Thursday, 31 July 2014

Skate Hut Review and Giveaway

At a recent car boot sale Peanut bought some inline skates, they are a rubbish fit and really not the best for learning to skate so we discussed getting some quad skates. at this point The Golden Child declared he wanted. Skateboard no that he was a big boy! Let me tell you it's been a good 10 years since I last skated and it was a disaster I couldn't stop in my proffessional in line skates so had to skate into a bin! The bruise lasted weeks. So it was with trepidation that I agreed we would think about new skates and a board and  learn to be wheelie wonders!!! Please be aware by trepidation I actually thought "oh c**p I know nothing about teaching kids out door stuff like this, and the last time Spartacus was on a skateboard he broke his elbow and sprained an ankle, we are set for certain disaster". So hoping they would forget about it I distracted the kids with cbeebies and left it with some vague nods of agreement when they questioned me further.

But as if the skate gods knew of my ambiguity on the subject a rather apt email arrived asking if we would like to work with Skate Hut! Well obviously this is meant to be the summer we learn to skate so I agreed and set about choosing some gear. The website is easy to navigate and has a HUUUGE choice and more accessories and parts than I knew existed not to mention cool shoes and clothes! Thankfully they are a friendly bunch and they were happy to offer advice when I tweeted them a desperate plea for recommendations. We chose the Monster Skateboard Starter Pack and these Rookie Bliss Quad Skates and the order arrived really quickly
The kids were totally stoked (see how I'm trying to be hip and cool) when they discovered this huge box was for them





The Golden Child was so shocked he couldn't speak and he just hugged his board, Peanut was really happy with her skates and so we suited up in our protective gear and started practising. The general consensus on my Facebook page is to let them just get on with it and not to fuss, and make sure they are near grass so they have a soft landing.




I m pleased to say they did really well, with no broken bones as yet, I feel we made the right purchases and I'm sure I'm going to have my heart in my mouth the more confidence they gain.

 Peanut's skates adjust really easily to make them longer or shorter, they are however quite a narrow fit and as my children are blessed with big wide feet  I will have to keep that in mind when she moves onto her next set. They look gorgeous and she was quite steady moving about, she found the stoppers easy to use  and was skating tentatively really quickly.


The Golden Child however is a born skater he was on his board and wheeling happily after only a couple of topples! Hisboard  is big and sturdy and makes for a smooth steady ride and the safety helmet and pads that came with it are brilliant for him. He loves the monsters on the underside of the board. It's taken a few knocks but looks no worse for it and I think it's brilliant value for money. If you are looking for skate/board/scootering gifts then I would highly recommend Skate Hut as your first stop.

 

You can connect with them on their Website and on Twitter and Facebook. 

But because they are an amazingly lovely lot over there at Skate Hut HQ they've offered one of you lucky readers the chance to win a £30 voucher just fill out the rafflecopter below and we will choose a winner from all the correct entries. 


a Rafflecopter giveaway

35 comments:

  1. I would get this for my daughter - https://www.skatehut.co.uk/scooters/complete_scooters/jd_bug_eco_complete_scooter_pink.htm

    Ashleigh

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  2. I would love the D-Street Retro V2 Complete Skateboard - Purple/White! Thank you!

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  3. Tanya Camilleri1 August 2014 at 14:16

    I would buy the SFR Kids Vision Quad Skates Girls for my niece as her mummy and I play roller derby so would be nice for her to skate along with us

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  4. https://www.skatehut.co.uk/shoes/baby_toddler/vans_old_skool_v_navy.htm

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  5. Any rollerskates or rollerblades for my daughter, she is 12 next week and would love a pair!

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  6. D-Street Retro V2 Complete Skateboard :D for my little boy Jamie xx

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  7. https://www.skatehut.co.uk/scooters/complete_scooters/jd_bug_eco_complete_scooter_pink.htm

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  8. The SFR Cyclone Adjustable Inline Skates - White/Pink

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  9. https://www.skatehut.co.uk/shoes/vans_1/vans_chukka_midtop_skate_shoes_burgundy_sky_blue.htm

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  10. anything to do with skateboards my kids love thm they paid £200 for one at xmas from skatehut

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  11. https://www.skatehut.co.uk/bags/backpacks/voltage_skate_skateboard_bag_cartoon.htm for my son , he'd love this back pack for school

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  12. I think my son would choose the monster eyes skateboard! Thanks for linking up with #TriedTested

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  13. https://www.skatehut.co.uk/shoes/womens/dc_chelsea_tx_womens_shoes_blue_pink.htm @thomascomp

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  14. This https://www.skatehut.co.uk/skateboards/complete_skateboards/fracture_lil_monsters_complete_skateboard_green_7_875.htm

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  15. my son loves this vans backpack https://www.skatehut.co.uk/bags/backpacks/vans_checkerboard_van_doren_backpack_charcoal_black.htm

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  16. now that looks like fun ... if i won i would probably get this https://www.skatehut.co.uk/scooters/complete_scooters/jd_bug_original_street_scooter_reflex_blue.htm

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  17. https://www.skatehut.co.uk/scooters/complete_scooters/jd_bug_original_street_scooter_sky_blue.htm

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  18. https://www.skatehut.co.uk/shoes/kids/havaianas_slim_animals_fluo_sand_grey_pink.htm

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  19. i would like these heeleys for my son ttps://www.skatehut.co.uk/shoes/heelys_1/heelys_-_entire_range/heelys_hustle_black_white.htm

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  20. I'd get this t-shirt for my husband https://www.skatehut.co.uk/clothes/tees/vans_star_wars_yoda_pocket_tee_navy.htm

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  21. I would put it towards
    https://www.skatehut.co.uk/scooters/complete_scooters/jd_bug_original_street_scooter_reflex_blue.htm

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  22. The https://www.skatehut.co.uk/skateboards/complete_skateboards/mgp_gangsta_series_complete_skateboard_capped_7_75.htm

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  23. I would like to buy 2 pairs of these shoes for my eldest 2 boys https://www.skatehut.co.uk/shoes/mens/dvs_milan_2_ct_black_lime.htm

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  24. I'd get this skateboard deck for my partner
    https://www.skatehut.co.uk/skateboards/skateboard_decks/bullet_big_league_skateboard_deck_grey_blue.htm

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  25. As my daughter recently got her first skateboard from her Gran as a birthday present, I'd love to get her a decent skateboarding helmet, rather than her using her cycling helmet.

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  26. my daughter would love the skates :)

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  27. I'd put it towards this https://www.skatehut.co.uk/skateboards/cruisers/shaun_white_composite_skateboard_purple.htm as our daughter has her eye on it for her birthday at the end of the month

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  28. I think I would get the SFR Essentials Helmet - Union Jack for my little boy

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  29. love your blog!!!

    www.fashionforlunch.net

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  30. I would get these :) https://www.skatehut.co.uk/skates/inline_skates/sfr_cyclone_adjustable_inline_skates_grey_blue.htm

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  31. Love the skates I grey and blue

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  32. Skates make you better in health, fitness, moving,...

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