Figure skating is a sport where agility, dexterity, endurance and focus is needed in order to perform at your very best. It involves a lot of jumps, spins and great footwork. If you are just starting to figure skate or mainly getting your balance through the ice, having good ice skates is essential to perform at your best.
We had a great opportunity to review one of the best entry level figure ice skates which is the Jackson Figure Ice Skates JS180/JS181/JS184 – For Women and Girls. If you are planning to start skating or thinking of getting an upgrade for your current figure ice skates, then we would suggest you read through this review
Table of Contents
- 1 Features and Specifications
- 2 The Good
- 3 The Bad
- 4 Who is it for?
- 5 Conclusion
Features and Specifications
New Ultima Mark Stainless Steel Blade
The Ultima blade trademark is one of the top brands that lead the industry when it comes to performance and quality. It is made of lightweight, stainless steel that is responsible for lessening the burden of carrying the weight of the skates. This feature makes it an excellent blade for beginners.
Fashionable PVC Outsoles
Comparable to the Jackson Ultima GS180 SoftSkate Womens Ice Skates, this model also has a PVC outsole which ensures lower maintenance requirement compared to others. The PVC outsole offers better flexibility from regular rubber outsole and has anti-abrasion features that prevents any type of unwanted injury on the user’s feet. Its sleek design gives it an upscale touch to the users who are fashion conscious.
Reinforced Vinyl Upper with Padded Covered Tongue and Rolled Padded Collar
The reinforced vinyl upper secures the warm and comfortable feel to the feet. Giving a moist-free and dry experience all throughout the entire time of use. The padded covered tongue provides cushion to the upper part of your feet. And the rolled padded collar at the back top portion of the shoe allows to reinforce the support on the ankle, giving a more stable and soothing touch to the user’s feet.
This chrome plate appeals to trendy figure skaters. It is fashionably placed at the upper side of the shoe and at the upper back portion on the backstay area, it adds a modern style and sophistication which pleases the taste of the user.
Stainless Steel Blade
A lot of newer beginner blades are composed of stainless steel. Identical to the Bladerunner Ice by Rollerblade Aurora Women’s Adult Figure Skates, it is equipped with a stainless-steel blade. It is less susceptible to corrosion and damage. It also holds a lighter weight as compared to other types of blades such as nickel-plated ones which can be seen on the Jackson Ultima GS180 SoftSkate Womens Ice Skates. In addition to this, the stainless-steel blade holds a sharpened edge on a longer duration compared to nickel plated steel.
Excellent pick for beginners
Since the skates are inclined towards comfort, beginners will find it easy to learn the ropes. The PVC outsole provides less hassle in maintenance, and gives the user a comfortable and snug fit even in long usage. The reinforced vinyl upper and the thickly padded covered tongue yields great comfort for the user.
There is a huge difference in comfort and performance when laced properly. When using this pair, it is important that the fit is cushy and tight. Having a snug feel makes the user feel that everything is well positioned, thereby emulating optimum performance for the user. To add, once you purchase this pair, leaving the top most hooks unused for a couple of sessions might be more comfortable for the user.
For more experienced skaters, the blade needs to be sharpened
For children, the blade does not need sharpening for a while. But for adults and more experienced users, you may need to bring the blade to a shop to have it sharpened. You will know if you need sharpening if the blade slides sideways. Well sharpened skates should at no time slide laterally when standing on them.
No variants in color
The Jackson Figure Ice Skates JS180/JS181/JS184 – For Women and Girls mainly come in one color — white. There is no option to choose any other color that you like. What’s good about the color white is that it establishes a professional look and it matches a fashionable chrome plating on the backstay area and the upper side of the boot.
Who is it for?
This pair is suggested for beginners who are looking for a more delightful experience in their novice classes. It is also a good pick for casual users who visit their local skating rink from time to time or just want to shred through that frozen pond during the cold season. Those who are on professional skating should opt for one with a higher caliber.
The Jackson Skate legacy is crafted with high quality materials, giving them an edge among others in terms of design. This pair of Jackson Figure Ice Skates JS180/JS181/JS184 – For Women and Girls give supreme comfort thanks to its reinforced vinyl upper with padded covered tongue and rolled padded collar. Credits should also be given to the fashionable chrome inserts that provide an up-to-date and sophisticated look.