Skate Product Reviews – May 2007

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Adidas Skate Shoes

Adidas was kind enough to send a pair of the “Super Skate Vulcanized” shoes and the second I put my feet into them I felt as if I had had them for a couple of months already. Guaranteed to increase ollie power by at least 50 percent, as well as boosting your style points by seven-fold, Adidas is surely a force to be reckoned with custom drawings on shirts and shoes by the one and only Mark Gonzales. A legendary team is in the making that includes the Gonz, Tim O’Connor, and Dennis Busenitz. Go see for yourself at www.adidasskateboarding.com.

Satori Movement Wheels

Satori brings you “the way of skateboarding” through their wheels and apparel. The first test I put their wheels through was the street test, and I was amazed at how many rocks you can run over without coming to a screeching halt, although the powersliding factor down hill is a little testy. Second, I tested them at the local park and may I just say that I’ve never been able to go that fast through a turn without my board skidding out from underneath me. The shits wouldn’t slide out (which may have been a damper on any revert attempts) but the grip factor alone on a masonite dust infested mini ramp is a ten. Good solid designs and shapes on wheels as well as varying hardness and sizes makes Satori stand out among the crowd. Also included in the package was the new Highgrade Blend DVD which if you don’t have a copy already you need to go and pick it up. With a huge team chock-full of talent (Fabrizio Santos, Karl Watson, Aaron Artis, Danny Renaud, Neen Williams, Brent Atchley, Jimmy Lannon, Aaron Suski and Kenny Reed, just to name a few). Satori is one of the best new companies out there. Check them out on the web atwww.satorimovement.com.