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    #61
    Originally posted by DesignatedRolla View Post
    The Loco review of them is a bit odd, he puts Intuitions in them straight away, a $200 liner, which is obviously going to change the entire feel of the skate. Also he's a UK 7.5 and says the small stock liner is a bit too small for him, which leads me to believe it's gonna be too small for me too. Really didn't wanna have to change the liner in these.
    He mentioned he's right at the top of the shell size so the liner was a bit tight. Jake is always trying to get in the smallest shell he can so I kind of expected it. The medium would definitely be too big for him. His review seemed fair - even though he's stuck a pricey liner in, you can still tell if the skate grinds well, seems sturdy and flexes in certain ways. Would have been cool to see him skate the stock liner for a bit so he could compare, but his setup makes me want them even more

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      #62
      Originally posted by DanielBond View Post

      He mentioned he's right at the top of the shell size so the liner was a bit tight. Jake is always trying to get in the smallest shell he can so I kind of expected it. The medium would definitely be too big for him. His review seemed fair - even though he's stuck a pricey liner in, you can still tell if the skate grinds well, seems sturdy and flexes in certain ways. Would have been cool to see him skate the stock liner for a bit so he could compare, but his setup makes me want them even more
      I guess. Yeah it would've been good to see him go from the original liner to the Intuition but fair enough if it was too small. Really hope mine aren't too small. I have some V1 Intuitions I could use if I need to but wasn't counting on it.

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        #63
        Skate shops reviewing skates

        Originally posted by the winner
        that was so fucking GAY, fucking quit it. You're the gayest skaters ever

        whack skating
        whack filming
        whack song
        that redbull spill is disgusting

        did I say shit tricks?

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          #64
          Really curious about one slight detail with all these comparisons....why most are comparing Them's with Roces?














          LOL.

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            #65
            How do them compare to Bauer Respect or Civility? Has this review been done?
            masterbla.de

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              #66

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                #67
                What a freaking hero. I'm sure Julio himself will be knighting that young gentleman.

                Originally posted by the winner
                that was so fucking GAY, fucking quit it. You're the gayest skaters ever

                whack skating
                whack filming
                whack song
                that redbull spill is disgusting

                did I say shit tricks?

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                  #68
                  Meanwhile, everyone is trying to get rid of their previously worshiped Valo skates, as fast as possible.
                  AJ (allegedly) is sitting on a truck load of Valos no one wants to buy anymore, since they are no longer cool.
                  Rollerbladers sure are a funny bunch.

                  How long until we get skinned Thems?

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                    #69
                    LOL. ty toe-bee.

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                      #70
                      https://imgflip.com/i/2e0nys

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                        #71
                        Originally posted by toe-bee View Post
                        AJ (allegedly) is sitting on a truck load of Valos no one wants to buy anymore, since they are no longer cool.
                        Rollerbladers sure are a funny bunch.

                        How long until we get skinned Thems?
                        so that means AJ got blader owned?

                        is AJ reminiscing on Broskows career through ig? (Hes mostly posting old clips of said skater)

                        Can anyone find the ssm ad that it was a shadow of a possible ssm unskinned skate?

                        Wasnt bobi spassov skating them's?

                        Skinned them's on that soulplate? Yikes!


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                          #72
                          So are the skates their own mold or are they tweaked valo or roces molds?

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                            #73
                            Originally posted by toe-bee View Post
                            Meanwhile, everyone is trying to get rid of their previously worshiped Valo skates, as fast as possible.
                            AJ (allegedly) is sitting on a truck load of Valos no one wants to buy anymore, since they are no longer cool.
                            Rollerbladers sure are a funny bunch.

                            How long until we get skinned Thems?
                            I think that's ridiculous. My Them's arrive today but I'm thinking they might be too small, if they are I'll continue to skate my Valo's as they're great skates. I feel sorry for AJ doing that collab and now no-one, or not many people want to buy Valo's. Their collab skate is probably one of the best looking skates in recent years. Also I hope we don't see skinned Them's, no need to do it.

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                              #74
                              Originally posted by masterblade View Post
                              How do them compare to Bauer Respect or Civility? Has this review been done?
                              On the Backto Blading podcast Law said that Al said the mold was actually a chinese rip-off of the Bauer skates, so although there are some siilarities, it's a different mold. I mean, you can see that the molds are completely different really.



                              Originally posted by Bldsnrc View Post
                              Really curious about one slight detail with all these comparisons....why most are comparing Them's with Roces?
                              I'm assuming the THEM market is going to be predominantly built from people currently/formerly skating Valos and are familiar with the fit and feel.

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                                #75
                                Got mines on Friday... Only used for a couple miles of travel, hopefully hit the skate park this week.... The fit is pretty good for me, small room to move at the sides and toes fit flush with no squish... Liner is comfy but I can feel the lack of neoprene toe, which is my biggest issue with the skates so far... (Not a problem necessarily, but noticeable)...

                                They feel really light and are very responsive, They Have a good 'pop' to them for quick jumps which is a plus for me, and are pretty maneuverable, but need to be tightened at the top and use the highest lace holes... Pretty flexy though and not entirely confident they will stay sturdy over time, we'll see...

                                Worth the price, and a good option for wider feet... They could almost be a m12 genysys if that makes any sense?

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                                  #76
                                  Originally posted by toe-bee View Post
                                  Meanwhile, everyone is trying to get rid of their previously worshiped Valo skates, as fast as possible.
                                  AJ (allegedly) is sitting on a truck load of Valos no one wants to buy anymore, since they are no longer cool.
                                  Haven't seen much anti-Valo/Roces hate since the very first few days of THEM being announced. Lotta people into Roces since the team started coming together.

                                  I wonder how many pairs of VX Valos AJ got - Can't be more than 1000 right? I wonder if he'd have more luck now taking the skins off, sticking some regular V13 souls (more money!) and selling as a nice black PU boot, assuming the skates have the metal eyelets. Anyone got a pic of them without the skin on?

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                                    #77
                                    Originally posted by DanielBond View Post
                                    Haven't seen much anti-Valo/Roces hate.
                                    Me neither and i'm disappointed.
                                    What i did notice is an increase in Valos being offered for sale in the various blade trade groups.

                                    As far as i remember, skinned Roces skates (Valos) never had eyelets in their shells.

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                                      #78
                                      I think Roces have surprised everyone, their team is great so far and I'm looking forward to the next pro announcement. There's nothing wrong with the skates either, the white M12's will never go out of fashion. I listened to the Jon Mushroom Blading podcast again the other day and he mentioned that there's some things in place that Roces need to stick to, I wonder if that's an agreement to not produce skinned Valo's under the Roces brand or something like that.

                                      ** Elliot Stevens latest ambassador announcement! **
                                      Last edited by DesignatedRolla; 16.07.2018, 07:48.

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                                        #79
                                        Skinned Roces will be a thing.

                                        Originally posted by the winner
                                        that was so fucking GAY, fucking quit it. You're the gayest skaters ever

                                        whack skating
                                        whack filming
                                        whack song
                                        that redbull spill is disgusting

                                        did I say shit tricks?

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                                          #80
                                          Originally posted by Dubjeeberplus View Post

                                          Worth the price, and a good option for wider feet... They could almost be a m12 genysys if that makes any sense?

                                          This makes me happy/hopeful.

                                          If that's true about AJ, that really blows. I wonder if he knew about Jon/Valo prior to the order? Not sure how far in advance you need to produce those skates at X Quantity.

                                          Also, if Jon is referring to Roces not producing a "Skinned M12", that would be such a low blow if they do.... I wonder if they have the molds for the souls or if he got them in the divorce.

                                          Regardless, THEM is one of the most positive things to happen to blading in a while. The amount of support shown is great for the community/industry. I wish SSM would have been able to execute things this way/stay sustainable.

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                                            #81
                                            SSM didn't have a podcast to go on.
                                            Yours truly,

                                            Metric F. Tonne

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                                              #82
                                              Originally posted by DanielBond
                                              Law said that Al said the mold was actually a chinese rip-off of the Bauer skates
                                              Weren't Bauer aggressives also made in China? They always seemed fine or maybe good. The polished/out-of-touch/uncool marketing (of which the skates' shit-coloring was key) probably limited success. Even the final iteration of the Frontside with a full, flat-heeled wraparound soul on the F3/XC-* boot looks pretty good now if you ignore the frames:

                                              I'm tempted to put Respects and Thems head-to-head.

                                              Upon re-reading the thread

                                              Love greedy multinational megacorps. Fundamentally misunderstand the philosophy of heel rise. Want Blading to fail. Kill the industry by recycling and making their own equipment
                                              toe-bee
                                              masterblade
                                              azrider
                                              Bldsnrc

                                              Bought Themskates
                                              others
                                              Last edited by masterblade; 16.07.2018, 11:39. Reason: vBulletin still haven't fixed html entity parsing
                                              masterbla.de

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                                                #83
                                                My takeaway from this thread/community/industry-

                                                Half are happy that JJ does exactly what he says he will do, successfully and punctually makes good on proposition to pre-sell an ENTRY LEVEL SKATE, for a reasonable ENTRY LEVEL SKATE price to those who may want a simple ENTRY LEVEL SKATE...

                                                The other half expect neo carbon god knows what with ejector baseplates, state of the art everything, the return of fifth element, the return of throne and salomon molds and Aaron Feinberg, infinity ankles, the best damn liner anybody ever conceived and AJ having canny business sense
                                                Last edited by Dubjeeberplus; 16.07.2018, 12:10.

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                                                  #84
                                                  "I swear dat woz the old Sabotage mold doh"….

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                                                    #85
                                                    Originally posted by DesignatedRolla View Post

                                                    ** Elliot Stevens latest ambassador announcement! **
                                                    Lol... Why? Is it 2014?

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                                                      #86
                                                      Originally posted by masterblade View Post
                                                      Upon re-reading the thread

                                                      Love greedy multinational megacorps. Fundamentally misunderstand the philosophy of heel rise. Want Blading to fail. Kill the industry by recycling and making their own equipment
                                                      toe-bee
                                                      masterblade
                                                      azrider
                                                      Bldsnrc

                                                      Bought Themskates
                                                      others
                                                      If toe-bee bought all the Wizard frames he has firsthand then he's probably spent more money on blading than anyone else on this board in the last decade.
                                                      Last edited by azrider; 16.07.2018, 14:59.

                                                      Originally posted by the winner
                                                      that was so fucking GAY, fucking quit it. You're the gayest skaters ever

                                                      whack skating
                                                      whack filming
                                                      whack song
                                                      that redbull spill is disgusting

                                                      did I say shit tricks?

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                                                        #87
                                                        Originally posted by azrider View Post

                                                        If toe-bee bought all the Wizard frames he has firsthand then he's probably spent more money on blading than anyone else on this board in the last decade.
                                                        Hahahaha
                                                        Yours truly,

                                                        Metric F. Tonne

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                                                          #88
                                                          Originally posted by toe-bee View Post
                                                          Meanwhile, everyone is trying to get rid of their previously worshiped Valo skates, as fast as possible.
                                                          AJ (allegedly) is sitting on a truck load of Valos no one wants to buy anymore, since they are no longer cool.
                                                          Rollerbladers sure are a funny bunch.

                                                          How long until we get skinned Thems?
                                                          Do find it a bit mad that this is a factor for people.

                                                          I understand buying new skates you've never tried before as we all seek out the "perfect" skate.
                                                          I understand trying a different mould to experiment with your skating.

                                                          I can't fathom buying a skate because everyone-else-has-one. Especially given how most people (apart from with new moulds) know what works for them and what doesn't.

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                                                            #89
                                                            Originally posted by masterblade View Post
                                                            Weren't Bauer aggressives also made in China? They always seemed fine or maybe good. The polished/out-of-touch/uncool marketing (of which the skates' shit-coloring was key) probably limited success. Even the final iteration of the Frontside with a full, flat-heeled wraparound soul on the F3/XC-* boot looks pretty good now if you ignore the frames:

                                                            I'm tempted to put Respects and Thems head-to-head.

                                                            Upon re-reading the thread

                                                            Love greedy multinational megacorps. Fundamentally misunderstand the philosophy of heel rise. Want Blading to fail. Kill the industry by recycling and making their own equipment
                                                            toe-bee
                                                            masterblade
                                                            azrider
                                                            Bldsnrc

                                                            Bought Themskates
                                                            others
                                                            Lol.

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                                                              #90
                                                              Originally posted by Dubjeeberplus View Post

                                                              Lol... Why? Is it 2014?
                                                              What do you mean by that? That Elliot isn't good anymore?!

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