The Bont Cheetah brings new meaning to the term 'value for money' for an inline skate. This is a fully heat moldable, light weight fiberglass racing boot that is loaded with features.
This boot is made by hand using Bont's monocoque manufacturing technique. Each layer of fiberglass is hand laid in different directions before being painted with resin and then bandaged extremely tight to remove any excess resin. The boot is then baked in the oven for 45 minutes for curing. The light weight outer skin is then stitched and glued to the base.
The boot of Cheetahs is lower than the Semi-Race... but still wraps the ankle well. The fiberglass shell is present above the malleolus. It will be reassuring for novice speed-skaters speed or fitness skaters, more accustomed to mid-cut uppers.
The connection between the fiberglass shell and the upper is really clean for such an entry level and cheap product: no trace of glue, perfect leather cuts, seams well done. The workmanship is truly excellent.
We also appreciate some little details such as the scratch to maintain the tongue with the rest of the liner.
If the foot shapes vary, Bont shape matches for us. There is little space all around the foot. We recommend you to measure your foot before choosing. For example, my size is 40 for sports shoes, 39 for city shoes. I chose 39. Frames
Bont proposes 3 points patented frames for many years. The Cheetah possesses a 12'8 inches (325 mm) extruded alloy frame. This S-Frame model weighs 166 small grams on the scale. This version has an excellent rigidity on the central part and a bit more flexibility at the ends. It is always nice to skate in 3 points, you feel the skate more stiffer, more responsive and more accurate.
Bearings Cheetah are equipped with standards 608 Bont ABEC 7 with metallic flanges. Wheels Bont G3 Wheels Base 100% hand laid fiberglass Outer Skin Microfiber Liner Microfiber liner
Air Vents Tongue
Innersole EVA thermo-moldable
Heat Moldable Fully Heat Moldable Base Utilizing Epoxy Thermoset Resin
Padding Soft Memory Foam
* please note some colours available on the colour options may take longer .. stock availble are the colours shown in images. Others may take up to 28 days depending on your colour choice and size. Feel free to phone us for a more accurate time scale.