I’m not really the biggest fan of park footage but I was really into this. Don Bambrick and Brian Weis were killing it with creativity and really clean blading. I’m a huge cess slide fan so I was definitely stoked on the rather large amount of them in this edit.
Seba CJ Wellsmore Completes:
I have been skating for about 20 years and have tried pretty much every major brand of “aggressive” skate ever made. The first time I ever saw Seba skates was in Golden Gate park and they were having the slalom world championships. A friend and I were pretty impressed with how well made they were and that they had pro models for these guys. We even joked that it would be rad if they got into the aggressive market. Well now it looks like they have and I’m very stoked they have.
Let’s just get this out of the way first. That is the number one thing most skaters are automatically taken back by when talking about the Sebas. But if you think about other sports such as skiing, snowboarding, surfing, and even cycling, you know that to get a complete set up for $550 is a really good deal. And if this is your passion and what you love to do I really don’ t think it is that much. Especially with how durable and well made of a product it is.
These are hands down the most comfortable liners I have ever skated in my life! Usually with skates there is a definite break in period that will result in a few sessions ending in blisters and definite foot ache caused by pressure points. I’ve been on mine for over a month and haven’t had a single pressure point or blister. Also they aren’t some huge bulky thing that makes it look like you are wearing moon boots. They are big enough to give you that cushy feel but small enough to not appear big on your foot. One thing to note is the liners do not come out of the skate; it is all one piece. There are other carbon skates that have this same set up but I found them to be very thin and when you did a grind you could really feel everything, and trust me it didn’t feel good.
Sometimes with stock wheels you can run into them basically being garbage and chunking on you pretty fast but these have been holding up great. They are a bigger wheel coming in at 60mm but personally, I usually just get the biggest wheel that the frame can take so they will last longer. The skates come set up anti rocker with plastic grind wheels. I ride anti but I usually prefer to have normal anti rocker wheels with bearings so that you don’t hang up on cracks or coping. So that is one very minor thing I would say needs to be changed. But other then that I would put the Seba wheels up against any other wheel in the aggressive market.
The frames on these things also could stand up against any after market frame out there. They aren’t too heavy, the grind space is massive and mine are still sliding fast after a month. They can fit 60mm wheels when most other skates out there can only go up to 59mm. Also, like stock wheels sometimes stock frames can be pretty bad, but with these frames I can’t see any reason why you would need to switch them out. The hardware seems very durable and you only need one allen wrench to take wheels off and on which is nice and makes switching out wheels a breeze. The soul plate on these is very fast and isn’t too big. Sometimes with skates the soul plates will just be massive and can rub the ground when turning. But not with these. There is enough there to let you lock on soul tricks but not some massive thing where it seems like almost cheating. Same with the negative space; I’d say its bigger then most skates but definitely smaller then Xsjado skates where the soul and the negative are the same size. It comes pre grooved so you can start busting royales on rails from day one. The grind space is about a 4 finger gap from 3rd to 4th wheel so there is definitely enough room for you to get your grind on.
*Side note, the allen wrench that come with the skates is even really legit. It reminds me of the old K2 skate tool which for those who had them know. They were the best allen wrench ever made because you could really get good leverage on them and you had more to hold onto then a tiny little allen wrench.
This may sound crazy because they are just laces, but the laces on these things are hardcore. They are just very thick and feel like they are very tough. The lace holes go up very very high, even over the buckle, which is something you don’t really see in other skates. I like it because it really does give you options. Some skates like to run their skates very loose so they can flex while others want as much support as they can get. So no matter how you like it they have you covered. The more support you need the tighter you can lace them. They also come with a heel strap that is removable to decrease your heel raising in the skate and to keep you locked in. My foot felt pretty secure and I wasn’t really getting any heel raise but I left mine on because I liked the way they looked better. The buckle on the skate seems really beefy and the cuffs come with a standard buckle protector. My buckles still have a lot of snap still in them after a month of abuse. The cuffs are a pretty low cuff which lets you really flex on topside but doesn’t seem overly low where they feel floppy. They come with an allen key axle bolt so you can easily switch the cuff out if you wanted a different look.
The most obvious thing you notice about the skate first is the wavy carbon fiber near the heel of the skate. For lack of a better term it really just looks bad ass! Also you can’t really go wrong with a grey and black skate. Nothing too flashy just a simple, clean looking skate. The black material around the toe seems really rugged and is holding up really well. I haven’t had any issues with tearing and definitely seems to be like one of the tougher if not the toughest skin on the market. The grey material has a little bit of a softer feel then the black but still I haven’t had any issues with it tearing either. I’ve skated in other carbon skates and I never liked them because they just felt a bit stiff but with these they flex just like any plastic skate on the market.
Thanks for taking the time to read my review. I hope this gives you a better idea of why these are some of the best aggressive skates on the market today and why they are definitely worth considering. So if you are in the market for these skates or any other aggressive skates be sure to check out Skates.co.uk.
I started posting random Blader Trivia questions on my personal facebook account and it went so well I decided to make it it’s own FB group. So if you are into Blader Trivia go check it out. It’s seriously going off and I’m learning a ton, you can too.
If you didn’t already know Geoff has been on the ” Quit your life tour”. Where he basically just travels around shredding and putting out edits. Dude has some talent and is just raw. No gimmicks, no fancy clothes, just skating. Blading needs more shit like this.
I really need to make it down to one of these one year. Broskow’s skating is just so next level and flawless it’s a really rad thing to watch. Jake was saying it yesterday, it ain’t a contest if Montre isn’t there. The dude is just amazing and looks like he is having the greatest time. Surprised Bolino didn’t get third cause he was ripping as always. All in all in it looks like the 2nd annual Blading cup was a giant success.
Vintage Nor cal blading from 99-00. These dudes really skated like no one else, and no one made videos like Pat did.
Well I’ve been posting all of Bob’s big air stuff I might as well put up some big air blading. This is like some skier shit with dub corks, and 1260s.
If you were raised on Videogroove like I was, then you should be pretty stoked that the Mushroom Blading dudes uploaded VG5. Picking your favorite VG is never an easy thing to do but for me VG 5 is definitely top 3 if not number 1. Sit back and enjoy some history.
“Simply, it’s a Canadian skate video. Shot in 2009/2010… & is just now being released in 2013. It focuses on the individual perspectives & imaginations of Todd McInerney, Leon Basin & Dustin Werbeski. Along with other creative Canadian friends like Matt Ledoux, Sean Knight, Shaun Unwin, Danny Beer & Josh Silver …just to name a few”
Free full length blade video? Yes please.
God damn this looks like so much fun. Montre’s line is the best part.