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    $120,700 worth of valo lights


    Do you think the make money on these? is the industry dead? from my count there is 340 pairs(I suck at math so i might be wrong) just in this picture... I didn't think there where enough rollerbladers in the world that would be in the market for $355 boot only skates

    CONSPIRACY?
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    http://www.youtube.com/flyingonblades

    #2
    boxes look sick

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      #3
      Haha...no question they make money on these. Valos are the most overpriced skates on the market.
      http://vimeo.com/nameant

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        #4
        One of those is mine.

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          #5
          Originally posted by nameant View Post
          Haha...no question they make money on these. Valos are the most overpriced skates on the market.
          $370 carbunz beg to differ.

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            #6
            Originally posted by nameant View Post
            Haha...no question they make money on these. Valos are the most overpriced skates on the market.
            It fucking trips me out how much the parts cost. at least the lights are worth it tho. any of the regular valos for $320 were just insane
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            http://www.youtube.com/flyingonblades

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              #7
              Originally posted by gambiacrumember View Post
              $370 carbunz beg to differ.
              Yeah well those are actually something new to the industry. USD took a chance. I don't doubt that they're expensive to make but obviously a little overpriced. I was talking more about the $300 majestic 12s.
              http://vimeo.com/nameant

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                #8
                Originally posted by nameant View Post
                Yeah well those are actually something new to the industry. USD took a chance. I don't doubt that they're expensive to make but obviously a little overpriced. I was talking more about the $300 majestic 12s.
                Well hopefully julio can be the first person to actually make some "REAL" money off rollerblading. like skateboarding money
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                http://www.youtube.com/flyingonblades

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by nameant View Post
                  Yeah well those are actually something new to the industry. USD took a chance. I don't doubt that they're expensive to make but obviously a little overpriced. I was talking more about the $300 majestic 12s.
                  Made from carbon fiber...

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by :( View Post
                    boxes look sick
                    For real, this makes me want to buy the skates just for the box. :mrgreen:

                    COZMO WHEELS FOR SALE

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                      #11
                      I said $300, not $350. If I was talkin about the Lights I would have said $350. I'm talking about all the other Valos that are a m12 boot with a skin over it priced at $300.
                      http://vimeo.com/nameant

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by nameant View Post
                        I said $300, not $350. If I was talkin about the Lights I would have said $350. I'm talking about all the other Valos that are a m12 boot with a skin over it priced at $300.
                        Yea like $320 dollar JJ velcros that are a M12 with skin... but these are pretty much worth it. carbon has to be handmade
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                        http://www.youtube.com/flyingonblades

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                          #13
                          It's not a m12 boot. It's about 30 percent of a m12 boot that is now comprised of le carbunz. Valo saves on less material, and jack up the price. Less over head, moar profitz.



                          and we buy into it.

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                            #14
                            Shima is on the way with a Pickup Truck

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                              #15
                              with the standard 60% mark up in US shops 340 pair = about $48,000


                              how do you think shops can cut pro boots to $100 after ten months?

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                                #16
                                Originally posted by wujcik View Post
                                with the standard 60% mark up in US shops 340 pair = about $48,000


                                how do you think shops can cut pro boots to $100 after ten months?
                                I know you live on ping pong island, but could you speak english please?

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                                  #17
                                  i must have this box, is there also print on the back?


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                                    #18
                                    Originally posted by jonathan View Post
                                    I know you live on ping pong island, but could you speak english please?
                                    herp derp it's 12:51AM and I'm drunk.....


                                    Gaijin = alcoholic

                                    makes sense to meeeeee...... I need weed but weed = two years in a concrete box making license plates.

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                                      #19
                                      Originally posted by wujcik View Post
                                      with the standard 60% mark up in US shops 340 pair = about $48,000


                                      how do you think shops can cut pro boots to $100 after ten months?
                                      Sometimes in retail shops sell at a loss to get more people in the door, clear old inventory that would sit there regardless.

                                      48,000$ isn't that much money for
                                      A company to make, I bet there is a lot more...

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                                        #20
                                        box design technology

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                                          #21
                                          Originally posted by KalleGrabowski View Post
                                          Shima is on the way with a Pickup Truck
                                          wow

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                                            #22
                                            Originally posted by wujcik View Post
                                            how do you think shops can cut pro boots to $100 after ten months?
                                            You're smoking some good shit if you think shops buy pro boots at $100 or that they put a huge markup on skates in general. The reason shops sometime sell shit dirt cheap is b/c it's old and it's better to lose some money on it than let it rot on the shelf and lose every cent they paid for it. Shops typically markup a skate double, most of the time less. That's pretty much how retail works in general, I guess you didn't know. It's not like shops are money hungry douchebags fucking over rollerbladers..
                                            http://vimeo.com/nameant

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                                              #23
                                              I think the markup is justified if they're made in Italy instead of China

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                                                #24
                                                Originally posted by nameant View Post
                                                You're smoking some good shit if you think shops buy pro boots at $100 or that they put a huge markup on skates in general. The reason shops sometime sell shit dirt cheap is b/c it's old and it's better to lose some money on it than let it rot on the shelf and lose every cent they paid for it. Shops typically markup a skate double, most of the time less. That's pretty much how retail works in general, I guess you didn't know. It's not like shops are money hungry douchebags fucking over rollerbladers..
                                                I never said that they buy at $100. A $355 boot at standard 60% markup = $142. Even if the shop sells half the bots at full price, they will likely sell 70%, they will still make a profit selling the rest for less than cost.

                                                Be-Mag needs to stop thinking that they know about business.

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                                                  #25
                                                  You got your percentages flipped. If anybody uses a 60% markup it's the company, not the shop. In the case with Valo, I'm sure the markup they sell to shops is even more.
                                                  http://vimeo.com/nameant

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                                                    #26
                                                    Originally posted by nameant View Post
                                                    You got your percentages flipped. If anybody uses a 60% markup it's the company, not the shop. In the case with Valo, I'm sure the markup they sell to shops is even more.
                                                    fuck you make me quote myself?
                                                    Originally posted by wujcik View Post
                                                    Be-Mag needs to stop thinking that they know about business.
                                                    retail stores factor in all the operating costs into a price. 60% ends up 30% profit or less.



                                                    Recently I have been reminded that the owner of grindhouse drives a porsche

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                                                      #27
                                                      Worked at a shop, seen the sell sheets. 60% is a stretch.
                                                      http://vimeo.com/nameant

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                                                        #28
                                                        You got your percentages flipped. If anybody uses a 60% markup it's the company, not the shop. In the case with Valo, I'm sure the markup they sell to shops is even more.
                                                        naw dudes mostly right. However, I am sure that on some of the higher end skates, the mark up is a bit less.

                                                        I recall being able to buy those DL xsjados when they came out for just under 200 bucks (i worked at a skate shop), I think it was like 175 or something. retail had em for at least 250.

                                                        Id wager between 40-60% markup at the shop.

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                                                          #29
                                                          valo rides the usd dick

                                                          idk y u chumps buy into this garbage.

                                                          JJ why raised heel still? why do you attach soul plates like that? why thick ass soul plates? why 2 piece soul plates? why did you get rid of those pretty, but useless soul inserts? why do liners always suck in ur skates? why carbon? why did you bite off USD? do i get a carbon rabbit foot with purchase? do these need to be toecut/chopped into pieces to feel good? if these are next level skates why make the parts backward compatible?

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                                                            #30
                                                            um... raised heels force the skater to land in the proper position or suffer an injury. If you have ever had a heel bruise from a landing on your feet situation, you are doing it wrong. People need to learn to bend their knees.



                                                            inb4jokesaboutmybadknee


                                                            EDIT: before rolling was arouns there was 100 years of research done in skate design. Guess what... all professional skates out side rolling have raised heels.
                                                            Last edited by ninon no chinko; 23.06.2011, 17:22.

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                                                              #31
                                                              Originally posted by RoR35 View Post
                                                              valo rides the usd dick

                                                              idk y u chumps buy into this garbage.

                                                              JJ why raised heel still? why do you attach soul plates like that? why thick ass soul plates? why 2 piece soul plates? why did you get rid of those pretty, but useless soul inserts? why do liners always suck in ur skates? why carbon? why did you bite off USD? do i get a carbon rabbit foot with purchase? do these need to be toecut/chopped into pieces to feel good? if these are next level skates why make the parts backward compatible?

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                                                                #32
                                                                Originally posted by wujcik View Post
                                                                um... raised heels force the skater to land in the proper position or suffer an injury. If you have ever had a heel bruise from a landing on your feet situation, you are doing it wrong. People need to learn to bend their knees.



                                                                inb4jokesaboutmybadknee


                                                                EDIT: before rolling was arouns there was 100 years of research done in skate design. Guess what... all professional skates out side rolling have raised heels.

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                                                                  #33
                                                                  Do you know what a shit rope is Wujik? It's a rope covered in shit that know it alls try to cling to. Ya see, the shit acts like grease, and the harder you tighten your grip, the more you slide down it.

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                                                                    #34
                                                                    the first post was better.

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                                                                      #35
                                                                      my sorry little friend, when the old shit barometer rises, and you'll feel it too. Your ears will implode from the shit pressure. You were warned, Mark, but you picked the wrong side. Beware, my friend, shit winds are coming

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                                                                        #36
                                                                        WAT?

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                                                                          #37
                                                                          you are about to enter the shit tornado to Oz.

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                                                                            #38
                                                                            You're about to sail into a shit typhoon Mark so youl better haul in the jib before it gets covered with shit!

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                                                                              #39
                                                                              Oz? the land of roo fuckers, roo burgers, gay people (rugby fans see igrab), and killer nature?

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                                                                                  #41
                                                                                  Originally posted by R-MONEY$$$ View Post
                                                                                  Do you know what a shit rope is Wujik? It's a rope covered in shit that know it alls try to cling to. Ya see, the shit acts like grease, and the harder you tighten your grip, the more you slide down it.

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                                                                                    #42
                                                                                    Originally posted by R-MONEY$$$ View Post
                                                                                    my sorry little friend, when the old shit barometer rises, and you'll feel it too. Your ears will implode from the shit pressure. You were warned, Mark, but you picked the wrong side. Beware, my friend, shit winds are coming
                                                                                    Originally posted by R-MONEY$$$ View Post
                                                                                    you are about to enter the shit tornado to Oz.
                                                                                    Originally posted by R-MONEY$$$ View Post
                                                                                    You're about to sail into a shit typhoon Mark so youl better haul in the jib before it gets covered with shit!
                                                                                    As I read you wax lyrical, I could almost hear a Dylan-esque harmonica solo winding up in the background.

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                                                                                      #43
                                                                                      yea bad knee... fuck you beat me to it...
                                                                                      but i still disagree that raised heal is better.

                                                                                      pete is right the standard in the US is 60%

                                                                                      I produce a product in china and buy it from the factory for $10
                                                                                      i put my %30 on it
                                                                                      then then sell to the store for $13
                                                                                      the store adds %60 then puts it on the shelf. with a price of $20.80

                                                                                      if skate shops are different then halle-fucking-lujah.... but i seriously doubt it.


                                                                                      hey guys did you hear that the valo light 2 will be 5mm longer and wider than the valo light?...
                                                                                      yea, you see, what they are going to do to make the next skate is just wrap the existing skate in carbon and use it as a mold! brilliant isn't it.
                                                                                      they will also double the thickness of the soul plate and will have a shock absorber made of lead. lead is a soft metal and will be great for shock absorption.

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                                                                                        #44
                                                                                        Originally posted by wujcik View Post
                                                                                        Oz? the land of roo fuckers, roo burgers, gay people (rugby fans see igrab), and killer nature?
                                                                                        roo fuckers? thats a new one...
                                                                                        roo burgers, sure. but the US got rat burgers... i know which i would prefer..
                                                                                        gay people? there are more gay people in san fran than the entire population of Australia
                                                                                        gay rugby? ok, heres your USA gay ice hockey and your New york gay football league

                                                                                        OH heres one for you nascar fans. http://www.gaytona.com/

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                                                                                          #45
                                                                                          Okay, wait...

                                                                                          Does the box come in a size 8?

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                                                                                            #46
                                                                                            Originally posted by lieutenant shinysides View Post
                                                                                            Okay, wait...

                                                                                            Does the box come in a size 8?
                                                                                            depends, 8.5 moves up to the larger box size, you should check them out in person before ordering, just to be sure

                                                                                            ..or wait for al dolega to chime in


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                                                                                              #47
                                                                                              Originally posted by lieutenant shinysides View Post
                                                                                              Okay, wait...

                                                                                              Does the box come in a size 8?
                                                                                              laced

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                                                                                                #48
                                                                                                Originally posted by DnEhThEnD View Post
                                                                                                depends, 8.5 moves up to the larger box size, you should check them out in person before ordering, just to be sure

                                                                                                ..or wait for al dolega to chime in
                                                                                                Well, will I actually be able to fit two pairs of slacks, a toaster, and my collection of Word-Up Magazine in a size 8 box? Or should I go ahead and move up to an 8.5?

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                                                                                                  #49
                                                                                                  Originally posted by jakeordie View Post
                                                                                                  As I read you wax lyrical, I could almost hear a Dylan-esque harmonica solo winding up in the background.
                                                                                                  Jesus, JxkeorDi3. U r a very astute young man.

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                                                                                                    #50
                                                                                                    Originally posted by wujcik View Post
                                                                                                    EDIT: before rolling was arouns there was 100 years of research done in skate design. Guess what... all professional skates out side rolling have raised heels.
                                                                                                    Nobody* is saying the skates should be flat but that the heel elevation should be provided by a shock absorber rather than the shell itself.

                                                                                                    *Except for any idiots out there, which rollerblading sadly has a lot of.

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