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    Deshi Internal Construction

    Hoping anyone with experience with Deshi could help me out. Curious how the internal shell of Deshi was constructed and how to changed over time prior to the Carbon being released. Was it essentially the same mold as carbon frees/imperials, or was there more plastic involved.

    thanks
    Yours truly,

    Metric F. Tonne

    #2
    I'm not sure exactly, but I had the first pair and a bud had a few pairs so I remember a bit.

    There wasn't a proper internal shell in the first ones - the actual base of the boot was made from hardboard/cardboard (for real) and the UFS T-nuts pulled through the base pretty easily. Really shoddy - seemed to just be stiff materials layered up.

    The later ones (McLeods, the white ones...basically all of them except the carbon one and the one you could put a plastic insert in the cuff) probably had a simple plastic shell but it was predominantly just layers of fabrics and they went soft really fast, especially because of the 2-point mount for the souls and frame. Perhaps if they had more mounting points for the souls they wouldn't have died so fast, but although they were comfy, they just weren't supportive enough in the long-run which has to be down to the lack of a real shell.

    The carbon was solid - the carbon reached the ankle and above was just stiff plastic and fabric. Then it was the USD carbons with the cuff.

    There was an Imperial as well, which could have been good, but was abandoned so fast.

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      #3
      Never realized there was NO shell in the first ones. And yes, it's weird how quickly the imperial was abandoned. I remember when the carbon free came out everyone was incredibly confused.
      Yours truly,

      Metric F. Tonne

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        #4
        Yeah I think the imperial looked like a good concept - a hinged cuff that could keep energy in the stride...could have been cool and I wish they had done more revisions to get it right. Perhaps it just didn't work. Never saw anyone with them.

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          #5
          Originally posted by DanielBond View Post
          Yeah I think the imperial looked like a good concept - a hinged cuff that could keep energy in the stride...could have been cool and I wish they had done more revisions to get it right. Perhaps it just didn't work. Never saw anyone with them.
          I've only seen one person with imperials. They appeared to be extremely floppy to me. I miss my CH1's.

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            #6
            I feel like CH1s were great and then dropped so quick as well in a push for the Deshi Carbon... the CH would've been a perfect skate to keep in the mix and thought they were much better than the Carbon Free...especially in terms of look.

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              #7
              I wish the carbon series had a sole plate more similar to the CH1 plate. I prefer a large and vague BS plates to small and defined one.
              Yours truly,

              Metric F. Tonne

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                #8
                The Spizers were a much better design, they were more supportive and had a removable liner. I really liked those skates and did some stuff in them that I've not done in other skates.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Metric F. Tonne View Post
                  I wish the carbon series had a sole plate more similar to the CH1 plate. I prefer a large and vague BS plates to small and defined one.
                  The CH soul wrapped round the boot as well - I found the carbon soul really weird because of the way it's just a flat edge. Always seemed to kind of scrape on grinds rather than feel like part of the skate. The CH looked much better as well as the groove looked like an old school backslide.

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