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Old March 13th, 2010, 11:55 PM   #1
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I was having a conversation with someone the other day about skates and I was asked what was my first real set of speed skates. I started naming my Bont Sharkie, Hyper Shock wheels, and my BSB swiss bearings, but when I got to my frame all I could come up with was Ultimate.......

and thats what I want to know because it's messing with my mind now! It was a black Ultimate frame. It had the old axle system just like the Labeda frames were. Just can't remember what the name of that frame was.
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Old March 14th, 2010, 12:03 AM   #2
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The Ultimate Attitude II was a black frame. There may have been earlier frames that were black but I don't know of any.
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Old March 14th, 2010, 12:51 AM   #3
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Ultimate Attitude (Original) with silver with the US flag print and 'modern' one-piece axles.

Not sure about Ultimate II's - but if a II is newer than the original, i'd have doubts that they'd go back to the inferior two-piece axle system (which originated at mogema, IIRC).
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Old March 14th, 2010, 01:43 AM   #4
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The ONE piece axle system was invented by the one and only George Neal of Liberty sports. Real talk..

Also, it was not the ultimate attitude if it had the two piece axel system, it woudl have been the ultimate powerline, came in black, white, red and blue.
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Old March 14th, 2010, 04:19 AM   #5
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it woudl have been the ultimate powerline, came in black, white, red and blue.
That's it! Thanks Jimmy!
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Old March 14th, 2010, 11:47 AM   #7
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No problem... BTW, I loved that frame..
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Old March 14th, 2010, 12:07 PM   #8
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No problem... BTW, I loved that frame..
meeetooo..i still have mine..on a rollerhouse technic boot <3
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Old March 14th, 2010, 01:18 PM   #9
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Wow, haven't seen one of those forever. I had a white one.
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Old March 14th, 2010, 04:27 PM   #10
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No problem... BTW, I loved that frame..
This frame predates my skating days (1996 forward). When was it out? 92-93? Looks pretty cool. The two piece axle system isn't too bad when you consider the old 3-piece ones from hockey stuff Yuck!
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Old March 14th, 2010, 05:08 PM   #11
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Had a white one. Very stiff. Were they magnesium?
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Old March 14th, 2010, 07:45 PM   #12
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very stiff, but very brittle, and yes, they were mag.

I think they came out around '92/'93..

I had a red, blue, and white one..
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Old March 14th, 2010, 11:03 PM   #13
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First came the Powerline, companay sold, Attitude, then Attitude II.
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Old March 14th, 2010, 11:10 PM   #14
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Mike Voulizas OEMed frames for me. They were aqua powdercoat with the aformentioned 1-piece axles. Also, they were made with my looks and geometries, which were quite different than Powerlines. If I can find one i will post pics. They were called the Excelsior NX series.
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Old March 15th, 2010, 12:03 AM   #15
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Hmm so George, what do you know about the regular Excelisor? I got this attached to a used boot, just curious as to the history. Reminds me of my first speed inline frame a anodized blue Sure Grip Airlite in the construction.

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Old March 15th, 2010, 01:09 AM   #16
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That is my first frame. Those are the first frames ever made with a one-piece axle system. They were also the first 'shorter' frames for indoor, the first frames mounted 50/50 on boots, etc. 91/92 thru mid-90s, when the dual void frames really look hold in the marketplace. I still have the Speedskting Times mags with my ads in them. Dang, you even have the alum heel block......that's pretty rare. The first-gen Airlites were bent alum with little plastic inserts in them for bearing bosses.
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Old March 15th, 2010, 06:29 AM   #17
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I own a piece of inline history now, I knew i remembered the name from somewhere, kinda cool to have these sitting on my shelf now, going to give them a nice polish.
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Old March 16th, 2010, 07:41 PM   #18
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Speaking of Ultimate...what ever happened to them? After they put out the Ultimate Attitude 2 and then the Ultimate boot they just fell off the planet. Another casualty of the skating industry or have they become a new company?
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