S k a t e L o g     F o r u m
Inline Skating and Quad Roller Skating
Forum Hosts: Jessica Wright | Kathie Fry

FOLLOW US: Our Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Email    


Home - Forum Index - Africa Skating - Asia Skating - Europe Skating - Oceania Skating - Pan America Skating - Roller_Rinks - Friend the SkateLog Forum in Facebook - SkateLog Forum on Facebook

Forum Administrators: Jessica Wright and Kathie Fry | Email Us
Access code for buying and selling subforums: "skates"
How To Get a User Account and Posting Privileges in the SkateLog Forum
Use Google to Search the SkateLog Forum

Go Back   SkateLog Forum > Special Interest Skating Forums (sorted by number of posts) > Speed Skating Forum > Quad Speed
FAQ Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Quad Speed Discussions about speed skating in quad roller skates.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old May 7th, 2007, 04:33 PM   #61
ncsk8rgirl
Discovered SEDS on 1/1/08
 
ncsk8rgirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Greensboro, NC
Posts: 4,390
Default

Thanks for the update! Just keep repeating "soft leather, soft leather, soft leather" and all will be right in the world
__________________
WOO HOO! GRAFIK IS GONNA SK8!!!
ncsk8rgirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 7th, 2007, 04:42 PM   #62
xlracer
Senior Member
 
xlracer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 1,135
Default

Can I get an AMEN from the congregation!
His whole motivation behind making these boots is the fact that you cant get anything that is so soft and comfortable right out of the box. So I hope he has been able to find a supplier that can provide leather that will satisfy all of us.
xlracer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 7th, 2007, 04:43 PM   #63
xlracer
Senior Member
 
xlracer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 1,135
Default

Granted, I dont skate everyday but my 595's are almost 4 years old and are just really getting nice and soft.
xlracer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 7th, 2007, 07:26 PM   #64
ncsk8rgirl
Discovered SEDS on 1/1/08
 
ncsk8rgirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Greensboro, NC
Posts: 4,390
Default

the white leather being sent out by Riedell is HORRIBLE. If he can make a soft white boot, I will be first in line to buy a pair
__________________
WOO HOO! GRAFIK IS GONNA SK8!!!
ncsk8rgirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 8th, 2007, 04:39 AM   #65
splitwoods
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 254
Default Re: GOOD LEATHER VS BAD LEATHER

Tracy:

I have been doing business with some of the finest custom saddle makers in the country for over 25 years. Trust me when I tell you the hides are out there, all one has to do is be willing to pay for quality raw material, or know where to go for it!

If he is using less than acceptable hides, anyone that is, not just him, for example the Reidell boots just mentioned, then they are buying low grade leather, and selling it for hi grade prices.....that will only last so long before the boots are personanongrata!

Ill say this about Roy, he was diligent, persistant and would not ship a boot unless it passed his qualty control standards, that is why we loved his merchandise, we could stand behind every shipment, 100% satisfaction guaranteed....it was a pleasure to represent Oberhamer....he was a class act!

Splitwoods
splitwoods is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 8th, 2007, 04:48 AM   #66
brikkee
Senior Member
 
brikkee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Warwick R.I
Posts: 1,377
Default

my 295 are 13 years old and still ticking
__________________
Riedell 295,Synder Figure Imperial Lite, Grease 95a,Fafnir Bearings
Riedell 695,Atlas E-97/s, Roll-Line 95a, Fafnir Bearings
brikkee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 8th, 2007, 06:15 AM   #67
ncsk8rgirl
Discovered SEDS on 1/1/08
 
ncsk8rgirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Greensboro, NC
Posts: 4,390
Default

I have older riedell boots that have the some of the best leather ever.. The new leather is what I am complaining about. And why is it that the custom dyed leather is so soft, the black is ok at best, but the white is stiff as a board? I could complain all night about the new leather!!
__________________
WOO HOO! GRAFIK IS GONNA SK8!!!
ncsk8rgirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 8th, 2007, 01:02 PM   #68
chuckboucher
is skating again. WOOT!
 
chuckboucher's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: South Central, MA
Posts: 2,809
Default

IMO, The best leather used on quads was back in the early 80's when they used kangaroo on some of the Oberhamers. (I'm not sure if Riedell ever used kangaroo)

My 61BR boots were awesome.
__________________
Inline: Simmons Full Custom(2) | LSR Vanquish 4x110mm/EO 3x125mm | TLTF/MPC/Atom | NMB
Outdoor Quad: Bont Carbon Hybrid | Snyder Advantage | Atom Road Hog | Bones Swiss
Indoor Quad: Reidell 911 | Roll-Line Mistral | Corey Super Enforcers | Bones Swiss
chuckboucher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 8th, 2007, 01:32 PM   #69
ncsk8rgirl
Discovered SEDS on 1/1/08
 
ncsk8rgirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Greensboro, NC
Posts: 4,390
Default

I agree.. which is why I said the riedell leather was SOME of the best.. not THE best Nothing beats the leather of an O.
__________________
WOO HOO! GRAFIK IS GONNA SK8!!!
ncsk8rgirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 8th, 2007, 01:55 PM   #70
xlracer
Senior Member
 
xlracer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 1,135
Default

Chuck, I had a Reidell that was kangaroo back in the late 70's it was used.
I wore it out and then made the switch over to Obehamer in 76. That Reidell was very soft and very comfortable.
xlracer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 8th, 2007, 02:36 PM   #71
rwsz
Senior Member
 
rwsz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: mass
Posts: 6,817
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by xlracer View Post
Chuck, I had a Reidell that was kangaroo back in the late 70's it was used.
I wore it out and then made the switch over to Obehamer in 76. That Reidell was very soft and very comfortable.
yes about 7 or 8 years ago riedell stopped using the top leather because of cost and they have kept it that way. even the shin and finish of the leather is different now. i think the other more expensive boots that are custom by sp teri, harwick, etc use the better leather
__________________
Ciao Rick
rwsz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 23rd, 2007, 08:55 PM   #72
Ecarrothers
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 2
Default E-bay Oberhamer speed boot

Actually, I purchased 2 of the 351 boots off of e-bay from that guy with all of the boots. I have had fairly good luck with e-bay in the past, so I decided to try it.

The first one came in today. As far as I can tell it is the real deal. I do own 2 other Oberhamer boots I picked up back in the late 80's. It has all the appropriate markings- the oberhamer stamp on the bottom, the made in usa stamp on the bottom. The oberhamer symbol is in the correct spot and there is even similar writing on the inside as my other boots. The leather feels like the other leather I have (just not as worn).

Erica
Ecarrothers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 23rd, 2007, 08:58 PM   #73
ncsk8rgirl
Discovered SEDS on 1/1/08
 
ncsk8rgirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Greensboro, NC
Posts: 4,390
Default

Did you buy the actual 351's or the 351 STYLE boots? I don't doubt the authenticity of the ones marked 351.. it is the 351 STYLE boots that we are concerned with.
__________________
WOO HOO! GRAFIK IS GONNA SK8!!!
ncsk8rgirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 23rd, 2007, 10:28 PM   #74
brikkee
Senior Member
 
brikkee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Warwick R.I
Posts: 1,377
Default

I'm was never a big fan of soft leather so i never like oberhamers
i dont see no problems with leather on my riedells and there around 15-20 yo and the leathers still good the sole could uses some work
__________________
Riedell 295,Synder Figure Imperial Lite, Grease 95a,Fafnir Bearings
Riedell 695,Atlas E-97/s, Roll-Line 95a, Fafnir Bearings
brikkee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 23rd, 2007, 10:37 PM   #75
ncsk8rgirl
Discovered SEDS on 1/1/08
 
ncsk8rgirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Greensboro, NC
Posts: 4,390
Default

I love the leather on the older riedells.. The new leather is what sucks!
__________________
WOO HOO! GRAFIK IS GONNA SK8!!!
ncsk8rgirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 24th, 2007, 12:47 PM   #76
Ecarrothers
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 2
Default

The first one that came in was the 351 boot. The 2nd one will be the 351 style. I should recieve that today or tomorrow. I will keep you posted as to how that one is in comparison.

Erica
Ecarrothers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 9th, 2007, 02:58 PM   #77
xlracer
Senior Member
 
xlracer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 1,135
Default

FYI. I got an email yesterday. The first prototype is complete and my guy is thrilled with the results. Said he will be sending me a boot very soon. If this is what I am hoping for, I will pass on all of the info to everyone so they can place an order. Just remember to tell him that I sent you to him.
Hey Erica were those Oberhamers on ebay the real deal?
xlracer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 9th, 2007, 06:52 PM   #78
bazzman
Senior Member
 
bazzman's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 788
Default

Hey xlracer please post some pics for us of those boots when you get them!
bazzman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 9th, 2007, 07:47 PM   #79
xlracer
Senior Member
 
xlracer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 1,135
Default

Dont worry. As soon as I get pics of the boots or my pair, I will be posting them.
xlracer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 20th, 2007, 07:24 AM   #80
splitwoods
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 254
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by xlracer View Post
Dont worry. As soon as I get pics of the boots or my pair, I will be posting them.

Tracy:

Can you secure a pic of this prototype boot and post it here so we can look at it? When do you expect to have your sample pair??

Splitwoods
splitwoods is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 04:31 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.