You are viewing as a Guest.

Welcome to skatingforums - over 10 years of figure skating discussions for skaters, coaches, judges and parents!

Please register to be able to access all features of this message board.

Author Topic: Riedell Skates  (Read 350 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline cameocooper

  • Ice Warrior
  • *
  • Joined: Jan 2015
  • Posts: 35
  • Total GOE: 0
Riedell Skates
« on: June 24, 2017, 12:23:24 AM »
I may have to purchase some new skates, I am currently in Idea Chorus, but if I got new skates I would return to Riedell. I have narrowed this down to the Motion or Bronze Star. Just not sure if the Bronze Stars are worthy the extra at my level and feel I could get away with the Motion, with being a light skater.

I currently have most of my single jumps, am about 105 pounds, and every pair of skates I have had Riedell & Edea have lasted well, and only started breaking down, after several years.

Does anyone have any opinions on these models, there is no pro shop, that sell decent skates near me.

Offline Seren

  • Rink Rat
  • *
  • Joined: Aug 2016
  • Posts: 9
  • Total GOE: 0
Re: Riedell Skates
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2017, 11:01:09 PM »
I currently wear Bronze Stars. They have lasted me 2 solid years and are now on what I consider "duck tape hospice" (I have to tape them before skating in them- trying to get them to last a little longer before getting new skates). While I will not be getting Riedells again due to them just not fitting my feet as well anymore I have been happy with how they've held up. I am 5'6, 125 lbs and skate 3-5 times per week- have all singles and working hard on my under rotated axel.

Offline nicklaszlo

  • Walloping Walleys, Batman!
  • ****
  • Joined: Mar 2011
  • Posts: 1,109
  • Total GOE: 215
Re: Riedell Skates
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2017, 01:26:41 AM »
From the Risport website, it sounds like they are pretty similar.  The Motion has a reinforced top eyelet.  I recommend those, because without the metal reinforcement it is possible to tear out the top eyelet. 

Offline LunarSkater

  • Freestyle Skater
  • ***
  • Joined: Aug 2015
  • Location: I have seasons now?
  • Posts: 318
  • Total GOE: 12
Re: Riedell Skates
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2017, 07:57:57 PM »
One thing about ordering Riedell skates - they have the directions for fitting on the website: https://ice.riedellskates.com/downloads
They were a good help for me when I had to figure out my size for my boots (ended up going custom). Do not measure yourself. Your measurements will be completely off and you might end up in the wrong size. Have someone assist you. You mentioned you don't have a decent pro shop, so this step is vitally important.

As for boot recommendations, I'm about your weight and jump level. However, I'm a heavy skater and ended up going with Silver Stars after being recommended both the Motion or the Bronze Star by two different shops. They were the level of support I needed. I would recommend looking at how much you skate every week, how long it takes you to learn elements, how long it takes you to break down boots, etc. And talk to your coach. S/he will have some idea of what to look for at your level.

Offline Live2Sk8

  • Doing the Fiesta Tangle!
  • ***
  • Joined: Sep 2010
  • Posts: 375
  • Total GOE: 29
Re: Riedell Skates
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2017, 09:36:09 PM »
I had Bronze Stars that lasted 8 years and still had about 1 more year left in them.  They're very good boots as long as they fit your foot properly.  I replaced them with another pair of Bronze Stars and so far, so good.  I hope to get the same number of years out of these, too.