Can ice skates be converted to inline?

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    Can ice skates be converted to inline?

    I'm going to get a new pair of skates tonight and I'm wondering if I can convert my old pond skates to inline skates.  Anybody know if this can be done?

     
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    Re: Can ice skates be converted to inline?

    Yes.  But the are really heavy.  

     
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    Re: Can ice skates be converted to inline?

    In response to shuperman's comment:

    Yes.  But the are really heavy.  




    Yeah, I don't know why you'd want to. Friction is a lot more on surfaces other than ice so you need a lighter boot. You'd spend a boat load on bearings to get the same speed.

     
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    In response to shuperman's comment:

     

    Yes.  But the are really heavy.  

     




    Yeah, I don't know why you'd want to. Friction is a lot more on surfaces other than ice so you need a lighter boot. You'd spend a boat load on bearings to get the same speed.

     




    I don't care about speed as I would only use them by myself to go out and practice stick handling and get a little exercise.

    My local shop says that they can do the conversion for $160 labor included with good quality wheels.  My current pond skates are the top of the line Bauers from about 15 years ago.  I see that bottom of the line inlines are $120 or so, so I wonder if this is worth it.

     
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    Makes sense to me if you're looking for a workout to do it. Was just thinkIng you wanted to play roller hockey 

     
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    Cool!  Today I have 2 pairs of skates, my Bauer 9000's and my pond skates.  Tonight I'll have a new pair of Bauers, pond skates and inline skates!

     
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    Cool!  Today I have 2 pairs of skates, my Bauer 9000's and my pond skates.  Tonight I'll have a new pair of Bauers, pond skates and inline skates!



    They are a lot heavier then regular inline skates.  I did it with my old skates and had no issues.  Just make sure you get good wheels.   Enjoy.  

     
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    Got it done with my old Bauers, any tips on converting from ice skating to inline?

     
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    BadHab,   For $160 you can get a decent pair of rollers brand new. Something like the Bauer XR 3

     
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    BadHab,   For $160 you can get a decent pair of rollers brand new. Something like the Bauer XR 3



    the shop tells me the boots I have made it worth it, and the total came to $140.

     

    Any tips on skating with thiese things?  Can I "hockey stop" with them?  Have yet to try them.

     
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    Re: Can ice skates be converted to inline?

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    BadHab,   For $160 you can get a decent pair of rollers brand new. Something like the Bauer XR 3

     



     

    the shop tells me the boots I have made it worth it, and the total came to $140.

     

    Any tips on skating with thiese things?  Can I "hockey stop" with them?  Have yet to try them.




    Be very careful. No you can't really hockey stop with them on most surfaces.

     
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    Re: Can ice skates be converted to inline?

    Listen to Dez, I played in a bunch of inline-hockey leagues in the 90s. Players though they could stop like they were still playing on ice and it was not pretty.

     

    PS. Stay away from the hills Badhab. I don't want to hear about a face plant you did into an ol farmers rock wall LoL

     
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    Re: Can ice skates be converted to inline?

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    Be very careful. No you can't really hockey stop with them on most surfaces.

     

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    Now you've gone and ruined it. The correct answer was supposed to be yes.

    A rugburned body might mean less of a desire to saturate the forum with bad jokes.

     
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    Re: Can ice skates be converted to inline?

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    Listen to Dez, I played in a bunch of inline-hockey leagues in the 90s. Players though they could stop like they were still playing on ice and it was not pretty.

     

    PS. Stay away from the hills Badhab. I don't want to hear about a face plant you did into an ol farmers rock wall LoL



    Also heard about breaking a leg when turning to stop on a downhill, it's also a common skiing injury and can be done at little to no speed.  Strictly on the flats for this guy, besides the safety issue I figure the flats will be easier on the wheels.

     
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    Now you've gone and ruined it. The correct answer was supposed to be yes.

    A rugburned body might mean less of a desire to saturate the forum with bad jokes.



    and speaking of bad jokes...

     

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