New Skate BONT Z

BONT が2010年の新作発表しました。その名は・・・BONT Z。私はRX-7でしたが、世界に誇れる Z のエンブレムは日本人にとって特別の意味があります。さて、価格はVayporより下のようですが BONT Z は世界に通じる最終兵器になるのか?期待したいところです。写真は 2Point ですが 3 Point 仕様もあります、詳しいスペックが判れば更新します。

New Bont Z Boot

(Dec. 1, 2009)
If you think all speed boots are the same, it's time you took a look at the new Bont Z Skate. This skate gives you the stiffness and ultra light weight that you would find in an $800 boot for a fraction of the cost. The Z is made with full grain Australian leather with a 3k plain weave carbon fiber base. The carbon is sourced exclusively from the world's #1 carbon manufacturer, Toray in Japan. In the front, air vents pump air into the boot which are built into the TPU protective bumper.

Getting the right fit is essential for comfort and performance. The Z skate starts out being built around a last that has been modified and improved for over 35 years by Mr. Inze Bont. The epoxy resin is the most heat moldable in the industry. Under the liner is a high quality memory foam that is 3mm thick and 50A in hardness so your energy doesn't get absorbed by the boot.

The tongue on the Z has been redesigned so you don't even feel it. It is comfortable and light.

With the Z, you get the best of everything and for a very affordable price.

  • Carbon composite base 85% carbon, 15% fiberglass
  • Epoxy resin
  • TPU toe bumper
  • Air vents including
  • Microfiber liner
  • Microadjustable buckle
  • Hand made monocoque construction
  • EVA innersole
  • Heat moldable tongue
  • Ultra comfortable Tongue [NEW]
  • Waxed laces
  • Lace cover
The Z is available as of Jan 1, 2010.
Here are the prices in the US. Other countries may have different prices due to shipping, duties etc.
    Boot Only
    • 3pt and 2pt. $399
    • Custom is +$220
    • Semi Custom is +$30
Bont Skates Facebook: New Bont Z Boot

Inline Skating Notebook: Bont Vaypor 2010 and BONT Entry Skates "Cheetah"

Bont's 2010 Products

by Alexander Bont (Dec. 3, 2009)
We have already unveiled a number of new products for 2010 and there a quite a few more to come.

The Apache will be deleted at the end of the month and replaced by the Z. Here is how our lineup will look
  1. New unreleased model
  2. Vaypor including new Flag Vaypor and Zero Vaypor
  3. Z
  4. Jet
  5. Cheetah
The Vaypor will get some upgrades:
  • Slightly more dense padding
  • Front TPU bumper with air vents
  • Suede microfiber liner
  • Super comfy tongue like we use in the cycling shoes
  • We will remove the thermoplastic from the boot to save weight and rely on our very moldable resin for the heat molding of the boot. We have done a lot of work on our resin over the past few years and it is extremely moldable.
  • The cuff will get a roll top where the liner gets rolled over the outside of the boot and then sewn. It's a small change but it looks neater.
The Vaypor Zero will look a little like the Bont Zero. The same boots that the girl in another thread on this forum is flying around in. It will be a very hot looking boot.

The Flag Vaypor is paying a little bit of homage to our motherland England (The Queen of England is still Australia's head of state).

The Z will get Australian leater outer, microfiber liner, a hand made base made up of 85% carbon and 15% fiberglass. No thermoplastic to save on weight, but still very moldable.
The Z will just come in the White leather for now.

The difference between the Vaypor and Z is that the Vaypor is made of all carbon + uni directional carbon and the liner is different.
The Z and Vaypor + new un-named model are all available in Custom made.
All boots are available in 2point and 3point. I have been taking the photos of the 2 point skates just to remind everyone that we do still make 2 point skates (around 15% of our skates)

If you haven't already seen the Cheetah, it is an all fiberglass boot, but that fiberglass is hand laid in different directions so it is a very light, stiff boot and great value for money.

The top of the line unreleased model will be a specialty speed skate. I'll release it in about 4 weeks.

We will keep the Alpha and Semi-Race, this is just the speed lineup.

We will have two new 3x110mm frames coming out in early January. 11.2" and 12".

There will be a lot of new wheels, but the Mint's will still be the main wheel for the road. I'll give you more wheel info closer to the new season as we are doing a lot of testing over the winter.

New racing suit design for 2010.
New pricing will be released on Jan 1.
SkateLog Forum: Bont's 2010 Products