Product News:

Bont Releases an Inexpensive, Entry Level Package Skate

Skate Aimed at New Racers

(We sent Glenn Koshi of Bont North America a few questions about the new skate package. Here's what he told us:)

Inline Planet: Could you tell us a little about the new skate package?

Glenn Koshi: We've taken our Assassin boot and mounted it to a frame based on our Inferno II, which accommodates four 90mm wheels. We don't make a 90mm wheel, so we're supplying this package with our 88mm Cragar wheels, the same ones our team races on. The bearings are 688 Baby Bont bearings, which are race-ready also. The frame is made in Europe, instead of Asia. (The mount spacing is 165 mm.)

IP: Whom would you recommend this skate for?

GK: For the price, it's really aimed at people getting into the sport of speedskating. There are better boots and frames in our line, but this package presents an economical way to get into a great start-up package. ... Of course, any of the components can be replaced.

IP: Is the book heat-moldable and, if so, to what degree?

GK: This boot is heat moldable, but it's not quite as heat moldable as our previous stock boots.

(posted on Sept. 26, 2005)

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