Tour is coming out with several new inline hockey skates. The first ones just arrived, here are the details:
FB225 – The boots are black with red and white highlights. They have reinforced ankle support and deluxe comfort padding. The frame has an Aluminum Power Track Tri-Coil System. The wheels are Tour Force Speed Formula and the bearings are Bevo 5.
38TY Youth – adjustable small (11J-1, 64mm wheels) or medium (1-4, 72mm wheels). Not yet available.
48TA Junior – sizes 12J-4, 72mm wheels. In stock now.
58TA Senior – sizes 5-13. Size 5 and 6 have 76mm wheels, size 7-12 have 80mm wheels. In stock now.
FB325 – The next step up. Similar to the FB 225 but with Tuff-Skin Material on the boots, designed to hold up to outdoor use. The color highlights are orange and white. The frame and bearings are the same as on the FB225. The wheels are Tour’s Rival Outdoor wheel. Sizes 5-6 have 76mm wheels, sizes 7-13 have 80mm wheels. Model # 68TA. In stock now.
The 38TY model is not yet ready, the other Tour skates listed above are in stock now and ready to ship.
Roller Derby’s EZ Roll rental skates are juvenile sized skates with a different design. They’re quad skates, but the wheels are shaped more like an inline. The back wheels are much larger than the front wheels and it has a fairly wide wheel base. This helps with stability for newer skaters. There is a brake in the back of the skate, similar to what you see on an inline skate. The goal here is to reduce the chance of a younger skater falling backwards and hitting his head, which is one of the worst types of falls for a beginning skater. These skates have been out for several months and the reviews have been pretty good.
We now have a resale version of this skate in stock called the Fun Roll. It comes in a blue and yellow version for the boys and a pink and white version for the girls.
Both versions come in adjustable sizes. The small skates fit sizes 7J-11J and the medium skates fit sizes 11J-2. Both versions of this skate are in stock now.