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The Alkali RPD Lite Roller Hockey Skates are the entry-level model in the Alkali RPD Skate Line. The RPD Lite showcases the completely redesigned Labeda Movement Chassis that helps to recess the second wheel from the front into the outsole. These new features give players a lower center of gravity for balance, allows the player to turn sharper and it increases power transfer in each stride. The RPD Lite features the new Pro Roller Last that has widened the forefoot by about 2 mm, providing even more comfort than before. The chassis holds (4) Alkali RPD Lite 82A Outdoor wheels that can withstand being used on rough outdoor surfaces like asphalt and concrete.
- Heritage: CA3
- 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:
- Molded Quarter Package
- Gives beginner or entry level players proper support without sacrificing comfort
- 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
- Nylex Liner
- Comfortable and durable
- Tongue Construction:
- 7mm White Felt Tongue
- Fully ventilated for good airflow
- TPR Nylon Outsole
- Built-in low profile wheel channels designed for the Labeda 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 Lite (82A) Outdoor Wheels
- Durable and tough urethane that allows the wheel to be used indoors or on rough outdoor surfaces like asphalt and concrete
- ABEC 7 608 Bearings
- Weight of a Size 9D skate: 1,406 grams
Comments: love the skate very comfortable. Just getting use to the all 80s chassis. But very good skate
From: Nick, North Tonawana, NY
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Sizes Available: 8.5, 11.5, 13.0
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Sizes Available: 10.0, 10.5, 12.0, 13.0
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