This Is How I Roll! P2 – Roller Derby Gear Reviews

I have changed my skates a little since my last this is how I roll post, and I have gone through three sets of skates in my derby career so far. I really like my current set up and I have seen many ask about reviews and opinions on my wheels and boot – the plate is widely used so I will only pop up a short “I really like these” note. I have posted before to show that I use particular brands and products, however I haven’t actually reviewed the one thing that should really get a review (especially as I can’t actually find a proper review anywhere!) – the Suregrip Isis boot.

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Suregrip Isis boot – the aftermath..

So… the Suregrip Isis boot..

IS MINE!!

After going back and forth in my head, bugging people about whether or not to get them or whether to just duct tape my skates back together and hope for the best, I caved.

So I tried my size 5 and my size 6 on, the size 5 fitted ok but was slightly too tight on my toes and restricted movement/bend to push off, whilst the size 6 was pretty perfect! I tested them out size wise by doing a run on the spot to check for maneuverability. Seemed all good! Karat had asked me re pusher setups as she currently runs on Radar bullets 93a and had noticed some slipping under her, so when at the Derbystore it just so happened that they had some other durometers of the bullets on the shelf – all of a sudden she had gone from just getting some Zeronuts to having some matching Radar bullets in 88a – yellow. I am now considering whether or not to get some more Fugitive mids to go with my current ones, this time in a 87a setup..?

It would appear when I got my plates that I may have gone for an accidently shortforward mount… even though I bought my plates in accordance with the Suregrip plate size table thingy. But this still works for me!

In return I booked tickets to go see the Lego Movie for the night it comes out in the cinema over here. Yay! Lego 😀

Lego derby girl

So they had their first outing on our Sunday night session, and I managed an hour and a half before having to give my feet a break. Aparrently stopped at the right time to avoid a blister! Lucky me! I put them back on after our rather awesome derby friendly medic wrapped my ankles up and off I went again. I didn’t skate as much but I rolled around paying attention to what our guest coaches were teaching us.

Karat also had luck with her wheels – response? She had not lost her speed/agility but could feel herself better sticking to the track on crossovers and corners. DERBY GEAR WIN!

We ave our very first bout as a team in two weeks time. I have two weeks to break my boots in.

Thankfully… the only issue I am having is with my left ankle. And I have noticed the more research I have done on the Isis boot, there is a general consensous that the Isis boot is that perfect it doesn’t really take much to break in – if any! So for the next two weeks I will be giving them as much breaky in love as possible!

Fingers crossed and I will update soon!