Downhill is a niche segment in the inline skate industry, making it often hard to find good equipment, so it’s with great pleasure that we’ve welcomed the new Seba 995 aka Downhill frames. Here’s a slightly customised Seba FR1 skate with these frames.
- Seba FR1 shells size 42 EU
- Seba High liners size 43 EU
- Seba FR black spoilers
- Seba FR black sliders
- Seba FR black heel buckles
- Seba Downhill frames
- Seba Twincam ILQ9 Slalom bearings
- Hyper +Grip 90mm wheels
The frames are amazing : Light, stiff and the finish is incredible, similar to the Deluxe frames. The only negative point is to see them be so high, at 53mm when the lowest possible 90mm wheels frame would be 46mm, but this is due to the 2nd wheel being right below the front mounting holes, so 3 millimetres are for the frame’s thickness and 4 more are for the bolt’s head.
Skating with these, the height isn’t an issue. The weight is quite noticeable, but it’s largely due to having five large wheels, not to the frame itself. The sensation is like being on rails, the skates are just so stable, and even on the lightest downhills, it feels like the skates are just going to keep accelerating forever! It’s clear that these frames aren’t for everyone, but downhill addicts with plenty of practise now have some easily available frames for their discipline.