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Do NOT buy these skates!

Do NOT buy these skates!


[Security:] Shut it down please [Matt Mickey:] Shut it down? [Security:] Yeah shut it down. Like turn it off please ♪ 5, 4, 3, 2, Lets roll! This is how we roll, this is how we roll, this is how we roll. What’s up Planet Roller Skaters! Indy Jamma Jones here today I’m hanging out with Matt Mickey from Intuition Skate Shop and We are walking into Walmart right now where we are going to try to buy some roller skates straight off the shelf Head to Venice and see if we can make them work. So, uh, let’s do it. A kid just asked if I was a Youtuber when he saw the camera. I guess I am! There’s no denying it anymore. Pretty cool place All right. So it turns out Walmart doesn’t have rollerskates. They have these like you Guys could probably just watch the commercial for these right before my episode came on. They show these on my channel all the time so uh– [Security:] Shut it down please [Matt Mickey:] Shut it down? [Security:]Yeah shut it down. Like turn it off please [Indy:] What’s up? Well, that was an epic fail Not only they not have rollerskates. But because I’m obviously a youtuber with this camera now they told us to shut it off They were kind of scary too. [laughing] They were very intimidating And like they were like dressed normal they didn’t even look like security people. They were like plain clothes Walmart guards hanging out watching for youtubers causing a ruckus can’t be filming in Walmart. So we’re gonna go to Big 5. [Matt Mickey:] Yup! The hunt is on. [Indy:] All right, so we’re at Big 5 now, we don’t have Big 5’s in Texas in Texas we have like Academy sporting goods store But the big five here on the west coast is kind of your your general sporting goods store So we’re gonna go see what they have. But this time we’re getting smarter and using an iPhone, so we’re not so obvious Let’s go. [Jazzy Lo-fi music plays in backround] [Indy:] Chicago skates. I see people with these all the time So we’re gonna see if we can make them work [Indy:] Oh yeah, this will fit. Alright let’s get them! [Indy:] Alright so we’re gonna get the Chicago skate– 50 bucks. Let’s do it! Have my Chicago skates here First impressions, the boot actually doesn’t look so bad. It might actually work for a minute But the wheels and the plate and the toe stop are like complete plastic these wheels are like a hard plastic. They’re not normal urethane. So I feel like they’re gonna be pretty rough and let’s see… They spin! So that’s good, got a little bit roll going on there Alright put em on. Give it a try! [Indy:] It said on the box of these were 50 bucks, I think I actually paid 38 for them in the end So this is definitely the cheapest skate or the lowest price skate I’ve ever worn I’m really curious to see if I’m even gonna be able to go down the street. The wheels are definitely gonna be hard So that’s gonna be a struggle– taking hard wheels on rough concrete You know be a little difficult sometimes– but I’m gonna make it work because you want to know what? Here’s the thing I was the kid that if my parents bought me $40 Chicago skates I was so pumped and I was gonna skate them until they fell apart and I would make it work no matter what– so that’s the attitude I’m going into this vid- It’s like– I’m so lucky should get these roller skates. My parents are the best/ I’ve been saving up to get some rollers skates and I’m just so stinkin’ excited to do this right now. So that’s the attitude going in with. Yeah? Okay, here we go. Wish me luck! [hard wheels against pavement] [Indy:] Woah Okay, so I can’t really push all the wheels cuz every time I try to push– any time I try to like stride, my skate slips out from under me because the wheels aren’t gripping. They’re just like it’s plastic. So I’m gonna try not to fall when I do this… The other thing I notice is that the trucks are really squirrely they’re like pulling my feet weird waves and I can’t really control it This is Christmas morning and I just got these I would be pretty pumped right now Here’s the thing that I’m scared about right now is whenever I turn my foot my boot is actually touching the wheel So like that’s gonna kill me in the bowl if I tried to carve, and I get stuck right there– no good… Honestly, I’m scared to drop into the bowl because the wheel is touching the boot Which means I can’t carve so I’m not gonna do that right now, especially during a busy session. You’d just be wasting everybody’s time [Indy:]Dude I slipped! For real. Dragging the toe stop doesn’t even help me stop, I just keep going [ Intense music] That was sketchy. I feel like if I tried to do that real hard, I would just slip right out Okay, so here’s my conclusion from skating down to Venice hanging out for a bit and then skating back is If you get these skates for Christmas, They’re enough to roll down your street and to get the feeling you’ll feel the breeze in your hair You’ll get the sparkle in your eye But if you skate and you get good and you know how to stop and you know how to turn These skates are not going to last you very long and there becomes a real question of safety. I’m slipping a lot because the wheels and the toe stop aren’t really urethane and The trucks are already really loose and I feel like I’m finding the plastic This is what the state looks like after skating for about half an hour or less probably Toe stop is hard plastic. It’s already grinding off but this didn’t even help me stop. So that’s pretty useless You can see the wheels. It feels like the ground now because there’s all these dents in them and they’re starting to chunk. But hey, they still spin that’s surprising. I thought they wouldn’t spin Yeah, this is super loose. Look at that that’s wobbling all around in there. And even though it’s it’s like tight. It’s held on– That’s that’s too much too much wobble. So these were about $40 So the next step up a $99 Candy Girl skate or the Impala skates. And if you can save up or if you can invest in those, I think that’s a much better option. They’re gonna last you longer Even just replacing the wheels and the toe stop on this would put you at that same price As just getting a better skate, even when we just went down to Venice I had three or four people say “those are the skates I started on” they’re like, “oh my friend have those skates!” “Can you believe she was ramp skating in them” and it’s possible so people do it, you know if this is all you have Go for it like skate your heart out B I would wear your pads and stuff and be prepared because they are a little sketchy The thing that they said was those were my first pair of skates there was a starter pair they were enough to get the inspiration to invest in a better pair and when you do You’re gonna really notice. So these are definitely a toy skate. I recommend not getting them. I recommend getting ones that are a step up [Music plays]

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I bought skates from Walmart in Canada and then got moxies….somehow for me both of them were completely fine but i see how people love moxies and it's not the chicago skates that i saw in your vid….its been 2 years since i got them and they're perfectly fine…I think it depends on where it was made or the walmart you may enter because for me I got the perfect skates from Walmart and yeah!

i have some chicago roller skates but they don’t have plastic wheels they have like rubber wheels and they work pretty good. the only problem i have is tht the toe stops shread so so so fast

Im glad I watched this right on the first day I got some chicago skates because I returned them the next day and Got my money back and got some impalas which Is way better and Im gonna start to save up for some moxis!!💜

I'm from Italy, my skates are from decathlon and they also were €40..
aside from the plastic wheels and weird toe stop they still work 👌
I hope I'll also be able to get moxi skates one day c':

Okay i found you by accident cuz i was thinking about grabbing some cheap skates to mess around in. I havent skated since jr high and the skating rink with the circle was THE HOTSPOT for 13yo parties at the time. So i think ill prob grab some cheap skates with my next check to start off but once i get the hang of it again, hit up some more like what youd recommended. tysm for existing! Good vibes to you!

I'm getting roller skates in the next few days and I am getting Chicago skates because sadly that's all I can really afford. I want to learn how to stand and get started first and then hopefully upgrade.

Edit: I got them and they are actually pretty good in my opinion. I was able to skate pretty decently even tho it was my first time. I obviously fell a few times since this is my very first time roller skating but it was fun. I didn't get the same one as Indy but I got the Chicago skates that were metal on some parts (forgot the name) but they were good.

I don’t feel like this is a fair review because those are derby wheels which are specifically meant for the roller rink. Not the street.

My first skates were chicago skates that i got from Walmart. I thought rollerskating was really just that hard and uncomfortable until i got a pair of Moxi skates. They are so much better, more comfortable and safer, and skating has been a dream ever since!

i just got some chicago skates and the wheels aren’t the hard plastic, they’re real soft. the boot doesn’t touch the wheel. i feel very comfy in them. i keep slipping but that’s probably because i’m a beginner

Okay imma be Clear. I'm a roller skater and if you wanna skate in THOSE shoes plus your a beginner, it wont work.
Those are the advanced level shoes. If your a beginner you need the beginner level shoes . You can't skate at first. You have to improve your walking and body bending. Then if your comfortable enough the wheels will be opened and then comes the advanced level skates where you can easily roll.

Tips- bend your body, if you stand straight you'll fall
Move your legs at an angle. Push your left leg and swing your right hand. Then push your right leg and swing your left hand. Hand movement is necessary for perfect balance.

Try going slow at first. Then if you feel like you can do it, start increasing your speed.

Aim to do 50 laps. It's not as hard as you think it is

Don't look down. Focus straight

Bro I don’t know about Americans but I got really awesome skates from rookie And they vary from price so 50to about over 100

OMG I WAS LITERALLY JUST AT BIG AND ALMOST GOT THESE bc they were cheap. I am a COMPLETE beginner in roller skating

Wish I would of seen this before I purchased these! I'm not going to lie I bought thinking it's my fist pair I'm sure I'll enjoy them and they are inexpensive, Well I was wrong now I wish I would of invest in good skates, I've changed the wheels that I purchased from you guys that made a slight difference. I hate the original toe stopper and boot so now I'm thinking g of just saving money for a new pair😩

Well they were very cheap skates plus they were plastic. I don’t think any outdoor skater should buy plastic skates, it doesn’t make sense and it’s very dangerous.

I bought me a pair of these and after watching most of your videos, I started using them. But then, I started thinking I wasn’t so good at roller skating because things weren’t going well. But now, watching this video, I completely understand why things weren’t going well. The skates are the problem. Thanks a lot!!

My first skates were these skates but with Modi Gummy wheels. Not bad for the month I had them. I soon upgraded to Lollys

I have those skates and I have to agree about the stuff that you said I feel like when I turn I’m getting pulled the opposite direction

I need help So I just bought Impala rollerskates and I am so terrible at them I look like a baby giraffe But the thing is I’m only pushing off my right leg and my left leg saying straight like just rolling I have never skated before in my life and I need some help

At first I really wanted roller blades, but you make roller skates look so fun so I'm looking into getting them instead 😀

What is the name of the song that you were playing when you were rollerskating at the end of the video in the roller skating ring

I will always hate roller skaters ever since a roller skater broke my foot when I trey flipped the four stair when they ran in to me.

Forget about the wheels. I wouldn't buy those just by the way the boot looks. Broken ankle waiting to happen

Hey Indy,
I love your videos. Always very helpful. Keep having fun out there. Alright, No Chicago Skates.
Ciao,
The Devil

Do you know of any good and cheap skates, I am not of the age to get a job so I don't have much money and I love skating, I skate until I have blisters covering my feet. :p

My first pair of skates were 7 dollars at a thrift store and they have proper wheels and aren't entirely plastic and I got really lucky.

JUST SO YOU KNOW IM ON MY DADS ACCOUNT AND ITRIED THEM I GREW OUT OF THEM IN 2016 BUT MY COUSIN RIDES THEM AND THERE STILL LASTING TILL THIS DAY

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