Bont Quadstar Roller Skate breaks the mold of what materials an entry level skate should be made from and it takes performance beyond most brands high end boots.
The Bont Quadstar Roller Skate boot is made with thermoplastic in the heel. This is especially good for skaters with skinny or wide ankles as it allows you to mold your boot with a hair dryer to obtain a custom fit in under 10 minutes.
The boot is made with 100% Genuine Australian leather which is tough enough to take whatever you can dish out. The boot features an adjustable Velcro top closure to hold your foot tight and a rear heel loop to put your laces through.
The 3/4 height boots have a wide, ergonomic toe box. They offer ankle support, but are still flexible enough so they don't restrict movement for hockey stops or deep plow stops.
Bont Quadstar Roller Skate boot offers higher performance and a better fit because it is actually shaped like your actual foot shape.
(Bad Girlfriend Skates stocks this skate in the shop)
Bont Ignite Plate is fiberglass reinforced so it can take even more of a beating when mounted to your Bont boot.
These plates have a 20 degree action, 8mm axles and high end cushions.
- Fiberglass reinforced plastic baseplate
- 20 degree kingpin
- Derlin pivot cups
Ballistic Wheels87A - 60mm x 40mm
A set of leather toe guards designed to protect the toe area of your Bont Quad Skates.
Roller Derby is a contact sport and rubbing and dragging of the toe area on hard surfaces may result in the boot materials wearing out sooner than desired.
These toe guards are extremely durable made from 100% Australian Leather and are designed to extend the life of your skates.
Speed skates are a high performance apparatus so it is not always easy to have one size chart that will please everyone because some skaters like their skates tighter than others. What Bont has done is provide you with the exact last sizes in the chart above and you can use it to determine your Bont size. As a basic rule, most skaters like their boots to be 3-4mm longer than the last. This allows for your feet to grow in length when the boots are tightened. If you like your boots super tight, then just add 1-2mm but be warned, your toes will touch the end and possibly be scrunched.
Bont has added a new row called WIDTH. It makes it easy to determine if you have wide or narrow feet. For example, a size 4 boot will fit a 86 - 90mm wide foot. If you have a 91mm wide foot, then you would probably be better off with a wide boot.
To find your size, place a tape measure on a flat surface up against a wall. Stand on the tape measure with your heel against the wall. Look down and take the measurement from your longest toe. Then use the MM scale on the size chart to find your size.
Here are some examples of mm sizes for speed skates and the boot size recommended:
253mm + 4mm you should order size 6.5
268mm + 4mm you should order size 8
273mm + 4mm you should order size 9
291mm + 4mm you should order size 11.
Bont skates are the most heat moldable skates on the market. Our resin is developed in house and has been perfected over 36 years to be an extremely stiff resin that becomes pliable at relatively low temperatures. You may have tried heat molding other brands of boots and found that you needed to increase the temperature to try to get it to mold. That is not the case with your Bont boots and we urge you to start with low temperatures.
The base of the boot is moldable which means all stiff areas of the boot can be molded in a standard oven. You do not need to mold your boots if they fit you straight out of the box. To mold your boots, remove the plates and the innersoles. Pre heat the oven to 85°C/185°F. Place the boot in the oven for 15-20 minutes. Higher temperatures will void your warranty and may damage your boot. Caution: Do not place your feet in the hot boots or you may burn your feet. Let them cool a little and test the boot temperature with your hand before placing your feet in them. Tighten the straps/laces/buckles and allow to cool. If you have any lumps or bunions on your feet or if there are any areas causing discomfort, while the boot is still warm you can use the round end of a blunt object to press out any part of the boot. You can heat mold the boots as many times as you like. Please watch this quick video below to see how it’s done.
Heat Molding FAQ: If the boots take 20 minutes to mold at 85°C, can I put them in the oven for 10 minutes at 170°C? The answer is no. Please stick to the guidelines and your boots will not be damaged.