The Riedell R3 is a perfect beginner/entry level skate: decent roller skates to get you through your first year(s) of roller derby. The complete packages is a great setup, though you might want to change your wheels over time, depending on your practice floor.
The boot is vinyl, so vegan friendly! The inner padding makes these very comfortable to wear. The strap holds your feet nice in place. The plate is nylon and thus lightweight, making it easy for beginners to develop their skills and footwork.
* If you use the Riedell R3 for Roller Derby, it won't last you a lifetime, but most skaters will easily get their first 9-12 months of skating (sometimes longer!) out of them. Perfect to nail your Minimum Skills and learn the game. If you are going to use them for recreational roller skating, these will last you years to come.
Sucker Punch recommendation: You can easily upgrade your R3 skates with a limited budget. One way would be to upgrade the cushions of your plates, which give you responsiveness and help you nail those crossovers, cuts and slaloms. They are cheap to get and easy to install. 20 euro will get you better and longer lasting toe stops.
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By Elke 19 / Jun / 2020
Zoals bij velen waren dit mijn eerste derby skates. En ze hebben echt hun dienst bewezen. Hier en daar een upgrade na een tijdje (bv. andere toestops) maken deze nog beter, maar ik was er in het algemeen heel tevreden van. Na ongeveer 2 jaar dienst verloren ze wat hun stevigheid en ruilde ik ze in, maar ze doen het nog altijd als demo-skates in onze league.
By Theodora Kattou 19 / Nov / 2019
Actually I bought the Riedell Riedell Dart but it has sold out and the Riedell R3 are very similar to the Darts. So I have to say they are excellent and I am very happy with them and the customer service was exceptional.