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Kizer Type-M II Frame, USD 55mm/90a Wheels, USD Diamond liners.
The VII was originally created as a price-point skate, but after it was drastically improved both in comfort, hardwear and looks skaters on the team began to take an interest.
This skate can battle any skate on the market. The USD Diamond liners are high quality and exceedingly comfortable, and the cuff and boot combination is a perfect balance between support and flexibility.
The new soulplate is a variation of the enormously popular Carbon soulplate with a brand new wide-groove.
The skate really can be considered one of the most comfortable and accomodating skates on the market with a full lightweight soulplate to compliment the boot as well as a lowered heel for better anti-shock and the brand new Kizer Type-M II frame available for the first time.
Ideal for beginners, due to its great price, but also great for experts thanks to its hi-spec features. Weight of 1 skate in size 42 = 1,90 kg.
Bonus: Oli Benet, Raw clips on the new USD VII Grey
I know a lot of people are asking about how these things skate, so I’ll try to answer a lot of questions in this review.
First of all, a lot of the curiosity is about the soulplate. Just like you can see from the pictures / videos, the soulplate is huge (bigger than the carbon plate), and has an amazing shape, especially it’s groove. Before buying the vii, I was afraid the groove was too deep (like the 2-piece plate for UFS Thrones), making royale to ao topside tricks a little less fluid.
USD adressed this, and made the groove wide and shallow, like the Deshi soulplate. This makes switch-ups, pretty easy, but doesn’t take away from locking you in. Unfortunately, although the vii plate resembles the carbon plate, it feels like it is made from a softer, slower plastic. That’s right, they are slower than I thought they would be, considering the carbon plates are pretty fast. If this is a deal-breaker for you, you might want to consider skating them with a carbon plate, though I don’t know the sizing compatibility.
Second, the shell itself, imo, is the reason to get this skate. I have med to low arches on my foot, so many skates I’ve tried hurt my feet. I combined the vii with Blank liners and Superfeet insoles, and I have never had a more comfortable skate, ever! This shell is very accommodating, so I especially recommend this to people with wide feet.
If you have a mid to narrow foot, get a liner that fits (I highly recommend blank liners), because your foot will have too much room with the thin stock liner. Or, you can downsize. The instep also flexes well, so there are no pressure points at all. Yet, with the flex, the shell is still solid and very lightweight. […]
Comeback of the year? The new VII 2011 Team Skate.
The VII was originally created as a pricepoint skate but after it was drastically improved both in comfort, hardwear and looks skaters on the team began to take an interest.
Simply put, this skate can battle any skate on the market. Its liners are high quality and exceedingly comfortable, and the cuff and boot combination is a perfect balance between support and flexibility. The new soulplate is a variation of the enormously popular Carbon soulplate with a brand new groove.
The skate really can be considered one of the most comfortable and accomodating skates on the market with a full lightweight soulplate to compliment the boot as well as a lowered heel for better anti-shock. As if all these improvements were not enough, the brand new Kizer Type-M frame will be making its premier exclusively on this skate.
Ideal for beginners thanks to its tantalizing price but also great for experts thanks to its hi-spec features, this skate is bound to be one of the best-sellers of 2011 (via).
Denis Wolf (USD Flow): USD VII 2011 Team Skate, Promo Edit
The VII skate has evolved into a secret weapon. Already known for being lightweight and extremely comfortable it now comes with a completely renewed soulplate, very similar to its Carbon counterpart which has proven perfect. The shell has been reworked for better compatability with UFS allowing for a lower center of gravity, more control and more space for the Sifika shock-absorber.
This brand new VII also comes with a harder plastic shell for better support.
The all new VII skate is as good as any hardboot out there, if not better – and it comes at the fraction of the cost. Perfect for beginners and professionals alike, this skate will satisfy your every aggressive need.
The skate includes the brand new VII soulplate, USD liners, an all-new 2011 Type M frame and USD wheels and bearings.
For comfort, price and quality you simply can’t beat this skate.
USD Official Website.
Thanks Jon Christopherson.