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Inline-skates tests and reviews

Each year, online-skating.com is testing dozens of roller-skates, decks, frames, wheels and accessories in all practices of roller-skating. Our tests and reviews are written ​​by skaters specialists in their field: inline speed-skating, roller street or even rink-hockey or roller-derby ...

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Freeride skating

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Testing The Powerslide Imperial Megacruiser Pro 125

The Powerslide Imperial Megacruiser Pro 125 is the flagship of the German brand for Freeride Skating with three wheels. We tested the model, which is meant to rise the common standard.

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Fitness skating

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Testing the Swell 110 Fitness Skates by Powerslide

Following the logic of their 3-Wheeler concept, Powerslide launches the Swell range, with skate models designed for intensive fitness skating, available in 3x100, 3x110 and 3x125 mm. We have tested the middle model, the Swell 110. Feedbacks...

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Speed-skating

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Testing the Bont CXXV 3x125 mm Frames

With its new wheels with aluminum hubs, Bont also launches its new 3x125 mm speed skating frame, the CXXV or 125 in roman numerals. Test…

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Speed-skating

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Testing the Bont / MPC Red Magic Hardcore 125 mm Wheels

Bont has been working in partnership with MPC for many years. The Australian brand has just released a brand new model of 125 mm wheel with aluminum hub. We got a set and here are our impressions...

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Speed-skating

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Testing the 110 mm MPC Turbo Training Speed Skating Wheels

The OLS team has tested for you a set of MPC Turbo Training speed skating wheels, a dual density wheel at a reasonable price...

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Aggressive skating

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Testing the Trigger Rainbows Julien Cudot

After a quick overview, it's now time to have a closer look at the Trigger Rainbow skates and put them to the acid test. The first tests were promising, what about the long run ? Can this French pro-model compete with the international market ?

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Speed-skating

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Testing the Vi Alu 3x125 mm Speed Skating Frame by Powerslide

The OLS team goes on with the testing of 3x125 mm speed skating frames. This time, we're focusing on the Powerslide Vi Alu...

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Fitness skating

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Testing the FlipBelt sports belt

You don't always have pockets to carry the few accessories you need. Back in time you would go for pockets in the back, now there's also a new alternative with the FlipBelt. Testing...

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Speed-skating

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Testing the Powerslide Triple X 3x125 mm Speed Skating Frame

The FIRS has just authorized the use of 3x125 mm frames (and wheels) on marathons, for junior, senior and master categories. This set-up is spreading little by little amongst long distance competitors and lovers. We got hold of Powerslide's latest creation: the Triple X 3x125 mm frame. Feedbacks...

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Speed-skating

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MPC PM XT-02 speed skating wheel test

We got hold of a set of MPC PM XT-02 110 mm speed skating wheels. This speed skating model is made by the American company MPC, in collaboration with X-Tech. Here are our impressions...

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Freeride skating

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Testing the X35 Freeride Skates by Roces

Roces sent us their latest skate model designed for urban practice, freeskate and slalom. After several months of testing, here are our conclusions...

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Slalom skating

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Testing the Pleasure Tool Frame by Powerslide

Powerslide sent us their new 'Pleasure Tool' slalom frame. Under that suggestive name hides a 3x110 mm model, suitable for slalom and for regular urban skating.

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rollerski/skiroll

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Testing the Nordic Skating Gloves by Powerslide

Looking for thin and light gloves for speed skating in the summertime, we found a pair of nordic skating gloves at Pierre Qui Roule, a shop in Bordeaux. Here are our impressions...

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Freeride skating

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Testing the 80 mm Matter Glow skate wheel

Matter and Powerslide have launched a phosphorescent wheel on the market. We got a set from the Parisian shop HawaiiSurf. Gadget or safety device in its own right? Test...

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Speed-skating

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Testing the 125 mm RollX XDual Wheel

The market of 125 mm speed skating wheels is expending rapidly, month after month, with more and more new models. RollX strikes hard in releasing a new model that is as light as a 110 mm wheel. Verdict...

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Speed-skating

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Testing the EOSkates 3x125 mm Frames

The 3x125 mm is on a roll in speed and long distance skating. After Powerslide, It's EOSkates' turn to take up the segment in launching a range of 3 frames of different lengths. We have tested the 12.8'' for you...

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Freeride skating

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Testing the Roll'X Freeride Wheel

The French brand Roll'X is famous in speed skating but they know how to diversify in other disciplines, like roller hockey and freeride. We had the opportunity of testing the 80 mm freeride model in 85A...

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Speed-skating

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Testing the Hunter skating suits

The speed skating suit brand got itself noticed last year thanks to the many victories of the French Team during the World Championships of Speed Skating in Rosario, Argentina. The manufacturer sent us a sample...

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Off-road skating

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Testing the Skike V7 Fix Cross Skates

Skike presents a whole range of roller skis / nordic off-road and road skates. We took a pair of V7 Fix Crosses to get a breath of fresh air on dirt paths. Verdict...

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Slalom skating

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Testing the Seba High Light Carbon

The Seba High Light Carbon is the high range version of the popular Seba High Light. It has the same simple design, with a carbon base for the shell. How efficient is this new model? Does it make the difference in the Seba collection and does it compete with the Hardcore Evo by Powerslide? Verdict...

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Long distance skating

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Testing the Seba Marathon 110

Seba took their time to enter the market of long distance skating. The French brand started with freeskate, slalom and then fitness before taking the leap. We had the opportunity of testing the Seba Marathon 110. Impressions...

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Slalom skating

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Testing the Seba Street Invaders 84A Wheels

Seba equip all of their urban skating models with the Street Invaders. They are available in different colors and diameters. Those wheels have imposed themselves in shops as well as in skatecross and slalom competitions. We have tested several colors to give you a more precise verdict...

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Fitness skating

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Testing the 110 mm Powerslide Fothon LED wheels

It has been a while since a new LED wheel had entered the market. Powerslide rushes in with the Fothons LED wheels, available in 72 to 120 mm. Testing...

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Long distance skating

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Testing the X-Glow Black reflective/light-emitting vest

The Ligne Droite shop, specialized in speed skating, has diversified with the years, also opening to products designed for long distance skating. They provided us with a reflective/light-emitting vest by Uglow, the X-Glow Black, designed for night practice...

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Slalom skating

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Testing the 2015 Rollerblade Twister Pro

In 2015, Rollerblade renews its slalom model, the Twister 80, and designs an enhanced version, the Twister Pro. Announcing the Twister with a new frame, different colors and a quality liner, Rollerblade has intended to take into consideration the flaws of the previous editions. Verdict...

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Long distance skating

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Testing the U-Road Sport Uglow retro-reflective/luminous vest

Ligne Droite sent us a yellow vest equipped with retro-reflective strips and a luminous device by Uglow for us to test it. It can prove to be particularly useful for night skate staff skaters or to safely skate in solo in the dark. Testing the U-Road Sport…

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Speed-skating

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Testing the Cadomotus Comp TR-5 3x125/4x110mm Speed Skating Frame

Cadomotus anticipated the doubts of the skaters hesitating to take the plunge and invest into 3x125 mm speed skating frames, in offering a 3x125/4xx110mm hybrid model of frame, a good idea that we couldn't wait testing...

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Speed-skating

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Testing the 110 mm 86A Atom Matrix Plus

Atom starts the year with a great rush in launching a 14€ dual density wheel: The brand-new Matrix Plus is available in 100 and 110 mm. We had the opportunity to test the biggest diameter of the two. Here are our impressions...

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Speed-skating

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Testing the 125 mm Matter One20Five F1 Speed Skating Wheel

Powerslide pushes the decision-making bodies of the FIRS, the International Federation of Roller Sports, to accept diameters of 125 mm just like the 110's at the time. Matter designed the One20Five, a 125 mm wheel available in three hardnesses. We have tested the F1...

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Speed-skating

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Testing the DMB ceramic ball bearings

Winter rain launches the subject of bearing maintenance. In order to reduce the time of dismantling, cleaning, oiling... ceramic bearings quickly come to mind. We bought DMB ceramic ball bearings to see how they put up with bad weather...

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Speed-skating

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Testing the Rogelli Peak gloves

We made the most of discounts to buy Rogelli Peak gloves on skate-dump.nl. This model is rather designed for mild weather practice. Here are our impressions...

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Freeride skating

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Testing the Powerslide Defcon Dual Density 80 mm Wheel

We got a set of 80 mm Powerslide Defcon Dual Density freeskate wheels. Powerslide was one of the first brands to design a double density model for urban practice. Testing with Luc Bourdin...

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Speed-skating

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Testing the Atom Luigino backpack

Earlier in 2014, we had tested the Atom Luigino trolley. Today, we're presenting you the backpack. Here is our verdict after 8 months of daily use...

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Slalom skating

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Testing the 2014 Seba High

We had tested the first version of the Seba High, released in 2005, then the 2008 model, a version at the origin of the current design. In almost a decade, the French brand, Seba, has regularly updated its initial model. Are we served with an improved version of the Seba High or with a mere marketing update? Verdict...

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Long distance skating

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Testing the 2014 Fila M110

The Fila M100 is a classic of the brand. Online-Skating presents the test of the Fila key-model with a 4x110 mm wheel set-up. This skate is essentially designed for long distance skating. Impressions...

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Speed-skating

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Testing the Luigino Challenge speed skating boots

We have entrusted Thierry Feutrier with a pair of Luigino Challenge speed skating boots for a few months of testing. Here are his feedbacks on those boots, a model that is still little known, yet offering very nice assets…

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Aggressive skating

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Testing the Xsjado Dustin Werbeski aggressive skates

Bobor presents his conclusions on the Xsjado Dustin Werbeski, a model of aggressive skates mounted in Powerblading, that is to say with a frame for wheels with big diameter. Feedbacks…

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rollerski/skiroll

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Testing the Powerslide XC Skeletons

After the test of the XC Paths two seasons ago, we're presenting you a new Nordic / All-Terrain Skate test. Powerslide proposes the XC Skeleton, an adjustable model for which you can use your own shoes...

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Aggressive skating

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Testing the Kaltik Flat aggressive frames

While freestyle frames are everywhere, some of us are overwhelmed by a rush of nostalgia and go back to those good old flat set-ups (with all four wheels touching the ground). It is the case of Sno, who tested for us the Kaltik Flat aggressive frames…

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Fitness skating

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Testing the Cardiff Skate Co. S1 / S2

OLS presents quite an atypical model today! During the ISPO, the outdoors sports show that takes place every year in Munich, we discovered the Cardiff Skate Co. brand, which produces an attachable three-wheeled skate model. Focus…

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Roller-derby

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Testing the 59 mm / 80 A Juice Jolt Wheel

In 2013, Powerslide launched a new wheel range called 'Juice', dedicated to roller derby. Here is the test of the Juice Jolt model in actual derby use. The wheel is soft with a small diameter...

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Speed-skating

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Testing the 100 and 110 mm Atom Matrix Wheels

After the testing of the Atom Boom, let's test another set of wheels by the same brand. Here are our feelings on the Atom Matrix, a versatile model in both 100 and 110 mm…

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Speed-skating

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Testing the Atom Boom 110 mm XXFirm Wheels

We entrusted two sets of Atom Boom 110 mm XXFirm wheels to our testers and to two elite skaters. With EOSkates as its new distributor, Atom's comeback will not go unnoticed in France, Germany and Switzerland. The Boom has some serious assets...

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Inline-hockey

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Testing the Oxelo XLR Pro Model Hockey Stick

Jérémy Défossez, coach and player for Lyon's Road Runners, has tested the new XLR Pro Model Hockey Stick, the high-end model by Oxelo, Decathlon's skating brand. Feedbacks…

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All

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Testing the Luigino Atom Trolley

It's a first on OLS, testing a trolley! Such a companion has become a key-accessory for traveling skaters. We had the opportunity to test the Luigino Atom model...

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Aggressive skating

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Testing the Seba C.J. Wellsmores

Seba kept us waiting for more than a year before unveiling his new aggressive skate model: the C.J. Wellsmore. The French brand has already established its pedigree in slalom and freeskate. Now it also tackles aggressive skating and doesn't do things by half.

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Speed-skating

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Testing Rollerblade's Powerblade GTR 110

We had the huge privilege of getting a pair of the brand-new key-model of Rollerblade's 2014 collection: the Powerblade GTR 110, an innovating speed skating model with its frame mounting system. Here are our impressions on the specimen...

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Roller-derby

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Testing the Bont Hybrid Package Quad Skates

The test of the day is that of a derby/speed skating Bont quad skate. Called Hybrid Package, it is made up of a heat moldable boot and a nylon plate. Let's see what it's worth...

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Fitness skating

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Testing the 2013 Powerslide Gamma

The Powerslide Gamma is an entry range model of the German brand. It is a fitness skate destined to beginners and leisure skaters. Testing...

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Fitness skating

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Testing the 2013 S255 Roces

Let's finish our Roces skate testing session with the S255. It is a skate dedicated to beginner and intermediate skaters for recreational skating. Let's check what those skates are made of…

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Roller-derby

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Testing the AMP Juice Wheel (62*38 mm, 91A)

In 2013, Powerslide launched a new range of 'Juice' wheels dedicated to roller derby. We have put a set in the care of a player in order to collect his feelings…

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Roller-derby

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Testing the Sure Grip Avenger plate

The Avenger quad plate by Sure Grip is one of the most popular plates on the roller derby market. Two versions exist: aluminum (black) and magnesium (white). We have tested them to get better acquainted…

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Long distance skating

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Testing the 2013 Roces Labs

It's been a while since the Labs have been eying us up... and Roces has finally sent us a test pair! It is a model designed for treks and long distance. Let's see how much power the 2013 Roces Labs have under the hood to stand out from that already well-stocked skating niche...

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Fitness skating

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Testing the 2013 Roces Gymnasiums

Here is a new skate test in the range of fitness skates. We chose the Roces Gymnasiums: It is a model suitable for beginners or occasional skaters who practise on short or medium distance. Let's dissect it together...

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Fitness skating

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Test: Oxelo Sneak In

Oxelo, the brand distributed by Decathlon sports megastore, sent us a new model of step-in skates for testing. To put it simple it is a pair of skates that can be used with your own shoes. Here are our impressions on that newcommer...

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Freeride skating

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Test Roces Metropolis 2013

The Roces Metropolis is intended to practice freeskate and slalom. This model appeared in Roces lines 2011. We have put the 2013 version on to give you our impressions ...

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Aggressive skating

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Test : Valo JJ 13

For its 10th anniversary, Valo unveiled its first aggressive skate of the season on a carbon basis. It sports the colors of Jon Julio: black and white. A model with clean lines and a some new features...

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Aggressive skating

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Test Valo V13

For its tenth anniversary, Valo has decided to release a new edition of the mythical Roces Majestic 12. For the occasion, Valo has made ​​some changes to this bestseller and introduced the Valo V13. OLS has tested this version for you. Here are our feedbacks ...

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Aggressive skating

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Test: aggressive skating - Bake frames

It is never easy for a new brand to enter on the aggressive skating market. However, four riders from Liverpool (United Kingdom): Andy Birch, Alex Brunton, Ash Gavin and Jordan Jones launched a new concept: Bake frames...

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Artistic skating

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Test: Rio Jive quad skates

We tested a first pair of Rio quad skates in 2012. The British brand sent us a new model called "Jive". It has some improvements over its predecessors...

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Freeride skating

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Test: Freestyle and Swift Doop Skates

Powerslide has just launched a brand new range of skates with which you can wear your own shoes. We had the opportunity to try the Doop Freestyles and Swifts…

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Hybrids

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Comparative test: Powerslide Vi SUV Vs. Rollerblade Coyote

After 15 years of a relative sleep, the market of all-terrain skating experiences a second youth in 2012, with the arrival of new models. Here is a comparison between the newborn Powerslide Vi SUV and its ancestor, the famous Rollerblade Coyote.

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Aggressive skating

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Testing the Xsjado 2.0

We will have been waiting for them for more than two years… Hoped for their launching in February 2012, then in September, but here they are at last, the new Xsjados! A feedback by the Online-Skating team on that new opus…

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Hybrids

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Testing all-terrain skates: Powerslide Vi SUV

After 15 years of a relative sleep, the market of all-terrain skating experiences a second youth in 2012, with the arrival of the Powerslide Vi SUV, a skate with very similar characteristics to those of the Coyote, but benefiting from a great number of technological improvements...

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Aggressive skating

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Testing the Youth Airliner frames

« Youth, we are the frameworks co. » This is how Chris Farmer, Chris Haffey and Jon Julio introduced their new brand of frame. Knowing the three skaters, we could expect a mix of all that is currently done, but better. Let’s discover together what the Youth Airliner frames are worth…

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Speed-skating

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Test: MPC Black Widow Wheels (100 and 110 mm)

Cadomotus sent us two sets of MPC Black Widow wheels, one 100 and one 110mm with "Firm" and "X-Firm" hardness. We gave a set to Raphaël Planelles and we kept the other one in order to cross-check our opinions.

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Slalom skating

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Testing the 2012 Powerslide Hardcore Evo

Last year, we tested the 2011 Powerslide Hardcore Evo, which already had quite a good potential for slalom skating. Here is the test of the 2012 version, which shows a few improvements, by Kenshin83 who had already skated with those skates in 2010...

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Aggressive skating

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Test: Aggressive Skating USD Carbon 4 Boot

USD loves its concept of carbon skate: it is available in several versions and it is renewed constantly. Proof here with this new version of the Carbon 4 which unveils lots of changes compared to the previous models with the arrival of a new liner…

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Aggressive skating

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Test: Aggressive skate, the Valo TV3

Valo unveils the third model of its roller team: the TV. With time, the entry-level of the brand already saw its cuff reduced and its liner become more comfortable. What does the third section hold?

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Speed-skating

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Test: 110 mm 85 A Bont Mayhem Wheels

After the new 2012 Bont Black Ops, OLS has tested the 2012 Bont Mayhem speed skating wheels, a model designed for outdoor practice on varied road and bank track…

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Long distance skating

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Test: Powerslide "Vi 100" (2012)

The "Vi 100" has just arrived in the shops after several months of waiting. Discovery of that skate designed to sporty cruising and long distance…

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Aggressive skating

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Test : Kizer Powerblade frames and wheels

Online-skating.com had to test that curious product released at the beginning of the year, which mixes aggressive skating and freeskating. The principle is simple: an aggressive-typed frame equipped with bigger wheels. Testing the Powerblades...

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Speed-skating

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Test: Bont Black Ops 110mm wheels

The year 2012 is placed under the sign of novelty among wheel manufacturers. Bont recently unveiled a new 110 mm wheel: the Black Ops. We tested it in its different hardnesses. Overview ...

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Fitness skating

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Test : Kryptonics Classic K 70 mm 80 A quad skate wheels

That is a first on OLS! After several years of inline skate wheels testing, let's start with a big diameter model: the Kryptonics Classic K 70 mm 80 A...

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Speed-skating

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Test: Roll’X X-Dual Speed Skating Wheels

All the brands of speed skating wheels are currently repositioning themselves in order to measure up to the competition, and Roll’X is no exception. The French company unveiled its brand new model of bi-density wheel at the Three Tracks Race. The new wheel comes and shakes up the supremacy of the big teams. Testing the Roll’X X-Dual…

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Roller-derby

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Test : Anarchy Havoc Roller Derby Quad Skates

Today, low-end quad skates are quite popular. The discipline is booming and lots of girls have a go at derby without having ever skated before. They don’t want to invest in mid-range or up market models right away and go towards skates around 100€. The Anarchy Havoc fits the criteria...

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Aggressive skating

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Test: Shima Skate Manufacturing Marc Moreno

Last year, Brian Shima put an end to Nimh to take care alone of his own skating brand. New models "made in Shima" were brought out under the single SSM. We got our hands on a pair of Shima skates manufacturing Marc Moreno at Hawaii Surf shop…

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Speed-skating

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Test: Bont Wheels - G3 110 mm 84A

Bont launched its G3 wheel a few years ago. This versatile model dedicated to speed-skating is used in many standard skates of the Australian brand. We tested the 110mm 84A version for you ...

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Aggressive skating

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Test: USD VII Carlos Pianowski 2012

For now, the USD range is one of largest available on the market ... OLS decided to take a look at one of its entry-level models: The Seven Pianowski is far from being repulsive! In addition, it is a pro model, Let's test it ...

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Aggressive skating

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Test: Rollerblade Solo Trooper 2012

Rollerblade sent us a pair of its all new RB Solo Trooper 2012. This model should be available on the market in the coming months. This entry level skate has serious assets...

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Artistic skating

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Test: the SFR Rio quad skates

The SFR Rio quad skates are the best-selling traditional skates in Great Britain, thanks to their disco looks. Let’s see what they are made of!

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Artistic skating

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Test: the SFR Cosmic quad skates

This is a big first on OLS! We tested a pair of quad skates dedicated to artistic skating. We received a pair or “Cosmic” from SFR, the Britannic brand: a basic model at a very competitive price...

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Aggressive skating

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Test : USD Carbon Free Richie Eisler

The USD Carbon Free Richie Eisler has already been released a few months ago but we had not had the opportunity to wear it yet. It differs from the rest of the Carbon range: its shell is made of plastic to get a more affordable price. Test by Bobor...

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Speed-skating

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Test: Bont A-Frame 3x110 mm

Bont released the "A-Frame" a few months ago. Its name comes from the "A" design used to strenghen the frame. It hosts 3 wheels of 110mm. This product is dedicated to children who wishes to skate with large diameter wheels or long distance skaters looking for lightness. We tested it for you ...

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Fitness skating

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Test: Seba GTX 84

Faithful to its principles, Seba has gradually diversified its lines in different practices of roller-skating. The French brand deepened its range over the years. The Seba GTX 84 follows the same logic. This skate is the entry level of the GT...

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Aggressive skating

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Test: Valo Light J.J.

Jon Julio introduced his new carbon skate as a revolution in the world of skating as well as for Valo. 500g lighter, a better liner and a new soulplate for a skate that keeps all the advantages of the old models. But seeing the result even the fans of the brand are dubious. However, we’d rather put the skates on and get our own idea about them…

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Aggressive skating

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Test: Xsjado Chris Farmer

Every year, we all want to change skates. Your budget being limited, you browse the promotions and sometimes wait for the sales to equip yourself. I have made the most of the period to get a pair of Xsjado Chris Farmer with Create Originals frames on a flat set-up.

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All

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Test: Petzl Tikka XP ®² headlamp

Rollerenligne.com does not only test pairs of roller-skates. Today, we focus on a very useful accessory for the long roller-skating rides and night trainings. We tested the Petzl Tikka XP ®² headlamp...

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Speed-skating

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Test : H2 EOSkates 3x110/1x100mm Carbon frame

Skating with yet non-widely used equipment is always pleasant, as you’re sure not to be influenced by hearsay. We already had to deal with a couple of carbon frame models of EO Skates, including the Diablo and the Sprint, but 2011 marks a turning point for the brand of Alsace with the arrival of three new models. Here is the test of the 3x110 and 1x100mm H2 frame…

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All

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Test: Seba Nano Socks

It’s not always easy to find a good pair of socks for skating. In general, except from the Decathlon products, there is no real alternative amongst the big brands. This year, Seba launches a model of socks which deserves a closer look: the Nano socks…

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Speed-skating

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Test : Wheels - MPC Road War Firm 110 mm

The Road War MPC got talked about a lot recently: the broken cores were all over the internet forums. Nevertheless these wheels remain amongst the most used models by skaters in international championships. Dissection of a multifaceted wheel...

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Aggressive skating

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Test: Razors Horn 2011

Razors made ​a risky bet: keep a plastic shell while making it lighter. This is the basic principle of all Razors SL ("Super Light") which are lighter than the Genesis or Cults. We had the chance to test the pro model Stephan Horn. After a few months of testing, here are our conclusions...

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Speed-skating

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Test : 3PF 4x110mm Bont Frames

The Australian brand has been leading its own technological revolution for several months, proposing a new frame model compatible with 2 or 3 points, the 3PF Bont Frame. Available in 4x110mm and 4x100mm, it could enable Bont to increase its market share. Test of a model that has lots of trump cards...

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Speed-skating

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Test: Twincam ILQ-X MR2 Bearings

Since the arrival of the micro-bearings in the early 2000's, few technological innovations followed. At the end of 2008, Twincam proposed a new product destined to speed skating: the ILQ-X MR2. This model has been revised since then, and we had the opportunity to have the new version in our hands thanks to EO Skates. (New) try...

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All

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Test: G-Form Impact knee pads

Knee pads prevent from burns and wounds most of the time, but they are few to limit the effects of an undesirable impact with the ground (i.e. a fall). Recently we have discovered a new type of protective gear made with Poron...

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Slalom skating

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Test: Powerslide Hardcore Evo

At last, Powerslide unveils the new version of the Hardcore Evo, a model mainly dedicated to slalom-skating. Lots of skaters were waiting for this 3rd opus, after the 2009 and 2010 versions. It has just arrived in the French shops for Spring 2011. We obtained the skates in order to test them. Here are our impressions...

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Slalom skating

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Test : Seba KSJ by Chloe Seyres

Testing skates is never easy. You can get very different conclusions according to the testers. We thus decided to compare our test with Chloe Seyres's remarks. The international skater gives her opinion about the Seba KSJ (Kim Sung Jin) Skates...

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Slalom skating

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Test : Kim Sung Jin Slalom Skates

Sometimes you really feel lucky to work in RoL, for example when you call a brand (Seba) to ask them to test their products (in this case the KSJ) and when they answer on the phone "No problem, I'm sending one to you". After the iGoR skates, RoL had the opportunity to try on the second top-skate of Universkate in the colours of Kim Sung Jin, the Korean champion...

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Freeride skating

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Test : Seba Freeskate gloves

The firm widens its panel year by year. From one single key-skate, the Seba High, the brand proposes today complete ranges of skates, but also of protective gear. We managed to get a pair of freeskate gloves with changeable palm protection. Test...

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Hybrids

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All-terrain Skating: Testing the Powerslide XC Path

We too rarely test all-terrain and nordic skating products. We decided it was time to set things right, so we have contacted Powerslide in order to get a pair of XC Paths (formerly Pathfinders), the key-model of the brand back in 2011…

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