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40 Responses to “Adapt: Ben Harmanus Pro Skate, Winterclash Photos”
i like that it is another skate brand out there now.
they do look alot like Carbon 2 in the front, and RB solo at the cuff whit that strap.
but not an external cuff?
Didnt they follow USD and the carbon 1?
well anyway i wisch ADAPT all the luck and that they will stay around for many years
The soul plate looks like carved with a chainsaw or something …
The boot design is indeed really similar to a carbon boot.
The sewing lines are almost exactly the same.
Would have been cool and smarter to come up with something totally original.
look nice, now the question is how much. if the skates are commercialized at more expensive price than carbon, it will never work chaper than carbon should be interesting. personnally i like it excepte the soul plate
This skate appears to be a carbon remake, much like the Sean and Colin Kelson carbons. Benny is an amazing blader, no doubt. But, Benny seems to be dealing with a stiff skate that he is still adjusting to. Not every first skate made by a company can be a winner.
ANd yes, to do look like the Carbons on the front, but the complet skate really does look different if you compare it with a Carbon. I understand where the comparing is coming from though. I like the fact they come with CO frames and Chimera wheels, which is a nice touch. And I believe the souls are UHMW, but the boot also can fit a.o. carbon, vii and UFS throne souls.
love those skates and i hope the price will be nice to(not like valo or carbon). if Benny used it in the barcelona edit. the soulplate look very horrible and slow, but it should be change with a USD one. Velcro should be a nice idea like for RB or Remz.
All in all these blades seem promising. Unlike others, I like the idea of the plate but personally I think UHMW (if that is it) is just too fast for the backslide plate. Maybe a replaceable plastic backlide plate? Furthermore, the top strap seems to be riveted which means they are not easily replaceable if they get fucked up. Also, I believe there should be replaceable velcro/strap protectors under and above the strap at least on the outside of the boot. that is one thing xsjado’s are really missing as well. I made myself some custom ones, though. The CO/Chimera setup is legit.
This seems like it could be very innovative.Custom is good, and if performance matches price with a reasonable warranty then this could change the sport. However, Im not sure if thats for the better. Skates and skate parts are increasingly expensive. Just the other day my friend(BMXer) stated a new dialed bike is $2k+. This is not the kind of ‘adapt”ion rollerblading needs. I support all rollerblade companies, as they are few and far in between, but I think everyone would agree we need a brand for the people. Affordable, good ol’ plastic with quality parts and a nice price to match! its proven Razors well(I will say I ride carbons, and love them). I got a good deal tho
It looks like Chimera didn’t spend too much time on developing this model. It’s like a fake USD carbon 1 with a lot of up-coming problems:
1. No cuffs
2. Fixed straps
3. It’s way too low.
4. No protection on skin.
5. 1 piece soulplate- backslide should be softer material.
Way too many problems for a high price tag pro blade. This could be acceptable in the late 90s, not now.
ADAPT needs a few more years development and re-thinking i guess.
you dickheads haven’t even seen them in person or tried them on. If you get a chance to skate them you will realize that they are hand made quality and built for skaters who land tricks, not skaters who do step up makios like 99% of you haters.