Graduating from the original GC FSK frame kit the new GC HD 80 has been a great upgrade.
The thickened frame sidewalls make for a more durable, solid feel and the frames are now stiffer for a more responsive ride. The extra fun is in the new optional UHMW plate that adds plenty of slide and frame protection that was missing from the original frames. The plate is thick enough to have excellent wear longevity but still slim enough for a good amount of soul space for locking onto stalls and basic slides. With this newly added potential, I have a ton of extra fun jumping and grinding around various street spots. I’m also really liking the new sturdy street frame which is a perfect match on my Razors Cosmo skates.
The frames come are available in blue, red and black or a full kit for extra value that includes frames, wheels and bearings. The UHMW plates are sold separately.
I’ve skated all versions of the Reign liner so far and the V3 has some great new features that have made it my current favourite. The newly added flexible neoprene toe panel has made the liner even more fit friendly and has even solved my occasional numb toe issue. The swooped achilles liner design (think V cut) provides a greater range of movement but still plenty of support. The rubber anti-slip heel pad does a great job in holding the liner in place as it's one of my pet peeves to have the liner move around in my shells.
The footbeds are made from usual quality foam and have all-round arch support design to suit most feet. Carrying these is now easier as they've gone back to the original carry strap design (not pull strap!) as the V2 liner only had the smaller tab loops.
Another winning liner from Reign!