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I was looking at a USD ad the other day and one of the phrases on it was “Genuine Pro Model Skates” and that got me to thinking a bit about “Pro-Model” skates. The goal of purchasing a pro model skate is to get the same setup as the person whose name is represented on the skate. Now when you look around there are quite a few companies with less the “genuine” pro models going for an inflated price of the stock model. For example, the Alex Broskow’s, they are just your basic TRS Access with a different skin, and senate wheels. Now are those senate wheels really worth the extra $50 dollars to have a name attached to a skate? I don’t think so. K2 is also putting out pro-model skates that do not accurately represent the skaters actual set-up. I realize this topic is a bit T-dogish, but is anyone with me in thinking this is a problem that should be addressed within the industry? (For the record I am on K2 transfers)
A pro model should be what the pros actual set-up is.
I don't buy the skates to support the pro, I buy the skate because I think that the proskate will help me be as good as the pro.
It is as if the pro's boots, liners, frames, wheels, and type/shape of soul-plates actually make tricks easier to learn/perform correctly.
gary ablet mk2
shut the fuck up u moanin twats get a setup that Ulike and YOUR comfatable with END.
i dont think the name on the skate should matter as long as they are good skates.
it is a bit stupid though saying "yeah, this is his pro skate" when the pro rides a totally different setup. youd think eric schrijns k2s would come with fiziks and eulogy wheels but the whole skates k2.
i think a pro should should ride his own pro skate cuz they have it set up how they like it n shit then u barley see them riding it? wtf/ lol
i buy them cause the style i like ym dunks fit my image and my needs as a skate
I agree. I wish pro models were actually the same set up as pros. USDs follow pretty good with pro models.
Who cares, no one buys a skate cause its a pro model anyway
Yeah noone buys pro models for the name. Like I've already ordered the new fiengbergs. I really want them and its not cuz I want to be like aaron. I'm getting his pro model because I want classic thrones, i love mindgame wheels, I like kizer frames, I ride freestyle, and I like the look of the skate.
but what about boot only pro models do they run with a boot on and jump onto a soul and completely miss ciz of no frames? i dont know where im goin with this but its good that some pro models have boot only it allows more customazation how us the comsumer would like it.
USD makes pro models for the actual skater, instead of k2 and shit... it really isnt a problem, per se', but i think if the pro skate doesnt come with anything else besides stock company parts we shouldnt be charged more for it
i think you should represent youre favorite pro if you like their setup and\or skate design....i skate remz...therefore i skate Haffey Le 2's....no GC frames white kizer fluid...and haffey two wheels
holy, way to bump an old topic.
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