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[*] posted on 5-2-2015 at 01:55 PM
Skikes. Good or Yikes? Picture added.


These Skikes look the job ( minus brakes ) at only $125 delivered.

Has anybody had a set of these? They look well made in the pictures. A good platform to build on at least ?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Skike-V07S-All-Terrain-On-Off-Road-S...




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[*] posted on 5-3-2015 at 08:54 AM


Damn, those are cheap too. Now that my mountain board is missing I might have to consider those.



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[*] posted on 5-3-2015 at 09:31 AM


Nice looking, but the ones you referenced are specifically for someone with less than size 6.5 shoe, and less than 132 lbs. While this may apply to you, Ken, most of the rest of us are bigger than that!:D



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[*] posted on 5-3-2015 at 09:50 AM


I have a pair of the V-07s. I've used them with (and without) ski-poles and after a learning curve was able to use them on both hard pavement and rougher surfaces (small gravel over hard packed dirt.) I used to go for 2-3 miles a time. I had tried roller blades a few times but hadn't done them in years. I've never had the nerve to try them with a kite, though at JIBE last year one guy did have a pair and used them. (I got a little of his run on a youtube video I made.)

They are a very taxing workout, and until I learned to really pump them up (80lb or so) I couldn't get very far. My ankles were much too weak to use them, so I took the boots from an old rollerblade and permanently attached them and that helped a lot. They are good for crappy pavement surfaces and the like. Could never make a go of it on grass.

They seem well made - but not bullet proof I guess. The brakes are pretty useful. One thing I didn't like was that the tires are very hard to pump up due to the placement of the valves and you have to keep them inflated fully - so every week or so you are pumping them up. I usually had to remove the tires to pump them up. i had to replace an inner tube - their is a shop in shop where one can buy spare parts on line.




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[*] posted on 5-3-2015 at 10:30 AM


The brake looks troublesome. The red brake pad holder is not removable.



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[*] posted on 5-3-2015 at 02:11 PM


Quote: Originally posted by bobalooie57  
Nice looking, but the ones you referenced are specifically for someone with less than size 6.5 shoe, and less than 132 lbs. While this may apply to you, Ken, most of the rest of us are bigger than that!:D


Ha Ha,

I never noticed they were so small. Helps explain the cheap price.

I almost qualify for the 132lbs but I've got large feet. Need I say more! :P




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Flysurfer : 19m Speed 2 SA, 7m Pulse
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Rides: Flexi / P.L. Frankin'Buggy , Shaped + straight skiis, sand skis, Coyote blades. Core 95 ATB. RKB R2 ATB .

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[*] posted on 5-4-2015 at 05:53 AM


too small and too heavy!....and nearly same weight as coyotes.

about 90min to 2hrs is as much as i could do with coyotes at #200 and a seasoned speed skater for about a decade...doubtful a novice rider at the limit of #132 would last 20min, more like 5-10.

thats a YIKES!




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