It took a couple weeks (felt like years!) before I was able to go through a whole practice without having to concentrate on my skates, but after I got used to them they felt more like an extension of my body than tools used to get around the track. It was wonderful, yet it was nothing compared to when I got my new Vertigo boots.
|Vertigo Series of Boots|
When you get these boots, they come with special bags which are used to heat them up in a pot of boiling water before molding them to your feet. This unique system makes it so there is little to no break-in period. When you couple these boots with the Pilot plate system, you get a super light weight and responsive pair of skates.
The hardest thing for me to get used to with my new Q-6 skates with Pilot Falcon plates was that it felt like I was skating with nothing on my feet. Think ballerina slippers with Juke wheels and Bionic Super Stopper toe stops...glorious.
|Vertigo Q-4 Boots with Pilot Plates and Atom Lowboy Wheels|
2N1 Skate Shoppe just received a huge shipment of Vertigo boots for skaters to try on or purchase. Vertigo boots are sized about half a size larger than women's shoes, so if you normally wear size 8, you will most likely need size 7.5 Vertigo boots. If you are not able to make it to the shoppe and want to try the boots on before you buy, 2N1 has been known to ship boots to skaters to try on (with collateral, of course).
Now I know you keep coming back for my witty take on Roller Derby gear, but I know giving away stuff also helps to pique your interest...I don't plan on letting you down. We have a few items stashed in the shoppe to give away and are working on getting more. Right now a helmet, bearing tool, wheels, and bearings are just waiting to be given away...all in due time.
If you are interested in a product, whether it be brand new or something that has been around the track a few times, let me know and I'll not only test it out and review it, but also try to get some to give away. The more readers I have, the more items I'll be able to get to give away so please share this with your friends.
Until we skate again,