Posts Tagged ‘usd’
Diego Luppi: USD, Fenfanix, LSNR Crew Tattoo
Blade or Die Tattoo
Vibralux Tour, Day 41 (2010).
Rainy day in Manhattan brings about 6 tattoos and a new friend. thanks Jeff for the hookup, and don’t forget to blade or die (via).
Dave Paine: Videogroove Tattoo
Photo: Freestyle Culture.
Adam Johnson, Razors Tattoo.
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
With the desire to make this new skate available to a lower budget we took the time to talk to companies about making special plastic blends that could serve to re-create the Carbon effect at a more affordable price.
After two meetings with DuPont we were told that they had the perfect plastic for us: DuPont Hytrel TPC-ET Thermoplastic polyester elastomer.
Hytrel, a thermoplastic and elastomer in one. Hytrel thermoplastic polyester elastomers provide the flexibility of rubber, the strength of plastic and the processibility of thermoplastics.
Hytrel is also available in a full range of Shore D hardness (30D to 82D). Special grades are heat stabilized, flame retardant and blow molded. Concentrates include black pigments, UV protection additives, hydrolysis resistant additives, heat stabilizers and flame retardants.
Colin Kelso: Nimh Section
Sean Kelso: USD Collage (2010)
Check out some of USD Pros: Billy O’Neill, Sean Kelso and Don Bambrick talk about their experience with the new USD Carbon 2!
Filmed by Brandon Negrete, Lonnie Gallegos & JC Rowe ; Edited by Lonnie Gallegos.
Music: Flying Lotus feat. Declaime – Lit up.
The first soft boot skate I can skate, and I like. – Fish.
They’re so comfy, I skated all day and still 720′d a gap at midnight. – SK.
Heat molding them is the sh*t! And you can’t do that with any other skate. – Don.
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.
The Carbon is a dream skate for many skaters, yet it is also a high class product made of the most expensive materials used on an aggressive skate.
With the desire to make this new skate available to a lower budget we took the time to talk to companies about making special plastic blends that could serve to re-create the Carbon effect at a more affordable price. [...]