Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Introducing 'Create-a-Skate!'

The world of Skate Packages just got ROCKED!! Nistevo Unveils 'Create-a-Skate!'

Nistevo Sport MFG is excited to announce its new Create-a-Skate program. Now, you can design your own skate package from the ground up using the best components available on the market today; Luigino or Jackson quad boots, Pilot plates, Atom Wheels and Bionic Bearings! Learn More >

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Nistevo Sport is Heading South!

NISTEVO SPORT will temporarily closed from July 20th thru August 6th as we complete our move. Please click the link to learn more important information. Thank you!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Pilot F-16 Quad Plates!

Pilot F-16 Series Quad Plates by Luigino.

Features available on all F-16 chassis:
• Base plates designed with 16 degree trucks.
• Two-piece forged truck system that can be shared.
• Designed for standard mounting.

Falcon F-16
(aircraft aluminum)
$349 MSRP

Eagle F-16
(zytel composite)
Adjustable Truck
$199 MSRP
One-Piece Truck
$149 MSRP

Viper F-16
 (zytel nylon)
$99 MSRP

For more information call 360.456.8628 today!

Vertigo Q-6 by Luigino

Monday, April 30, 2012

Luigino Vertigo quad boot debut at RSA!

Nistevo Sport launches a comprehensive quad skate program at this year’s RSA at the Rio in Las Vegas - May 1st & 2nd.

Nistevo Sport MFG has teamed up with Jackson Roller to jointly create industry-leading roller skate products. Both brands have individual product advantages and market strategies that service the roller skating community and create opportunity for dealers, distributors and consumers. read more>

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Atomatrix Gives a Sneak Peek to the NEW Luigino Vertigo Q-6 boot in her debut with Team Bionic!

Nistevo - (Atom Wheels, Luigino, Bionic Bearings and Atom Gear), will be releasing the first Luigino Vertigo boots this summer and Atomatrix is already hard at work making these the best boots for all derby skaters!

On February 11, 2012 she skated to a win in the Team Bionic banked track bout against the LADD Ri-Ettes, skating her first competitive game on the new Q-6 boots. Here is what she has to say about these much-anticipated boots:

“The Luigino Q6 is ultra light-weight and super responsive (think of a Ferrari vs. Cadillac). The built-in Pro-E sole is magical, giving me ultimate control and almost steers me around corners. That was only the second time I’ve been on a roller derby banked track and felt an immediate advantage on my boots vs. when I did a coaching camp in LA last March. I haven’t had a blister since putting on my new boots and am retiring my old ones I’ve been on for 20 years. This project has been in the works for over 2 years, I’m beyond excited to be on a product we’ve developed top-to-bottom and something completely different than anyone else in the marketplace has to offer. We’ll be at events this summer with boots in tow to try so you can experience the advantages for yourself!” - Atomatrix

Three boot models will be released, including the F-1, (traditional model), Vertigo Q-4 and Vertigo Q-6 which will feature Pro-E technology that reduces blisters and allows your foot to sit lower and tighter in the boot giving skaters more control and comfort. Pro-Back comes standard in all boots, which helps keep the heel from slipping. These boots are made with a narrow last so that both men and women can take advantage of the slim, athletic feel of a competitive boot.

Keep an eye out for all three models coming to a dealer near you in just a few short months!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Quad Plates... Past and Present

Nistevo Sport V.P. and former two time World Champion and Team USA member Doug Glass weighs in on the history and looks to the future of quad plates.

I personally lived the transition of 45 degree single action trucks to 45 degree double action trucks on into 5, 7, 10, 15, 19 degree trucks.

Like all sports, there is an evolution that cannot be stopped. So many of the products skated on early in my career were by-products of plates that were not specifically designed for speed skating.

Plates that ruled the speed market in this order from late 70’s to early 90’s: XK4 single action, XK4 double action, Magnum 45 double action, same time as the Magnum were a couple double action nylon plates. Then in 85 the Italian plate design began taking over. Plates such as Boen, Whip, and in recent the Roll-line and Star all have 15-19 degree trucks which have proven over many years they are more stable as well has responsive action. These plates are also designed with longer wheel base for additional stability in the turns. Late 80’s to 90’s Labeda Pro-Line, Hyper Power Track, with 5-7 degree double action took the indoor speed market by storm.

5-7 degree trucks proved to be very stable and provide tremendous power transfer. Without any question this change enhanced the sport of speed skating and in most cases ended up breaking all the speed records.

However, derby is not speed skating but resembles it in many ways including skater technique and skate related product selection. Derby has every aspect that speed has and more. The dynamics in the turns, stability needed at high speeds or in the pack. Derby specific techniques can be more related to roller hockey. Stop and go, lateral movement, tight turns, contact in a pack are all key elements that are considered part of ordinary roller derby.

With the increased dynamics of speed skating 45 degree trucks became obsolete by 1986. 45 degree no longer could hold up to the overall performance of the Italian brands and newer US brands. Ultimately most skaters picked an Italian brand for outdoor racing and a US brand for indoor. In many cases the brands crossed over, such as the best male quad speed skater of all time used Whip plates both indoor and outdoor.

For roller derby it is imperative skaters are first and foremost stabilized on their skates. Stability comes from the action of a plate, where the plate is mounted, wheel base on the plate and the skater’s technique. 45 degree is to squirrely, causing instability. As well 45 degree reduces power transfer during the push. Not all levels of skaters will notice the loss but if you are looking to optimize speed, power and stability then 45 degree trucks is not what you want.

19 degree trucks are optimum, this action provides the best of all worlds. Between fifteen to twenty degree trucks are sufficient enough to provide all styles and levels of derby player’s maximum speed, stability and agility. 19 degree is flat enough to provide sufficient power and speed yet angled enough to ensure vast agility. 19 degree doesn’t over-react; it remains under you and responds on demand.

Artistic skaters are happy with 45, however they are not being hit, not looking for speed, they need to spin in one spot for a period of time, etc. Also, most of the top artistic skaters around the world are not using 45 any longer. I have not kept up closely with the evolution of art but from my knowledge years ago skaters were already changing to Italian plates. I don’t think the technology will regress for artistic. I also don’t see it changing much at all as the sport is so small now it is hard for the industry to invest in new product development. Derby is large enough that I think sooner than later brands are going to stop using the same truck molds they have had in their possession for 30 years and open some new innovative action. We are all tired of recycling the same trucks and relabeling the plate as a new name with the same action as 30 years ago.

-Doug Glass – Team USA 1986-1991, 2 Time World Champion

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Vertigo Status Update

Vertigo is our patent-pending, all new fit Quad boot with performance and 'game changing' technology built in. Unfortunately, we will not be able to deliver on schedule due to development difficulties. Our first priority is to deliver the absolute best product to the market. With that said, we have delayed Vertigo delivery until May 2012. There is a lot more to mass producing this type of product than meets the eye.

Nistevo Sport is dedicated to delivering you products that enhance skater performance. We are fully dedicated to developing skates that outperform and fit better than any other skate on the market today. Entering the quad skate market is not taken lightly. As usual, we are entering the quad boot market in a unique, yet practical and performance-driven manner. We will not disappoint!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011


Vertigo features  BFT & PRO-E Technology for ultimate fit

SHIFT Mounting Technology makes changing plates a snap!

VERTIGO by Luigino - Coming Summer 2011
Luigino's entry into the Quad Boot market, VERTIGO is creating a huge stir right now at RSA 2011. Here is your sneak peek of this exciting new quad skating boot!!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Luigino Introduces Pro-E Skate Sole Technology

Pro-E-Sole represents the first-ever advancement in quad and inline boot design to incorporate an 'anatomically correct' sole into the foot bed of the boot. Luigino is continually pushing the boundaries of boot design in order to provide the skater a product that improves performance and offers maximum comfort. With the introduction of Pro-E-Sole, it does just that! read more>