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we’re talking about a ONE pound weight difference per individual skate people. dont let them get you excited b/c the edit shows thousands of grams and not single pounds. ONE POUND. if that couple cheeseburgers worth of weight is affecting your skating, hit the gym and do some squats kids.
and i love how the OS isn’t shown in this edit about the “lightest skate on the market”……hmmm.
OS SKATES ARE NOT LIGHT!! AT ALL!! Same weight as my 08 Ones, lightest skate my ass. And a pound DOES make a difference, I tried my buddies Cult Streets and compared to my remz they are WAY lIghter! It felt like I had nothing on my feet!!
low weight has its ups and downs. You can skate longer and more freely, especially on rail tricks.. But on the other hand gaps and long balance grinds becomes much harder, and your skate gets worn out faster. I stay away from the extremes.
they don’t compare any other usd skate ie: throne,carbon2, imperial, and carbon free boots. but its not really the lightness for me its nice and all but i like having a low soul plate where my foot is as close as it can get itto the soul so i can feel my grinds, so with that being said razor sl are boss along with the carbon type models and xsjados, but every other company on the market have huge bulky souls where you cant feel you grinds. and remz OS are the worse skates i’ve ever skated.
I like that the skates is getting lighter and slimmer, it looks way better. And I see people saying “If you’re good, you don’t need a lighter skate”, but if our sport is going to survive we have to keep up with the world.
Only USD would do something as arrogant as this. Fuck USD and their wack marketing. They just proved they charge out of the ass for their “light” skate, when the new (black) varsity will be under $200. Showing other companies product in your ad is a fucking REACH. Those skates (carb) hurt everyone’s toes and feet. Who cares if it’s light when the shit makes you carry the burden of blisters and fucked up toes.
Morons that’s not marketing strategy, that’s a FACT! I don’t care about skates weight but Carbons are by far the lightest skates on the market period, that’s the only thing the edit says right? BTW you should multiply the weight X2 to understand what the real difference in weight is between any other skate and the carbons, so basically if you skate Montres it means you have like 3 carbons on your feet!
Morons?? The last time I checked 1070 x 3 =3210. Not 1490. Hmmmm. J.311 Thanks for proving a point that even rollerbladers are not immune from the sheep mentality that marketers use sell products for way more than they are worth. When will we decide for ourselves what is cool and what isn’t?
LOT of you kids which have tried and held in your arms only several skates in your life don’t know shit..
It’s all about material DENSITY. You would probably be SOOO amazed to see how light are USD Realm skates which are USD’s pricepoint skate. ;) Actually I will post it tomorrow here so you know, also USD Seven’s which could actually outperform even Carbon’s in weight.
You don’t even bother that, for example, cheapest recreational skates are the most lightest?! How? Again – DENSITY. Cheap materials are with less density than more expensive. Like flexible plastic, foams inside lining etc. You probably wonder why K2 Varsity skate are pretty light? Well cheap materials do their job. Other skates are just with too much unnecessary on them.
USD Carbon’s are made of highest quality material and they don’t have anything unnecessary. They are the most developed skate on the market, that’s why it is not cheap and that’s why it’s lightest.
And if there are some people whoe’s feet is hurt by carbon 2’s – I feel really sorry for you. There’s nothing left for you.. grab your cheap plastic skates with pillow liner and keep skating.
Carbons don’t feel good! there hard, low not supportive at all.!
I doesnt matter how heavy are the skates! Carbons were the first light skates. but untill then noone complaned!… and i still went back to shima skates from carbons, you just gotta take a size smaller and cut it a bit..
Usd is thinkin about money… Shima is a real skater selling rewal skates, not a business man trying to make everyone buy sports car skates….
.. ^ USD is supporting this industry more than Shima does and will ever do. You are probably teenager or just domb uneducated to say those words about money. Parents gave money for your skates? Have you really skated Carbon II’s? haha
And for those who didn’t read my previous statement. It’s all about material density and usage when it comes to skate weight. Less density materials are used on cheap skates. When it comes to more expensive materials, they are in most cases heavier. It’s all about how smart you will make skate to find best balance between weight and material choice.
And lastly, “WORRIED ABOUT YOUR SKATE WEIGHT”? If not, this add doesn’t concern to you. Why so much negative? These are actual facts about skate weight.
So Rob you don’t work for USD or anything do you? HAHA! I have owned carbon II’s. I honestly didn’t like them. Also, this is rollerblading. I honestly can’t understand the business model of making a skate that is so damn expensive with a liner that can’t be replaced. Especially if you care about rollerbladers themselves. Maybe it’s just me but in the last year or so USD has seemed to have gained a lot of shady business practices. I will never buy a USD product for the simple fact that they are seriously lacking in business ethics these days.