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Where can I find good inline skates?

Discussion in 'TRIBE Main Forum' started by The Watcher, Mar 6, 2002.

  1. The Watcher

    The Watcher TRIBE Member

    Hey all,

    I"m starting to look for new Skates for blading this summer... but I dont know where is a good place to shop for them in Toronto.

    I'm looking specifically for Salomon skates... MY FAVORITE!!!

    Thanks Much,
  2. deep

    deep TRIBE Member

  3. daddyiwantchocolate

    daddyiwantchocolate TRIBE Member

  4. The Watcher

    The Watcher TRIBE Member


    The Comedians a Bear!


    Umm... anyone else?

  5. SneakyPete

    SneakyPete TRIBE Member


  6. deep

    deep TRIBE Member

  7. BreakzBroad

    BreakzBroad TRIBE Member

    goto sportchek. I work at sportchek, and we've got some nice solomon's out. Solomon' inlinez usually tend to run at around $320, however we do have a specific last years modle that is running for around $270 right now. I think they're called the solomon speedsters?? urgh, i have been off of work lately cuz im sick, but sportchek is the way to go!!! are u looking for a softboot or hardboot?

  8. neva_far

    neva_far TRIBE Member


    I assume since you mentioned the Salomons brand, you're looking for recreational as opposed to aggressive skates. In that case:

    My recommendations would be Sporting Life (two locations on Yonge near Lawrence), Athlete's World or Collegiate/Sports Experts. I dunno if they have started displaying skates yet - it may be too early.

    Salomon's are kinda pricey...I know they make really good skis, but I haven't heard anything good or bad about their skates. Ditto with Nike skates. If you're considering other brands, look at K2 - soft boot, comfortable, but some models are a bitch to lace up.

    Roces and Ultrawheel are also good skates - mid-price range, durable, comfortable and not altogether butt-ugly.

    Stay away from the Rollerblade brand...they are unreliable and prone to breaking...

    If you're not scared by online ordering, I would suggest you try looking at American sporting goods websites. A lot of them carry styles that we never get here in Canada. You can also order last year's or discontinued models at good prices. Just do a search on google.com to bring up some sites. Hope this helps...
  9. The Watcher

    The Watcher TRIBE Member

    Re: Re: Where can I find good inline skates?

    I'm more looking for New Model... I like the "Black" Series or the "FreeSkate Crossmax TM" Series.

    Do you give store Discount? <- kidding

    -Nickers - I hate shopping, but I love Blading
  10. BreakzBroad

    BreakzBroad TRIBE Member

    Re: Re: Re: Where can I find good inline skates?

    well i could give u a discount if u wanted. I get 25% off. but it might be 20% off on hardgoods. My discount is good at any sportchek, however i live in Hamlton. I really wouldn't mind hooking u up with a deal. I know inlines are quite pricey!

  11. HC_P

    HC_P TRIBE Member

    That's good that you're looking for your skates early. I used to work at Sporting Life and some inline models would sell out really quickly... selling out in the sense that the models are no longer available from the manufacturers.

    One tip... Buy early or you may not be able to get what you want.

    Albert- missing my Sporting Life discount :(
    Last edited: Mar 6, 2002
  12. The Watcher

    The Watcher TRIBE Member

    I'd like to start Skating as soon as I can... If it hits 15' out there... I want to be blazing.

    My last pair of Skates are Salomons... they are wikid... lasted me a good 4 years... they are still good, but I'm looking at all the new technologies and they excite me.

    Anywho... I believe in Salomon's, just dont know where to buy nice ones in Toronto.

  13. BreakzBroad

    BreakzBroad TRIBE Member

    here's a look at some of the solomon's that sportchek has in stock right now.

    TR magnesium elite $549- $379 advanced to elite skaters

    TR magnesium $479-$329 advanced skaters

    men's x-trainer $309-$279. inter.-advanced skaters

  14. The Watcher

    The Watcher TRIBE Member

    I"m partial to the TR magnesium elite...

    But I'm really looking for the "Black Edition" or the "Crossmax TM" I want to know what the price tag on these is before I make a decision.


    So Jen Sweetie... if you get better and go to work,... can you find out what the new series of Salomon's are?

    I'm looking on the expensive side

    Thanks Darling,

  15. BreakzBroad

    BreakzBroad TRIBE Member

    no problem at all!! we may not carry the 'crossmax tm' due to the price. However, i have a major offer to reveal to u. The employees at sportchek get sweet hookups with pro-deals. Every year we get one for K2, and solomon. This pro-deal enables us to buy the product 40% off from cost value. now, it varies each year, but that is pretty much the standard setting.

    All i have to do is find a fellow employee who isn't using the pro-deal offer and get him to sign for them. many ppl. don't use these pro-deals, so it's not hard. I got wes' a nice pair of inlines lastyear thru our pro-deal. Once i receive notice of a pro-deal. i will let u know. :)

    whoa! how many times can i say PRO-DEAL in a paragraph! haha

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  16. BreakzBroad

    BreakzBroad TRIBE Member

    just like to add that CHUCKY gets dibbs on the first pro-deal . but I can almost guaranteeu that i will be able to find at least 2 guys at my work who'd be willing.

  17. The Watcher

    The Watcher TRIBE Member

    Jen Sweety,

    If all works out... I'll take you out to your favorite restaurante.

  18. BreakzBroad

    BreakzBroad TRIBE Member

    haha! awwwww so sweet. I don't mind tho, really. :)

  19. joey

    joey TRIBE Member

    are you just looking for skates so you can skate around in or are you actually gonna skate!

    i used to be sponsered at a shop in hamilton :)

    my first skates were CE: tarmac rollerblade. they worked fine and i never had a problem with them..

    then when i got the sponser i got Fatty K2's sooooooo the best skate ever. they make them K2 models now for just skating around in and stuff...

    id suggest checking those out
  20. The Watcher

    The Watcher TRIBE Member

    Hey Joey,

    I skate for fitness, and transportation, not necessarily to Rail Slide or Grind, although I wish I had the guts to throw myself off Railings and stuff, I'm more into getting arround.

    I'm a bus chaser... Thinking about getting good blades so I can Skate to work (20Km) and maybe do big trips to the beaches, or Lakeshore and or the Don Valley...

    So I'm looking for blades that have Good Speed and Wikid Comfort. Comfort being the most important. I'm not affraid to drop a good 500$ on a pair of Skates... it's the one Sport/Passtime I truely enjoy.

    I've been skating(Inline) for a good 8 years now... and I'm pretty compentent.

    So if you have any other suggestions of types of Skates that are Highly Rated, I'm all ears.

  21. DarkNemesis

    DarkNemesis TRIBE Member

    TR magnesium $479-$329 advanced skaters


    i own a pair of these :)
    they are pretty good, a lot better than the Salomon TR-6 that i also have
  22. The Watcher

    The Watcher TRIBE Member

    I've got my heart set on a pair of these right now


    Mmm... Rolling goodness... aagh... drool

  23. fuzzy

    fuzzy TRIBE Member

    I wana get a pair
    But I'm no good and I proably wont be out doing it too much...
    I want something that rolls real good feels good on the feet and is durable
    Any sugestions?

  24. pr0nstar

    pr0nstar TRIBE Member

    I've had my rollerblade blades for about 5 years or so.
    Not 1 problem with them...

  25. BreakzBroad

    BreakzBroad TRIBE Member

    for u I'd probably suggest going with k2. try the k2 velocity's or something. Reasonably priced, and sooooooo comfortable. They're not like solomon's, but for ur level they sound perfect for yes. :)


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