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Offline Isk8NYC

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Rollergards skate guards
« on: November 11, 2011, 08:54:26 AM »
This is a fun, wacky idea: skate blade guards ... with wheels!

http://www.rollergard.com/





No toestop or rocker, so I guess they're not for figure skaters, but it is a fun idea. 
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Re: Rollergards
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2011, 10:17:48 AM »
Cool....
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Re: Rollergards
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2011, 10:22:14 AM »
Not so fun if they fall off.  And are they sufficiently rigid?

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Re: Rollergards
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2011, 10:26:52 AM »
Not so nice if the 'axle' end up chipping the blades. Standing on the guards could wear the plastic over the axel really quickly.
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Re: Rollergards
« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2011, 11:13:25 AM »
There is a blade size and skater weight limit CYA disclaimer and many of the testimonials talk about using these with the younger age-group players.

I would expect the axels to break before they wore through the rubber.  Since they only show hockey heel loops, I'd say the fit is pretty secure for those skates.  I have hockey guards for my figure skates (that's what happens when you buy by color without looking at the package) and they slip off regularly.

I do like the idea of using these to break in skates off-ice instead of marching around the house on them.  However, with the height of the wheels added, it would be like skating on platforms or stilts.
Definitely no stair climbing.
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