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CUSTOM: USD Carbon FREE Team Skate 2016

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USD Carbon Free Team 2016 Boots

USD just dropped their newest Carbon free style skate. The new Carbon Free Team 2016 boot is packed with a ton of features while still maintaining a low weight overall. Similar styling to retro Air Jordan sneakers these skate stand out above the rest. Already coming right out the box looking better than your average skate, these are great for customization. Since these come as a boot only we decided to customize these with a setup that goes great with the original color-way and build on top of the already dope looking skate.

 The Frames: Kizer Fluid 4 Frame

These skates come with some Kizer Fluid 4 frames, which go perfectly with this rugged skate. The Kizer Fluid 4 frame has been around for quite sometime and is a favorite frame amongst many skaters worldwide. Super solid construction and nice wide groove for grinds makes this one of the best frames for street and park skating. These frames slide real nice on almost any grinding surface.

Wheels: Richie Eisler Wheels 58mm 88a 

Richie Eisler has been a huge influence on the skating scene in recent years and has been around shredding harder and longer than many pros around today. Since Richie is quite the traveling nomad his wheel features a nice minimal postcard graphic. Richie is another one of those skaters that has an incredible sense of creativity and the ability to use it on obstacles of all sizes. His pro wheels come in a 58mm size and 88a hardness, perfect for street skating, but will perform equally as well in the park.

Bearings: Kaltik Green Titanium Bearings

Titanium is lightweight and corrosion resistant
Best strength to weight ratio
Abec 9
Gold rings with Green rubber shields

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 Liners:

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.

USD Carbon Free Team 2016 Boots

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