The new owner of the Skate Mate company is making a few improvements on their Skate Mate Trainers. New features include:
new and better wheels
the caster sockets are now genuine PVC, so if you’re gluing them together the glue should hold better
not right away, but coming soon, stickers on the Skate Mates showing the customers where to put their hands
Your cost for the Skate Mate Trainers is going up a little (their first increase in a long time). This is still quite a bargain for an item that brings in a lot of revenue and, at the same time, helps the kids gain confidence as they skate.
We’re also going to start stocking some of the repair parts. This should speed up orders for the loose parts and let you get the repairs made quickly so the Skate Mates are back in service with minimal downtime.
horizontal pipes (S/M/L/XL)
vertical pipes (S/M/L/XL)
wheel and castor combo
elbow fitting (top corner, black or red)
three way fitting (top center, black or red)
four way fitting (bottom center, black or red)
tee fitting (bottom corner, black or red)
At the recent RSA Convention, Sure-Grip showed a new plate similar to their Avenger. This one is called the Avanti, it has 10 degree trucks and will come in a magnesium version and an aluminum version.
Sure-Grip also showed a blue version of the Shaman wheel, new patterns on their Slip Knot laces, and a new version of the Qube bearings called the Qube Teal.
Roller Derby showed several new skate prototypes, including several uniquely colored high top skates. We’ll have more details on these upcoming products, including dates and prices, as soon as they’re finalized.
We talked to Vanilla Skates, and a new shipment of their products is expected any day. This shipment will replenish our inventory of several items, including the very popular blue Vanilla Junior skates. As soon as they arrive we’ll let you know.