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When will we have a “skater owned wheels factory” instead of all those old school top skaters who realize when they become 30 that they fucked up their life rollerblading and decide to print another shitty logo and some others shitty wheels from the same chinese factory ?
I use to have much respect for Wysong and Zamora since today as I realise that they’re not that creative enough to make something to prove that they’re not becoming disabled rockstar without money.
Too bad Omar’s NASA wheels wich I forgot the name didn’t work at that time, that was a real project…
so David Hatemore is going to buy a wheels factory instead of becoming a 30something washed up skater? Hmmm interesting to see if he or anybody else here can do better…I’ll give any new company a chance, If there stuff is good quality I’ll keep buying if not then I won’t buy.
Omar and Louis are past their prime, its cool they want to put something out there, but maybe they should have the new skaters be the faces for their brand, I’m sure one of those texas or north east kids wouldn’t mind a wheel sponsor
If Louie wasn’t such an asshole to everyone (although i hear that’s cooled down over the years) and Omar didn’t change his name to Ramosong then I’d be down..
On another note I think it’s a little sad that a lot of these OG rollerbladers basically quit the game when it was at it’s lowest and now that rollerblading has a bit of momentum going for it they are trying to get back in and cash out. As someone so eloquently put it “print another shitty logo and some shitty wheels from the same chinese factory”..That seems like the reality of the situation.
I just don’t see (read=FEEL) any passion behind these companies, I don’t see the effort.. I see a low quality single color t-shirt and some thrown together photos in an effort to put a company together.. Have some real passion for what you are doing, make quality products that people will want to wear because they look good and work well – not because it’s a rollerblading company made by big names from the 2000′s. The priorities are totally backwards… look at any small time company making hand made products in the US like Mission Workshop – Yes, there products are very expensive, and yes they are extremely well designed and made in America, but guess what? People recognize quality and are willing to pay for it – If you market shitty products to little kids you will not build brand loyalty or any sort of following. Market a quality product to adults, people who will proudly wear your product and share the merits of said product with other consumers, not just baby rollerbladers… get out there and look at other industries.. see what works well and what doesn’t.. pay attention to companies in budding industries such as ours and look at what qualities make them successful.
Build a culture and following around your product and more importantly what your product represents.
Stop trying to use the same rollerblading business model from 1993 – throwing a couple big names on a team and putting out a batch of wheels and t-shirts is not the formula for success..
oh wow, new wheels…just what we need. made by 2 old guys who can’t skate worth a shit anymore. they probably are better than Denial wheels but not quite as good as razor Team wheels….in other words….they suck balls.
40 comments to prove that rollerskate industry can survive thanks to the ignorants kids.
Go buy brand new stuff fast ! And when you’ll get graduated, so just help yourself and create one more street wear brand made in china !