with the alloy plates. So then maybe the lightweight nylon plate. I wasnt sure if you had the Alloy plate rebels or nylons but after looking at the photos of your skates they look like there nylon plates. Which would be a closer weight to the rebels at a guess.

Most alloy plates will be heavier but they perform differently and can actually feel lighter when you wear them as there sturdier compared to the nylons. Thats what i have read but im not totally sure myself as i have always been with the aluminium plates. What size are your feet??
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PostSubject: Re: ME & NEW SKATES   Tue Oct 06, 2009 5:37 pm

Hey Ace

I have the 265 Wickeds and i LOVE spots fave wheels as well (in fact if you order from sin city i might add to your order)

try em on at training if you want Smile
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PostSubject: Re: ME & NEW SKATES   Wed Oct 07, 2009 2:47 pm

Thanks spotter,
Saff ill have a go at yours next training to see if they feel any lighter!

thanks!! I love you
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PostSubject: Re: ME & NEW SKATES   Mon Jun 21, 2010 11:54 am

who are you above?? mtptl77??
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PostSubject: Re: ME & NEW SKATES   Tue Jun 22, 2010 10:51 am

Yeah, i wanted to ask the same question but didn't know if that was rude...who are you?
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