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Help... identifying Riedell skates model :)
« on: March 18, 2012, 05:48:39 PM »
I have a pair of Riedell figure skates on hand but have no way to tell what model is it.

On the sole it says   Riedell Red Wing Minn. M 4- JQ. No writing inside the boots.
The blade is Wilson Excel, most likely came with the skate as a set.



More photos here. I wonder why they do not label the model number somewhere?
Your help is greatly appreciated!


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Re: Help... identifying Riedell skates model :)
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2012, 06:33:08 PM »
The model # and size is printed inside the boot, but it probably wore off due to use.

I don't think they're Medallions, definitely not the Gold Medallion, which was the top boot in that series.

I think (although I could be wrong) that the Gold Star was sold boot-only, so I wouldn't expect someone to mount a stock blade.  You'd probably see a MK Pro or JW Cor Ace instead.

The Wilson Excel was sold as stock blade with the Riedell Bronze or Silver Star set.

I'd guess it was a Bronze or Silver Star boot.
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Re: Help... identifying Riedell skates model :)
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2012, 09:27:13 PM »
Thank you so much!

After asking a few people it appears to be an older beginner model, looks narrow but says medium. One person guessed model 25. Also my friend said the original price was in the 100-200 range, does it help? :)

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Re: Help... identifying Riedell skates model :)
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2012, 12:06:41 PM »
Looks like a  320 (I think it is the equivalent of a Silver star in the newer boots).  Is there anything printed on the bottom?

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Re: Help... identifying Riedell skates model :)
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2012, 02:28:26 PM »
Why not ask the nice people at Riedell? Their customer service people are quite helpful ...

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Re: Help... identifying Riedell skates model :)
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2012, 03:32:51 PM »
Why not ask the nice people at Riedell? Their customer service people are quite helpful ...

Just sent then an email :)

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Re: Help... identifying Riedell skates model :)
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2012, 04:01:40 PM »
They are size 4.5.  That's what the - means.

I don't think they are Silver Stars, because those had a distinctive smooth, gray lining.
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Re: Help... identifying Riedell skates model :)
« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2012, 04:26:34 PM »
The Silver Stars were discontinued in 2008 and they did have a grey lining.



In one of jjane's photos, the lining looked dark grey, but not in others.

They also had ankle notches, so that rules them out, unless the ones jjane is looking at are really, really old.

ETA: age might be a factor; her pictures don't show the little Riedell medallion that's nailed into the heel of 2008 boots.
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Re: Help... identifying Riedell skates model :)
« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2012, 04:38:30 PM »
Thank you so much!

After asking a few people it appears to be an older beginner model, looks narrow but says medium. One person guessed model 25. Also my friend said the original price was in the 100-200 range, does it help? :)

Ah, I wonder if it's a discontinued "PSA" model?  *goes to check in order to avoid work*

ETA: doubt it; they had the logo stamped onto the tongue; these are smooth.

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Re: Help... identifying Riedell skates model :)
« Reply #9 on: March 20, 2012, 05:39:59 PM »
Neither my daughter's nor my Silver Stars had ankle notches, but maybe an earlier or later model did.
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Re: Help... identifying Riedell skates model :)
« Reply #10 on: March 20, 2012, 05:40:38 PM »
The photo was from 2008; I think you're right: they're older.
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Re: Help... identifying Riedell skates model :)
« Reply #11 on: March 20, 2012, 05:44:27 PM »
They may very well be older... My friend was not the original owner.

The photo with lining...
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7189/6994417323_be0d80bc70_c.jpg


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Re: Help... identifying Riedell skates model :)
« Reply #12 on: March 21, 2012, 09:25:40 AM »
Heard back from Riedell, amazing customer service indeed!! :)
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It looks like you have a Model 220W which was an instructional - recreational model. This pair was manufactured in the mid 1990's and the Retail Price was $192.00.

This was a very popular model for many years but it is no longer available as a 220.

Wow so it's an older model of Silver Medallion, impressed how close your guesses were!!

Are boots 10+ years old still suitable for beginner FS? With "lots of boots and lots of blade"?

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Re: Help... identifying Riedell skates model :)
« Reply #13 on: March 22, 2012, 02:11:10 AM »
If the boots still have enough support and the blades haven't rusted yet, I don't see why those skates can't be used.

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Re: Help... identifying Riedell skates model :)
« Reply #14 on: March 22, 2012, 02:42:23 AM »
Heard back from Riedell, amazing customer service indeed!! :)
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Are boots 10+ years old still suitable for beginner FS? With "lots of boots and lots of blade"?
If by "lots of boot" you mean it still gives good support, then yes!

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Re: Help... identifying Riedell skates model :)
« Reply #15 on: March 22, 2012, 10:09:56 AM »
But if the soles are rotten, or the screws are falling out, that could be a problem...