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The high-performance series of ROLLERBLADE stands for design and performance at the highest level. This results in inline skates, which exceed all expectations!
Agility and maneuverability in combination with a stylish look. The Twister LE Freeskate is the perfect solution for everybody who doesn't like a black or grey boot! The red colour makes it to a real eye-catcher. Of course it comes with all relevant parts for great performance.
The Rollerblade Twister 2016 LE skates build upon the all time classic Twister skate. The Twister is a hard-boot 'urban' skate (or 'freestyle', 'freeskate', 'Slalom'... however you want to label it!) has a short wheelbase (243mm) for a tight turning circle and nippy manoeuvres and now includes a replaceable slider / toe protector. The ankle support is one of it's great features and yet still allows you freedom of movement in the ankle. The boot is very well vented and the liners are super-comfy. The 45 degree mid-strap locks your heel right in, minimising heel slip. The frame, of course, is Aluminium to give you a responsive ride and efficient energy transfer. Rollerblade have added the newly introduced for 2016 RB Supreme wheels coming with a spec of 80mm / 85A. The bearings are Rollerblade's very own SG9 bearings (ABEC 9 to me and you!). The Twister 80 skates are also one of the only freestyle skates to come with a brake. The brake comes separately in the box. Whether you want to slalom, skate through rush-hour city traffic or cruise in the park this skate ticks all the boxes.
The Rollerblade Twister 80 LE (Limited Edition) Skates have had a fresh update on colour with a cherry red boot and white / black details.
The technology behind the Rollerblade Twister LE Urban Inline Skates:
Like the other Urban Skates of Rollerblade’s current line up, the Twister LE design is based around being a highly maneuverable, but supportive, boot with short length frame combination, providing strong striding potential for short distance skating through city, parks, and similar outdoor environments. Many skaters like to use these skates for slalom, dance, and competitive downhill racing as well. The molded shell on this skate is a great feature for any of these activities, supplying the skater with a perfect balance of support and flexibility while maintaining a high level of durability.
The undercarriage of the Twister LE – Hot Rod ALU 7000 frame, RB Supreme 80mm, 85A Wheels and SG9 Bearings… all you need to get out and tear up the asphalt!
Frames are, arguably, one of the most important features, and skaters can live or die by a quality frame. Rollerblade has always understood this, so instead of outfitting this with a lower grade frame, you get the tried-and-true Hot Rod Aluminum frame, developed by Rollerblade and used on all of their high end urban skates. The Hot Rod frame is made of 7000 aluminum that is sturdy and offers great response and capability. These frames measure at 243mm, are 165mm mount spaced, and are laterally adjustable, giving the skater the ability to adjust the frame dynamics as they see fit.
The only other difference between the Twister LE and the Pro is the wheels; the Twister LE skates come with Rollerblade Supreme Wheels, 80mm / 85A, and are socketed with the Rollerblade SG9 bearings. This wheel and bearing combo is great for variable road conditions, without being too soft and wearing down to fast, or too hard that they are uncomfortable to skate on.
Overall, the 2016 Rollerblade Twister LE Skates are a good choice for intermediate to advanced level skaters looking for a quality skate that none of their friends have, or any skater that likes the good looking style of the Twister series in a red shell. Even if you couldn’t care less about the Limited Edition aspect of this skate, you won’t be disappointed in it’s capability and performance.