Cruz Skate Shop posted up trackside for one of our favorite California roller derby tournaments, Battle For the Coast, hosted by the Ventura County Derby Darlins in Ventura. Got some rad pictures to prove it, taken by Levar Hurtin.
It's so pretty. Come see us soon.
We've got quad roller skates, wheels, pads, helmets, mouth guards and everything you want to keep your pieces and parts happy. We also have tons of stuff you didn't know you needed and some pretty sweet shirts, hats and accessories.
We are stoked to be heading to beautiful Ventura again for this epic tournament. After all the fun we had last year, we wouldn't miss it. Check out the highlights:
Team PentaDerp 2012
From Grn Mnstr, the makers of Antik:
Depending on how you want your boots to fit, there are a few options for heat molding the counters and toe area.
We are super stoked to report that on March 1, 2013, Cruz Skate Shop will be opening at a new beautiful location. Cruz Skate Shop (BerZerkerly!) will be at:
We have loved having our shop at 3165 Mission, but for some time we have considered the benefits of moving to a location better situated to meet the needs of our customers, something with better freeway access and parking availability, but that would still be as accessible by public transit as our Mission location. We’re so excited to have found a beautiful space that offers these features in Berkeley. So, this coming February 25 will be our last day of business at 3165 Mission St.
The video: how to tune up your quad roller skates
Rioter's Block walks you through what to look for when checking out your wearable roller skate parts. Good for roller derby setup and outdoor quad skates.
Not much really, except what foot shape you have. Which affects how skates will fit you. Which affects whether you will go on to be the next derby household name STOOPID-star. Or if, instead of THAT you will grow an extra branch from one of your toes.
We've all been there at some point or another, when you’re frustrated and in pain and falling out partway through practice because your toes are smashed into your skates, or because your feet have fallen asleep due to the tight lacing needed to keep you from slipping around in your own blister juices.
All of the above is what comes from skating in ill-fitting boots. Boots can be too big, too small, or just the wrong shape or width for your feet, and with any of these situations you reduce your ability to perform at your highest level and face an increased risk of injury.