Xsjado just released Ben Schwab’s well deserved second Pro model skate. Ben Schwab is known for being super creative on every obstacle in sight so you know these skates are going to be great skates. Essentially a Xsjado 2.0 boot with some new upgrades and new foot wrap designed by Ben himself. These skates are great for all different skill levels of skating. Xsjado skates come with tons of adjustability to fit your foot perfectly and these are no exception. Once dialed in these skates feel very unique compared to the standard hard boot skates most companies make.
The Footwrap: Xsjado Schwab II Footwraps
These Schwab II footwraps are some of my favorite footwraps to come in a Xsjado in a while. Simple all black color way with suede leather construction and wing tip accents on the laces. Come with nice cushy insoles with Schwab Xsjado logo that matches the cuff. Super grippy bottom sole that also helps with shock absorbing. These Schwab II foot wraps also look cool enough to wear as your everyday shoes.
The Cuffs: 2.0 Higher Cuff Piece & 2.0 Lower Cuff Piece
The new cuffs on the Xsjado 2.0 Skeletons are now a 2 pieced hinged cuff, so the flex is going to feel more like a naturally cuffed skate. The older 1.0′s had the one piece Cuff, and those cuffs flexed more at the top of the skate instead of the ankle, like a skate normally does. Also the new 2.0 Cuffs are now compatible with normal USD Buckles and Razor Buckles. So if you want something that’s going to be more durable than the nylon straps these skates come with, then buckles would be the way to go. New 2.0 Cuffs also have a buckle/strap protector bump. Back of the cuff features a carrying strap and a built in v-cut insert that is removable with some cutting from a dremel.Nylon Toe Straps & Cuff Straps:
Xsjado went with a Nylon material for the Toe & Cuff Straps. Nylon is a high-strength & resilient material, a big upgrade from the normal fabric based straps on the older models.
Being able to adjust nearly every aspect of your skate is a great feature on Xsjado boots. Now you can rocker your Cuff Straps up or down. And the Notched straps can be rockered forward or back. This is going to be something your going to need to try out to see what works best for you. It’s these fine tuning adjustments that make Xsjado’s adaptable to many different skating styles.
The Soul Plate:
And it comes equipped with the new One Piece 2.0 Soulplates. The older 1.0 Soulplates always sounded a bit clacky when you land. But with the new one piece souls they are a lot more solid. The plus to have a one piece single injection mold. The toe area is more contour to the shape of your foot giving you a large soulplate without a ton of overhang. Now in made 4 sizes: 4.5-7.0, 7.5-9.0, 9.5-11.0, & 11.5-13.0.
Rollerwarehouse also has a great deal on a complete setup for the Schwab II skates at a nice low price… The complete setup comes with Ground Control FL3 frames, Shredweiser wheels, and Abec 9 bearings.
If you ever have any questions about product or skating in general, feel free to call us up at 1-800-772-2502 (Mon-Fri 8am to 6pm PST) and ask for me (Hirt), and I’ll be glad to help you out. Xsjado 2.0 Schwab II Boots