The BONT Prostar Derby Skate is here!
The Bont Prostar is a game changer for Derby! This is a high end, heat moldable fiberglass boot with high end wheels and bearings at an entry level price! A strong competitor in the entry-level RollerDerby market the Prostar offers top wheels and bearings, a strong boot outer skin, toe protector, heat moldability, and its weight is much less than skates costing much more! A complete Prostar skate weighs just 1.19kg or 2.6lbs. There are a lot of setups that weight in at 3.2kg or 7 lbs. That is a weight saving of 2kg per foot! Comes complete with BONT Ignite Derby plate 20 degree now reinforced with fiberglass, 688 mini bearings with FX1 87A wheels and BONT waxed laces!
FX1 wheels + 688 mini bearings
The FX1 is an ultra light weight, ultra high performance wheel. The wheel and bearings combine to create the lightest wheel/bearing combination on the market. The hub is wrapped with premium high rebounding urethane. The bearings come ready to use with light racing oil inside.
Super Heat Moldable
The Prostar boot is made with thermoplastic in the heel. This is especially good for skaters with skinny or wide ankles as it allows you to mold your boot with a hairdryer to obtain a custom fit in under 10 minutes.
Bont boots are manufactured by hand in a process where we build the boot from the inside out by hand laying the fiberglass around the last (plastic foot). This method of manufacturing is extremely time consuming compared to the traditional method of quad boot manufacturing which is done by gluing the upper to the pre made base. BONT's method results in a much stronger and lighter structure.
BONT Boot Sizing
It's critical to get this part right prior to ordering! This size chart shows the exact size of the foot form or 'last' that is used to create each specific size of BONT boots. As a basic rule, most skaters like their boots to be 3-4mm longer than the last. This allows for your feet to grow in length when the boots are tightened. If you like your boots super tight, then just add 1-2mm but be warned, your toes will touch the end and possibly be scrunched. To find your size, place a tape measure on a flat surface up against a wall. Stand on the tape measure with your heel against the wall. If you use a ruler, take into consideration that most rulers have a gap where there are no measurements. Look down and take the measurement from your longest toe. Then use the MM scale on the size chart to find your size...
Here are some examples of mm sizes and the boot size that BONT recommends:
253mm + 4mm you should order size 6.5
258mm + 4mm you should order size 7
273mm + 4mm you should order size 9
291mm + 4mm you should order size 11
Ready to Order your New BONTS?
If you are confident you have selected the right BONT size for yourself, by this measuring method or maybe you have had BONT boots before or tried a friends on, or tried actual BONT sizing stock somehwere in person (available by appointment at Rollerskatin.ca) then you are all set to order your BONT boot or skate! if you want to doublecheck everything with us to make sure you order the right size please send an email to: CustomerService@RollerSkatin.ca