|: I finally have my old school speed skates that I never put together last winter since my knee hurt doing cross overs. Now my knee is fine and my arm is OK! I love the older version leather. Its too bad these have such a large heel because I would love these as vert skates too. I made alterations to snug the heel and notches to the tongue but these fit me pretty good. My idea of speed skates with soccer shoes didnt work out well as a decent counter is needed on turns.
: My first roll is tomorrow. So playing it safe by going to the rink. I will wear the small protec knee pads, my brace probably and my kiddie elbows just in case a kid tries to slam me. I dont want to feel I have to put my hands down. So rather look silly and be safe.
good luck and be careful
cheers, h .