The BONT ATHENA Quadstar Derby Skate – All Top level BONT Quality!
The Quadstar ATHENA skate takes all the goodness of the BONT Quadstar boot and mates it with BONT's new intermediate to Pro level plate the, the BONT ATHENA!
This skate comes complete with BONT ATHENA plate, ABEC 7 bearings with Ballistic 87A wheels, ToeGo Stoppers and BONT waxed laces!
The Plate, BONT ATHENA...
The ATHENA plate chassis is made of extruded 6061 aircraft aluminum. The cushions are made in the USA from premium ultra high rebounding urethane. The plate is made to extremely tight tolerances. The plate is has a low profile which means that the wheels are closer to the boot than most plates. This lowers your center of gravity and improves edging. The Athena plate has proven itself on the toughest skaters in the world: the Bont Quadstar derby team. The 20-degree kingpin angle is great for making tight turns as well as top end speed. A variable adjustment nut and grub screw allow you to skate your plate tight or loose to suit your style. The plate features delrin pivot cups. The plate is triple polished with a final brilliant shine polish. Together, it delivers optimum power transfer, total control, perfect edge grip and the one thing every skater is looking for – more speed!
(NOTE: The Athena plate has the same boot mounting hole locations as the Bont Ignite plate so you can interchange these plates if needed at some point!)
The Boot, BONT Quadstar...
The BONT Quadstar boot breaks the mold of what materials an entry level skate boot should be made from, and it takes performance beyond most brands high end boots! Entry level skates typically offer a poor fit from a boot made from wood, cardboard and fake leather. The Quadstar skate features a genuine Australian leather outer skin with triple layer protection in the toe area. The base is made of fiberglass so it is extremely strong and the entire boot is heat moldable. The Quadstar was designed from the ground up specifically for Roller Derby AND fits wider feet better in standard stock sizes! The Quadstar is designed with more quality built-in than many others in this category – at a fraction of the price! Choose High Cut or Low cut boots!
The fiberglass in the boot is made hard by the use of a thermosetting epoxy resin. Resin development is something that BONT has been doing since 1975. Formulating a resin that is super stiff, yet becomes moldable at low temperatures and has a fast cure time is critical for this unique requirement.
Bont boots are manufactured by hand in a process where we build the boot from the inside out by hand laying the carbon of fiberglass around the last (plastic foot). This method of manufacturing is extremely time consuming compared to the traditional method of quad boot manufacturing which is done by gluing the upper to the pre made base. BONT's method results in a much stronger and lighter structure.
The Hybrid is made with high density closed cell memory foam. This padding will not deform over time or retain water from sweat or wet surfaces.
BONT Boot Sizing
It's critical to get this part right prior to ordering! This size chart shows the exact size of the foot form or 'last' that is used to create each specific size of BONT boots. As a basic rule, most skaters like their boots to be 3-4mm longer than the last. This allows for your feet to grow in length when the boots are tightened. If you like your boots super tight, then just add 1-2mm but be warned, your toes will touch the end and possibly be scrunched. To find your size, place a tape measure on a flat surface up against a wall. Stand on the tape measure with your heel against the wall. If you use a ruler, take into consideration that most rulers have a gap where there are no measurements. Look down and take the measurement from your longest toe. Then use the MM scale on the size chart to find your size...
Here are some examples of mm sizes and the boot size that BONT recommends:
253mm + 4mm you should order size 6.5
258mm + 4mm you should order size 7
273mm + 4mm you should order size 9
291mm + 4mm you should order size 11
Ready to Order your New BONTS?
If you are confident you have selected the right BONT size for yourself, by this measuring method or maybe you have had BONT boots before or tried a friends on, or tried actual BONT sizing stock somehwere in person (available by appointment at Rollerskatin.ca) then you are all set to order your BONT boot or skate! if you want to doublecheck everything with us to make sure you order the right size please send an email to: CustomerService@RollerSkatin.ca
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