Rollerfly Hockey Goalie Slide Plates
Comments: I have had a set of Rollerfly's since the first batch became available to purchase. Being a huge fan of Inline Warehouse and a former user of the Rollerfly's, I figured it was good to add an honest review. I have used these in multiple situations, including; Open Hockey, Adult Leagues and Professional.
First, these are phenomenal in giving Inline Goalies a sliding dimension to their game. When you need to push and get that extra lateral slide to make it to the far post to make that tough save, these will give you what you need to get the job done.
Second, once you are sliding, it's very difficult to stop yourself in the middle of the slide. Unlike Ice Hockey, where you can dig your far skate in to stop your slide and push back (butterfly push), Inline Goalie skates will not give you that option with the slightest moisture in the goal crease. The wheels on your skates will not cause enough friction in your crease to stop you, and pushing back is difficult if not impossible in most cases. Once committed to the slide, you are stuck.
Lastly, in transition from Ice to Inline, the butterfly push is not near as easy. It WILL take more push for a lot less movement. From transitioning from Inline (without Rollerflys) to Inline(with Rollerflys), the butterfly push will seem incredibly uncomfortable and more strenuous than it's worth.
In the end, if you are looking for some sliding fun in Open Hockey, these will be great. If you are looking to use these for any kind of competitive level; I have turned away from using them, but provided my review of how they worked for me. In the end, I felt much better taking them off.
From: Jason, Hershey, PA
Comments: I cannot speak enough about this product. I have been using the product since last December and I truly believe it will revolutionize the sport of roller hockey. Your mind will be absolutely be blown when realize you can recover with a backside push or slide from the top corner of the crease to the opposite post on a 2-on-1. It may not be EXACTLY like ice but I would say it is 90% there. They have prevented many an injury and given me the ability to continue playing roller when I thought my body couldn't take any more of the punishment. There is no comparison between these and Mission Slyde, especially when it comes to durability: my Slydes broke my second practice...my rollerfly set has been going on a year without a hitch. I won't play roller without them, if I can help it.
From: John, CA
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