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Actually, these will be expensive, as their policy is to make longer lasting products out of best materials. And they are hand-made in Europe, even souls and frames will be. And they cooperate with Chimera to provide skates with wheels that will stand up to other parts quality.
Great news is they use technology and materials borrowed from ice speedskating, which is years ahead in these terms than inline skating. Only best handmade inline speedksting boots can compete here – there were never any aggressive skate of such quality in history. People that work on Adapt skates have experience in this field, so these should be totally ass-kicking.
Imagine Carbons that will last at least twice as long. Carbons made from materials that adjust to your foot, and if it isn’t enough, you can bake the boots. No hot spots, ultimate control. Adapt aims to create such skates.
They WILL be expensive, but it will be justified. And they will be made in EU, so you won’t pump Chinese communists with money by buying these.
Taking the name and looking at the soul plates I wonder if they are making a boot that can work with other companies soul plates by using special adapters. If so sign me up I would love to have a carbon boot and put on some SSM souplates.
they come with the shittiest wheels on the market so the wheels stand up to the other parts quality?
seriously? i bet they make “bras dans cul” their first pro cause only his level of arogance can stand up to the quality of the other parts.
As you can see, the overall tone is a rather negative one.
On of the worst things that can happen to you as a brand
is when your launch already causes this much disagreement.
Chimera on your side won’t do any good for you either. Time will tell.
“longer lasting products” doesn’t exist in our sport man. There’s no reason for me to beleive that these skates are going to hold together any longer than all of the other soft-boots out there. Unless you guys are using material from another planet, you’re not going to convince me to spend top $$ for these.
If anything, your company’s going to experience an initial “boom” just for being new, and then be on the same level as all the other skates.
Only time will tell. Not trying to hate, just being real.
I think that’s an actual picture of deshi or USD skates. I’ve seen some original samples in the past when these were first talked about in mid 2011. They are supposed to be a company that makes bigger sized skates based out of Copenhagen, Denmark. Can’t wait since I have size 12.5 feet even though my feet are actually shrinking. All I can skate is Rollerblade TRS, USD Carbons since they stretch, Razors, Valo, roces, XSJADO, and recreational skates!!!
no hate but this industry is a bunch of cheap complaining people, Anything anyone ever does nice or out of the best interest always goes down the drain in this sport, i really hope adapt does great to be honest the problem i feel sorry if they invest a lot of money and expect it in return that just isn’t how our industry works unfortually.
”no hate but this industry is a bunch of cheap complaining people, Anything anyone ever does nice or out of the best interest always goes down the drain in this sport, i really hope adapt does great to be honest the problem i feel sorry if they invest a lot of money and expect it in return that just isn’t how our industry works unfortually.”
No suprise, rollernews is full of idiots with ego’s bigger than their trick vocab.
most new products in one way or the other are based of an exisiting product its how things get better. to sit here and bitch that it looks like a carbon boot when possibly it could be a better design with a better feel that looks similar to an exisiting. you 15yrs old that sit on here and bitch need to start paying attention in school to figure how the world works.
idk… at first sight i was totally disappointed by the skate… it looks cool – no question but really? havent we learned from the deshi carbon, usd carbon 1 and usd imperial that carbon skates need an exterior cuff or else the ehell will def brake apart in that area?? so since the agument ,,longlasting” is full of shit i hope they can provide a nicer fit and hopefully some cool designs… but lets be serious for a moment… the wont be able to compete with powerslides products (im not being specific here) since powerslide is a way bigger company and is more flexible when it comes to improving and perfecting their products… if theres anything that needs to be done they can apply it to their producs in an instant and since the carbons stretch and are bakeable i dk if it is even possible to provide a better fit…
tha adapt skates are sliiiiiiightly changed (im not sayin there worsened nor improved) deshi carbons with the material of the usd “carbonfree” skates.
if the adapt skates really will be as pricy as claimed i think they wont last long in this biz…
i think the only skate that could really make it as a newcomer product in this business is a skate based on the classic hardboot skates just with the “carbon” or “carbonfree” materieals… pretty mutch exactly like the valo lights… carbon/”carbonfree” shell but without the fucked up raised heel… that ruins sthe skate, exchangeable liner, exterior cuff… single sizes, anatomic snug fit, compatible with remzcuffs and most soulplates. nuff said
Not being funny but who’s bright idea was this? The only reason valo got away with it is because they don’t look remotely like Roces and it didn’t come out strait away – this thing just has stitching in a slightly different way and apparently overly expensive material used. Not only that but also every rollerblader I know is a fucking cheap arse which means your only target audience is trustafairians which would be fine if there was even that many that rollerbladed. Which also makes me think you must be a bunch of trustafairians because I don’t think your thinking about this from the point of view of the majority – who is your target audience? This just looks so uninspired and thought about in the wrong way. I would love to know what kind of market research you plonkers did. Good way to go bankrupt if your being invested. I’m sorry this just pisses me off for so many reasons.
Good luck whoever owns Adapt. From what you’ve shown us I doubt you’ll make it far but here’s hoping that you do more than just 1 style design for your skates and take a lesson from USD. the more designs the more stability the company has cause you’ll definitely hit more consumer’s eyes for comfort and appeal. I would love to see more of that Prototype Frame. so far the walls look different and the base of the frame has a interesting hole selection. maybe it’s a sizable frame for all the holes.
I just hope they tell which long lasting materials they’ll use and on what the assumption is based that these will last much longer. Such statements should be backed up with some measurements.
I can get that they don’t want to disclose their whole production process, but if you want some credibility you might want to communicate on why you need that many prototypes (someone mentioned they’ve got 8 by now, what did they have to adjust?).
Good point… I don’t like spending hundreds for a boot I’m going to destroy in a little under two months! (I skate almost every other day!)
I can’t change the skin on adapt (That I know of, and I’m not Mr. Thursday Customs… SO that isn’t an option.) So you won’t hear about Trill Bill riding these unless they are under 300. Even then, I’m skating the same skates for another year… I got lucky and have tons of souls under my bed… (Yeah I got a bunch of souls under my bed.) And skins…. (Yea… skins dude….)
And back up boots… Rollerbladers are cheap. But I see all these groms jumping around on skates I know someone is buying them. For me the cost on all of the skates is crazy when they get destroyed so quick.
@fart in your mouth well if you don’t like the shit you get served, pull your finger out your arse and go start something yourself. If you know do much about making a good product, stop whinging, make one and release it. At least Adapt are trying to do something and aren’t just sat on their computer, on here insulting things they HAVEN’T EVEN TRIED YET and KNOW VERY LITTLE ABOUT, other than seeing some pictures of prototypes. People on here chat so much shit. Bunch of fuckwits.
I am tired of all that bullshit about hatred … or people saying “then do it yourself”.
You put stuff on the market, then accept the critics.
I am a customer, not a businessman. I don t want to start a company.
Even though rollerblading is a small world, it s still a business.
I buy stuff you put on the market, I am not happy with them I say it, no matter it s burgers or skates.
I haven’t tried yet indeed, I just saw prototype pictures, and even maybe really early ones, but I am not gonna say, ” yeah it s wonderful !!”
There is no hate just critics, and people concerned don’t accept it cause they suck !
Bring quality then you will have respect !
Just an example, even on rollernews, when we saw an edit with Abdiel Coldberg few weeks ago, more than 100 message of positiveness, not even one negative one.
Raise your game level, whatever is skating or business, then you won’t have to worried about what you call hate !
the bottom right picture of the ‘prototype sketch’ looks like remz, the v-cuff looks like remz and the main picture looks like some shitty old army surplus shite with some frames underneath, whoever thinks these look like carbons needs to go back to the main page and have another look at the carbon 3′s
When i read this i wonder what the hell you are looking for in a skate, if you would combine all the contradicting shit everyone said about boots on this site you would have a oxymoron…
A true fitting light weight super durable skate without a raised heel but a big heel pad a comfy one piece liner/boot with removable skins and liners usd carbon like soulplates that protect the boot and flatframes with the groove of a freestyle setup that fit powerblading wheels…
from just this picture the only thing you can say is that they look like a boot with a soulplate and wheels and thats what all skates are i wonder what you want when you speak about doing something different…
ie’s the same as molecular evolution of genes… first they duplicate, then the paths of the two copies part, and at the end there will be two completely diffetent things. you cant create something good from nothing. or if you can start…
I actually have nothing bad to say since This isn’t the final Draft of how it looks or final prototype. However if the picks on top were it. then they’ll need more than just 1 molding to stay afloat. and to drop that price way down. Someone hasn’t told them but the less units you make the more they cost which means the less shops and people will buy simply due to overhead and profit sharing. It’s a great idea but they need to think on a worldwide level not just for their city or small country.
well when go about announce your new company by not giving any real info on your product (just saying “they last twice as long” isn’t good enough), give no photos for reference, and come across as some extra exclusive snobby group of ppl that are making overpriced speedskates w/ soul plates, you’re sure to get no good attention. ice skating has nothing to do w/ what we do aside from the word “skating”. every skate ever put out is made of the ‘fastest, strongest, most durable, highest quality, most secretive” materials out there and they all fall apart the same from use. on top of that, you associate yourself w/ one of arguably the worst wheel companies (as if all aggressive wheels weren’t bad enough already), and you expect ppl to be receptive? this company should have stopped w/ the secret service bullshit, let ppl know what they are going to be forking over an arm&leg for and come w/ a company mission statement that isn’t so vague and cliche. every company’s mission is to make the newest, best, high quality product. we get that. and your company differs how? these guys can even get their PR straight before this “new” skate comes out, how long do you think they will actually last?