Rollerblade Men’s Spark 80ALU Skate Review

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Rollerblade Men's Spark 80ALU Skate
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Rollerblade Men's Spark 80ALU Skate
  • Genuine and original Rollerblade quality skate
  • Perfect blend of support and durability
  • Excellent value for a great fitness skate
  • Aluminum frame is light durable and maneuverable
  • Quality 80mm 82A with high precision SG5 long lasting outdoor bearings

The Rollerblade Men's Spark 80ALU Skates are a great men's skate that has some stylish design notes that set it apart from many of the skates on the market today.

They also have a good system for securing them to your foot, a good amount of overall support, and a firmness that means that they will last for years.

There are a lot of great skates out there, but these skates come from one of the most trusted brands of inline skates in the world, so these are a great pair to consider.

Rollerblade Men's Spark 80alu skate

Aesthetic Beauty

Aesthetically, the Sparks have a very unique and attractive look. The majority of the skates are black with gray and neon green highlights. 

Much of the gray is relatively reflective, which really makes the skates look metallic.

The gray section on the top of the skates is a mesh, which adds a bit of venting to the skates' design.

I really like the inline assembly; it has some nice angles, a mixture of all three colors, and a supported stopper that is relatively angular.

The top of the skates are soft looking and add to the overall comfort of the skates as well.

What it's Built for

These skates are perfect for beginner to intermediate skaters. Some advanced skaters will definitely appreciate the well-balanced structure of these, but many of these types of skaters will also prefer a harder wheel. 

These are also very lightweight, which lends itself to a very beginner-friendly experience; most beginners won't experience additional fatigue when learning on these.

 The 80mm wheel design has enough versatility to allow you to skate on almost any surface.

Level of Maneuverability & Control

These skates have an aluminum frame that allows for a very efficient power transfer.

As hard shell inline skates, your leans will provide more of a turning performance in the Sparks. Overall, these have excellent control for beginner and intermediate skaters.

The braking system is fully attached and strong so that you will be able to stop on a dime.

While there are a wide variety of ways to stop using a set of rollerblades, many beginners will be using this rear stopper for braking.

On the other hand, it's also nice that Rollerblade also gives you an option to remove this rear brake if you choose.

Level of Support

These are stable skates due to the fact that they employ a plastic, solid base.

Stability is really useful for a new skater, so this addition is perfect for those who are just learning. Security is another feature that is important.

When you have these on your feet, you don't want to worry about them moving too much when you're trying to turn, which is why the dual-strap system of these is very useful.

There is one strap at the top of the foot and another at the top of the skate. These two straps help the skate fit snugly and securely.

  • Key Advantages
  • Disadvantages
  • There has recently been a tendency for these to shift with defective wheels. If this happens to you, you'll have to reach out to Rollerblade in order to get a replacement pair.
  • While these are great for a new skater, they aren't the absolute best for an expert who prefers 90mm wheels.
  • The wheels have a tendency to crack.
  • The two straps are very secure, but they can feel too tight sometimes.
  • My Rating
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The Bottom Line

Overall, Rollerblade seldom makes a bad pair of inline skates, and the Spark 80ALU provides a great inline experience.

If you are looking for a great, stylish, and supportive pair of skates to begin your inline career with, there isn't a better pair on the market today.

If you are an old pro, these are also excellent because of the high level of support and durability.

Best Seller

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  • IMPROVE YOUR FITNESS The Mens Macroblade 84 is excellent for casual skating and training. Great overall support and comfort for beginner and intermediate skaters alike with slightly upgraded speed.
  • FLEX AND LATERAL SUPPORT The Macroblade structure has an ideal mix of flex and lateral support. The higher cuff provides extra stability to help with balance & hold the foot securely during the stride
  • COMFORTABLE HIGH PERFORMANCE LINER Fit is the most comfortable liner one can get in an inline skate with the padding in the tongue and ankle area. Buckle, power strap and lace closure secure the foot.
  • TWINBLADE ALUMINUM FRAME is durable and helps keep skaters closer to the ground with its low profile design for enhanced balance and stability.
  • ROLLERBLADE PERFORMANCE WHEELS 84mm/84A wheels blend speed and response perfectly. The SG7 bearings work to keep a lively skate pace with a more appropriate and controllable speed.
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  • IDEAL FOR CASUAL AND NOVICE SKATERS - Entry-level balanced skate for men with a comfortable and secure fit at a value price
  • HIGH CUFF FOR ADDED SUPPORT - Durable shell makes learning to skate easier
  • COMFORT PERFORMANCE LINER - Padded liner and secure closure system ensure snug fit
  • MONOCOQUE FRAME - Durable frame for a lower center of gravity enhances stability
  • ROLLERBLADE PERFORMANCE WHEELS - 80mm/82A wheels and SG5 bearings for better wear and moderate speed
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  • IDEAL FOR NEW SKATERS - Novice skate for men at an ideal price: comfort, control and stability
  • SUPPORTIVE SHELL - Rollerblade design provides extra foot support and balance
  • COMFORT LINER - Padded liner ensures a snug fit with an easy closure system: buckles, lace and strap
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  • BLADERUNNER WHEELS - 80mm wheels with ABEC 7 bearings for moderate speed with less effort
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  • FLEX & LATERAL SUPPORT - Higher cuff provides added security for balance and secure foot hold
  • ATHLETIC SHOE ENGINEERED MESH UPPER -Breathability and comfort padding in the tongue/ankle areas with aluminum buckle, power strap and speed-lace closure
  • 3WD TWINBLADE ALUMINUM FRAME - Sturdy 274mm/10.8” frame with lower-profile design for increased speed and maneuverability
  • ROLLERBLADE SUPREME WHEELS - 100mm/85A wheels and SG9 bearings reduce wear and maximize speed
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  • HIGH CUFF FOR ADDED SUPPORT - Durable shell makes learning how to skate easier
  • COMFORT PERFORMANCE LINER & BREATHABLE UPPER - Extra padding, engineered mesh and speed-lacing/closure system for enhanced fit
  • MONOCOQUE FRAME - Durable frame for a lower center of gravity enhances stability
  • ROLLERBLADE PERFORMANCE WHEELS - 80mm/82A wheels and SG5 bearings for better wear and moderate speed

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