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hockeydad3

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  1. I´m wearing higher-level pants and shoulder-pads and the better padding makes a big difference when falling on ice or concrete compared to the entry-level ones I had before. And I use a cage. I´m a beginner at 53 years und just want to have fun. Older people injure themselves more easily and the injuries heal more poorly than in young people. I also cannot afford to be absent from work due to injuries, which is why i want to reduce my risk of injuries.
  2. You could try to contact https://centerice.de/
  3. A Rinkrat official told me that the unpigmentet soft PU is clear and the harder one is milky/misty/opaque. Do they differ in hardness? The pictures of resellers are looking like the left wheel in the upper row.
  4. Hello, did you have the opportunity to compare the Trickster X with the Labeda asphalt? How did they perform and on what surface?
  5. Some more information from RinkRat: "The MPC free style is an Identity wheel, in single x durometer, therefore harder, just with different color hub and different color inner ring." They didn´t answer my question about a dual-durometer construction of the Trickster. European prices: MPC Freestyle single pour green: 11,95€ MPC Freestyle dual pour grey: 13,95€ Rink Rat Trickster: 10,60€ Labeda Asphalt 85a: 7,99€
  6. If you combine viscous liquids without stirring them, they will only mix in the transition zones. Like multicolored toothpaste. Only way for us to find out how a trickster wheel is constructed, is to cut a wheel into slices.
  7. How do you call a wheel with different areas of urethane of a different durometer?
  8. For me it sounds like the trickster wheels are single pour but dual density. Have to wait till they are worn down before i can cut one into two pieces. And finally both patent numbers printed on the wheels are for patents for multi durometer wheels (U.S. Pat. No. 6,036,278; U.S. Pat. No. 6,227,622B1).
  9. Rink Rat answered my request: The Trickster is a hybrid between single and dual pour. Two different polyurethanes are combined in a single pour process.
  10. Rink Rat Trickster and MPC Freestyle single and dual pour have the same look. They have different colours, a different print on them and they are manufactured at the same place. http://www.online-skating.com/articles-4558-wheel-test-report-of-the-mpc-freestyle-x-firm-72-and-76mm.html I couldn´t compare the wheels and MPC didn´t answer my request for the difference between the wheels.
  11. Rink Rat and Mpc are different brands of the same manufacturer(same factory address). Mpc Freestyle and Rink Rat Trickster have an identical look, just a different colour. Trickster should be 84a and Freestyle is 84a-86a according to resellers information.
  12. Somehow I´m in a competition. I´m a late beginner with poor athletic prerequisites, and I´m having fun together with young sportive people and middle agers with dozens of years of hockey experience. So I am fine with anything that just keeps me on the wheels for ten minutes longer. And it's still a workout for me. The difference between those wheels is amazing to me. Skating around the block on bad sidewalks is even more astonishing because the cushoning of the wheels is incredible. Now i understand why speed skaters pay horrendous prices for dual pour wheels.
  13. Finally I could order some RinkRat Trickster X 84a dual pour wheels. My first impression is that they are amazing. They are faster than my used Labedas, and have more grip and are more agile than the centurion 82a-84a-84a-82a setup. They have the best rebound of the tested wheels. They are too new to talk about the durability yet.
  14. I have a similar issue with pain on my whole footsoles after ten to fifteen minutes on the ice. I have no problems with a shifting period of two minutes for about one hour. I tried allmost all kinds of skates and insoles on the market. The cause seems to be a mixture of fit (skate/insole), tight laces, my bodyweight, flat feet, lack of fitness, my age and my sense of balance. Very supportive and good fitting skates, tightening the laces less tight, cutting out the archsupport area of a stock insole and skating for over three years made the pain less prominent. But the pain still exists, sometimes more, sometimes less. Learning to skate at the age of fifty can be a long way to go.
  15. OK, somehow you can rivet the frames onto the skates, but you have to jack them up to mount the wheels. With only three mounting points, the skate lacks the structures to distribute the forces evenly over the skate.
  16. The Trinity Frame doesn´t fit on a Hockeyskate at all. No way.
  17. Did you try them? I´m in Supreme 6.5D ice-Skate, and I´m in Reign Zeus 41EU, the forefoot is a little wider and longer than the Supremes.
  18. And from a link on the Revision homepage to Amazon in the first Q&A: https://www.amazon.com/Revision-Asphalt-Indoor-Outdoor-Hockey/dp/B07W6RKNQV The answer is 82a.
  19. My urban skates are rolling with wheels 88a. They are very hard and fast but don´t have much grip. They are ok on the rough surfaces of the city, but i wouldn´t be able to play hockey on a smooth asphalt/conrete with them. Ask the company if the durometer rating is true and if they are made for hockey on smooth asphalt.
  20. That´s the way I went at the end of the last season (Matter/Prime Centurio 82a/84a mix). Only thing that I remember ist the wheels had good grip but have been slow compared to the Labeda Asphalts 85a. Only skated three times on them. I will give them a try next week as our season will start after shutdown. The second way is to discard the Labedas after some mm`s of wear. Third way is to find a better wheel for my purpose, but i don`t want to go through tons of wheels. Because we are playing in a mixed group of different ages and levels of play(I´m 53, adult beginner to intermediate) my target is speed not durability. In Europe we`re having a limited selection of wheels and a some of the outdoor wheels are sold out at the moment.
  21. I (96kg) made the experience that my 80mm Labeda asphalt 85a lost the grip after a month and a few weeks in the next outdoor season. They have a good wear resistance and are fast and the grip was good when they were new. Most time i was skating on a smooth unpainted concrete rink, some times on a washed out, rough old concrete rink. On hot days the temperatures have been over 30°C. The loss of PU was not very high, loosing about 4mm in diameter, but the elliptical shape went to a V shape. I regularly rotated the wheels. The used surface is very smooth. Is this the typical usage? Is the PU getting hard over time of usage, or is this the consequence of loosing the initial shape? Should I try softer wheels with the consequence of skating on wheels beeing too soft/slow for the first weeks?
  22. Which outdoor wheels do you like most for unpainted concrete and smooth asphalt (outdoor hockey rinks in summer)? I´m 96kg and used Hyper Pro 150 83a(too slow), labeda asphalt 85a 4x80mm, they are fast and have a great wear resistance but lost the grip after a month and some weeks in the next season. Now I´m on prime centurio 82a/84a, bought at the end of last season. Our season (no locker room, no contact, 1,5m distance, max. 20 people and outdoor) will start in one week. If I´m not lucky with the centurios, which wheels should I try? I could get these wheels: Konixx Rocket 2x Revision Asphalt Pro RinkRat Trickster x 84a Base Sudden Death 84a Hyper Pro 250 84a Labeda Asphalt 83a Any experiences or suggestions? I´m searching for the perfect mix of speed and grip, not the cheapest or most durable wheels.
  23. My Zeus with the 3x100mm/215mm frame and the 50mm lower hockeyboot is more agile than your zoom. But if you can´t use the agility because of a significant lack of stability in gaming situations, than the 4x80mm setup is the better choice for you. And my skating abilities are far away from Bill Stoppard. It was part of the IIHF regulations some years ago. I have Bauer Supreme 6.5 D hockeyskates, the Next is a little bit narrower in the heel an has way more room in the midfoot/toe area and the Zeus(Powerslide) is between them. I even coudn´t slip into Vapors.
  24. I own a Reign Zeus (3x100mm/215mm, 4x80mm/243mm frames) and a Powerslide Next (3x110/243mm, 4x90mm/273mm frames). The Next is comparable to your Zoom, only the boot is 10mm higher. For inlinehockey on a smooth and clean concrete(outdoor hockey rink in summer) I prefer the Zeus because of the manueverability and weight. For urban djungle I prefer my Next because of the stability. On both skates i didn´t like the three wheel setup in case of stability issues, giving me the feeling like beeing on stilts. The rachets could be a risk of injury compared to a hockey-inlineskate. Maybe the official regulations require s special hockeyinlineskate like a hockeyskate for icehockey.
  25. What`s the advantage of mixing wheels of different durometers? And what do you prefer? Two soft wheels in the middle or two hard wheels in the middle? Two soft wheels in the front or in the back?
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