By Hi-Jinx, Skater and Owner of 808 Skates.
Two thousand eleven might have concluded with a loose pair of skates ducktaped to your feet and sand-papered wheels barely gripping the turns, but 2012 rolls in for many with fresh skates under the tree and stockings filled with bearings.
If your still looking for a good deal, but aren’t sure what’s new this season, well-known male skater, and owner of 808 Skates, Hi-Jinx, wraps up the hottest gear and some notable changes in this brief overview.
And as a special promotion for their one-year anniversary, 808 Skates is offering a 10% discount to anyone who uses the code “1year” at checkout.
Also new to 2012…
As you’re shopping around, be sure to support those hard-working MADE Skater Owned companies, by looking for the new MSO symbol. Many MSO vendors are offering discounts if you provide your membership number at checkout.
Sure Grip Avenger
Sure Grip designed these plates for derby. They made them angular. They made them 45. They made them light, so it doesn’t feel like you are picking up a school bus to get metal plates on your skates.
Bionic Swiss Bearings
Labeda Voodoo U7
Triple 8 – RD Wristsavers
Are you tired of having Velcro rip your wrist guards apart? Would you like a wider surface with which to plant your hands on the floor after someone prison bitched you? Coming this Spring from Triple 8 is the new Roller Derby oriented wrist guards!
Atom Quad Wheel Bag
Riedell 495 Boot
Protech Dent Mouth Guards
Of course we all love these. It allows us to do things like forget we are wearing our mouth guard until we get the nacho in our mouth after the game at the bar. Ooops. Definitely let your friend shove this in your mouth, its better with friends.
The big news isn’t that Radar redid some of their screen printing on the side of the wheels. The big news is actually that Radar is now shipping there wheels in 4 packs.
Vanilla Renegade Skate