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Sure-Grip GT-50 Roller Skates Review

Brief History

Sure-Grip have been making roller skates for a long time, and the GT-50 is one of their long-running models. It is aimed at beginners and recreational skaters, and has been refined over the years to be a skate that you can trust to perform without any hitches.

Previously it was available in black or white models, and as of last year, it is now also available in grey, making it the only entry level skate available in that colour.

Sure-Grip GT-50 Black Recreational / Beginner Derby Roller SkatesSure-Grip GT-50 Grey Recreational /  Beginner Derby Roller SkatesSure-Grip GT-50 White Recreational / Beginner Derby Roller Skates

Top Up of 187 Fly Knee Pads and Wrist Guards

We received a top up this week of the popular 187 Fly Knee Pads and 187 Standard Black Wrist Guards. Unfortunately we are all out of XL knee pads already, but all other sizes are in stock and good to go.

Check them out below:

187 Killer Knee Pads - Fly Model187 Killer pads - Wrist Guards

Crazy Skates 718 Recreational Inline Skates Review

Brief History

Crazy 718 Inline SkatesThe Crazy 718 inline skate replaces the Crazy 700 inline skate. The new boot is tougher and more comfortable at the same time. The biggest difference visually is the colour, the new 718 is grey, white and gold. Spec wise though it picked up faster bearings and bigger wheels.

Crazy Skates VXi Roller Skates Review

Brief History

Crazy VXi Roller Skates have come a long way since they were first released.

Crazy VXi Roller SkatesThe Crazy VXi is the successor of the Crazy VX which featured a metal plate and was in fact the only low cut skate to feature a metal plate at the entry level price point (the only other one that I'm aware of is the Riedell RW Wave, a high top boot).

With the release of the VXi, the metal plate was replaced by a light weight nylon plate and the round toe stop that was featured on all Crazy skates was replaced by the non-marking Arrow toe stop.

All New Riedell Dart Roller Skate Colours - Light Blue, Green and Purple

Three new Riedell Dart colours have arrived. These roller skates are now available in four colours: light blue, green and purple in addition the original black.

The boot construction remains the same, and all three new colours come with new wheels that feature matching hub colours.

Check out the photos below and stay tuned for a review on these entry level recreational cross derby skates from Riedell:

Riedell Dart Light Blue Roller SkatesRiedell Dart Green Roller SkatesRiedell Dart Purple Roller Skates

Creature "Totally Oz-Some" in Australia Video

Did you catch them while they were here?

The video from Creatures recent tour in Aus has been released on YouTube by Strangenotes featuring the likes of Darren Navarette, Willis Kimbel, Al Partanen, Chris Russell and others as they hit up some of our best bowls! Check it out:

Riedell Dart Black Junior Derby and Recreational Roller Skates

Riedell, one of the world's leading roller skate manufacturers has for some time produced the number one entry level skate, the Riedell R3. They now bring to you the black Riedell Dart, a new entry level skate aimed at bringing the quality you expect to the junior derby and entry level recreational market in a more affordable skate.

These skates feature a synthetic leather boot and new Riedell Dart wheels, with the same Powerdyne Thrust Nylon plate and Midi Grippers that you can find on the more expensive Riedell R3 skates!

Find out more about it here!

Riedell Dart Black Roller Skates

Early Skateboard Wheels New Years Top Up

We've got stacks of new stock of your favourite Early Skateboards Wheels to keep you rolling through the holidays and new years! We're loaded up with Light and Dark 69mm Bluey wheels, 70mm Swampy wheels and both the green and yellow Gnarly wheels!

Early Skateboards Dark Blueys 69mm Skateboard Wheels

Early Skateboards Dark Blueys 69mm Skateboard Wheels

Early Skateboards Light Blueys 69mm Skateboard Wheels

Early Skateboards Light Blueys 69mm Skateboard Wheels

Early Skateboards Swampys 70mm Skateboard Wheels

Early Skateboards Swampys 70mm Skateboard Wheels

Early Skateboards Gnarlys 65mm Green Skateboard Wheels

Early Skateboards Gnarlys 65mm Green Skateboard Wheels

Early Skateboards Gnarlys 65mm Yellow Skateboard Wheels

Early Skateboards Gnarlys 65mm Yellow Skateboard Wheels

 

187 Pro Derby Knee Pads In Stock

The new 187 Pro Derby Knee Pads have arrived in Australia at last and we've got our first carton of stock! These pads are designed specifically for roller derby and are slimmer than the standard pro model 187 Killer Pads while still providing top notch knee protection.

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