2014 Rollerblade Bladerunner Pro 80 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 Pro 80 Inline Skate
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Hi, welcome to this edition of the Daily Spin. I'm Steve, the owner of inlineskates.com and with me is Steve Charrier, the president of Rollerblade. Thanks for joining us today, Steve. Thank you for having me. So, we're going to talk about the Bladerunner, the Rollerblade Bladerunner...that was hard for me to say. The Rollerblade Bladerunner Pro 80. You've got the men's version, I've got the women's version but other than it's pretty much the same skate, correct? It is. So, this is sort of the beginner model in the Rollerblade line. This is the first price and... Entry price-point adult skate. Yep. So, pretty basic skate but can you go through the features with us? Yeah. Well, first of all, it's a supportive skate, Steve. It's got a cuff here with a buckle at the top for closure. It has a Velcro closure across here to hold you back in the skate to keep you secure. It has a lace system here to secure the front of the skate. And that's really the key to a first time skater is having really good support, right? So, that's why you use three different systems to do that. Keep you locked down in the skate. As oppose to just a lace or something like that.
The wheels and bearings are important on a skate. Tell us about those. Well this has a 80mm wheel and an ABEC 5 bearing... So, that's a pretty good wheel and bearing for a beginner skate. Yeah, it's going to roll nicely for someone who's getting started. It's a great skate to learn how to skate on. We find we sell this to a lot of younger kids with big feet as well. It comes with a brake for stopping, correct? On the right skate only. Okay. So, who would be the ideal customer for one of these skates? It's ideal for kids that have outgrown the kid's skates or for adults that are just going to skate occasionally. Like they're going to go out and skate with the kids in the yard or something like that. Exactly. Good beginner skate. Yep. Great. All right, so there you have it: the Bladerunner Pro 80 men's and women's. Thanks for joining us on this edition of the Daily Spin.