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Ridge Freeline Drift Roller Skates - Black

£29.95

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Product Description

The Ridge Drifters are a Japanese phenomenon that are a fairly recent import to Europe, but are really taking off now! If you are already a boarding pro, can't be bothered with inlining, have tried and mastered wave-boarding, and are looking for a challenge, try these.

In case you haven't come across them before, drift skates consist of two sturdy steel plates, each with extra raw griptape on top, and each with two, diagonally-set, enormous wheels attached to the bottom. That is, essentially, it.
 
Drift skating combines skateboarding tricks with the maneuverability of inline skating and the action of waveboarding. You can even eventually do individual tricks with each skate.
 
Not to say they aren't tricky to learn (the instructions below suggest using a wall to start with)... but when mastered they are a great form of transport.  Stick them in your bag, and take them wherever you want. Totally portable, and very slick.
 
The Ridge Drifters feature:
  • Large soft 70mm 82A PU wheels
  • High quality ABEC 7 bearings 
  • Solid steel hard plates
  • Super grip tape uppers
  • Please note that we can't take any responsibility for any injury caused while using the drift skates- they take practice!

INSTRUCTIONS

Step 1 – Stability
The first step in learning how to drift skate is to  find a wall or a long railing, and make it your best friend.  Making  sure your feet are placed on the appropriate skates, marked by L & R symbols (L for your left foot, R for your right), just roll along the  wall, using your hands to stabilize yourself.  Note: Try to keep your  feet in line and shoulder-width apart.  This will help you gain an  initial feel for the skates under your feet, and will help you figure  out how to balance on them.  
 
Step 2 – Find a hill
Now that you've got a little balance, and some bravery, it’s time to hit the streets.  Find a hill with a gentle slope (a  driveway slope is a great place), and place both skates on the ground,  making sure the wheels are lined up.  If you do this right, the  decks should not be in perfect line with each other.  Lean the skates  down with the decks facing away from you, and step on them where your  toes are touching the ground.  Then simply push off your back foot,  propelling your front skate first, followed by your back foot.  Just  ride down the hill, and try to stay balanced, keeping your feet  shoulder-width apart.  Once you get comfortable, try making wide s-turns back and forth down the hill.
 
Step 3 – Self- Propel
With your now swelled ego, the last step is to propel  on flat ground and/or uphill.  To propel, you want to make an  undulating, s- like motion.  This motion is achieved mainly through  rotation of your core, or stomach, more so than moving your feet.  Just  stay loose, and turn your front skate outward, which will be followed by your back foot.  Do this back and forth, trying to stand upright  without leaning.  So if your front skate is turned inward (toes pointing inward), then your back skate would be behind you, eventually following your front foot as you propel across the ground.   
Delivery & Returns

Please read the below information regarding your delivery. If you have any questions regarding delivery please don’t hesitate to contact us on either 01215011111 or sales@skatehut.co.uk.

UK Delivery Charges

UK Delivery Options Explained

Below is a breakdown of the delivery options we offer.

  • Royal Mail Tracked 2-3 Day

When ordered before 3pm on this service your order will be dispatched on the same day. This is a tracked service so you can check your delivery is on the way. This would usually be within two days, inclusive of Saturdays. Orders placed after 3pm will be dispatched on the next working day, so If your order is placed after 3pm on a Friday your order will be dispatched on the following Monday.

  • Interlink/DPD Next Working Day Delivery

When ordered before 5pm on this service your order will be dispatched on the same day. This is a tracked service so you can check the progress of your package. On the day of delivery you will also receive a text/email notifying you of an estimated one hour delivery window. This service does not include Saturday, Sunday or Bank Holidays. This service is only available for UK Mainland customers.

  • Interlink/DPD Saturday Delivery

When ordered before 6pm on Friday your order will be dispatched via Interlink/DPD. This is a tracked service so you can check on the progress of your package. You will also receive a text/email notifying you of dispatch and an estimated hour delivery window. This service is only available for UK Mainland customers.

  • Interlink/DPD Sunday Delivery

When ordered before 3pm on Saturday your order will be dispatched via Interlink/DPD. This is a tracked service so you can check on the progress of your package. You will also receive a text/email notifying you of dispatch and an estimated hour delivery window. This service is only available for UK Mainland customers.

  • Interlink/DPD Ship2Shop Pickup delivery

When ordered before 5pm on this service you order will be despatched on the same day. This is a tracked service so you can check the progress of your package. On the day of your delivery you will also receive a text/email notifying you of the delivery has been made to your Ship2Shop location, this is before 12 noon normally, but please don't go to collect your parcel until you have received notification of it's delivery.  For more info, click here

Unfortunately we cannot offer next day service to the following UK Postcodes;

AB30-38, AB41-56, FK17-21, HS1-9, IV1-99, KA27-28, KW, PA20-99, PH15-99, PO30-41, IM1-99, TR21-25, JE1-99, GY1-99, BT1-99.

If you reside within one of the above postcodes your delivery options will automatically be presented when checking out.

  • Ireland Delivery - £4.99

If ordered before 3pm your order will be dispatched on the same day. This service will typically take 2-4 Working Days for delivery. 

International Delivery Costs

Royal Mail International

4-8 days, small items only, orders under £20

DPD Europe (2-4 Days)

Orders under £30 - £9.95

Orders over £30 - £4.95

DPD Europe Zone 2

              £14.95

(3-5 Days)

DPD Europe Zone 3

£24.95

(4-6 Days)

Rest of World

£29.95

(5-7 Days)

Denmark - £3.79

Austria

Estonia

Bulgaria

Australia

Germany - £2.79

Belgium

Finland

Malta

Turkey

Ireland - £3.09

Czech Republic

Slovakia

Greece

Spain - £2.79

Denmark

Latvia

Romania

France

Lithuania

Germany

Hungary

Italy

Luxembourg

Netherlands

Poland

Portugal

Slovenia

Spain

Sweden

Please note Skate Hut Ltd is not responsible for any duty or import charges for goods shipped. Please check with the customs in your country regarding any charges that may occur from purchasing goods from overseas.

The orders will be sent via Interlink/DPD Air and the Prices quoted above is for packages up to 5kg. If your order is over 5kg we may contact you to take extra payment for carriage.

If your country is not listed above please email sales@skatehut.co.uk and we will be able to provide a quote for delivery.

USA Delivery

Deliveries to the USA are NEXT DAY providing they are ordered before 12 Noon (GMT), however on some occasions packages can be held at customs, this can typically take 2-3 days to clear and cannot be prevented, therefore Skate Hut can't be held responsible if this happens.

Items under 2 Kg and of a smaller size typically cost £12 to deliver

Items of a larger size and weight can be £20 upwards

Additional Information

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* Please be aware with abnormally heavy or Bulky items a Skate Hut representative may contact you before shipment if this transaction cannot be performed. The checkout filters out certain items that can't go out on particular shipping services because of the size of them, e.g. ramps are usually too big to go by a Royal Mail service. In such circumstances the only shipping options available will be displayed on the website, this then may exclude some free shipping options. *

The service is next WORKING day (provided you order before 7pm) and will require someone to sign for the goods. Please note next working day delivery does not include Saturday, Sunday or Bank Holidays.

Please note for UK Next Working Day Service if you place an order between 7pm on a Thursday and 3pm on a Sunday your order will be dispatched for delivery on Monday unless Saturday/Sunday delivery option is selected at checkout. Orders placed after 3pm on Sunday will be dispatched on Monday for delivery on Tuesday.

Saturday delivery is available for orders placed before 7pm on Friday as long as Saturday Delivery is selected at checkout.

If you request that the package is left somewhere without a signature, this will only be done at the discretion of the delivery driver. If you do request an item is left without a signature, you assume responsibility for any loss or damage to the package.

Post and Economy orders placed after 3pm will be dispatched on the next working day.

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Interlink / DPD deliveries

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People have rated this product 5 Stars on average (Based on 1 review)

5out of 5
21st Oct, 2016

Sturdy and well made. No complaints.

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