I now know that you change everything on skates from the wheels to the cushions and rarely do you leave a skate standard. I know I've changed my toe stops, bearings and occasionally wheels. I'd like to also change my cushions with a softer on the bottom keeping my mediums on top. That's until I can afford new skates.
This post I'll talk about what I have. In another post I'll talk about what I wish I had or what I'll have when I'm bout ready.
I bought my skates based on the best I could get for what I could afford. I ended up with Suregrip Rebels with Invader plates.
|Mine don't have that bar between the trucks|
I'm pretty happy with the Fugitive wheels that came with the skate although I do feel they stick out a bit when skating in a pack. I tried the mister's Bruisers but they gripped too much for my liking, I like to slide out a bit. When outdoors I have cheap $80 wheels that do the job fine.
I use Bones Reds bearings. They're the best for the price (around $50) and I love them. I noticed a huge difference when I changed my bearings. It probably wasn't the wisest to change them just before my assessment but they're not the reason I failed. That would've be my balance and inability to skate well.
|Bones Reds bearings|
|Gum Ball toe stops|
|TSG and old 187 knee pads|
|Protech Mouth guards come in pretty colours.|
|TSG one hit helmet|
|Tongue is always out!|