What's better? Stiff or flexible boots?
It all just really depends on what you like and what you're used to, but in general 'flexible skates' have a better feel and give you more freedom when you do tricks.
We often receive feedback such as "I can do more tricks on my Remz" or "I got all my old tricks back since I switch to Remz".
Within its main structure, Remedyz skates features a plastic injected ankle support designed to work like a stiff ankle brace providing flex and support.
Flex is certainly the most important feature on modern skates so we took it up a few notches and created a concept that lets YOU decide the exact amount of flex that you need: Remz' unique Customizable ankle support.
Remz have two cuffs and you can remove or customize one of them (the external cuff): Cuff or no cuff, buckles or straps, V-Cut or Flat-Cut.. The choice is yours.
The V-Cut concept, by Remz.
What is V-Cut? A concept invented and introduced by Remz in 1998 while all other brands were offering ski-boot based products! The Remz V-cut provides more freedom and a wider range of back-and-forth movement to the foot.
Does it really work? Yes, besides giving a general comfort of rolling this feature can also improve your skating as well as helping you jump higher.
What about skating Flat-Cut? No problem, Remz also give you the traditional flat-cut option.
The reason why more and more bladers (even Pros from other brands!) are adopting it is quite simple: it allows you to use all the muscles of your legs (not only your knee). Once you learn how to do this it quickly becomes addicting.
V-Cutting your cuffs involves using a sharp tool to cut the 'V' in the back of the plastic cuff (check the video to the right). Ask an elder for help if don't feel comfortable with this..
Are buckles better than straps or vice-versa?
Once again it's up to you.. Remz feature both and it is up to you to decide what is more adapted to your style of skating.
Buckles are more adapted to stiffer ankle supports (you can leave them somewhat loose to give your ankles some movement inside the cuffs).
Straps can/should only be worn tight on the ankles (leaving the straps loose would make the boots react weird) and are usually more adapted to flexible cuffs. When the strap is tight on your ankle the whole thing act as ankle-brace: it flexes with your foot.
If you're looking for a shoe-feel without taking the cuffs off (therefore keeping the extra support), mounting the straps on the external Remz cuff is a good option (with or without V-Cut).
Hint: To make your skates feel and look less 'bulky', mount either the buckles or the straps (having both is not necessary).
Freedom-of-feet is also about freedom of choice.. Set up up your Remz exactly the way you like them.
For a lighter feel and better manageability we design our Remedyz to fit as compact as possible on your feet, and to achieve this goal the important component is the Liner.
Technically, all parts of the Remz boot [skin, liner, and shell] are connected to one another to work and react as one solid piece: that's why the Remz liner is attached to the shell, and yet removable.
To give you a perfect control we engineered our remz liner to cover the internal cuff so it can't slide up or move inside the boot.
By being assembled that way the Remz boots follow your feet and ankles movements and almost don't feel like skates anymore. More like shoes or gloves.
Of course another main focus when designing our liners is comfort; We use only quality neoprenes and foams and stay close to our Pro team for advice on how to improve eveything (thank you Chris).
All parts on your Remz are replaceable.
Backslide plates and one-piece soulframes are all sold separately so you can purchase only what you need to replace.
All parts are compatible with all Remz model (2003+) and are available in a various range of colors (we release colors depending on trends).
The backslide area on the main part (boot) is recessed so you can wear down the backslide plate (and even make a hole in it from grinding) without messing up the shell too much.
You don't have to remove anything from skate to replace your parts, only a few bolts (watch the little how-to video to the right).
Note: be sure to handle the little bolts gently so the inserts won't strip (if they do just remove the liners and replace them).
We recommend changing your parts frequently so the main boot stays intact.
It will be much cheaper to change only the parts than to replace the whole boot..