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44 Responses to “Mike Lilly: Adapt, New York Edit by Kyle Walling”
Yes, Mr. Lilly is still one of my favorites and its good that adapt rewards his talent.
Nice to see the fast growing of a quality company like adapt.
Maybe this changes the way the major companies produce products.
I like it, when my product is handmade with high quality materials in europe by adults and not
produced with low quality materials by children in china!
That was perfect, would love to see more from Lilly and Adapt.
To some of you people talking shit..
1st. Mike Lilly wore skinny´s long before everyone else.
2nd. Mike Lilly has been away for some time because he had a daughter, we should be happy just that he is still putting out edits.
ronin said it pretty good. for the “quality” and “technicality” of the skates you would think the skating in the edits would be awesome, but no, its all slow and sketchy skating with sloppy landings.
i think the sad reality is the design of these skates is better suited for slalom or rink skating.
not impressed by the skating…only the frontslide was like oke he got a 2meter grind right there the rest was meh…but as far as your product…those skate look awesome and im impressed of what the final product looks. i would buy them for sure, unfortunatly i already aquired a brand new pair of skates…so prob the next ones who knows.
Lilly has been wearing “skinny jeans” (the American definition of it, that is) since 1997, and it was only about 2002 (truth to be told it first seriously swept through SoCal in the fall of 2004) that the trend started so I think it’s fair to say he isn’t as guilty for wearing normal fitting jeans. And besides, he was never a real fan of the vest which he deemed, falsely I must say, “German 70’s” and actually preferred the more neutral long sleeved shirt with a cool logo on it. Well, what can I say? You really are one uneducated lot. Mike Lilly was always the denim type of guy, in a most respectable and natural way, BUT never the death-of-rollerblading-hipster-with-skinny-jeans. We need to get this pants criticism straight, for the survival of our sport! Best regards.
so basically whats going on is since companies arent “pushing there skaters to fling themsekves down staircases and blader gang shit” that means sponsorships just get handed out to people who are cool, congratulations everyone, we are officially the only sport whos professionals do not represent the highest of skill anymore. fuck rollerblading
i feel like adapt is aiming to please the over 25 blader. the blader who works full time, enjoys rollerblading in a different more grown up way. they dont sponser 17 year old shredders or the new kid on the block, they take tryed and tested gents and give them a quality product that is apreicated and loved.
this is a much more mature direction for a rollerblading company and very welcomed by an older generation
^ Adapt sponsors 17 year old Andrew Broom. You may not know his name now but you will. It’s not just Adapt…rollerblading as a whole focuses on older bladers and seem to shy away from pushing young bladers. It’s not a “you gotta pay your dues” thing, I guess companies don’t realize the best bladers today were going pro at 17-18-19 years old b/c their SKATING deserved it. Politics aside.
Wow. This is really pro boot material. Doing tricks that were being done 15 years ago, only on smaller terrain. This guy was talking smack on Wodjas 5 off the half at pow wow. A trick Lilly could never do. Worst kind of people in rollerblading: People who think they’re way better than they actually are, and diss on bladders who are 10 times better in every way.