I got the skates yesterday and the first thing I noticed was how light they are, it's really not easy to explain the best way I could come up with is put on a pair of really light running shoes and just add frames. They look extremely small but don't fit that way everyone says to size up but I don't suggest it, I wear a size 11 shoe and got a size 11 skate and they fit like a glove.
Now let's run down the pro's and the con's
Pro's: The skate is very light, the souls are very easy to replace but I don't think I'll have to do so because they're so fast.
The backslide groove is amazing, the whole "you can feel the rail under your feet thing" I see some truth to that but it's not that big of a difference.
I for one really like the buckle and lacing system, it takes a little while longer to put on but once you get your foot in there tightly it's a very snug fit.
Con's: They come very stiff (but what skate doesn't now a days) I missed a few topside tricks just because of how stiff and how light they are.
Be careful on doing air tricks when you first get these, I don't want to say I can jump so much higher but there is a significant difference.
Overall I'm very happy with the skate, it's not going to make me a pro or anything like that but it's a very solid nice looking skate.
Just keep in mind, you get for what you pay for, comparing these to say rollerblade downtown's there's no comparasion.
Very happy with my purchase.
Re: Carbon Review
Originally Posted by Justins1
Now all is clear, thanks for the help in this question.