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CUSTOM: Valo JJ Retro Khaki Hemp Skates

Written by RW

 Valo JJ Retro Khaki Hemp Skates Valo recently dropped the new JJ Retro Hemp skates in a Khaki color way. These skates look to be a hybrid of the original JJ Hemp skates and a TV.3 skate type over skin. In other words their way to clean and look even better in person. Perfect for customizing with your own personal flavor. 

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.

The Soulplates: Valo 2 Piece Soul Plates These are Valo’s 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 Wheels: Gawds E Rod Pro 59mm 89a

New interlock core new faster and extra long lasting PU (Polyurethane) compound.
Super strong with perfect bonding offers a good amount of PU for a smooth ride and perfect grip.
Exclusively poured in California, USA. Created with the finest PU and core compounds available in the industry. GAWDS PU is the most durable, fast and grippy PU available

Gawds wheels are known for being very high quality. The E. Rod Pro wheel comes in a 59mm size, perfect for hitting any street obstacle. 89a hardness will give you a good amount of grip while still letting you slide all those grinds without too much wheel bite.

Anti-Rockers: Moonshine 43mm BH UHMW wheels

Handmade Anti-Rockers machined from a solid block of UHMW (Ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene) in sunny Stanislaus County, California. They’ve been around since 2003 making products for locals, now available for consumption worldwide.
UHMW offers a smooth grind with high durability.
Does not require bearings.
Only compatible with 8mm Axels (Everything on our site uses 8mm axels with the exception of K2’s)

 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. The Canvas panels on the liner is the same material as the skin and gives a super clean look. 

 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 Khaki Hemp Skates 

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