Hello everyone! I´m new here, in fact I only heard about powerblading last night! I used to skate a lot using some k2 Il Capos which I bought but then I largely switched to using my friends Twisters before he sold them. I had my blades stolen about a year ago (who the hell steals inline skates??? no one freaking blades where I live!) and was looking for some new skates. I was really interested in getting some freeskate skates after seeing so many videos of people freeskating. I spent most of my time skating (when I had my skates) around the city, down hills, and doing some slides with friends, but never really anything big. My skates (the K2s) were actually a poor choice on my part and severely limited me. I wanted to try out slalom but my friend sold his skates before I had the chance so I don´t know too much about that either.
The main crux of my indecision is that I want to know my limitations.
If I get some powerblades:
-Will I still be able to do some slides? (powerslides, hockey stops, j-slides, etc)
-Will I be able to commute rapidly? (skating is one of my favorite methods of transport <3)
-Will I be able to slalom? (probably not, better question: is it even worth my time?)
I´m kind of tight on cash right now as I just splurged on a lot of school supplies (enginneering books are hella expensive)so I was wondering what an inexpensive setup might be? I'm new to the whole interchangeable parts thing since I never did aggressive, but I'm really interested in the Xsjados. They seem extremely convenient but it seems that I can only find 3 types? Maybe I'm looking in the wrong places. Thank you so much for your feedback guys! I'm really eager to try this style especially if it opens up more possiblities in routes to take(off flights of stairs and such).
Thanks again guys!
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