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The Alkali RPD Crew Roller Hockey Skates are an all-around solid performing skate at a great value. The RPD Crew has the EVA Compressed Foam Quarter that balances support and comfort for the intermediate level player. The Multi-Surface Alkali RPD Crew 78A wheels allow players to secure good grip on almost any surface, indoors or outdoors.
The newly redesigned Labeda Movement Chassis gives players a lower center of gravity by recessing the second wheel from the toe in low-profile cutouts of the outsole. This translates into a much improved natural and balanced feel compared to previous Alkali frames. The Labeda Movement holds Alkali Crew 78A Multi-Surface wheels with Abec 7 608 bearings, providing great roll and grip no matter if you’re indoors or outdoors. The Tac-Lite moisture wicking liner and two-piece white felt tongue have a traditional feel with excellent functionality. Alkali then looked to offer an even more comfortable boot by widening the forefoot by 2 mm.
- Heritage: CA4
- Level of Play Guideline: Recreational
- Fit Guidelines: General fit aspects of the Alkali boot are med-high volume, narrow-med heel pocket, medium-wide across top of foot and forefoot and toe box. Aggressive stance.
- Sizing Guidelines:
- For players with a shoe size 9.5 or smaller, select a full skate size (1.0) down from your shoe size
- For players with a shoe size 10 or larger, select a half skate size (1/2) down from your shoe size
- Quarter Package:
- EVA Compressed Foam Quarter Package
- Gives beginner or entry level players more support where it’s needed
- Allows for good heat moldability for a better fit
- Reduced Toe Spring
- Decreases the angle of the boot from the balls of the feet to the toes
- Allows players to get over the front of the skate and power through strides
- Ankle Foams and Heel Support:
- HyperLock L Pads
- Memory foam ankle pads strategically lock heel for maximum power transfer
- Flexible Tendon Guard
- Allows players to achieve a full extension
- Tac-Lite Nylex Antimicrobial Liner
- Comfortable and durable liner that wicks away moisture
- Tongue Construction:
- Two-Piece 7mm White Felt Tongue with an Anti-Lace Bite Insert
- Fully ventilated for good airflow without sacrificing protection
- High Density foam offers solid protection and heat moldability
- TPR Nylon Outsole
- Built-in low profile wheel channels designed for the Movement Chassis
- Labeda Movement Two-Piece Aluminum Chassis
- Recessed second wheel gives the player a more aggressive skating stance and a lower center of gravity
- Greatly improves balance, has a more aggressive turning radius and allows players to get more out of each stride
- Size 6.0 = all 76mm wheels
- Sizes 7.0 - 13 = all 80mm wheels
- Alkali Square Flush Two-Piece 6mm Axles
- Alkali RPD Crew (78A) Multi-Surface Wheels
- Durable urethane that allows the wheel to grip well indoors and outdoor
- ABEC 7 608 Bearings
- Weight of a Size 9D skate: 1,338 grams
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Sizes Available: 6.0, 7.0, 12.0
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Sizes Available: 13.0
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