Currently thinking about it for myself.
I went back to practice with my skates without knowing about the Mota issue. I was informed that I had to cover the logos, which I would have done anyway! I just didn't spend enough time on social media in the last weeks and didn't know that my skates were problematic.
So I went back the next practice with all the logo covered, and was told by my league that I am expected to change skates when I can financially afford it as to not promote a racist brand, since the league is working hard on inclusivity.
I really want to, but I'm not sure I can afford it? I was offered to trade my skates for someone old R3s, but my skates are in really good condition and the R3 are almost trashed, so I would have to buy again in a few months.
Since I lost my job, I'm really hesitant in doing that. But also, I have custom orthotics in my skates that I need for health reasons that might not even fit in the offered skates...
I'm going to approach the league to se... keep reading on reddit ➡
So, blink makes you lose your radar, lose access to glide, makes you redraw your weapon, is glitchy af and lets people hit you from previous locations after you blink. You only get two, and that’s it. Afterwards you’re bunnyhopping. This jump was heavily nerfed as an overreaction to a strategy from 5 years ago and to make it usable you have to throw out an exotic slot for astrocyte.
All paired with a class that has some of the worst grenades in the game on top of mediocre subclass trees that require you to akwardly cook grenades. On top of this, the class has unarguably some of the worst supers in the game (Both novabombs are so slow, you can dawnblade skate out of them at damn-near point-blank range and have spectral-blades just slap you out of super before it’s even leaves your hand, not to mention how it spawns out of the camera, and not your actual hand, so it can clip on geometry above, and behind your character model.
Meanwhile, hunters have dodges at the press of the button th... keep reading on reddit ➡
One of the biggest things you can change in your equipment to help your skating is profiling your skates. Yet in the locker room when I ask what profile people are using, half the time they think I'm talking about how sharp their skates are or they have no idea what I'm talking about...
Skate “Profiling” involves changing the shape of the skate blade to help a player maximize their skating potential. Profiling is also referred to as rockering, radiusing, contouring, and body-balance contouring.
If you don't know what profiling is start here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iEHypfDsvrE
Here is a chart of different types of profiles: https://modsquadhockey.com/forums/topic/72537-prosharp-profile-template-list/
I have used 13', 11', 9' and quad 0.5. All of them totally change your game. The quad 0.5 is amazing for me.
What profile do you guys have on your skates?
I'm starting a thread for people to post places where they've been able to get skates that aren't backordered! Feel free to add your own links below.
(Last update: 6/4/2020, 3pm PST)
[https://rollerskatenation.com/riedell-r3-sonic-outdoor-skates/](https://rollerskatenation.com/riedell-r3-sonic-outdoor-skate... keep reading on reddit ➡
This is probably not going to make a lot of sense, so I’m really sorry about that.
I love roller skating. I love the feeling it gives me, the community it brings, and the all around warm fuzzies I get from all things skate. I’ve always been really interested in how skating as we have it today was pioneered by black people. I’m disappointed in how the community still tries to ice them out. Not just black people, either, but all BIPOC skaters. This is all really being addressed in mass, head on, now. I’m here for it.
That being said, skates are not inexpensive. I understand why, and I am willing to pay the price to feel the way I feel when I have skates on. However, $99 is a stretch for a lot of people, so $200, $300, $700 is less and less accessible.
Because of this, it’s hard for a lot of people to access skating. Lots of people will save and get those $99 impalas, and then have a considerable part of the community look down on them because Impala has done some shady things. Mayb... keep reading on reddit ➡