Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Technologically Advanced SKATES - Atom by Luigino's 'F1 Skate Packages' Strut - Enzo & Sting Pack A PUNCH Worth Looking At!

Technologically Advanced SKATES - Atom by Luigino's 'F1 Skate Packages' Strut - Enzo & Sting Pack A PUNCH Worth Looking At!

What to do when your local brick & mortar shop or roller rink doesn't have many models to test?  When you're at an event - be sure to try on all manufacturers models and sizes and dial in what you want to purchase.  This gives you an opportunity to purchase online (if the rink or store doesn't have what you're looking for!) 

Myself and my husband - Doug Glass - have been around skating our whole lives.  Whether it be competing, working, developing, etc.  This SETS US APART from the others.  We're not a MARKETING COMPANY with heavily lined pockets OR a descendant of a 50+ year old company.  We started in 1997 inside our apartment we lived in with a dream to be in the skate business.  WHY?  We were certain we could bring technolgically advanced skates that improve performance.  WE'RE DOING JUST THAT!

Recently, I got to see this for myself at my local league practice.  I could see one of my teammates - Maria Montoya - skating around on her Antik's.  Her plate broke while we were at the Big O tournament recently and it was evident she was in the market for a new pair of skates.  She chose the Q6 Matrix (with a Falcon Plus plate) package and I let her know everything she would feel immediately. 

1. Your skates will feel really responsive (like a sports car!).  Tight steering, cornering and easy handling

2. They will feel light on your feet - so your feet will be flying a little high!  Won't last long...

3. Your skates will feel like an extension of your feet - not foreign objects on your feet.

If you reach out to her - she will report back to you she felt all of the above from DAY 1!  It was amazing for me to watch this happen before my eyes.  In her Antik's her weight was to far forward and she skated like her skates were heavy (they were).  Her crossovers were more FLUID and her bobbing was gone.  Turning backwards, spins, toe stop runs - all no problem from day 1.  AMAZING.

Back to where this story started, it is frustrating for me when our skates are NOT at the local brick & mortar stores when I KNOW OUR BOOTS ARE SUPERIOR (this includes Q6, Q4, F1 and the Jackson line)  WHY are they superior?

1. Less break in time

2. Your boots will last you 3+ seasons (not 1 season like other brands)

3. More responsiveness, your foot feels 1 with your boot

3. NOT OVER PADDED, therefore they won't stretch and NOT fit you later.  They will feel the same from day 1 to year 3!

4. Not UNDER padded which can be a painful break in (especially if they are full leather)

5. A heel lock to keep you secure throughout your entire push.  If your foot is moving around your losing power / control on EVERY STEP.

6. Your counters are not cardboard which causes a quick breakdown and no support in a short amount of time.  Your Leather soles are the BEST quality - they won't even fold over your plates!  

7. Leather soles are STIFF enough not to lose any of your power transfer (soft soles are not good, so beware). 

I can go on and on but will leave this at 7 bullets, if you would like to discuss further -look me up on Instagram @Atomatrix or Facebook at Julie Brandt - Glass !  I work and live skating all day, every day.

Are we the oldest company around?  No.  Are we the richest?  No.  Are we better?  I certainly think so and WE GURANATEE OUR PRODUCTS WITH 100% CUSTOMER SATISFACTION to prove it.

So, if you're not seeing our products at your rink or store - have them brought in or purchase online at the following online retailers that support ALL of our products AND BELIVE IN US / OUR LINE AS MUCH AS I DO!



Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Atom Wheels - SUPPORTS our future of Roller Derby - JUNIORS! History has proven, our support will equal future World Champions, Olympians & even Olympic Medallists !

Sometimes I lay in bed at night with information we should share to our community and thought - today, I will blog about the future of roller derby, our JUNIORS. Giving back today helps the future's best whether it be roller derby, Inline speed or ice skating.

Atom started a Jr. Sponsor Program for roller derby in 2012, and currently takes care of 12 athletes with many, many more "product floats".

This is important to the brand and the future of roller sports - speed and/or roller derby. Myself and my husband Doug, wouldn't be where we're at today without the support from Tom Peterson of formerly owned Hyper Corporation. With his model, we also went on to support many athletes that have gone on to the World Championships (inline speed) and the Olympics for Short and Long track ice! To name a few that have received support -

Chad Hedrick - Most decorated Inline skaters with 52 World Titles and 5 Olympic Medals in Long Track
Joey Mantia - Inline World Champion and Long Track Ice Olympian
Derek Downing - Inline World Champion
Ippolito Sanfratello - Inline World Champion and Olympic Long Track Champion
Brittany Bowe - Inline World Champion and Olympian in Long Track / Also a current World Record Holder
Heather Richardson - Olympian in Long Track & Multiple Long Track World Cup Medallist
Jessica Smith - Inline World Champion and Short Track Olympian

There are many more we could add to this already very impressive list! 

Our latest addition is 'Tiny Crusher' out of Florida.  She just received her skates and already confirmed "I am now fast as lightning and loving my new colors"!  It blows me away that she can go from a R3 / Radar setup and PREFER her Jackson Vibe on Day 1 over her previous skates and yet some of our dealers choose not to support this product in store or online.  Time will prevail - because if you ask the skaters themselves (Noosie or Tiny) and MORE, the proof is in the testimonials.  When you match up the wheels, Stopper, bearings and boot - you cannot compare the quality you're getting vs its counterparts.

We look forwrad to receiving updates on her skating career and hope the support she receives helps inspire her to one day become a future national / world champion...or even an Olympian! 

-Julie Brandt-Glass AKA (Atomatrix) 
*Information on this year's Junior Roller derby Championship

*Atom Wheels' current list of sponsored roller derby skaters

Atom may be new to the skating businsess, but we're here to stay.  Better Quality, Better Service, Better Value.    To check out our skate and product offerings - see your local / online retailer or: