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Flying Eagle F6 Falcon

Written byONE Staff - Published on Thursday, January 7th,

Have you flown with the Eagles? Hopefully you’ll have the chance soon, because this new company out of China has entered the market and makes a range of blades for freeskate, drift, and slalom blading. After discovering Flying Eagle on Instagram and Facebook we were curious to learn more, and the good folks over there were happy to send along a box of stuff including a pair of their top-end F6 Falcon freeskates, a set of the Supersonic mm 3&#;3 frames, and the “Portec” backpack that we think is supposed to say “Protec” — but we’ll get to all that later. First, it was time to shoot photos and then get the skates under our feet.

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Pulling the Flying Eagle skates out of the box, build quality was apparent. Holding the Falcon in hand, the plastic felt high quality (you know the feeling) and the frame/liner seemed substantial. Fit, finish and assembly were all on point. The skate is light but with a precise feel. It felt like it would skate “stiff.” It did. And that could have a lot to do with the mounting plate inserts used on each frame mount point. Whoa! These plates are beefy and provide a super stable platform for your frame to grab onto. As a blader used to aggressive skates and the small mounting hardware we use on our UFS frames, this was a marketed change. For the better. Can’t recommend it enough.

At the other end, the lacing system is easy thanks to the d-ring style eyelets that help adjustments to really take hold, while the 45° strap has dense foam and a metal closure, and the main cuff buckle is similarly refined with clean lines and metal parts. It&#;s also well-ventilated and features just the right amount of shock absorbing material under the heel. Like we noticed, FE spared no expense when it came to the details.

Inside the plastic shell is a very dense liner with a neoprene toe cap and — Ta da! — lace holes on the liner&#;s upper so you can either use two pairs of laces, or, if you’re like us, just run the laces from the plastic shell into the cuff as you get to the top. Links the parts together and keeps the tied laces short. And they’re V-cut for getting full range of motion from your foot/ankle for all slides, carves, squiggle-dee-bops, whatever. During use, the liner provided ample support and padding, while for a first in any blade the built-in sole ventilation seemed to work. I’d swear I felt the air ripping through the soles of my socks. Either way, I plan to spend a lot more time in these liners.

One of the most recognizable elements of the Flying Eagle skates (at least the 4&#;4 models) are the frames themselves, based around the brand’s logo, a flying eagle. But more than just an aesthetic choice, the eagle design allows for some really serious cross-supports and bracing on these frames that resulted in a crazy responsive ride. They come out of the box rockered, and feature some sick-ass low-profile hardware on the middle wheels. Between the stiffness of the chassis and the precise mounting, the wheels roll with nearly zero friction. Fast fast fast. Our pair of size 9 Falcons had mm aluminum rails, just like they said on the side.

Like any pair of blades worth their price, the Falcons came with a badass Flying Eagle skate tool that any blader over a certain age will know as a “K-tool.” This one has a longer allen wrench side and a nice bearing pusher/puller that came in handy when we were setting up our mm ride. The philips head screwdriver is for servicing those center wheels and their special hardware.

Speaking of the one-tens, these are the Supersonic variety and though they are without the usual FE-style frame design, their weight/stiffness/speed ration is pretty impressive. I asked the FE folks why these frames had a different split than the 3&#;3 even spacing I’d seen on more mainstream models, and it was explained that the wheelbase is ” for stability, while the rear two wheels are closer together for better performance with speed, slalom and sliding. One things absolutely for certain, if you haven’t ridden stiff boots on mm wheels you need to do it now. From my time on them, the 3xs are feeling more stable and responsive than 4x80s. So try them for yourself. At the very least you&#;ll go fast as hell.

Last up is the “Portec” backpack, which despite its unfortunate misspelling is a useful pack with straps and back-padding reminiscient of accessories from other action sports — i.e. it’s really nice. The padding is molded and deep, with soft but supportive straps that make shouldering your blades on a long hike deep into a ditch spot a lot more comfortable. We generally just tossed our skates into the bag, but these outside straps worked just fine during our tests. There’s also a cool internal expanding pocket with dividers, pockets, stuff like that. And a key clip. Nice!

After spending several weeks and sessions on these skates we can only report that Flying Eagle is for real. They have brought some refined manufacturing decisions to the freeskate space, in the process creating a responsive and comfortable skate. Look for FE blades showing up on more feet soon, and find out more at their website HERE.

Photos and review by JE
Supersonic Photo by Linett

Tags:mm • 3x3 Frames • Flying Eagle • Gear • skates

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Flying Eagle F6S Falcon Inline Freeskates

I want to write a good review here. I truly do. But after around 4 months of reaching out to Flying Eagle through different avenues, I can't write a positive review about these skates or Flying Eagle in general.When I first got these skates, they were amazing, miles ahead of the Rollerblades that I was skating with for the past year. However, after about a month of use and after around 4 wheel rotations, I tried to loosen a wheel and the threads in the frame completely stripped. I reached out to Flying Eagle and they never responded. After about two weeks of being unable to skate, I ordered a new set of Drift frames from proskatersplace.com and called it a loss. I also ordered a set of Supersonic frames from the same site, just to try out some 3-wheel action.About a month later, the screw connecting the lower strap fell off while on a long skate and I didn't notice it until I had gotten home. I once again reached out to Flying Eagle and was met with radio silence. I went to my local Home Depot and bought around 6 M8 screws, knowing that I would probably run into the problem again.Cut to around a month ago and the screw connecting the cuff to the boot came loose and was lost in the street. Once again, I reached out to Flying Eagle and didn't even receive an email confirming that they had received my complaint. Back to Home Depot where I once again bought some metric bolts (I can't for the life of me remember the size now) and made it work. My skates were truly starting to look like Frankenstein's monster now as I had replaced the frames and (2) prominent screws.Today, I was skating again and the upper strap completely broke in half. This is something that I cannot simply go to Home Depot to try to fix, making my skates, once again, completely unusable.I really wish that Flying Eagle was better. Like I said, these are phenomenal skates. They have great ankle support, breathe fairly well, and the rockerable frame is top notch. But they break easily and the customer service is complete garbage. From now on, I'm buying Powerslides Read more

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Brake Not Included, Aftermarket Available

 

TARGET:



Skating Style: Fitness & Recreational, Freestyle & Slalom, Urban / Freeride

 

OVERVIEW:
– Comfortable and supportive boot, yet flexible to perform tricks

– EGO's are strong extruded aluminum that rocker by flipping axles in 1st and 4th position
– One of the most comfortable liner
– Neoprene box to wrap around each individual’s toe shape
– The FE EGO frame is well designed to serve urban and freestyle slalom skating
– Quick customization by easily switching to any FE frames

 

Sizing Tips:

These skates are true to size. Zero break-ins are required. If the skates do not come in half sizes or doubt your true size, then round your size up. Please according to your foot length to choose the correct size. If your feet are wide, please order one size large.

Notice:Tax exemption for all products.

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Flying Eagle F7 Optimum Black / Red

Choosing the correct skate size is a very important task and usually even more important than choosing the skates model! All high-quality skates will have a break in period and would adjust over time to the skater’s feet. Some will take longer and some shorter, but while you want to have a comfortable ride you do not want to have the skates too loose… The correct fit will determine much more than just the comfort - it will define how much control, power transfer, and agility you would have while skating, and even would affect the balance.

While various skating styles and skaters themselves have different preferences, below are the general instructions of how to determine the perfect fit for your new skates.
 

WHAT SIZE SHOULD I CHOOSE?

Most of inline and roller skates are manufactured and sold in European sizes (EU), so your US / UK sizing could be a wrong idea to use due to the conversion inaccuracies. Furthermore, even if you know your European sizing, every shoe and skate manufacturer has a slightly different fit and sizing, therefore your standard shoe size might not assure a perfect fit but that is the best way to estimate your skate size. In any case, the inline and roller skate size should be either equal to your shoe size or no more than one size up or down from it.
 
Based on our experience, the best way to determine your skate size is to take a look at your current pair of skates and/or running shoe labels for MM / CM / MP / MONDO numbers. These numbers are indicating the maximum foot length that will fit into the pair, while MM shows the measurement in millimeters and CM/MP/MONDO is centimeters. Having these numbers along with the EU sizes from these shoes, you will be able to determine the size of the skates that you need by looking into brand or model specific sizing chart (usually located in the Sizing tab under the skates photos or as one of the product photos). If cannot be located, please send us an inquiry and we gladly will help you out!
 
Important: Many shops are recommending measuring your feet to determine your skate size, but we have found that this leads to too many mistakes and do not recommend that. If after following the instructions above you are finding yourself stuck in between two sizes, you could measure your feet according to the directions below. In this case, your shoe size is still the defining factor, so if the measurement is showing more than one size up or down, something is wrong with the measurement! If your foot is wider than average, please go one size up. Usually, Seba, FR, and Adapt skates fit wider than average, Powerslide and K2 average, Flying Eagle and Rollerblade average to narrow
 

Still, want to measure your feet? Here is how to do it:

You’ll need paper, pen, a flat wall and, if possible, a buddy to help. It’s best to measure your feet later in the day after you have been on them for a few hours to account for swelling.
Find a hard floor with a flat wall. Tape a piece of paper down so that it touches the wall. Stand on the paper in bare feet, with your heel just touching the wall.
Have your friend take a book and place it so that it just touches the tip of your longest toe. Mark the spot where the book meets your toe. Do this with both feet and use the larger of the two measurements. Measure your foot length in millimeters, if possible. If you measure in inches, be sure to measure in 16ths of an inch.
Choose your size from the manufacturers sizing chart. The “Max Foot Length” is the longest foot measurement that will fit into that size. The US Men’s column lists the sizes found on the box.
 

SIZING FOR CONTROL OVER COMFORT

Our sizing advice is targeted to a freestyle or dance skater who wants a very snug fit in their skate to enjoy maximum control. Our instructions will give a fit that prioritizes control over comfort. If comfort is a higher priority, or if you have an especially wide or oddly shaped foot, you may do well to choose a slightly larger size. If you are near the boundary between two sizes, you would probably be better off to go with the larger size in case you prefer comfort over control.
 
Notes about Width
In general, the Plastic Boot skates with a built-in liner have a narrower fit through the foot, while the boots with a removable liner and soft boots have a somewhat wider fit. The Carbon is a bit wider through the toe box than the plastic boot skates because the carbon fiber boot has less flex. As a rule of thumb, skates with built-in liners and "regular" liners will have less adjustment room.
 
We gladly will guide you in case you have any further questions. Email us at [email protected]

To help you better, please include all the sizing information off one or two pairs of skates or running shoes that you currently have including EU/US/UK/MP/CM/MM/MONDO, etc


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Review flying eagle skates

Rediscovering The Fun of Skating Through Big Wheel Blades

It had been about a year since I had rollerbladed. My enthusiasm had, for lack of a better word, faded. One evening I came across a group of bladers at Lafyette Park in Los Angeles. What was truly intriguing about the confrontation wasn&#;t so much the activity, but more so the &#;things&#; they were rolling on&#; giant wheels! I was encouraged to try a pair after my expressed skepticism. Immediately I was proven wrong on all preconceived notions. I was having fun skating again with the speed of larger diameter wheels coupled with the support of an aggressive skate. After testing many different styles of Flying Eagles, I found my dream skate, the Flying Eagle F

Wallride on a rock at the Bronson Ditch in Los Angeles on the Flying Eagle F skates.
The Boot and The Liner

It has a slightly higher cuff and dual density shell which gives a comfortable flex without losing ankle support. With a history of ankle injuries like me this is a vital quality. The liner is probably the best I&#;ve put my foot into over the past 13 years. With a lacing system that ties through the boot itself, you can rock them tight as you like. The liner sits on top of  an actually decent shock absorber in the heel of the boot.

This is crucial if, like myself, you plan on doing jumps and drops. It excellently reduces impact from the metal frames and allows a long comfortable ride. In addition, the boots have 2 separate ratchet buckles. One crosses over the top of your foot to keep it snug with the insole. The second buckle is more traditional and keeps your ankle from moving to far side to side. The combination of these things make the skates feel less like skates and more an actual extension of your body.

The Super Sonic 3&#; Frames

The mm frames, which I personally prefer, are the most solid frames I have ever rolled on. This is probably due to the metal mounting system that contributes to the solid foundation of the skate. With the back and middle wheels positioned sightly closer to each other, allowing for a smoother coast and safer maneuvering on poor terrain&#; or just stair bashing! No other frame compares in my book.

The Stock Flying Eagle Wheels

The FE black mm wheels that come with the skate have great rebound and durability. After a few off-road and rain skating sessions, the rust resistant bearings were still fast . The wheels were rigorously tested on many kinds of surfaces in the swelteringly hot summer sun and showing very little wear. The lifespan of the wheels is proving to be the longest of any wheels I&#;ve had.

Side view of the Flying Eagle F skates. Photo by Jeff Linett
My Thoughts

Feeling secure in your skates, and trusting your equipment directly contributes to the satisfaction of the activity.  Whether I am skating long distance or jumping into crazy embankments in the mountains, once I strapped on the F&#;s, I was confident to try anything.

Sam Testing the Flying Eagle F Skates at the Bronson Ditch in Los Angeles, California

Check out the Detailed Photo Gallery of the Flying Eagle F Skates
Links
  • For more information on Flying Eagle Skates visit their website.
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  • All photos by Jeff Linett. Visit his Instagram page to check out his awesome work.
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Flying Eagle Enkidu Review [Is It A Top Quality Aggressive Inline Skate?]

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There have been a lot of inline skate companies arise in the last few decades but only a very few were able to establish themselves as a reputable brand. Also, there are not many that allow free-skaters to try aggressive skating. Thanks to Flying Eagle, they have come up with a solution to this problem.

We’re talking about Flying Eagle Enkidu in particular. Despite being a fairly new addition to the Flying Eagle collection it has earned recognition to all level skaters. And if you are among those who have become curious about this aggressive skate this is your place to start.

In this article, we are going to review the bells and whistles Flying Eagle Enkidu comes with. Once you finish reading, hopefully you will be able to weigh the pros and cons of the product for yourself. So, without further ado, let’s get started!

Flying Eagle Enkidu Aggressive Inline Skate

A Brief Overview

Manufactured in China, Flying Eagle Enkidu has gone through four years of development process making it a very high quality yet affordable aggressive inline skate. From the outside, it looks nothing more than a regular inline skate. However, don’t let this fool you. The innovation involves in its design is quite remarkable.

The rockerable frame is a prime example. Its UFS (universal frame system) compatible frames allow you to do all the tricks in the book. You can grind it or just use it for speed skating as you wish.

Besides, Flying Eagle Enkidu provides great ankle supports, and the shell breath fairly well too. The soul plate is compatible with all F5 and F6 skates, so you have room for customization if you’ve already got any of these. There are also five soul plates and two frame sizes to choose from.

Now Let’s Learn the Details of Flying Eagle Enkidu Inline Skate

The subject product is equipped with most features needed to take your inline skating to the next level. However, in this section, we will mainly focus on the important details of the product and discuss them in several points.

Shell

In general, the boot shell is a crucial part of any inline skates, and for people who perform tricks on rough surfaces, it has to be considered first. The shell of Flying Eagle Enkidu is made up of eclipse mold. It is a highly durable urethane that offers optimum elasticity and support you need around your foot.

It has got safety buckles that lock your feet properly and prevent the laces from moving out of place. The front air duct reduces sweating on your feet and save the insole from getting damp. On our first use, we didn’t find noticeable scratches on the sole as well.  

Soul Plate

flying eagle soul plate

The plastic soul plate is super strong, rarely seen on most regular aggressive inline skates out there. This allows you to fasten them easily with aluminum blocks. You have five options (, , , , ) to cover all the boot sizes.

They are compatible with all previous F5 and F6 skates and comfortably fit any mm frames (you can also use them with mm frames for size 41 and above). 

Frames

Frames of Flying Eagle Enkidu Aggressive Skates

The two frame sizes that are available with Flying Eagle Enkidu have to be its crucial selling points. They feature more protected grooves and we didn’t feel much of a wheel bite riding on them. You can mount four 65 mm wheels on the frame.

The frames are not symmetrical meaning they will be much easier to fit with the boot. More importantly, the UFS frames are versatile. You can easily switch between rockerable and anti-rocker setups which is quite an incredible feature to have.  

Liners

The liners are similar to F6. With multiple layers of foams, they provide the necessary comfort and padding to your foot. Flying eagles are using neoprene fabrics. It doesn’t degrade as quickly as leathers, at the same time ensures breathability in the right spot.

Bearings

If you want to enhance the smoothness while riding on your inline skates you must ensure you are getting high ABEC-rated bearings. The higher the rating the easier it will be for you to reach the desired speed. These bearings will keep frictions between the wheel and the frame to a minimum.

Flying Eagle Enkidu comes with the 2nd highest ABEC 7 rating. So, you can expect to have a fairly comfortable riding experience with these pairs.  

Final Verdict…

If you want to invest in a single pair of aggressive skates that aren’t one trick pony Flying Eagle Enkidu will be a great option. Whether you want to speed skate, do jumps, or grinds this product has all exclusive features for seamless performance. 

No doubt, inline skating is a sport of balance. Thanks to the larger wheels and customizable setups of Flying Eagle Enkidu, it helps you find your rhythm faster. Overall, for us it’s a great aggressive inline skate, and for its price, there is not much to complain about.

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