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Thursday, May 31, 2021

wheeliesSo, those brand-new Rollerblade Twister II Pros that I picked up a couple of weeks back?

I managed to lose a wheel off the right skate. I didn’t notice the loss until well after the wheel and its axle were long gone, somewhere along (I think) a moderately bumpy stretch of sidewalk. Thinking back on it, I do remember a weird bump-bounce that made me do half a double-take, but at the time I neglected to diligently stop and check.

I’m not particularly thrilled about this. I’ve barely put these blades through a workout. This was only my second or third outing on them, and I haven’t even remotely put them through a stress workout. At best, I’ve given them fairly standard urban-trekking break-in period. And already a breakdown?

Partly, I’m to blame, because I didn’t double-check how tight the axles were out of the box. I’ve done so now, including on the replacement set I’ve since bought.

I’m just crossing my fingers that a loose axle is all this was, and that this won’t to be a persistent issue. If so, I’m going to have a very dim view of any Rollerblade products when making future skate-related purchases.

by Costa Tsiokos, Thu 05/31/2007 09:45:39 AM
Category: Other Sports
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