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X Factor
Release: Unknown


Grindplate: N/A

The X Factor were the second grind shoe to be released by Salomon, follwing the Mr. Wilson. The main differences here are that the quick-release lace-up system is gone, replaced with standard laces, and the harder grind plate, giving the grinder less feel than the Mr Wilson, but with the bonus of increased speed due to less friction.

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Daz Burt pulling a frontside 'nugen during the UKFSW Ipswich trip.

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Jul 16, 2006 AnthoFlex

Does anyone know if these had the 50/50 LAteral plate?

Jul 16, 2006 Mart

Yes, they did. If they didn't, it would have been one of the ''main differences' listed

Jul 16, 2006 AnthoFlex

Ok thanx man.....its just that i've been thinking....i want a Grind Shoe with a 50/50 lateral plate...i dunno...i guess maybe to learn and widen what i already know...you know what i mean? I'm sure everyone has thought in a similar manner once or twice

Mar 6, 2007 AnthoFlex

no pix of these? great.....

Mar 6, 2007 SonicSoaper

You think Google's got pix of these?

Mar 6, 2007 RamenRadio

Probably not.

Mar 26, 2007 Surfaced

I'm guessing that not many of these were made before Salomon got out of the grindshoe market.

Aug 28, 2007 greenfire8484

no pics, huh....

Aug 29, 2007 Surfaced

if Burt ever pops by, maybe we can ask for a couple courtesy pics?

Dec 22, 2007 RamenRadio

I wanna see a picture of these!

Dec 22, 2007 AnthoFlex

I actually found a picture of these. Or at least i believe they are X factors

Dec 22, 2007 RamenRadio

can you put it up on photobucket or send it to me or something? :(

Dec 22, 2007 Megashadow77

WANNA SEE WANNA SEE WANNA SEE.

Dec 22, 2007 AnthoFlex

These MAY be the x factors. The pic quality is low, but they dont look like Mr. wilsons to me. And they definetly arent broadsides.

I'll leave the judging to you guys:

http://www.athensfsw.com/modules/Hot_Or_Not/fsw/dazmizuosweetrail.jpg

Dec 22, 2007 AnthoFlex

The lead foot looks A LOT like the Black Slice. But the Slices didn't have sole plates, nor were they released

Dec 22, 2007 Megashadow77

I think it looks like the black Scam....

but yeah, it ain't no broadside, or Mr. Wilson. it has to be X-Factors.

Dec 23, 2007 RamenRadio

The X factor had a sole plate? wtf?

Dec 23, 2007 Megashadow77

"The main differences here are that the quick-release lace-up system is gone, replaced with standard laces, and the harder grind plate"

Well, the description pretty much says it does....I always figured it would. :P

Dec 23, 2007 RamenRadio

A harder nylon plate is necessary on a grind shoe whit a sole plate.

So this came out AFTER the Mr. Wilsons? and it indeed did feature a sole plate?

Dec 24, 2007 Page645

YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!! dur

Dec 24, 2007 RamenRadio

Fuck you shit fucker

Dec 24, 2007 Page645

:D i knew that would piss u off

Dec 24, 2007 RamenRadio

NO, fuck you

Dec 24, 2007 RamenRadio

Now you're getting spammed on the chat box

Dec 24, 2007 RamenRadio

Sorry about the chat box thing.

Dec 31, 2007 Altman

For those of you still yearning for pics of these, it appears that someone is selling some X-Factors right now on the forum. He included some pictures so all your imaginations can be put to rest.

Jan 1, 2008 Spano565

where the hell did my post go!

Feb 5, 2008 rhinoskater30

theres a pic of these on ebay!!!

they're 70 bucks just in case you wanted to know

type in "grind shoes" in the search box

they look like Mr. Wilsons

Feb 9, 2008 Kain

Um....
just checked.....
nothing but nitros and GTs come up

Nov 20, 2013 mcgrinder2011

Seriously, HOW are you so lucky?!

Nov 21, 2013 grug250

i don't know bro just am i guess lol

Nov 21, 2013 mcgrinder2011

XC
Why that? Because SCREW YOU, that's why!

Nov 21, 2013 grug250

oh come on dude don't hate :P

Nov 22, 2013 gongon1037

appreciate 👍😏

Nov 22, 2013 gongon1037

sorry :P

Nov 22, 2013 grug250

all good and here you go not sure if they fit ya tho .............http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/251257215986?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&;_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649

Nov 22, 2013 mcgrinder2011

1. I wasn't really hating, just angry because he's so lucky:P

2. I appreciate all the time, I'm a nice guy.

Nov 22, 2013 grug250

oh bro i know you were only joking it's all good :)......:)

Nov 23, 2013 mcgrinder2011

Great!
*thumbs up*
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