I met a young 12 year old girl back in 1993 while on tour in Brazil promoting the movie Airborne. She was killing it on vert and tossing amazing backflips spins and tricks at such a young age! The moment I got back to the states I approached those in charge of Rollerblade Team and insisted they sign this young phenom to the team! You could just tell the fire she had was bright!
Several decades later Fabiola Da Silva has become not only a legend but a huge inspiration to skaters around the world both male and especially female! Her dedication and contributions to the community are undeniable! I can’t believe I am saying this and that no other skate manufacturer has had the decency to recognize this skater and the female skaters in our industry by blessing her with a pro model not only for herself but for all of the ladies that have been inspired and followed after her, but it’s a sad reality that is finally about to change!
I am so honored and thrilled not only for Fabiola but for all of the ladies and future bladies in our community to announce the first ever skate to have Fabiola’s well deserved name attached to it! Yes it’s a Kaltik skate that we collaborated on with some xtra bells and whistles for the girls and yes Roces just dropped Nils Jansons Storm Pro Skate, but we have been working on this skate and it’s appearance since the beginning of the year and this STORM is FABs STORM and it belongs to all of the young girls out there aspiring to be like Fab!
Fabiola will be receiving $25 from each pair of skates sold as she deserves the support of our community for being the legend that she is! SUPPORT her legacy! Fellas buckle down the hatches because the female storm is coming! Skates will be available for purchase starting next week at Birthlegend.com (youth sizes 1-4 & 4-7 will be available, price: $225 USD). - Chris Edwards.
Gawds releases their first hardboot in the form of the Gawds Tim Franken skate and it’s a looker. Up for preorder now (estimated to arrive in early October). Photo courtesy of Locoskates.
The latest edition to the Gawds family is the new Tim Franken Pro model, featuring the best components available on a classic hard boot silhouette.
The skates come as standard with the new MyFit Prime liner, the latest premium model in the Myfit range. The glass fibre reinforced plastic cuff has an upgraded extra strong metal buckle and fast lacing system on the shell.
The new soul plate is now injected, lightweight, strong, fast, finished with the perfect anti-rocker setup of the Kizer Fluid IV frames and Tim’s own Pro Gawds wheels and Abec 9 bearings. Black/Black gloss with gold accents. It’s an instant classic.
You can preorder the USD Bladies x USD Aeon on Thebladies.com. Ships July 5th. LAST CHANCE. The last run of the Bladies X USD AEON is almost here! Thank you so much USD for the collab. All royalties goes towards Bladies and Bladies in events. More info coming soon! Megan Petersen (IG)
Up: Mery Munoz.
Pre-order is over! FM3’s are here. We want to thank everyone for there continued support. You guys are awesome! Only 20 pairs left. Don’t miss out! - Franky Morales. Visit Gawds.shop. $379.99.
USD are proud to annouce that the Mery Muñoz Aeon will be one of the first 2021 pro skates to feature in our new higher royalties scheme. On all future releases USD pro team riders will now receive a drastically increased royalty per pro skate sold, alongside their usual monthly incentives schemes. The dedication and support of our professional athletes is completely invaluable to us as a brand and we’re taking all the steps we can to support them to the best of our abilities.
To make such a substantial increase on the royalties, we have had to increase the final retail price of our pro model skates alongside also increasing the prices to compensate for the increased strains that Covid has added to us as a brand including the significant price increases we have faced on both production and shipment as a result of the pandemic.
The Mery Muñoz Aeon also features the following upgrades:
- Premium leather Soft top
- 45 degree ratchet buckle
- Reinforced Aluminium buckle
- Hand crafted dual color print
- Additional heel reflective print
- 60mm 88a Mery Muñoz USD UHR (Ultra High Rebound) Wheels
- Wicked Abec 9 Bearings
Fabiola Da Silva at the Extreme Sports Center in Brazil - pump track and bowl clips by Caio Radical.