SPINE CARRERA SKATE
About Spine -
"...The history of Spine is that of business in Russia in the last 30 years. It all started with Fins."
Spine originated as a company located on the Volga river making swim fins in the early 90's. Three young chemical plant engineers found themselves out of work in the midst of their countries economic collapse. Despite their little knowlege of buisness, they continued to market and sell swim fins. Sometimes working up to 20 hours a day, they eventually reached market saturation in their region for fins and sought opportunities in a local military boot factory that had fallen on hard times. The three friends bought the factory and switched production entirely over to cross country ski boots in 1999.
Today, Spine is the worlds largest manufacturer of ski boots. Shipping over a million pairs annually domestically and all over Europe.
I received the boots today, after coming home from skate skiing at Lampham, only a .4 mile loop open, but I wanted to get on skate skis for the first time ever. The 41 is the proper size and as I said to Kyle Seegers, my wallet may be good enough for these, but my skills definitely are not, hopefully yet. Aside from a few small cosmetic issues on the outside of the boots, which I’m willing to overlook, I’m blown away by the construction and materials on these boots. I also like that they include the fit aids- footbed insert to reduce volume and the ankle/ heel hold down pads. I really hope you can get me a pair of the classic boots too. I’m anxious now to get back out using these boots.