Dave Mcnamara reviewed the Able Treseder Gen 3 Frames. Link
I read the post a while back about someone who had managed to break the new Able Vinny Mintons in 20 minutes and i though, “Wow, thats pretty unlucky.” But i understand that when companies manufacture new products there are sometimes defect items and sometimes their are clitches in the design that need to be ironed out…
As a result, my friend Billy, who owns a skate shop in South Korea (www.realsk8.net) gave me a pair of the new ABLE TORY TRESEDERS to try out before he sold any to his customers. I was happy to skate some new frames for free and they rode really well when i tried them on some ledges… the slid fast, locked on well and didnt wear down after an hour or two of skating them on the rough surface.
The next time i skated them was on a rail and they slid really fat even though the rail was chrome so i was impressed yet again. After about half an hour i started skating a stiar set next to the rail, just doing little wallrides and passing time till we moved to the next spot (it was only a three stair set)… i did a simple wallride and i head a crack and my right skate veered way right… the right frame was cracked straight through off a three step gap… i would have been really pissed but i never paid for the frames.
However, there are kids out there coughing up over eighty dollars for a set and if they break under so little pressure i can only imagine what would happen if you threw yourself off a roof in them… they might not be so forgiving….
Heres the pic. As you can see… there is no groove on the frame and none of the graphic has been rubbed off yet… there is only a little dirt on the blocks… the frames are hardly touched but they fell apart after a really small gap…
Here is a Hugo de Sousa (Strasbourg / France) Video Profile. The video was shot at the beginning of the summer 2006 in various street spots and skateparks in France and Germany. Edited by David Durrenberger.
Strasbourg Jam Session – Video Edit : Video Edit of the first Jam Session of this Summer in Strasbourg organised by Nouvelle Ligne. Featuring Mathias Silhan, Hugo de Sousa, Stephane Dejean, David Mougin, Salim Sikka and more ! Edited by David Durrenberger.
One Love, a film by Spencer Franks. Starring Arlo Eisenberg, Fabiola da Silva, Jon Julio, Josh Clarke, Antony Dion, Blake Dennis, Josh Petty, Eric Schrijn, Louis Zamora, Azikiwee Anderson and more ! Thanks RollingC.