INLINE SKATING TECH SCHOOL – SOFT BOOT VS HARD BOOT SKATES VLOG132
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INLINE SKATING TECH SCHOOL – SOFT BOOT VS HARD BOOT SKATES VLOG132

October 21, 2019


now the question is is a hard bood skate
better than a soft bood skate Olá YouTube, my name is Ricardo Lino and I’m a wheel
addict today we’re going to be talking about soft boot skates and hard boot
skates which ones do you think are better while trying to prepare this video I end
up realizing that a lot of people still think that soft bood skate is usually a
more comfortable and less supportive skate and this would obviously be the
opposite which is everyone think that a hard boot skate it’s supposed to be a
lot stiffer a lot more supportive and less comfortable is this the truth I don’t
think so and why do I say it’s not really like a hard boot like stiffer and
more supportive and then the soft boot less supportive and usually more
comfortable well there’s a lot of different types of skate as an example
if you get this skate is the soft boot skate I made a review about these skates
the fusion Raptor woman and these skates are a lot less supportive then these
ones why well the main reason is the shell boot and yes every soft boot skate
also have like the structures skeleton shell if you want to call it and on
these one on the Raptor woman skates on the fusion Raptor there’s a lot less
plastic then on the swell these well as like a strong solid construction in the
back the top of the skate yes both of them have these soft helpers and they’re
supposed to be super comfortable on top but then the heel is not the same this
is supposed to be the the most advanced technology fitness skate on the market
this is a really good fitness skate but not as stiff as the swell so both of
these are soft boot skates but they’re not the same they are a completely
different feeling when scaling and this is just an example other than
these you know like there’s escapes even steeper than these like I don’t have any
power slide towel here but the power slide cow it’s also soft boots Kate but
then the upper materials are not as soft as these these materials are like
somehow they look like running shoes and these will make this skate a little bit
softer but if you have like super strong leathers you don’t even need to go that
far check this if instead of showing you these if I show you these this is the
powers like cut it’s also a softwood skate I would say too soft with ok
because the top is like softly but the materials are a lot stiffer then the
swells and these will already make this skate a little bit more supportive than
these but then there’s other thing that can be different on a softwood if the
construction instead of being a carbon fiber or a plastic composite if it’s
like a carbon skate if the the structure of the softwood skate is carbon then
this skate will be a lot different and usually more supportive of course the
cuff which is this helper part this upper part here can also make a huge
difference if you have like a taller cuff you can have like a soft boot skate
but with the taller cuff and this will make your skin a lot more supportive and
probably still comfortable in this front area but you should know that the foam
that you have inside the skate are usually what makes the skate more
comfortable it’s not really about what’s coming what’s coming on the top now
something cool you want to see what was the first brand making soft boot skate
well there was k2 and I got these pair of key twos these are the k2 fetish and
this was given to me by all South Africans skate legend is a really known
tattoo artist and he gave me these ones to try to film something so maybe if
you’re not so trying to the channel do it now and then sooner or later you’re
going to see me filming something with this case I use the skate with this case
a lot in the late 90s these ones and then the fairy prose and
a few more cages but I haven’t scared em you know what I do know that some tricks
like a backslide which is when you grind on the back foot only using this part
this case were perfect but then there’s not a tricks which are harder with this
so maybe stay tuned you’ll see video of me with these soon outside soon now I
explained you a little bit about soft boots case now let’s talk about hardwood
scape are this case these ones usually the art boot skates are plastic or like
a carbon fiber composite when you look at them most of them they look like
super retro or super old because it’s usually a lot rounder on
top of then you have different models that don’t look as old as these and they
look like they come from 2050 check these ones with all these cuts these
ones are the power slide can and with all beasts cut they really look like to
me they don’t look as old as these but does that matter well I think that’s
just the look of the skate if you’re looking for a specific look then you can
look around for different curves and all these things but most of the times these
cuts they are here for a reason most of the times discuss our ventilation a
hardwood skate it’s usually less ventilated than a soft good skate so
that’s why in Fitness skates or increase Kate
some of the brands they make this cut also these cuts will improve the Flex of
the boot these boot will allow you to make different type of movements with
your food that’s probably with a boot like this super solid you wouldn’t but
this is an aggressive skate on this skate on this boot you want it to be
solid not really stiff not everyone likes a stiff aggressive skates but you
want to trust your aggressive boot so that’s why most of the aggressive skates
they have this solid look even when it’s a soft boot skate usually they were a
solid construction cups are really really important you see that the blue
one as a taller curve these taller cuff will make d skate a lot more steep a lot
more supportive than this see I just gave you two completely different
example like if we go to this power slide fusion Raptor
this case should be super soft not as supportive as these this is
almost the opposite it’s a super supportive sketch still comfortable but
then of course depends on the liner the good thing about this the Hardwick
escapes is that you can change the liner what’s the liner
I made a cheesy tease about liners but if you don’t know where the liner is
liner is that inner boot that you can take on the scale you can take off on
the odd boot scale most of the soft boot case wouldn’t allow it to release so you
can still do the technique their teacher last week you can just get the hard boot
skate put it in a plastic bag put it in a freezer and take the smell away but on
these ones you can just take the liner put it in the washing machine or wash it
by hand if you want and get the skates fresh again now the question is what is
better is the hardwood skate better than a soft put skate is it what’s better in
my opinion depending on what you’re going to do these can be better or these
can be better it all has to do with the use that you’re gonna give to your skate
of course it’s you’re going to be doing distances and if you’re not planning on
hitting your toe area or the upper of your food and if you want your feet to
be able to breathe while you’re skating maybe soft wood would be a cool skate
for you then if you’re going to be doing tricks and if you’re scared of eating
rails and then I think you you’re looking for a heart boot something which
you which will usually last longer with like compression and when you fall and
just grinding all these varying the floor and stuff do you last longer and
sometimes more supportive because these piece cuff is taller but then again it’s
all up to to the youth that you’re going to give to this case something that I
found interesting is in almost every segment of inline skating there’s soft
and art boot skates and there’s really good soft boot skates when it comes to
fitness that’s really good hard boot skates the same with aggressive the same
with other types of KD but did you ever saw a good art boot speed skate I didn’t
if you ever did if you ever saw one let me know like why do you think there was
never a good hard boot speed skate I know that they’re lower but why if you
have the the answer just let me know in the comments I would like to know why
because I couldn’t find a reason for it I mean I think it’s usually because when
you have hardwood skates you have a liner and that liner will take a little
bit of the responsiveness can I say that that liner will take a little bit of the
power transfer that you need to put from your foot to the floor on a speed skate
and they want this cake to be really stiff really but is that it do you think
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  1. LINO! you didn't answer my question from the other day:
    Would the Fatboy liners work well in the classic style remz?

  2. Nice! I've a pair of K2 uptowns closely based on the fatty they feel very stiff and supportive for a softboot. People sometimes say larger/heavier skaters are better with a hard boot..also hard boots are generally heavier?

  3. I have the swell inlineskate with 110mm but they move too much….they are very flexible. I changed the wheels to 80mm and they are now going great.
    I am using the 110mm wheels that came with the swells in hard boots…and they goes really well.

    So i suppose that the configuration you use really change the way you feel the skates

  4. Hey Ricardo great video! I'm having a similar battle with my k2 unnatural. They are so stiff and the cuff is so high that unless I have them really loose at the top I can barely bend my knees. Just wondered if you had tried them and or had any tips in how to get the best out of them or could recommend an alternative for a beginner in aggressive skating.

  5. I always want to know more about both skates. Thanks for the very informative video. The black background made it difficult to see the black inline skate properly as of the others it highlighted their color a bit. Thanks for the upload.
    Skate safe.

  6. Hey Ricardo!
    My name is Nikita and i wanna thank you for all the awesome videos you make, whether they are tutorials, discussions, interviews or just fun stuff.
    I'm myself an aggressive skater, though i only started (mainly soul grind and front side). And i wanna say your passion about all the types of wheels is incredible, your love to all things related wheels pumps me up every time!

    Thank you a lot,
    Wheel addict(minor), Nikita

  7. Can you delete the polish translation because it's so bad. It's translate the SOFT BOOT i SKLEPY BOKINGOWE it means soft boot and booking shop.

  8. Hi Ricardo! I've been skating for many years now but just a year ago i bought my first pair of aggressive skates (Usd sway2). They are great but now Im looking for something different, something faster like triskates. Do you think Kizer Trimax is a good option for me? What do you think about this frame? Btw I love your channel and keep doing a great job!!!

  9. hey lino is this version of sway harder for doing fishbrain and backslide than the normal ones for aggressive skating?

  10. USD Aeon 72 or USD carbon/free(maybe Adapt or Remz) with 72 setup?
    I currently use Aeons, but they are so stiff. Will be carbon/free softer, but still safe? If yes, still safe enought for 76-80mm setup?
    Just learned Makio grind and Im happy – its was the point: fsk or aggressive(powerblading) skates to go next.
    Im almost 29 and its my first season with the inline skates. Also, Im about powerblading/fsk, not grinderblading, so its not about groove on frames.
    P.S. Aeons soleplates wears so fast, and replacement cost a lot: $80 for frame+plate vs $10-20 for normal pates. And since i can do only Makio its wears much faster if i can soul/fs/bs/pornstar/etc… When you slide with both feet.

  11. Thanks for your informative video Lino, as always.
    I started skating recently, with a K2 fit84 (soft). It was very comfortable but I had a hard time staying on center edge. The Velcro strap worn out and I replaced them with the twister80 (hard). Quite uncomfortable, gave me some blisters, had to hear mold the boot and only now, after a month, I am quite comfy. But, from day 1, the center edge was perfect, I noticed a difference in power transfert, and it was very responsive (shorter frame and smaller wheels I guess).
    When I'll be good enough with many sliding stops, I will gladly try those triskates that you love so much 😇.
    Thanks for your great work and dedication

  12. Lino! Your videos are soooo helpful man. Im having some trouble on transitioning forwards to backwards skating. Do you think you can make a tutorial for thay??

  13. is also about weight, every gram count in all skates but especially for speed skates; reduced frontal section to the air, even more important with speed; no resistance of the cuffs to win; … but sure are things you already know 😉 nice videos!

  14. My opinion ill normally pick hard boot so when i do fall the hard boot wont tear up and will take all the damage.

  15. So… thats the reason, why I got a pair of the k2 I'll capo… Many of my friend's hate them… But I love them, because it is the perfect choice between a soft and a hard boot. But I also got my 16 year old USD Thrones, when I really want to shred the park. But again Ricardo…. Another great video 😎👍

  16. Another fine lesson Lino. With this now I can answer why I skate what I skate with confidence. On top of that, I can help others pick their own skates.

  17. I went from a set of Rollerblade Tempest skates which I'm pretty sure are soft-boot skates, to flying eagle hard-boot skates, and I remember how jarring the difference was. The thing that stood out to me was how much more confident I was with my feet with the hard-boot skates. It was crazy though, after 2 to 3 months of getting used to the Flying Eagles, I tried my Rollerblade Tempest skates again and I had no idea how I ever skated in them!

  18. I get you're saying there are lots of factors. And sure, a hard shell boot could be crap. In general, the hard shell skate will generally be more supportive than the soft skate. In the skating world, it's why slalom skaters use a hard boot – they need the support hard shells provide. And in the ski and snowboard world, racers use hard boots – they provide better power transfer and support.

  19. Always loved my softies. K2s, deshis, roces graahls, remz and usd carbons.

    Then i got aeons! Soo amazing compared to every other hard boot I've had (almost all but valos). The only other hard bit I loved was the usd classic thrones

  20. Olá Ricardo! Mais um vídeo que gostei muito. Parece que você leu meu pensamento! Pensei justamente em te perguntar sobre esse tema. Pretendo comprar um patins novo, mas são tantas opções que fica difícil escolher. Estava com dúvida em escolher um Imperial ou Kaze e sua explicação me ajudou muito. Acho que para meu perfil o Kaze será mais adequado, mas a verdade é que existem tantos modelos lindos que dá vontade mesmo é de fazer uma coleção, pena que o bolso não colabora muito. kkkk Enfim… que você continue fazendo ótimos vídeos como esse. Cheers!

  21. Hi Lino, I have the Kaze boot and it's terrible in my inner ankles. Do you have any tricks or tips to help it from digging in the ankle? Thanks.

  22. ciao lino! I really like your videos, really inspiring! its impressive how you can skate everythingfrom aggressive to quad! I Am getting addicted to your vlogs =) can i Have an advice from you?? im really a beginner and absolutely not talented skater, i hate that i need to do 30/40 minutes of car to reach the first and only skatepark. I live in the north east of italy, the right place for skiing, not really for skating (DH maybe). now i roll a pair of rollerblade solo with an antirocker 62mm or a kizer 4×80 mm in street. but, has i said, i can't go to the skatepark everyday so i can't progress how i want to… for me aggressive is the most fun skating but for now i need to improve in street! so what setup should i use?I like the sway,i saw your videos and they seem to be universal skates for aggressive, powerblade and triskate.is it ok for a beginner or should i buy something like the rb 110 3wd or something like a powerslide fr1/fr2/imperial or fila nrk… there are so many skates in the market…. i love seeing you trying all them but i need to go for the cheapest and universal solution so they sway sounds good (120 euros with kizer 4×72).is it maybe similar to the rb solo/fusion?? thaaaaankss man keep on spreading this sport!!!

  23. Love your videos Ricardo! Been getting back into rollerblading and your videos are solving all of the questions I had. Thank you!

  24. im in the proccess of buying some skates. grew up with quads but am thinking about trying inline i have rode on some blade runners of a friend. i think they were cheaoer rec skates. i will mostly be skating in a rink with my kids or speed around the park trails but would like too learn some freestyle moves eventualy. what type/brand would be good for a beginner?

  25. Hey how's it going? I was just want to know if the Tempest 90c a good skate to start off with to train for a half for my marathon? And can I fit the 110 frame on them later? Or is the Swell 125 city better for a marathon beginner?

  26. Kaze Swell Tau, are not comfortable for Ankles. It's not really SOFT boot. I have tried and every one gave me some ankle pain. From Powerslide brand, only HC EVO is good for me. The rest is not enough comfortable for me.

  27. Hey Lino, thanks for your videos. I completed my journey from dummies to absolutely normal skatter… thank you so much.

  28. Hey lino!
    Thank you for the explanation. It was really helpful for me. I really really like your videos! Go on 😀

  29. Just my two cents; I'm an aggressive skater, and for people who think that hard boot skates are uncomfortable, its quite the opposite. Hard boot skates are extremely comfortable and they have great support.

  30. I think I know the answer for the speed skate question. The speed skate technique requires that a few areas are quite hard, noticeably the heel. The remaining of the skate needs to made easier to tight and compress around the speed skater foot. This will allow maximum power transfer from the legs to the wheels. If you do an entire hard boot skate for speed skating, you will most certainly have to use an all carbon construction and have the whole thing molded to the skater feet, which will be unecessarily expensive. Otherwise you will find small gaps of air between the foot and the skate, and these gaps will be responsible for less than optimal power transfer.

    In summary, you reinforce the areas you want to have maximum power transfer and do soft, but tight and well molded areas to wrap around the skater feet. Anything else will waste energy.

  31. I went from slalom in flying eagles to slalom in bont speed skates with seba 80mm frame. Took awhile to even skate right but ankle support is overrated, I feel much freer now. My skates fit in much smaller bags too.

  32. C est le chausson qui fait le confort.
    Mes Seba ont des boots rigides, mais des bon gros chaussons moelleux ! Confort de canapé ! J adore !

  33. Good info, Ricardo! You're like a YouTube encyclopedia dedicated to inline skates. = ) Anyway, been on soft-boot fitness skates (pretty sure). New skater, but I've already decided that I'd like to try more like slalom / aggressive / artistic / inline skate dancing / jamming (not sure what the last one's technically called). A bit tough for me to balance so far on the outside edge of one skate, but I'm working on it, even though the soft boot makes me feel like my foot may be slipping a skosh — a skosh floppy in the boot. (I do my best to lace 'em down well. I can only get my soft boots laced down so far, so I have to compensate by really working on my balance. Probably for the best, really. ; ) Would love to upgrade later on to more of a freeskate I can spin on. Been trying that a little — just a little — already on my soft-booted fitness skates, and I love it! = D

  34. Hey Lino what up dude?! Do those aggressive skates fit bigger wheels like 70mm? That kizer looks like a big frame! How much are those?

  35. I remember growing up.. roces were the main brand. Wonder if they're still around? That was probably the last set of hard boots I had.. as most of mine are for hockey. Or were. So just a typical hockey skate boot by CCM.

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