USD Carbon Team 2016 BootsThe USD Carbon team skates have been out for a while now, but have become one of our more popular custom skates. The high quality parts with sleek blue color way makes for a perfect start to an awesome looking custom skate. We decided to throw some of the newer products we got in stock to make a cool custom setup. Frames: Kaltik Freestyle 2 Frames Blue
– Super light design
– Twice as strong as 1st gen
– Groove area larges with lines for less friction
– Custom oval dis cast frame spacers
– Max 67mm Wheels when rockered up
– Max 78mm Wheels when rockered down
– Made in Ireland
Wheels: Go Project 76mm Go Project wheels are relatively new to the scene but are known for making some high quality wheels. They come with a great round fat wheel profile thats perfect for doing tricks with bigger wheels. The nice round fat style profile feels awesome right out the box with an amazing grip. Their wheels are also available in 64mm, 72mm, and 80mm.
Quality – The main component responsible for the grip, durability and rebound is the outer ‘tyre’. Our urethane compound has been formulated with the highest understanding of wheel chemistry
Precision – The hub of the wheel is manufactured with incredible precision so that your bearings, spacers and wheels work together with maximum efficiency. Use with Go Project bearings and spacers for the most energy efficient roll.
Bond – The smallest disconnection between the hub and the tyre can greatly affect the wheel’s performance. Our urethane is designed to hug our hub tight and never let go.
We don’t list a durometer (hardness) because there is too many variations between different wheel manufacturers and compounds to make this relevant as a universal measurement. The wheel is softer than an aggressive wheel and harder than a normal recreational wheel. Combined with the small core this gives a fast ride with plenty of rebound.
Bearings: Go Project Freestyle Bearings
When going with quality Go Project wheels why not go all out and put some quality Go Project bearings in them as well. Go Project Freestyle bearings are manufactured with great strength making them perfect for side-load and leverage heavy skating disciplines (sharp turning, freestyle, slalom, big wheels etc), They run with extremely low torque and are permeated with an ultra light oil. They use SIX Chrome Steel ball bearings instead of SEVEN for reduced friction. Each ball is marginally bigger than regular bearings making these perfect for a heavy vertical load-bearing sport like inline skating.
While Go Project Freestyle bearings are comparable to an ABEC 7 rated bearing, Go Project does not use the generic ABEC scale to rate bearings because of its irrelevance to the specific tolerances imposed by inline skating. The quality of manufacturing and materials far surpass the importance of a rating based upon ‘revolutions per second’. The Freestyle bearings simply have a Speciality Rating of 4.5/5 which represents their performance when used as a skate bearing.
The Soulplates: USD Carbon Soul Plates
These are the souls that come on all USD Carbon Free or Carbon Skates. These soulplates offer a slim-lined profile with anatomical backslide. These are poured from a very hard plastic, provided much needed durability. If your wanting something a little more beefy check out the USD VII Soul Plates, those work as well on this skate. Those and the USD Carbon Soul Plates souls are available in a wide variety of different colors. Keep in mind we can swap out the color of ANY part on this skate for no additional charge, just gotta call us up and place your order over the phone.
The Cuffs: USD Carbon II Cuffs
These are the cuffs that come stock on these blades. The inner Carbon Fiber shell doesn’t go all the way to the top of the skate, it stops before the ball of your ankle. So having this cuff on is a must for that much needed support. Beefy v-cut in the back to match the shape of the boot to provide optimum flex while keeping substantial support. Slits in the cuff help with this as well. We have these cuffs in a wide variety of different color, and we can swap them out for no additional charge, to do this you gotta call us up and place your order over the phone.
The built in/non-removable liner, this will increase the responsiveness of your skate, since the actual shell and the liner are one. Keep in mind these liners are not replaceable, so to get the most out of the skates you need to make sure your unlacing your skates all the way before you taken them on/off. Be gentile when your putting them on or taking them off, the more you try to jam your foot in or rip it out, the more damage the liner will take. These liners are just as durable as any other aggressive liner. As with all USD Carbon style skates, this skate comes with a 45 degree ankle strap. This helps ensure your foot stays snug inside the liner, and is easily replaceable for customization.
If your thinking about picking up a pair or have some questions, feel free to give us a call at
1-800-772-2502, Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm pst.