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CUSTOM: Valo JJ Retro Hemp Skates

Written by RW

   Valo JJ Retro Hemp SkatesThe new limited edition Valo JJ Hemp skate has dropped and is even better than before, sporting the new soul plates and upgraded liners. The hard toe on this skate is especially cool and unique compared to other skates. The skates come in a sleek black hemp color with earthy toned highlights. The Tan/brown soul plate and matching liner make a great basis for a custom skate. So we decided to build on the original colors and make a great looking custom skate that isn’t too flashy. JJ Retro
Hemp Cover
Rubber Shell Toe
V13 Shell
Classic 2 Piece Souls

The Frames: Kaltik Schopfer Flat Frames 

Kaltik frames have been gaining in popularity over the last few years. The Kaltik Flat frame is a favorite among many flat rocker skaters. The super wide groove with extra plastic around the wheel wells allows you to skate flat with all 8 wheels; yet, still be able to slide all your tricks with out any wheel bite. These frames are some of the best flat frames on the market.

The Bearings: Go Project Richie Eisler Bearings

Richie Eisler skates hard and fast. Go Project Richie Eisler skate bearings are designed specifically for inline skating. So you know you’re getting a proper bearing when setting your skates up with these. This teal color Eisler Pro bearing is perfect to complete this custom setup with teal highlights.

 The Soulplates: Valo 2 Piece Soul Plates

These are Valo’s New 2 Piece Soul Plates first introduced a few years ago. They went with a 2 piece system this time, which enabled them to increased the thickness of the soulplate, increasing durability. They are now a two piece system, so you can swap them out to give your skate a cool custom look. These are made out of Polyamide Nylon with infused Glass Fiber to increase grinding speed and strength. Hands down some of the longest lasting souls on the market. Most of the time the soulplates last just about as long as the skates. Beefy design to hold up to tough street skating. The new Gum/brown/grey color way is one of the coolest colored souls to ever come out, and would look good on almost any setup.

  The Liner: Valo JJ Hemp Liner 

These liners have improved stitching compared to the old models, heel cup is wider and now made of a more durable fabric material. Neoprene toe will reduce pressure on your toes and form to your foot. These are pretty much the ideal liner for Valos, not super thick, not super thin, the perfect amount of padding for these skates. Contrasting tan and black on the liner is a perfect match to the skin and soul plates.  If your thinking about picking up a pair of skates and have some questions, feel free to give us a call at 1-800-772-2502, Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm pst.    Valo JJ Retro Hemp Skates

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