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    Kizer Elements... what was the deal with them?

    As I understand it these frames are out of production, and the remaining ones are being sold out here and there for cheap. Sorry if I have missed something obvious, but what was the deal with these frames? Googleing produces some positive reviews and comments from years ago but not much else. Presumably nobody bought them, so what was wrong with them?

    Last edited by PanzerKami; 04.08.2014, 16:41.

    #2
    Only rolled them once as a mate had them on a pair of white and grey (?) Remz a number of years back (06-08 sort of time) and it honestly felt like the frames were about twice the weight of the boots.

    I was actually tempted to buy a pair 'cause I figured if I used them often enough I'd develop Farmer hops. Then my common sense started tingling.

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      #3
      Ah, right. Read some comments about the weight actually. Looking at some more pics they also look pretty high at least for flat setups.
      Last edited by PanzerKami; 04.08.2014, 18:40.

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        #4
        The problem was the price, they were like a hundred dollars and bladers are some cheap ass fucks.

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          #5
          Heavy, tall, expensive and the first run had breaking problems

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            #6
            they were alright, and something different so thats cool. you could even flip the h-block for different groove profiles, and the weight was not really an issue unless you are a beginner. i would say the design had a major flaw due to wheel spacing. they were designed for flat primarily, but the ufs bolts were directly under the inner wheels so they made them really tall to clear the bolts, and if i remember right i could still only fit 56mm flat without rubbing the bolts.
            not to mention the tops of them were thick so that made them even taller. the ones i had were excellent quality though.

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              #7
              Never had wheel bite with mine. 58flat. Super fast. Best hardware.. lasted forever and slid better then any frame I've bladed

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                #8
                your probably right. i tend to loose track of wheel size sometimes when swapping around my old wheels. not to mention it was like 4 or 5 years ago. and yeah, those frame walls and h-blocks were like lightning.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by john doe View Post
                  the first run had breaking problems
                  main reason i never tried them.

                  a better question is; what was the deal with kizer armor tech?

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                    #10
                    the axels were weak, they broke easily (axels not frame), threads were incorporated within the frame - they simply didn`t work


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                      #11
                      There was too much going on with that frame for my likes. They felt clunky the few times I tried them on a friend's skates

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                        #12
                        The metal-core, plastic walls frame idea is great. 5050 and Kizer both fucked it up, but it could still be done well.

                        Those kizer frames, at the very least, look terrible. I imagine that people off a lot. The prototype Epochs Walt Austin was riding looked way more functional and reliable.

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by Jeff VB View Post
                          The problem was Kizer.
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                            #14
                            Originally posted by Monday View Post
                            Originally Posted by Jeff VB View Post
                            The problem was rollerblading.
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                              #15
                              I loved those frames. They were incredible for flat because the side walls were so thick. They were heavy but it never really bothered me. Most solid feeling frame ever. These on a pair of Carbons was immensely solid. I think I may have my pair somewhere but I haven't been able to find them since I moved a year and a half ago. I can't imagine I would have sold them...

                              Originally posted by Basza View Post
                              the axels were weak, they broke easily (axels not frame), threads were incorporated within the frame - they simply didn`t work
                              They changed the axles from aluminum to steel and sent out replacement sets to anyone that contacted them. They didn't strip after that.
                              Last edited by justinthursday; 05.08.2014, 16:56.
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