The Original M12 shell is still used to this day as the base design for all Valo Skates. The latest hand crafted carbon fiber Valo Light Skates are based off the M12 design as well, Tried and True. It is with this history we proudly announce the release of the V13 Maroon skate, the fifth skate in the V13 model line. The V13 Maroon is made in Italy with all Italian materials and 26 years of experience in developing skates.
58mm 88a Valo Wheels
Abec 5 Bearings
42mm 101a Anti’s with Abec 1’s
The Frame: Valo Team Frame
Some skaters prefer to switch out their stock frames as soon as they get a new pair of skates or get a boot only. These Valo team frames are some of the best stock skate frames on the market and are definitely worth a try. Their one of the more solid frames out right now with extremely thick sidewalls, a perfect groove and reinforced design. These fames slide great and come with beveled sidewalls to reduce friction and keep those bolts covered nicely while grinding. This frame is great for both anti-rocker and flat-rocker setups.
The Wheels and Bearings: Valo 58mm 88a Team Wheels and Abec 5 Bearings
These skates come setup with Valo 58mm 88a Team wheels. A lot of skates come with some pretty poorly made generic wheels; however, these Valo Team wheels are actually pretty good for a stock wheel. The 58mm size is perfect for street and park skating and 88a hardness will have you rolling smooth.
The Anti-Rockers: Valo 42mm 101a Anti-Rockers
These super hard plastic anti-rockers are built to withstand the abuse of the everyday streets, and provide solid locking capabilities while doing groove tricks. These anti-rockers are equipped with ABEC 1 bearings which will provide you with rolling capabilities, which a lot of other anti-rockers usually don’t have.
The Soul Plate: Valo V13 Soul Plates
While the v13 may pretty much be the same as other skinned valo skates, one thing that makes this skate feel way different than the other models is the soul plate. A solid one piece soul plate with a very rugged construction make these skate feel great. Slightly slimmer profile compared to the valo two piece soul plates but still provides a good amount of room on your soul and negative. Also comes with a nice and wide groove. Standard 8 point mounting system keep these locked tight on your skate and make them easily replaceable.
The Liner: Valo V13 Liner
The Valo v13 liner is your basic valo liner design, but with a higher cuff and extra padding. Has an elastic strap that helps keep the tongue as well as liner secure in the skate as well as on your foot, and a liner carrying strap. These liners will give you a lot more support and control as soon as you put them into your skates, they feel great right out the box. Also as a neoprene toe for less pressure and extra comfort.
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.
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