Last spring, we took a little trip down to the UK to meet up with friends and skate a bit. One of our stops was Locoskates. We wanted to meet up with Jake (owner of Locoskates) to talk about a few things and also ask him if he had any recommendations for a UK Adapt rider.
At that very moment, some guy walks into the shop that looks vaguely familiar. It turns out to be Dan Collins, who just recently released a Locoskates profile that we both really liked. Dan is there to get some new skates, but everything he tries on just doesn’t feel right. This seemed to be a little bit too much of a coincidence.
After talking to him for a bit, we decided to give him a pair of Adapt skates and we couldn’t be happier with that decision.
Dan is a very nice guy with a good head on his shoulders, he is very motivated and we are happy to finally officially announce him as a member of the Adapt team. Welcome aboard, Dan!
Dan just told us that his good friend Rob Glanville had an unfortunate accident while skating and is now hospitalized. Dan wants to dedicate this edit to him:
“Rob Glanville has inspired me in every aspect of my life since I was 11 years old. If you happen to be lucky enough to know him personally or even if you don’t, please spare a moment for my older brother in his time of need… Our thoughts and prayers are with you and wishing you a full and speedy recovery. This ones for you rob. I love you man” – Dan Collins.
Adapt has teamed up with powerhouse Dominik Wagner to create a skate exactly matched to Dominik Wagner’s skating: fast and bad-ass.
The Stealth model is the pinnacle of Adapt technology and in the past year we have worked on making a great product even better. Starting from scratch again, every aspect of the boot has been improved.
All Adapt shells are now made using a 3-piece mold instead of a 2-piece mold, resulting in an overall stronger shell. The skin is made out of Hydro nubuck leather that is specifically made for Adapt by a Dutch tannery.
New mounting machines ensure a perfect finish and improved padding on the cuff area. The leather is the strongest and thickest material ever used on an Adapt skate, which greatly improves the lifespan of the skate.
The Wagner Stealth also introduces our latest invention: the TorsionMount. The TorsionMount is a stainless steel torsion bar with SixMount system that is incorporated into the base of the shell.
The TorsionMount vastly improves the rigidity and durability of the shell and offers you the chance to customize your boot/ soulplate/ frame mounting by using SixMount slots.
Available sizes: 36 – 46. Retail boot only: 365 euro, 270 pounds, 365 us dollar.