The FR Spin Rockerable is a beautiful, affordable professional skate. With carbon fibre shell and integrated liner, it has amazing control and is perfect for slalom.
This skate is the perfect balance between affordability and top quality. The Spins have a low cuff, which gives you a lot of mobility in the ankles. Its rockerable, reasonably short frames make it perfect for switching between cruising and slalom. The carbon fibre shell make it extremely reactive to your feet and make your feet feel like the are grabbed by the skate, even when loosening the buckles and laces, the skate will hold on to your ankle.
Underneath the FR Spin Rockerable is the FR R2-R rockerable frame
Up to size EU 39 it is the 231mm version of the frame for 4 x 76mm wheels; for size EU 40 and above it is the 243mm frame version for 4 x 80mm wheels.
The reason for this is to avoid the front and rear wheel sticking out too much from underneath the skate in the smaller sizes (which would have been the case if 4 x 80mm wheels had been taken for each size).
- Carbon fibre shell with integrated liner
- Low cuff for extreme mobility in the ankles
- Affordable (relatively, for professional skates)
- Rockerable frame
- Low cuff, less ankle support, not recommended for all beginners
- Specifically good for slalom, lack of ankle support makes it hard to cover large distances.
it may sound strange, but if you will be practising mainly slalom with the FR Spin inline skate, it is best to take one EU size
than for a normal shoe. Indeed,
You will be able to skate painlessly after the first break-in period of about 5 hours, but the second-skin feel only comes after a longer break-in.
If you are not interested in slaloming around cones on one wheel, there is no need for the inline skate to be as a second skin around your foot and you can save yourself the discomfort of the break-in period by just taking your normal shoe size.