The first SDSF Open, was held on Nov 4th at The Escondido skate park, CA.
Contestants included: Brian Shima, Chris Haffey, Brian Aragon, Mike ‘Murda’ Johnson, Nick Wood, Franky Morales, Damien Wilson, Erik Perkett, Rachard Johnson, Jeff Stockwell, Stefan Horn, Chaz Sands, Max Visser, Mike French and Eric Schrijn.
Commentated by: Dre Powell Judges: Robert Lievanos, Geoff Acers, Justin Eisenger The results were tied at first place between Chris Haffey and Brian Aragon.
Long months of anticipation and they are finally here â€“ re-edition of classic Cult skate, The third Pro Model of Jon Elliot.
End of the year, the weather sucks here right now, but somehow I menaged to skate them a few times and test how they perform.
For me the Cult skate is something totally new. Although it has been available on the market for few years now I haven`t had any occasion to check them out. Since 2003 I have been skating Genesis-type skate and I thought they are the best ones. Of course the Genesis boot is quite good but I really got bored after 4 years. So for this year I decided to give up the Genesis S7 model and try the Classic Razor E3 skate instead and you know what?? I`m not regreting it even a bit!! [...]
Trying to catch up with Michael Jordan, Brian Shima is releasing his 7th pro skate from Razors this Holiday season. Sporting an all black look with silver color soul frame, color coordinated chrome bolts and the infamous Reign Neoprene liner the skate is providing a glove like fit and comfort as never experienced before.
The Shima 7 comes with the new Dual Injection frame from GC with an UHMW grind plate for super fast grinding speeds. It also offers multiple rockering options from flat to anti-rocker and high-lo.
Inmag posted an article about Jon Elliot and his Razors pro-models :
Jon Elliot is one of this guys who will be remembered forever. One of the first Pro who was not an american and a true rollling legend.
Nowadays there is a lot of talking about this new rockn roll trend among rollerbladers. Tight pants, small tshirts and long hairs have become the top subject. More and more people who were recognized by their super wide and lose clothes have changed their style completely, sometimes misnamed as punk style.
But what Jon Elliot has to do with it? Well, Jon was the first person who introduced so called rock style in rollerblading and influenced many of us, thought there were and still are plenty of people who hate it. Jackets, ties, classic rock music used in profiles Jon’s style gradualy have become popular, it is no shock for anybody right now. [...]
A lot of people complained about the lack of originality of the latest skates releases of Razors : Shima 7, Elliot 3. Here is a custom that might lighten your days : a Spearmint (thanks Richard) Custom Razors Skates Setup done by Easy (dedicated topic).
The custom is using some green ceramic uhmw night soulplates : (more…)
In the interest of keeping the rolling public informed (well, as informed as iâ€™m allowed to before the skate comes out), and keeping baseless rumors from forming, iâ€™ll post a few points about the skates that should dispel what seem to be already-popular rumors.complaints.
Please note that i have had the prototype pair that Brent was skating in my hands, taken them apart, examined all the parts, tried them on, and talked to the Razors rep in depth about them.
Pay attention, and please attempt to use your brain when responding.
1. The skates will be coming out in the spring. i do not know what colors they will be, what liners, wheels, and frames they will have, or the street price. i would assume that theyâ€™ll probably be a fairly â€œsafeâ€ color, have a Jug liner, GCâ€™s, and Razors wheels- possibly Mindgame- and retail around $300, like most pro skates.
2. the lasting (shape of the inside of the shell) is based directly off of the older razors (â€cultâ€ style shell), because most everyone, especially those on the team, felt they fit perfect. thatâ€™s why the shape of the shell looks so much like the Cult shell, but i assure you itâ€™s an entirely new mold. they are not a raised-heel design (no shock pad) like the classic cults, however, they will have a nice fat shock pad like a salomon or genesys.
3. the cuffs are going to be new, probably not radically different than the existing razors cuffs, but theyâ€™re not done yet so Brent had the present cuffs on the protoâ€™s.
4. the soul system is radically different than anything seen before, and will offer the lowest center of gravity of any UFS skate. as i said in the vidcast, they clip on from the sides. iâ€™m not allowed to tell you anything more, nor do i want to- youâ€™re all just going to have to suffer a few more months of not knowing Smile
5. shell sizing is the same as the Cults- 6/7, 8/9, 10/11, 12/13. somehow a rumor has already circulated that there will be single-sized shells- unfortunately this is not true. seven or eight sizes of boot and soulplate molds would be millions of dollars, and unfortunately rolling isnâ€™t big enough for razors to sell enough skates to be able to afford single-sized shells.
6. they were originally intended for holiday release but Razors is still perfecting a few things so theyâ€™ve been pushed back to spring. dry your tears, spring will be here before you know it.
7. about the â€œshinyâ€ appearance of the shell- the cosmetic aspects of the shell have not really been worked on yet, just the fit/structural aspects. rest assured they will not be shiny, and they will look dope.