These are the Seba CJ Wellsmore skates. They retail for around $550 US. They come with UFS Seba frames and CJ Wellsmore wheels, along with Twincam titanium MW9 bearings. The boots are made of a carbon fiber shell with protective material outside. This makes them extremely light and stiff. They have an integrated liner with memory foam for a custom fit. The footbeds are removable as well as the internal shock absorber.
One of the unique things about Seba CJ skates is that the frame mounts directly to the boot using only the UFS bolts. This means they should be more responsive and can offer a much lower ride height than other skates. It also means the soul plate can easily be made of different material than the frames or boot.
Over the next few months I tried different frame setups with the Seba CJ boot starting with Kizer Arrow frames with 80mm wheels then Ground Control Featherlight 3 frames with 58mm wheels anti rocker. I found that the boots performed well for all styles of skating; whether flatland, transitions or grinds.
The Seba CJ Wellsmore skates are absolutely incredible. They are everything I loved in my USD Aeon skates but are UFS so I can switch frames whenever I want. The boots are light and comfortable making it possible for me to skate for long sessions without having my feet hurt.
Are they the perfect skates? Not quite.
The price is pretty high for most people. You can get them boot only and save some money, but most people aren’t going to want to spend more than $300 on a pair of skates.
The boots and cuffs are fairly rigid making some grinds more difficult than in traditional plastic boots like the Razors Shift. I actually prefer the stiff feeling but lots of people don’t.
When I tried putting the Ground Control frames on the soul plates, I found that the didn’t fit. It seems the soul plate channel isn’t wide enough for all UFS frames. Apparently this is a known issue in the community, but it sucks having to modify the soul just to fit some frames.
Overall I love the Seba CJ Wellsmore boots and plan on keeping them as my standard skates for as long as possible. They’re perfect for the way I skate and can be easily configured for any setup I want to try. I think the carbon boot is a luxury item, but absolutely worth the money.