“ Manufacturer: R77 / Type: Roller Skates „
I have been thinking about getting a pair of rollerblades for myself for a fairly long time. I used to be quite good with them, and i do enjoy doing things like ice skating and so on. Also i have realised lately that i don't really have a hobby at all, and so the stage was set. I walked into JJB, and saw they had 2 pairs of rollerskates on half price. One of them were these ones for 25 pounds after the sale, the other were 50 quid. Now i was a bit worried to spent 50 quid on something that may just end up in the bin, so i opted for the cheaper ones, tried them on in store, and they felt like they fit me fine.
I got these rollerblades, and i put them on to take them out for the first time. I barely got past 100 metres past my front drive, and i wasn't entirely sure what was going on. My right leg could move fine, by something was wrong with the left. At first i though maybe i was just rusty, but by around 50m i realised that the boot and wheels were not correctly attached! The wheels were no straight, and would flex away from the boot, so there was no way to put down any power on the left foot, and all the power was lost! I was so dissappointed. I returned the skates to JJB who took it back (good on them), but the whole event has put me off buying a pair of rollerskates, as it seems to get one to work i need to pay a lot, and as its quite hilly, and the paths quite bumpy near where i live, i doubt i will get my moneys worth. Thus instead i plan to get powerisers or something like that instead.
In summary, i give these 1/5. They didn't do what they said on the box, and yes they are cheap at 25 quid, but essentially it was 25 quid for nothing, actually making them very expensive. Sorry there is not more of a review, but they literally broke that quickly. I think the problem is with the boot itself, the plastic is very flimsy, and although on the box this is marketed as soft boot for comfort or something, it actually means the skates are useless.