Skate sponsors, links, and info about other skate products
Will your feet on the podium next?
Mikael Weitz on the right in the BSI skinsuit & blue/yellow boots
Before BSI (belmont shore inline) disbanded when we were all younger, new to the skating/racing team, I had the joy of being teammates with Mikael Weitz. On 1/6/2104 Mikeal passed of cancer. We lost a great skater, awesome athlete and friend. He was so fun to skate with, a beast to train with (he had no "off" button") and so interesting to chat with. RIP Mikael heaven has gained an awesome angel.......
*in the photo above you can see Mikael's legs and blue & yellow boots (colors of Sweeden,his home country) (2nd place) from the podium of the Redondo Beach Super Bowl Sunday 10k the race was fun the award times were even more fun!
Info about Bont Skates and Wheels Bont skates manufactured in Campsie New South Wales (now relocated to Korea) Inze and SaraBont and (son) Alexander Bont and his wife. Glenn Koshi started his skating experience when he opened an inline skate business on the beach in Huntington Beach, California, in 1987. The business soon became the world's largest inline retailer. He began selling Bont boots in 1991, raced, and sponsored one of the biggest and best inline racing teams at the time" Myself as a long time Bont boot skater, I can say with confidence, they are the most comfy boots for long distance skating! ** Glenn Koshi has his own company that encompasses Bont as well as other items (booties for your ankles) his company is called http://www.ezeefitsports.com they make these great neoprene booties good for all sports! plus his new product zip off leg warmers (how cool is that?!)
Roooger and Larry pulling for the finish line
Bont 3 point boot
Thanks to Alan from www.Pyroapparel.com for making our new really fast skin suits, jackets, vests. They are made well and made in the USA!
Not many people know this but in addition to being an amazing skater my teamate Esteban is a talented graphic designer. Has his own company that will redo photos from old to make them look new
Photo-GraphicallyCorrect in Irvine CA 714-272-6438if you have an old photo that needs a redo this is the man to bring them to. He also has helped me to produce the graphics for the skate medals, and other awards Gracias Esteban for your help!
Did I mention Bont was our boot sponsor? :) Almost all of the team have choosen Bont as their preferred boot for skate!
Info about Bont Skates and Wheels Bont skates manufactured in Campsie New South Wales by Inze and Sara and (son) Alex Bont represented by Glenn Koshi in the USA (email@example.com) AS said in the Bont web site the following... "Glenn started his skating experience when he opened an inline skate business on the beach in Huntington Beach, California, in 1987. The business soon became the world's largest inline retailer. He began selling Bont boots in 1991, raced, and sponsored one of the biggest and best inline racing teams at the time" Myself as a long time Bont boot skater, I can say with confidence, they are the most comfy boots for long distance skating! **update Glenn Koshi now has his own company that encompasses Bont as well as other items his company is called ez-fitsports.com they make these great neoprene booties good for all sports!
(Larry_at_finish_at_Silver_Strand _with new Pyro Apparel skinsuits
Info about Lugino boots and Atom Wheels There are only a few skate boot manufacture companies arround, but this particluar company is also making the new hot wheels on the market the Atom Wheels that are made by http://www.luiginoracing.com the company is run by Doug Glass and Julie Brandt Glass, Julie a world class skater, a Mom of 2 girls! with another baby coming soon! Congrats Julie and Doug!
The skate boot company known as , skinstarusa.com Carlos is the owner, he carries stock boots, frames, wheels, bearings,skinsuits and sponsors skaters from Mexico City and Baja. www.SkinStarUSA http://skinstarusa.com/ check out his boots and frames skinsuits etc.
Here is the reason there is a brake on the back of a 5 wheel skate, it helps the intermediate to advanced skater, to change from a high rec or fitness boot, to a speed skate boot. It is constructed of air craft aluminum, is designed to be used EXACTLY as it was manufactured. If you drill it, bend it or otherwise try to "adjust it" after it has been bent, it will break in two pieces, unless you have access to a heat treating system after! Therefore, these one of kind custom made brakes are available on a limited basis. They are custom designed for each individual frame, as there are many different types of boots, frames and wheel heights these days. From 80 mm, to 84 mm to, 88 mm, 90 mm Think by the time you get to using a 100 mm wheel, there will be no need for a brake! If interested please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
ok Imagine this your skating down the path, by yourself having a great time and suddenly fall, road rash bad enough that your not able to speak, be it fallen and passed out, or a bad injury leaving you unable to speak, here is a simple idea that will save your life, it will speak for you! A simple bracelet that goes arround your wrist or leg. With the important info about yourself, medical allergies or special needs and a place for a phone number of someone to call for you. Can you imagine all of this for under 20 bucks? Talk about cheap insurance!! get one, wear one, your family will thank you!
How many times have I noticed a skater without a helmet, yet when I ask them why they are skating without one? The reply? I am only skating local, this is practice not a race, I am only a rec skater i don't need one. A millionother excuses, oh ya the best one, don't bug me, don't tell me what to do I am an adult I don't fall! Ok s we won't tell you what to do or think, but after you fall and can no longer think or talk, or walk properly after a head injury then tell us about your life.... there is a link on the left about www.wearahelmet.org wearing a helmet or not? You decide, I say wear one! Ya only get one head and 2 hands, hurt your head and your hands won't work, wrist guards alone are not enough. Wear ahelmet is the correct thing to do, have a great day and skate fast but skate safe!
Interested in ice as well as inline? There is a cool skate company run by skaters for skaters! www.skatenow.net located in Salt Lake City they carry all types of equipment for your skate needs!