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I really like them, and holy moly, i guess that this Powerblading(even if it sound very Hollywoodistic) is a great thing, because it’s developing rollerblading…anything new is good, we can try new things, we’ll see though how long will it last:)
ahahha the fun stuff is that powerblading is exactly like fitness blading with some tricks, in final it exactly like the guys who wered minishort, doing slalom, stair jup in methode or other gay stuff, and we laughed at some years ago. except that those skate should be nice with a kaltik freestyle frame.
I sometimes ride fitness frames just because the aggressive skates ride so fucking sucky. I don’t think power blades is any different then a fitness frame, you still can’t grind other then makio neg. makio.
powerblading is a good idea for several reasons: First, its fun as fuck, second, stunt rollerbladers bring a certain style, an impressive way to skate to this segment of rollerblading (which probably sells to a much wider range of people) and third: you must not like the powerblading idea, but if youre a sunt rollerblader, its just a great way to aso use your skates as a transportation medium whithout ruining your set of wheels- plus youre much faster
Its really opening new doors for blading, enabling it to be more appealing and more accessible to people who don’t know about it.
I can just see so many possibilities. Walking around all day in stylish xsjado footwraps, strapping on a pair of xsjado’s and busting out at your local spots then wrapping it up with swapping on some powerblade frames for a cruise around the city or some beach front.
why do you people have to justify it so much? or even criticize it? it’s all part of rollerblading so why should it be shamefull to try it out? powerblading has always been a huge part of rollerblading, this boot is making it better and more fresh.
another note too, it’s undeniably massive fun to do! if you try it out and just have a go it feel fresh and you can use your flow in more creative ways.
such narrow minded minds need to open up and just have fun, sticking to just one type/style.
the vine gang edit is a very good example of this.
Noone wants you to switch from aggressive to powerblading. This is not meant to be future of aggressive inline skating, this is future of freeskating which have been known for a long time! This will bring more grinding into freeskating world, it is in Rollernews because this is common with our type of skating. You don’t have to worry about being aggressive skater, just THINK OUT OF THE BOX. ;)
@Anonymous 3 up from me -
you have no idea, whether it shows on TV or not, powerblading will not make the outside viewers think that “skating hasn’t progressed in ages”
this is no marketing fail, this is just a release of a skate so what are you on about?
you have nothing to worry about.
stop thinking so much.
you can not predict the future.
and if you think you can well…get over your self.
watch the vine gang edit and shut up.
embrace whatever rollerblading has to offer.
Did anybody bother to watch the powerblading video put out by Eisler and company? Apparently not, because you would realize that the potential for this shit is incredible. It’s not my taste, but if you can do what Note, werbeski, and Eisler were doing, then thats pretty cool.
Jst another thing to put us deeper on the hole….really guys?? Powerblading?? Lmfao!!! Am proud to say iv been a blader since 1999,bah powerblading has a really uncool image…dnt think it’s going to help us,bah if it gets us expousore,then hopefully it will also help bring out the blading we all love,and drop this powerblading…Wut ever happend to the raw street blading like the UNDERESTIMATED vid…gotta love all those sections ey….
I laugh at you all clueless fools. Powerblading is nothing more than freeskating with more aggressive approach, people are doing it for years, but nobody before named it. There are, and were, UFS frames for 80mm wheels or larger (up to 90mm). Mounting such frame on aggressive boot is quite common practice, and Rollerblade did id before Powerslide with their Fusion line.
And now, when Powerslide is trying to forge a bridge between freeskating and aggressive, to allow more fluent flow between these two communities, you complain. In long run it’s a good thing, because BOTH types of skating will get “fresh meat”. It will help to advance skating to be something better – for example freeskaters developed many awesome slides on wheels, which are mostly unknow to aggressive skaters, and freeskaters will start to do grind and stalls for new tricks in urban environment. Aggressive skating WON’T lose anything because of Powerblading, quite the opposite. So stop bitching, and if you don’t like it don’t buy it, these are only two new frames and two new wheel models, not like PB is replacing all aggressive skating frames out of sudden.
And be prepared to see more skaters who are focused on skating faster and doing better lines, than killing the same rail over and over again. In next few years, rollerblading will hopefully reclaim “rolling”… because now aggressive is more like “grindblading”.
I hate to break this to you, but intelligent comments are not for this blog. Please take your thoughtful words and approach somewhere where it can be valued and appreciated. The mutts that tend to populate this arena are more concerned with dissing the things that don’t appease them.
I don’t see why it should be called Carbon 3. It’s more or less just a Carbon 2 with different colors. I guess the strap seems a little different, but I doubt it’s enough to really change how the skate feels.
Rec skating – what lots of newbies on skates is doing, slow, calm ride just for fun.
Fitness skating – skating as form of training to stay fit, skates are of stronger construction than rec ones and have bigger wheels
Speedskating – probably most technologically advanced and biggest community-wise type, focused around speed competition
Quad speedskating – the same as above but on quads (it’s usually slightly slower)
Inline downhill – full armor rocking down steep hills. Usually on 5 wheel frames and durable plastic boots. Speeds up to 110km/h.
Inline alpine slalom – the same thing as on skis, but without snow, on a hill with hard road and using skates with 5-wheeled frames.
Nordic skating – using skates with off-road frames to cover rough terrain. There are also skates that mimic cross country skis for training during summer.
Inline Hockey – name speaks for itself
Artistic figurine skating – mostly done on quads, but on inlines too.
Jam session/shuffle – the thing people practice on quads in skate rinks.
Freestyle slalom – this thing with tricks between cones. Skates are of very strong and stiff construction, but much different than agr. ones
Freeskating/Freeride – parkour of skating – basically aggressive without grinds and with much more speed and few different tricks (slides for example), whole city is playground, it’s rare to skate one spot for more than 15 minutes.
Powerblading – the same as above, but more advanced with simple grinds and stall tricks added.
Aggressive skating – focused on tricks obviously. Rolling is limited by small wheels, but still doable, and nowadays too many kids forget that skates aren’t for grinding only…
And there are lot more combinations of above. Most freestyle slalom skaters flirt with elements of freeride. There are high-jumping contests, slide contests etc. Skating is HUGE sport with lot’s of categories and it’s worth to take a look what’s outside cage of one type of it.