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- Comfortable Fit
- Sleek Design
- Aggressive Skating
Comments about Front Street:
I switched from the 2016 Front Streets. I didn't like those skates at all, way to stiff, not just in terms of forward and side to side flex. They felt like hardboots. I wanted to try K2 because I have problems with my feet, but I had the same pressure points in the last year Front Streets that I have in hardboots.
The 2017 model is a completely different skate.
First of all, the looks. They look amazing, not just compared to the last year model (which were simply ugly, sorry K2). You will get compliments even from people who don't skate.
The boot is much softer. It feels like a true softboot, right out of the box. They're not floppy tho, and when I put 80mm freeskate frames on them they have plenty of support.
You can lace them very tight, yet you don't get hard pressure points, because of the softboot design. The skate forms to the shape of your foot.
They're very light, yet solid. Zero rattling on bad pavement.
The soulplates slide very fast, and they're not too big or too small. I like the grooves too.
The frames are much much better. Compared to the last year models the groove is shallower and more "round". It's not not a Kaltik groove anymore, it's more like a GC Big/Mega groove. I'm not a very good grinderblader but it's very hard to get wheelbite and I just switched from anti rocker. The hardware is now 8mm, but you can still use the older rockerable 6mm spacers (you have to buy these seperately).
The wheels improved a bunch, they're pretty decent now. They don't have that nice soft, cushiony (but fast) feeling like Undercovers, but they feel very similar, or maybe better than Eulogy to me. The profile is somewhere between round and square. The bearings are pretty meh, they have a lot of side to side play.
Overall, these skates are very impressive. Me personally I think i've found THE skate. The comfort is unreal.
When you consider the price, and what you get as stock setup, I think these are one of the best options on the market right now.
- Was this a gift?:
- Feels true to size