UNIQUE AGGRESSIVE SKATE FEATURES
We have put a lot of thought into the design of our skates.
This has lead to some very unique design features.
Below you can find some info on several of these features.
Brutale vs. Rivale
The Brutale model and the Rivale model both have the same design, internal construction and production process.
However, there are two main differences between the Brutale and Rivale model.
The most obvious one is the skin.
The Brutale skin is made of real leather nubuck, while the Rivale model is made of vegan artificial leather.
The skin material is very important for the overall performance of the skate.
While the Brutale nubuck skin is very strong and rigid, the vegan skin of the Rivale skate provides more comfort and flex due to its softer nature.
These different features are further extended by the second difference; the shell material.
The Brutale model features a carbon/diolene shell, while the Rivale model has a shell consisting only of diolene.
Diolene is a fiber that absorbs impact and allows for a more natural movement, while carbon is a much more rigid structure.
This means that the Brutale shell is more rigid and responsive, while the Rivale allows for more flex.
The soulplates that come with your Adapt skates are symmetrical. This means that you can swap your soulplates between your left and right boot. For most skaters one soulplate wears faster than the other due to natural/switch grinds.
So when your soulplate wears down on your 'natural' side, you can switch it with the soulplate of your 'switch' side.
Another unique feature of the Symetrics soulplate is that it is CNC Machined.
We are the only skate company that provides CNC machined soulplates (and frames) with their boots.
Because the parts are CNC machined, we were able to use a unique material that slides like butter and lasts much longer than other soulplates.
All Adapt skates come with waxed laces. In Adapt skates, the laces are an essential part of the boot. The laces work together with the skin to create the perfect fit. Because the laces have a waxed coating, they will stay tight during your whole skate session.
They also let you control how tight specific area's of your skate are, for example you can have the skate loose around your toes, while keeping it tight around the ankle part.
You can also control the amount of flex you have by using different 'lace setups'.
Check out the pictures above.
Picture 1: tight around the ankle and stiff forward flex.
Picture 2: looser around the ankle (sideflex) and more forward flex.
Picture 3: tighter around the ankle and medium forward flex.
Cut to size straps
Everyone knows that no foot is the same, but did you know this is true for ankles as well?
Some people have small feet with big ankles while others have big feet with skinny ankles.
This can cause a bit of an issue when it comes down to strap sizes - there is no thing as a true to size strap!
Therefore we have come up with a simple solution - we have 2 sizes of top straps and both our top straps and our powerstraps have a pattern of several stitches next to each other. Just tighten the strap the way you like it, check which length you need and cut off the excess part of the strap!
Protecting straps and strap bolts is a point of interest in skating. Since this area sticks out a bit further, it is likely that when you fall, you will fall on this part of the skate. We offer a standard nubuck or vegan leather protector to protect this area with every skate.
You can upgrade protection by using our aluminium or plastic bolt protector.
To improve rigidity of the soulplate, we developed the SixMount. This mount is inside your skate and can easily be replaced if necessary.
The inner screw (picture 1) is used to mount the frame to your boot, while the outer screws (picture 2) are used to mount the soulplate
to the boot. The sixmount fits into the boot inside a Torsion Bar.
This bar is embedded into the carbon and creates and even stronger base of the boot.
100% Heatmoldable Boot
All Adapt models are made with a thermoplastic shell and heatmoldable foams.
When you heat up the skate, you can form the foams to your feet and make adjustments to the shell.
For detailed info, please check out our heatmolding guide.
We recommend to only follow our guidelines, do not use guidelines from other brands or sources.