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I'm pretty impressed for the price point. I'm switching from an older Marwe skate (mine split where the wheel bolts penetrate the ski). The Hjuls feel a little bit heavier. They are very quiet and smooth. The wheels are a bit fast, and I may switch to slower bearings. I'm knocking off a star for two reasons. The skis arrived a little beat up. One of the wheels (the metal, not the rubber) looked like it had been chewed on by a Rottweiler. It's not a big deal, as I'm sure I'll add plenty of scrapes and gouges, but you buy something shiny and new, and you want it to be shiny and new. The second reason for deducting a star is the bindings. I've only ever used xcelerator bindings. Turns out the pro-link bindings kinda suck. I find them hard to get clipped in to and they're squeaky. None of my gripes are a reason not to buy the ski, but they could be better for virtually no added cost.
I am 67 years old, 178 lbs. and coach a high school team. I also do some ski racing, primarily classical.
I recently purchased the Hjul skate RS and have been rollerskiing this week on smooth bike trails with temps around 62’F.
These are fun stable rollerskis. The platform is very stable even with a somewhat soft combi boot. The wheel speed is moderate and similar to the Elpex, One Way Pursuit RS, but faster than the Marwe skate.
This is a great RS for high school skiers and Masters. The price is unbeatable. Very snazzy!
The skate rollerskis are great. Easy to get on. Relatively durable, although the fenders are easily broken. I am a first time rollerskier and the Hjul seemed to be the right level of performance/cost for me. All in all, I think these rollerskis were as advertised and I am glad I got them.
Great ski. Just as good if not better than any marwe skis.
I am really enjoying my new Hjul Skate Roller skis! They come with the slow wheels intentionally, and for me they feel right to train in summer for snow skiing. They ride smooth even on fairly rough asphalt. Also bought a pair for my son who will train for the High School Nordic team (Shhhh- its a birthday present). No issues with mine. Pretty cool looking skis too.
I purchased the Hjul skate roller skis last fall. I do a lot of roller ski training and I have been very happy with them.
They are quite slow rolling compared to the other skis that I have, but I think that this is beneficial. The slower speed allows me to use my core muscles more and mimics actual skiing better. The more ski-like feel has improved my skiing technique, especially my V-2.
While the lack of speed reducers (on mine) prevents me from skiing down very large hills this is more than outweighed by not having to carry spare wheels in case of a flat tire.
A skiers first impression is these are really smooth stable rollerskis. They feel strong and suitable for rollerski agility as well. Time will tell on this. The wheel setup has a good, free release and has medium top end speed. Freer than some old Swenors we comapred against but definitely a little slower at high speed. So I'd say the wheel set up is good.
I have been very pleased with my Hjul Ski Skate Rollerski. The wheels have held up well and easily handle small stones.
My rollers are best ever. The are like skiing normally but on pavement.
Intuitive and easy to use - especially on some of the local bike paths
These rollerskis are a great deal. This price includes bindings, which makes them quite a bit less expensive than other brands. I bought these last summer for my 16 year old daughter, who had been on a Nordic Ski team the previous winter. Using these skis regularly during the summer, she improved quite a bit, and enjoyed summer practices with her friends. Her 2017-2018 Nordic Ski season included faster times, which was due to those summer practices!
Pretty good quality that's definitely worth it at this price point! They provide a pretty smooth ride and seem to have held up pretty well over a year of moderate use. One small issue I've noticed is that one ski tends to drift/veer a little to the left when I'm going fast down hills and it does this regardless of which foot it's on. Not a critical issue, but something I've had to learn to react to.
Love the skis! I intentionally bought the slow wheels so I would have as much consistency between summer training and winter skiing. I have no gripes whatsoever. Of course there are going to be the fancier skis that you can spend 3k on but these are the most functional and best looking skiis out there. Rep the sports home country and rock the HJUL SKI!
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