Roller Derby Boys Trac Star Roller Skates : Roller Derby roller skates review
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My son has balance and coordination issues. He used to trip or lose his footing even when walking on flat, non-slippery surfaces. Despite his balance problems, he learned to ride a bicycle quickly. I got him an exercise ball to sit on when I read that it helps with balance. When a friend suggested that I make Motito try roller skating, I went looking for a suitable pair of skates online for ten year old. My requirements were simple: solid construction, adjustable sizing, easy to put on and take off, and reasonably priced.
My search led me to Roller Derby Boys Trac Star Roller Skates, which rate 4.6-out-of-5 stars on Amazon.com. (I’m a sucker for Amazon customer ratings; they have generally been spot on, based on personal experience.) The boys’ version of the Roller Derby Trac Star roller skates comes in only one color: a red-and-silver combination that’s easy on the eyes. The Roller Derby Trac Star roller skates were selling for USD34.99 at the time, but I scored a pretty awesome Amazon Warehouse Deal for the same pair of skates in “very good condition” for $25.57.
When the skates arrived, I was delighted to see that they were practically new. The packaging was unopened and fastenings around the skates still intact. According to the manufacturer, the Roller Derby Trac Star Roller Skates have the following specifications:
- Boot: Molded shell with hinged cuff
- Liner: Removable and washable padded liner
- Closure: Cam-lever locking buckles
- Frame: Lightweight patented torsion beam frame
- Size adjustment: Easy push button mechanism
- Wheel: 54mm Urethane
- Bearings: G-Force 608ZB Carbon
The Roller Derby Trac Star roller skates looked well-made, but the real test is when you put it through its paces. We went to a public park and found ourselves an empty concrete parking lot where my son could learn to roller skate safely. The skates were easy to put on and a breeze to secure using the cam-lever buckles, no tedious fumbling with complicated clasps and laces. The roller skates showed good traction on the concrete pavement, as well as offered good ankle support. My son is yet to learn to completely balance on his roller skates, but we’re in no hurry. The Roller Derby Trac Star roller skates feature adjustable sizing to accommodate growing feet, so we’ll be getting a lot of use out of this pair.
The Roller Derby Trac Star roller skates for boys come in three sizes: Small, Medium, and Large. My ten-year-old wears US size 5 shoes, so I got him the Large (adustable for US shoe sizes 3 to 6). They fit him comfortably, and it looks like he’ll be wearing them for another year, at least.
As always when a child is learning anything that involves physical risks, observe safety first. Motito wears a Razor Multi-Sport Helmet at Bone Shieldz Elite elbow pads, knee pads and wrist guards. The protective gear not only give him adequate safety and protection, but they also afford my son a sense of security that allows him to take risks he’d otherwise avoid like the plague.
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