Rollerfly Hockey Goalie Slide Plates
Comments: These broke every time I played in them. 3 for 3. Straps popping off and sharp plastic pieces on the rink. Garbage. Wish I could support these but they were just awful
From: John, Philadelphia, PA
Comments: If you don't have these then you aren't serious about playing inline goalie. I grew up playing both ice and inline. Inline was always frustrating to me in that I couldn't slide and gave up goals I otherwise would have saved in ice hockey. The rollerflys bring that dimension of the position to inline. If you wear them, you gain a tremendous advantage.
In addition, the added mobility will give you confidence to play more aggressive on angles, leaving you less susceptible to getting beaten by corner shots. Breakaways are much easier to defend. Post to post becomes a reality.
If you are on a budget, quit buying pads that cost $800. Get used pads and pick up the Rollerflys. I have been waiting for this since I started playing inline.
From: Jeff, Pittsburgh, PA
Comments: After about three full games and a little bit of practice on these rollerflys I have to say they work very well. I am very impressed with how well they slide and the added movement I know have. My biggest drawback is the weight they add to your pads, however the added movement/recovery time they give you while in the butterfly is definitely worth it. I have a set of Warrior Ritual Pros and the rollerflys installed no problem and worked as advertised. Overall after some getting use too they work fantastic and I don't see myself taking them off any time soon.
From: Justin, Philadelphia, PA
Comments: there's a reason why the new version of these was just released last week and they sold out already. in just two games using them i've made countless saves that i could not have made without my rollerfly. aside from making my game leaps and bounds better, they're just fun to use. i was skeptical about spending $200 on a piece of plastic until i tried other products and tried to make something myself and realized it was totally worth it. if you're on the fence about these, do it. you'll forget about the money in a week or two and the improvements in your game will last for years.
From: Adam, NJ
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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