For our first blog post of the year – we wanted to get something up that snuck under the radar – Razors Yuri Botelho Pro 2 Skates. These came in before (and during) the holidays, so if you were lucky enough to get one from Santa this past Christmas, we are jealous. Thankfully, our own IW Team Rider, Nate Brown, got his hands on a pair and wrote up a nice little review. Click to read!
Way back in 2008, when skates were beginning to look more like shoes and less like snow boots, Razors Skate Co. did something different. They wanted to offer a skate that improved grinding and stability, while still maintaining a lightweight boot and maximum control. Razors removed all excess plastic to decrease weight, removed the bottom of the shell and combined the boot into the soul plate. With these simple changes, the baseless boot design was fabricated and the SuperLight (SL) skates were born. Since this was a new type of boot, Razors wanted it tested and skated mercilessly to make sure that it was the best design possible, and it was under this clause that the Razors Aragon2 was released, the first SL skate ever. Since then, there have been 14 SL models, including the first women’s pro skate by Razors, the Jenna Downing SL1, and the epitome of the SL series, the recently released Razors SL1.
Razors has two exciting releases for summer – The JH1 Jeph Howard SL Pro and Fabio Enes Cult Pro model skates and boots. Both of these are much deserved skate models: Jeph, a Minnesota native whose boot design is traditional and as no-nonsense as he is and Fabio, a Brazilian born skater whose been Brazilian Champion several times and still manages time to be an amazing still and video photographer.