Sagona UFS Throne + Kizer Slimline review

November 11, 2008 at 12:55 am (Danielll, products, Setups, Skating) (, , , , , )

UFS Throne Dominic Sagona review:

Tosoul - steep square drop Munich

Tosoul - steep square drop Munich - pic Basti Hofer

READ THE REST OF THE ENTRY! -> click on pictures to enlarge them!

Ive been skating the Sagona for 3 days now and im totally in love!

The first thing that comes to my mind is the liner, best liner ive skated since salomon times.
The top is a kind of neoprene wrap that due to its high tech velcro strap is super easy to put on. I guess I dont have to mention that its highly comfortable. In my eyes the liner is perfect, to tighten it there is a “fast tightening strap” which is way better than tightening a liner with laces.

Dominic Sagona Slimline setup

Dominic Sagona Slimline setup - pic AMF

The liner is thin which gives you loads of control – but theres enough padding at the right places to make it extremely comfortable and give you the heel support you need.

I dont know if the liner moves in the cuff cause I always attach my liner to the boot with double sided scotch tape. If your liner lifts a bit try that, you could end up with a lot more control.

Sagona Slimline Setup 2

Sagona Slimline Setup 2 - pic AMF

I dont like the looks of the “leather lace thing” – actually thats not true – I dont like the fact that there are too many laces, there are the original laces, the laces of the “leather thing” and the quick lacing thing of the liner. For my taste thats too much – I dont like the looks of laces dangling around…

It should be possible to skate the skate with only one pair of laces. Probably the “top” pair in the leather cover but ill remove the leather cover (sooner or later) cause I prefer the original UFS Throne look.

Contrary to common rumors the skate is not white and just painted with gold color – not at all!
This shit is true golden! With a “real” 100 karat diamond attached to the rubber patch on the back of the cuff. Its definitely an eye catcher!

The skate comes with the improved buckle and the best receptor usd ever had. Till now it didnt once open accidentally.

Of course the Sagona also has a V-cut cuff but this amazing skate comes also with a V-Cut liner.That gives you more flexibility and enables you to move more naturally.
With the included Sifika shock absorber you’ll be able to eat huge gaps for breakfast – means it does a good job.

The skate comes with the Dominic Sagona Fluid frame and his Undercover wheels – As the frame is a fluid and everybody knows how amazingly good fluids are I didn’t test it but instead of decided to skate the latest prototype of the Kizer Slimline frame.

zerispin topporn Munich - pic Hofer

zerospin topporn Munich - pic Hofer Basti

Ive skated the predecessor and the changes made by Kizer are just perfect, the new axle system works with just one Allen key. They made the sidewalls bigger so the frame lasts longer. As the groove is bigger than something that is really big its extremely easy to skate flat rocker aka 4 wheels down. Seems like ive been praising flat setups for ages but its just so much better than skating grindwheels or even freestyle. Wheels last a million times longer, its possible to skate rails that others cant even look at due to cobble stones, cracks or other “shit” in the approach/landing.

rocket makio - pic Hofer

bitter cold rocket makio - pic Basti Hofer

A perfect example is the handicap rail from my pictures – it looks like a perfect rail but the approach is so fucked up that we skated it only 2 times before. Now I can skate it without board easily…

Sweaty Augsburg - pic AMF

Sweaty Augsburg - pic AMF

The frame has 2 possible rockering positions – up and down – but as I prefer to skate big wheels rockering them down is not possible for me…
Enough about the pros of skating flat – by the way skating flat makes you faster and more agile and by this it might improve your style…

Fish square drop Munich - pic Hofer

Fish square drop Munich - pic Hofer Basti

The Complete Sagona Skate, with the Sagona frame and wheels will cost 269,95€ @ www.grindhouse.eu and probably every other skateshop. The scheduled delivery date @ GH is the 28.11.2008.

Mistral Augsburg - pic AMF

Mistral Augsburg - pic AMF

Im really satisfied with this skate, even decided to get my boot in size 43 though I skated 42 for ages. Ive only been able to skate 42 cause I skated the thinest possible liner – the sagona liner made me change my mind… One last thing concerning the liner, as its Doms skate its got a “secret ” stash pocket in the tongue. Should be quiet usefull.

This skate is definitely worth a try! SAGONA THRONES ROCK!

Topsoul high flatrail ao soul transfer 360 off - Pic Hofer

Topsoul high flatrail ao soul transfer 360 off - Pic Basti Hofer

questions? more pics? drop a comment…

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20 Comments

  1. d to da arrow said,

    geiles review wigga!

  2. Machtroua said,

    Nice review, even if I don’t like hard boots it makes me want to try them.

    I just want to know what’s the size of your wheels? you said big but it doesn’t help that much.
    I just stopped skating flat recently ( after testing Element and Fluid frames ) and this frame seems to be a good mix, and allows a lot of things. But for skating flat realy easily, smaller wheels would be a good choice.

  3. bassti said,

    last trick is nuts!!!

  4. Arne said,

    Hi,

    echt colles review!

    Könntest aber noch ein par bilder vom liner machen? Ich habe noch keine guten bilder vom liner gesehen. wär nett!

    gruß

    Arne

  5. jason adriani said,

    hey man u look pretty cool with that skates!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i like the fish drop amazing like you bro!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. Daniel Prell Sagona Throne and Kizer Slimline Review « Canadian Roll said,

    […] Daniel Prell recently updated his blog with a review of the new USD Sagona skater and the new Kizer Slimline frame. The review goes through such aspects of the liner, lacing system, V-cut, and buckle of the skate. Overall, the review is really good and quite honest, and the pictures that accompany it are fantastic. To read the full review go HERE. […]

  7. » Sagona UFS Throne + Kizer Slimline review | Rollernews.com said,

    […] Check the reviews by Daniel Prell. […]

  8. Nicolas said,

    haha ich war bei den meisten bildern dabei
    aber ist echt ein sau geiler skate jungs
    bin nur kurz damit gefahren und der liner ist wirklich übergeil

  9. timmy said,

    do they stick with all 8 wheels on ledges?

  10. Dale Travers said,

    Sick review Daniel and amazing pics, Finally a review with nice pics and actually talking about each aspect of the skate. Good job to the photographer and skater.

  11. trinklebean said,

    I´m not a skater, but that is an awesome piece of architecture!

  12. trinklebean said,

    I´m not a skater, but that is an awesome piece of architecture!

  13. lailarae said,

    that is a very lovely/ artistic piece of photography!

    check out my blog: http://lailarae.wordpress.com/

  14. get rid of the lace cloth said,

    those skates are really good. they just gotta get rid of that seriously ugly lacing cloth system. so redundant and ugly man.

  15. Olfert said,

    so daniel, your skates in platina?

  16. saleem said,

    wahouuuuuuu this fishrocket!!!!!!

  17. DazzB said,

    those thrones still thin as fuck? for us wide footed rollerbladers

  18. Raik said,

    Stylo ding das ganze review! ich würd sagen ich schaus mir an wenn ich da bin 😉 !!!!!!

  19. bastirocks said,

    hes allways drive only with 8 wheels 😉

  20. amfotografie said,

    Check my Blog for some teasers on the Setups we built with the Sagona!
    http://amfotografie.wordpress.com

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