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The Rollerblade Twister 80s are some really good skates.
They’ve enabled me to reach a higher level
but there are also a few things I don’t like about them
Let’s start with the good things
The wheels are 80mm Rollerblade Supreme 85A
They have a quite a flat profile and grip very well
But they are also good for sliding, so I think Rollerblade really did a good job
The polyurethane, also called rubber, is very thick and this helps absorb impacts
The shock absorber makes it even better
But what really surprised me about these wheels, is how fast they are
Of course not as fast big wheels .. but the difference is not as big as I expected
and I can go long distances with these skates without spending too much energy
Finally, they are very durable
I mean, you can see they are worn but this is really good considing the torture they’ve been through
These wheels will last a long time
The bearings are ILQ-7 Plus
This is probably a reason too why they roll so well
THE FRAME & SHELL
The frame is really solid
The shell is made of hard plastic
This gives me that extra stability that puts my skating to the next level
So far, so good …
But there are few slight negatives I’d like to mention
The liner is good per se but it feels a bit cramped into the boot
When putting on the skates, it takes some effort to correctly fit the liner
… which brings us to the next problem
THE LACES & EYELETS
Mabe it’s just me but … I don’t know what to do here …
Maybe you know better? Please let us know in the comments.
The laces aren’t that important anyway since the 45 degree cuff locks the heel in place
Why are the buckles so long?
Better trim them!
Okay, all these negatives were MINOR. They don’t matter much.
All in all these skates are very good!
Are they my favorite skates?
I don’t know. At the moment I experiment with triskates more.
My new triskate setup with a hard wheels is a faster than the Twisters
yet they are good for slides too .. so I’d don’t know
I’m also curious about rockered skates, espically hockey skates
Overall, there are many good skates to choose from and the Twister is defintively one of the best ones
Just make sure you try them on and that they fit your feet very well
If they do fit your feet as well as they fit mine, you can wear them for hours without any foot pain at all
2016 VS 2017
My skates are from 2016 but the only difference is the color of the laces
So, if you’re smart, buy last year’s model at a discount