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    What happened to the build quality of skates

    I recently was lucky enough to get some near-mint Remz OS2's off ebay (score) that came with the original Jug V-Cut liner and I couldn't believe it. The quality of that liner compared to the liners of today, its like comparing beautiful leather Berluti dress shoes to Poundland's finest trainers. What on earth happened?

    I just got some Remz HR2's and the liners... they fit well with the skate and I love the skate (a lot) but they feel like plastic and the soft material for the inside is like nylon. Even the skin on the skates feel like shit compared to my 06 01's. Every time a new skate is released, everything is always "upgraded"... but its not. I fell quite lightly on some asphalt just rolling around where I live and it completely destroyed the skin around the cuff, scraped a huge hole the "high-resilience" skin only stopped by the inner-construction plastic stuff. High-resilience my arse.
    Last edited by Toebex; 12.08.2019, 09:55.

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    Amigo, the manufacturing's all completely disposable by design cept for maybe some adapt things and homebrew gear?. I wonder if Kato would handmake a pair of Remedyz by request today? $1500-2000/pair?
    masterbla.de

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      #3
      People do not want to pay a lot and quality has it's price. Companys that want to sell a lot, produce cheaply.
      On the other side, its hard to reach quality if you feel the need to make 1200 different skates (coughpowerslidecough)

      you get what you pay for.

      If you want quality, try Adapts, or go back to Salomon.
      Or make your own stuff. But kill the industry doing that, apparently.
      be-magers are cruel but funny

      bazodazo rules his toothbrush

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        #4
        Profit margin > every single other concern. Honestly, if you think Remz fell off, don't put on reign liner. I'm holding my breath that the new THEM skates will have a solid design, but who knows.

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          Originally posted by ASU S4 View Post
          Profit margin > every single other concern. Honestly, if you think Remz fell off, don't put on reign liner. I'm holding my breath that the new THEM skates will have a solid design, but who knows.
          This sums up it all really. The remz 06 02's was the last of the quality remz. Have you felt how well made the 03's are? Plush, hard wearing and ACTUALLY COMFORTABLE. My god man I tried on the Razors shift, Them's, RB NJ, Roces (fucking joke), and basically every other brand they had at Loco apart from the Gawds. It was like wearing cloggs for fucks sake, especially the Shifts and the Roces. How do people skate them? They are so amazingly uncomfortable and non-ergonomic. I see all these people so hyped for the new whatever skates and I cannot understand. Kato seems to be the only guy that cares about the design of skates anymore, and that was 2 years ago now.

          I also tried all the liners they had including the new Reigns and I was sad. Just sad. They all were horrendous. Looked horrible and felt horrible. I can give some kudos that the new Remz liner is actually comfortable.

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