How much faster are speed skates than recreational skates?

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Lifer
Feb 13, 2000
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Right now I have Rollerblade Aero 9s with abec 7 bearings. They are pretty fast, but I'd like something that could go faster.

I've been thinking about getting some speed skates for a while...the ones with 5 wheels and micro-bearings.

How much faster would they be? Would I definitely be able to tell a difference? Don't want to spend $300+ on something that will give me a very minimal speed upgrade.
 

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