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  • `\.oOOo./`
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    This thread was dope, but fuck Photobucket

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  • good_apollo
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    Probably not, but doyoustill have these skates to get rid of?

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  • big billy 13
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    much heavier than a TRS IMO.

    legacy skates perhaps

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  • Guiness Sampler
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    Would somebdoy be able to compare the weight of the Nemesis/Lennen era K2s to something I may have held.

    My hunch is that they would be in the region of a TRS, or a little heavier than a classic throne.

    Thank you.

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  • `\.oOOo./`
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    The king 55 was the only K2 aggressive skate with an internal cuff, but I know that there was a K2 roller hockey skate for goalies released in 1997 or 1998 that was almost identical, without the tongue and they had the word "Goalie" embroidered on the back of each skate. I found a posting on Craigslist 2 years ago and would have bought then but they were a size 7. That was the only time I've ever seen them, and I have tried a few times to find another photo, but nothing yet.

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  • Sir Wax
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    Originally posted by `\.oOOo./` View Post
    I have a pair, size 11 US that I got from a guy in Arizona. He barely used them, they just sat in a box in his shed for years and years.

    The material used to make the straps have pretty much turned to jelly since 1998, so I removed the straps, the brass lace hooks, the plastic piece that the strap fed through and black tongue that velcros in place is long gone.

    The souls are in insanely good condition, the h-block is hardly scratched. No wheels or bearings. Interested? I can send you a few photos...
    Thanks. I'm a size 8 to 9ish and I'm 30 so I think i wouldn't be able to grow into them

    Do you know if there are any other K2 or other model brand that is closer to this style of skate as opposed to the regular cuff action?

    Thanks!

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  • `\.oOOo./`
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    Originally posted by Sir Wax View Post
    The reason why I'm here is because I was currently looking for a pair of King 55's on google and came upon this thread.
    I have a pair, size 11 US that I got from a guy in Arizona. He barely used them, they just sat in a box in his shed for years and years.

    The material used to make the straps have pretty much turned to jelly since 1998, so I removed the straps, the brass lace hooks, the plastic piece that the strap fed through and black tongue that velcros in place is long gone.

    The souls are in insanely good condition, the h-block is hardly scratched. No wheels or bearings. Interested? I can send you a few photos...

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  • Sir Wax
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    I'll add onto this. Newbie to the site, old school roller, my history as so in sequence:

    Boxcars (Rollerblade)
    Backyards (K2)
    Dirk (Rollerblade)
    Backyard Bobs (K2)
    King 55 (K2)
    left skating 2002
    came back 2004 0r 05
    DK4 pink and black (Deshi)

    I fell in love with K2's, the Backyards had NO backslide plate when I rocked them but had a stickyish rubber that over time became fast if you slid down enough rails. That K2 toe is on point tho.

    Dirks were not my cup but were awesome for learning fast royales and farfigs... anyway I went back to K2. This time they had that backslide plate that was sweet, the cuff rivet broke quick and I ended up just ratcheting it for upper stability with no ankle support. I progressed alot with these. I wore these fairly long.

    King 55's were exactly how I wanted a skate to be, the internal cuff was amazing and groundbreaking - I mastered my game with these. With the velcro upper strap (instead of the usual ratchet clamp) and bendable cuff it was nice for getting low and stylie grinds. I wore these till the soul and h-block were completely disintegrated. It was a beautiful skate ahead of it's time. I still have no idea why K2 hasn't done another one like this with the same design, maybe they have- I've been gone for 10 years now coming back. All the skates were going the same direction when I left the scene, nothing could compare to feel of K55's, they spoiled me somthin' fierce.

    However, the soul and frame were one piece and grooving a K2 would take a lot of time back in the day. That, and King 55 didn't have replacement pieces for long, by the time I needed it they were non-existent. Many people would not even know what skate I was wearing. Style Point Bobs saturated the market as the more popular K2 skate at the time until Bing Air came out.

    When I came back Deshi had the closest skate to what I loved to ride, and now they're gone.

    I would buy K2's if they did a similar one to the King 55. They were an unbelievably versatile skate. The reason why I'm here is because I was currently looking for a pair of King 55's on google and came upon this thread.

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  • ninesix
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    Originally posted by *ROYALwithCHEESE* View Post
    k2 fatty 2013?
    *Original* '96 Fatty (Grey and Black with metal FATTY grind plates, and Ball Peins)

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  • big billy 13
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    Originally posted by *ROYALwithCHEESE* View Post
    look like a murdered out version of the teal/tan colored ones with heavy ass nemesis style frames on the bottom with a crappy varsity style strap

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  • *ROYALwithCHEESE*
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    http://www.ebay.com/itm/K2-Fatty-Pro...item233b5c64a3

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  • *ROYALwithCHEESE*
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    k2 fatty 2013?

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  • ninesix
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    Oldschooler here, had the Backyards when they came out, then Style Points, then switched up to the Salomon ST8s. I stopped skating in about 2000/1(regret)

    Fast forward:
    I found a new(tags still attached) pair of original Fattys at my local goodwill last year for $7 and had to swoop em, started skating em this year and quickly realized I needed something with a little more soul & negative space if I'm going to hang with these youngsters haha.

    My Fattys are 11 and fit great though I wear a 12 shoe because wide feet, I got a pair of the Nemesis in 11 and they pinch my foot which leads to cramping if worn too long. I'm considering some Style Points again or 250cc and am wondering if they will be closer to the fit of the Fatty or the Nemesis?

    Thank you Fast Eddie for the awesome k2 breakdown/timeline!
    Last edited by ninesix; 16.06.2014, 18:10.

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  • salomonskater
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    saved

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  • Guest's Avatar
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    They where dope on pipes...at least this is how i remember them

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  • Dabby
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    Originally posted by Kumachan View Post
    If k2 re-release the nemesis style skates ,they would rule the aggressive market...i dont know why they dont do it...they have the molds and they can increase the k2 aggresive skates sales ,also alot of new customers and old timers will turn to k2...
    -rep for you/re stupidity ....those k2 nemesis and the ugly blue ones are horrible and when k2 released them it was laughable....youre whole statement is false

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  • big billy 13
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    nemesis skates were very heavy and very bulky (why they were never largely popular to begin with). Don't get me wrong my nemesis skates were super comfy and i rode the hell out of them for 2 years but as far as manuverability goes... not so much. back savs in nemesis skates feels awful bro.

    the 250cc style boot IMO is the best style boot the company ever made. Update it to UFS and put a soul on it similar to the carbon soul stock and you'd be in business.

    Lightest skate on the market with a 3rd of the cost of carbon skates.

    Yet again the company would have to make other major changes (better buckles, cuffs, go back to using the old heel strap, actually make replaceable parts) to ever really stand a chance in the market

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  • Guest's Avatar
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    If k2 re-release the nemesis style skates ,they would rule the aggressive market...i dont know why they dont do it...they have the molds and they can increase the k2 aggresive skates sales ,also alot of new customers and old timers will turn to k2...

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  • big billy 13
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    you may need some lock tight. i've found that the razor bolts naturally come lose over time in the k2's.

    define old school anti's

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    Replaced the rusty parts and added razor cuff bolts. Now I need some old school antis for them.
    Last edited by AR15 guy; 10.06.2013, 16:04.

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  • Guest's Avatar
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    Good news is the straps were not stitched, or glued into the boot. So I was able to swap them with some simple hand sewing.
    Last edited by AR15 guy; 07.06.2013, 04:59.

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  • big billy 13
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    my work computer blocks images most images.

    i will take a look when i get home tonight to see what you are talking about. However if it involves unstitching anything on the boot then i'm probably gonna suggest to not do it.

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  • Dabby
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    Originally posted by AR15 guy View Post
    I probably will, but I have spare parts and I can use a needle.
    its not the fact that you can sew or even have it done.. its that the part works and it is there.. im prety sure you can use two needle nose pliers to remove them but putting new ones on and keeping the shape may be tricky.....if you unstich anything on the skates it may not be "undo-able"

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  • Guest's Avatar
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    I probably will, but I have spare parts and I can use a needle.

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  • Dabby
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    ^^^like i said to do man just get some black nail polish and touch them up...

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  • Guest's Avatar
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    Billy- is there anyway to change these metal pieces without mangling the skate?

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  • big billy 13
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    yes.

    the 250'ss, naturals, style points are the best style K2 IMO as well

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  • Guest's Avatar
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    Got the 250cc's today and have drawn a conclusion.

    250cc > backyard bobs > 11' fatty pros.

    Skated around town today with the 250s flat rockered and I forgot how amazing skating flat is.

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  • Guest's Avatar
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    I'm going to try them as is for awhile. I will mod them eventually tho.

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  • Dabby
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    idk if you guys wanna work something out but im shipping billy some boots soon if you find the plate you may be able to ask for his assistance in doing the mod or just see if hell do it all for a small fee... i dont see why i couldnt ship billy the 250cc if hes up for that and you guys can work out shipping and the modding between the 2 of you.....

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    Originally posted by big billy 13 View Post
    the il capos have 3 color schemes: black and orange, teal and white, that new neon green color.

    and no that is not the best k2 mod ever seen.

    lazy ass kept the stock souls glued to the bottom. you get a stupid quarter inch gap rise from the stock souls sitting ontop of the carbon souls.

    homie should have put the work in, removed the stock souls, cut them in half which would have allowed for a better fit between the boot and the carbon souls
    I'm planning on trying the mod on Dabbys 250's...wish me luck.

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  • big billy 13
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    the il capos have 3 color schemes: black and orange, teal and white, that new neon green color.

    and no that is not the best k2 mod ever seen.

    lazy ass kept the stock souls glued to the bottom. you get a stupid quarter inch gap rise from the stock souls sitting ontop of the carbon souls.

    homie should have put the work in, removed the stock souls, cut them in half which would have allowed for a better fit between the boot and the carbon souls

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  • Guest's Avatar
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    The older K2's weren't gaudy red and didn't have varsity sock shit on them. I hope that helped


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  • Dabby
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    i think il capo but orange...

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  • Guest's Avatar
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    Which model K2 skate is that?! Looks pretty cool.

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  • John X Campbell
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    Originally posted by Dan Perez View Post
    just saw this on ebay. best mod k2 ever seen
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/K2-Aggressiv...item19dd302c0c
    this guy had a pair of k2 varsity's modded the same way last week. if they had been a size 9 i would of jumped on it

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  • Dabby
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    ^^^^fuck me why am i broke right now.........somebody buy me those and i give razors sl burstons in 9

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  • Dan Perez
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    just saw this on ebay. best mod k2 ever seen
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/K2-Aggressiv...item19dd302c0c

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  • Guest's Avatar
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    I just like to hoard stuff...every summer I get into something and go way overboard. Cars, motorcycles, bicycles, paintball, gun...whatever.
    Last edited by AR15 guy; 27.05.2013, 03:07.

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  • Dabby
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    Originally posted by AR15 guy View Post
    I hope so too.

    If I had deeper pockets I would buy the brand new style point bobs that are on ebay.
    even tho youre getting what some say to be the best k2 made...

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  • Guest's Avatar
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    I hope so too.

    If I had deeper pockets I would buy the brand new style point bobs that are on ebay.

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  • Dabby
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    ^^^hope they work out for ya man....BTW to anyone interested i can get ahold of a like new set of 250cc yellows in a 8.5 as well...just sitting if anybody needs them

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  • Guest's Avatar
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    I sent the 11' fatty pros back...they were utter shit. Ordered a set of Cults from revolution, but due to a inventory mishap they are sending mecleod Gens instead, for no extra charge.

    Plus I'm getting those 250's off dabby.

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  • Dabby
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    Originally posted by Shhwing4 View Post
    damn im size 9-10ish
    buy my 10's in that case man...

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  • Shhwing4
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    Originally posted by Dabby View Post
    nice..i know where some brand new 8.5s are at locally here in va
    damn im size 9-10ish

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  • Dabby
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    Originally posted by Shhwing4 View Post
    k2 250cc for $60 size 7
    http://phoenix.craigslist.org/evl/for/3728973524.html

    too small for me
    nice..i know where some brand new 8.5s are at locally here in va

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  • Shhwing4
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    k2 250cc for $60 size 7
    http://phoenix.craigslist.org/evl/for/3728973524.html

    too small for me

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  • big billy 13
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    Originally posted by Dabby View Post
    no but thanks for making me feel stupid(lol i kid) i cant believe i neglected the extra room id get with a nice heel pad...what size carbon soul shoud i get for a 10 250cc? has anone ever tried the symetrics souls on k2?
    no the heel pad will lift your heel (remove the falling back feeling) but will push your toes forward a tad bit more.

    i have not seen the symetric souls on k2's yet. I want to see the 2.0 souls on some style points though.

    how easy is it to dremel the plastic on the symetric souls? how thick is the wall to the backslide plate area? i've only seen adapts in person 2X (both times being Julian Bah and he wasn't overly excited having me looking at them) lolz

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  • Dabby
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    Originally posted by big billy 13 View Post

    are you skating them with or without heel pads in?
    no but thanks for making me feel stupid(lol i kid) i cant believe i neglected the extra room id get with a nice heel pad...what size carbon soul shoud i get for a 10 250cc? has anone ever tried the symetrics souls on k2?

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  • Guest's Avatar
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    Ill have to try the fatty's around the house and see how they feel. I can ship them back if need be.

    Not sure what else I can get for cheap. I don't go hard, and I rarely jump anymore. I was never that good anyways, but now my body won't let me try what I used too.

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