It’s been a while since you heard news from Xsjado. The rumors of the brand quitting business were in the streets for quite some time but no official statement was made until now.
The Xsjado Farewell is your last chance to grab a piece of skating history as this is our last skate to be released.
We want to thank all the individuals, designers, skaters, photographers and videographers, distributors and dealers who made Xsjado possible, who worked hard and helped us with their talent and expertise, specially during the development of the Xjsado 2.0 model and who kept the brand alive, staying by our side during these past hard years of skating recession. Thank you all for your support.
But look forward with hope because every end is a new beginning.
“There was nowhere to go but everywhere, so just keep on rolling under the stars.” - Jack Kerouac. #bladexsjado #xsjadoskates #xsjadofarewell
Kaltik Spinners 60/90a. Semi rounded speed profile available from Kaltik.eu. Zeotrope logo by Kevin McGloughlin.
Promo by Kevin McGloughlin
Using the Zoetrope technique (Wikipedia). “This promotional clip was shot under specific conditions. A record player was used to keep a slow and constant speed of rotation”.
“Filmed at a very high shutter speed (1/ 600, 24 fps, 125 iso). The zoetrope animation will not animate correctly to the naked eye unless under a strobe light and with a constant speed.”. - Kevin McGloughlin.
We are proud to release Sean Keane’s first pro model wheel. 58mm and 92A with a front and back custom design and a white core. - Orange Wheel Company.
USD Aeon Allstar Limited Edition Collection - USD Skates 2017 is the 20th anniversary of USD Skates and we are celebrating it big time with a limited-edition collection of USD AEON skates.
Resembling some of our most iconic designs as a tribute to the most iconic & influential skaters from the past two decades: Billy O’Neill, Carlos Pianowski, Albert Hooi & Rachard Johnson. The Aeon 60 Allstar skates are out now worldwide!
The 2nd edition of my Undercover Pro Wheel is now available worldwide! So check them at your favorite skate shop ;) Shot by Mark Heuss. And yep, that was my warmup for the line in my new video Bebop Sessions. - Eugen Enin.
Larger Pictures on Imgur (via).
New Eulogy wheels. Featuring Chris Haffey, Soichiro Kanashima, Erik Bailey, and Jeff Dalnas. With 15 year anniversary graphics, the metatron cube and the Legends series with Abdiel Colberg’s face wheel.
We’re happy to officially announce our new guest rider: Cj Wellsmore. After a year of tweaking and testing Our ‘OK CJ’ 62mm pro wheel is now available. We made the 62mm rounded-radius wheel mould from scratch in order to keep our unique Go urethane. - Go Project.
For the OK CJ wheel we created a brand new 62mm wheel mould exclusive to Go Project. A 62mm wheel with an elliptical profile is not currently being produced anywhere else; the perfect way to introduce CJ to our catalogue.
While Sydney’s CJ Wellsmore has been enjoying our urethane (for both freestyle and aggressive) for the last couple of years; we can now call it official. CJ skates a balanced mix of street, skatepark and big-ramp so wanted a wheel size which was easily adaptable over all disciplines. CJ felt the 62’s carried their speed well enough without compromising too much on acceleration. We created the urethane a little harder than our previous wheels so they are faster. The small core still allows for enough give in the urethane to create a good ‘footprint’ (for grip) and shock absorption.
We spent the best part of a year testing new materials for the hub. We managed to fully extract the colour pigmentation out of the core this time leaving us with a stronger hub material. We also changed the way the hub is bonded to the urethane ‘tyre’ so the wheel is now more resistant to de-coring. That said, the wheels have a lifetime warranty against de-coring and core fracturing incase you find an anomaly!
With a recent trend towards larger elliptical shaped wheels, the industry has been left with a graveyard of smaller and flatter wheel moulds. We are proud to present to you something entirely new.
Go Project wheels come with Go Project bearing spacers because for the most efficient ride, the length of your spacer and the gap between your bearings must be equally matched.
Photos: Adam Kola, Dom West.
Now available worldwide The Shift boot is a synthesis of the best elements from our most popular models, all combined with new attributes. The shell has a slimmer shape reminiscent of the Cult mixed with the flat soled, bottomless boot concept of the SL. With focus on improving the rider experience, we began reworking our designs and after three years, countless hours of testing, we have developed the Shift.
The beauty is in its simplicity. When used solely as a street skate, t-nuts can be installed to completely secure the connection on the sole and boot; a connection that will hold up to the heavy demands of modern blading. If you intend to use the skate for commuting, recreation, and/or street skating, the t-nuts can be removed for a quick and easy swapping between setups when hoping from spot to spot. This new innovation is named the IFC – Instant Frame Change. By depressing 2 buttons on the base of the soul, you release the slider, and from that point – the soul, frame and wheels – from the boot. Within seconds, you can snap on a fresh setup, all without having to access any of the UFS hardware, and you’ll be on your way.
The Razors Shift comes stock with a wicked comfortable liner, SL heelpad, new cuff with stash pocket for the buckle, GC Featherlite 3 frames setup anti-rocker with 64 mm wheels, and t-nuts preinstalled in the sole. And of course, skaters can count on Razors’ legendary strength and riding performance.
- NEW slim boot shell
- NEW Instant Frame Changing system
- NEW 1-piece slider
- NEW slimmer fit
- NEW cuff with buckle stash pocket
- NEW Razors liner with articulated ankle shape
- Oversized heel pad
- GC FLT 3 frame
- GC 64 mm/90A wheels
- ABEC 9 bearings
Video & editing: Salim Sikha. Music: Dougie Wood - Ghost Cop.