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58 Responses to “Alex Broskow, Chris Farmer: Wheels are Dead”
stylish, reduced designs is all i want for wheels.
nobody further away than 1m can read the graphics or cares anyway, so just make them look dope for the setup – and please print on both sides or no print at all ;-)
where could they come from? powerslide? eulogy?
maybe just like youth: valo frames – new name/brand – use famous pros – make it sell.. who’s to blame? no one..
Based on most wheel companies, this will be dead pretty soon. Also = rollerblading industry, cool we suck lets not even spend $5 and make our website not COMPLETELY SHIT. God these guys are supposed to be making us look half decent not like a bunch of half assed twits.
DENIAL, FESTER, SCRIBE and some of the new M1 wheels are all poured by LABEDA in CA. Euloglys are poured by skateone corp, powell. a skateboard company. so yes Eulogys are the best. coming in at a close second are the UC and STREET ARTIST wheels both poured by a company in HB Ca.
I’d honestly be down with supporting two of the best bladers in the “sport”, but I legitimately (even making decent money) am not interested in paying $32 for a set of wheels. Call me cheap but I’m guessing the market will say the same. $28 would be competitively priced. Though it’s only a $4 difference it makes a difference and I think puts them in line with what I’ll call “boutique” wheels, not practical every-day wheels that skaters who just need new wheels will buy
m1 allows fester and scribe to use their compound. those are the only companies that have the same compound. denial,shredwiser,circalo all use a labeda house compound. undercover and street urethane use a company called ANED to pour there wheels and one should assume dead is using the same
they’re trying to be like Jon Julio. Company owners have more power than just a pro skater, and really the pros want control over their own destinies more than they want to skate and push the sport. Hence, rollerblading is dead, but capitalism and branding are very much alive.
The only problem with trying to start a company and expecting JJ like results is that JJ had a whole factory behind him (Roces), while everyone else has to start from scratch. But I’m glad you guys understand how to jack up prices just based on your names. Now you should list yourselves as CEOs in every interview you get from here on out. Don’t forget to make your am team practically invisible, so they will never get the fame necessary to move up to pro and replace you.