2014 Rollerblade Bladerunner Phoenix Boys and Girls Inline Skate Overview
By Steve Kopitz
Steve Cherrier, President of Rollerblade Skates, and Steve Kopitz, owner of InlineSkates.com, review the 2014 Bladerunner Phoenix Inline Skate
Transcript of 2014 Rollerblade Bladerunner Phoenix Boys and Girls Inline Skate Overview by InlineSkates.com
Hi, welcome to the Daily Spin. I'm Steve. I'm the owner of inlineskates.com and with me today is another Steve: Steve Charrier, president and skate guru from Rollerblade. Welcome. Thank you, Steve. And we're going to talk about the Rollerblade Bladerunner Phoenix Skate. This is the sort of entry level kid's skate from Rollerblade, right? It is. And can you tell us a little bit about it? Yeah, this is our opening price point, kid's adjustable skate. Biggest feature to talk about on this skate is the adjustable factor. It's actually 4 skates in one. Just by pressing this button here, Steve, you can slide the toe of the skate out and it says right down here the sizes. There's 1, 2, 3, 4. So, it's perfect because you don't have to replace the skate every year that your child's feet grow so you can still feed your kid and not have to worry about having... Exactly, it's 4 skates in one so...
So, the key to a young kid starting on skating is to have really good support. So, what does this skate do to give good support? Well, it has great support in the cuff area here, Steve. There's a single buckle closure at the top. There's a Velcro Strap across the instep. That holds the heel in, right? Holds the heel back and then there's a lace system here. And I've got the girl's version here so same skate just a girl's version and a boy's version. Exactly. Wheel and bearing on this skate? It's a 72mm wheel with an ABEC 3 bearing. Those are pretty standard for kid's skates. It's good for a kid to learn how to skate and get around the neighborhood and all. And they come with a brake, right? It does. It has a brake on the right skate. So, we kind of talked about it earlier but who's the ideal customer for this skate? It's great for a beginner skater, intermediate maybe, like that. They're simple. The kids can put them on themselves so it's not a hassle for the parents. Just a great performing, supportive skate. It's a perfect first skate, right? Exaclty. As oppose to some of those skates that are made as off-brands that really don't have real wheels or real bearings and they roll very hard and they don't really make it very enjoyable for the kid. We take a lot of pride. These skate's skate. They work. They're just like dad's. Exactly. Well thanks, Steve. And thanks for joining us for this edition of the Daily Spin.