2014 Rollerblade Bladerunner Formula 82 Mens and Womens Inline Skate Overview
By Steve Kopitz
Steve Cherrier, President of Rollerblade Skates, and Steve Kopitz, owner of InlineSkates.com, review the 2014 Rollerblade Bladerunner Formula 82 Inline Skate
Transcript of 2014 Rollerblade Bladerunner Formula 82 Mens and Womens Inline Skate Overview by InlineSkates.com
Hi, welcome to the Daily Spin. I'm Steve, the owner of inlineskates.com, and with me today is Steve Cherrier - the skate guru and president of Rollerblade. Thanks for flying in, Steve. Oh, thank you for having me. So, in front of us we have a nice little skate. This is the Bladerunner Formula 82 made by Rollerblade and I call this a value skate because you get a lot of features on this skate for a pretty low price so it's great for that beginner-intermediate skater that kind of wants to maybe get a little better quicker, right? That's exactly what it is, Steve. So, tell us about this skate. Well, this skate noticeably the aluminum frame stands out. That's a performance feature that you usually don't find on a skate at a lower price point, for sure.
This skate has 82mm wheels and an ABEC 7 bearing so there's a lot of performance down below the boot. This skate, you can see from above, it has a buckle closure at the top, 45 degree strap here to keep you locked down in the heel and a lace system as well. Okay, so outside of that value-oriented customer, who's the right, sort of, ideal customer for a skate like this? I think it sells a lot to younger kids that want a little faster performance skate for a very, still like you say, a lower price point. And, how for that kid, who tends to be a little rougher, how's the durability on this skate? It's very durable. It's good.Not for jumping though or grinding or doing anything like that. No, not like that. For regular basic skating. Exactly. Okay, and I've got the women's model, I forgot to mention that and you have the men's model but basically they're the same and anything else you want to say about this skate? Nope. It's a good, solid, good starter skate for someone. Okay, great. Thanks, Steve. Thank you. And thanks for joining us on this edition of the Daily Spin.