The Xsjado (pronounced "shadow") Avant 2011 aggressive inline skates aren't the only aggressive skates to receive positive reviews, but they're the most consistent, getting more praise across more sites than the Valo TV.2, which is exceptionally well received on Aggressive Mall. Both expert and user reviewers uniformly praise the Xsjado Avant for comfort, fit, support and performance. In a sport where attitude matters, this skate receives the ultimate style compliment from a Roller Warehouse reviewer -- "skates look super sick." The only hint of negativity is an Aggressive Mall review expressing concern about the potential durability of the buckles.
RollerWarehouse.com reviews the Xsjado Avant 2011 twice, once in a "news-style" blog post and again with a video clip. Both entries cover the same general information, although the video gives you additional visuals and more detail, plus a few notes of comparison against older models of the same skate. The Xsjado Avant also received four positive user reviews from Aggressive Mall. User reviews were relatively scarce on this site, so the fact that even four users saw fit to review the Avant makes it stand out slightly from the crowd.
This reviewer is clearly familiar with -- and enthusiastic about -- the skates he reviews, but he doesn't state his qualifications. Presumably he's either an employee of RollerWarehouse.com or a skate buyer. Like most video reviews, this entry gives you a chance to see the features he describes, as he describes them. Although the review doesn't compare the Xsjado Avant to other skates, it does offer a few comparisons between older and newer models of the Avant.
Review: Xsjado Avant 2011 Aggressive Skates, "David" and Contributors to Roller Warehouse
2. Roller Warehouse Blog
This review strikes a casual tone, and might be intended to excite the already-enthusiastic audience about the Avant's arrival. It strikes the same high notes about the Avant's frame, footwrap and soul plates that the video review covers, just using a very informal tone.
Review: Xsjado Avant 2011 Aggressive Skates, lineback, March 29, 2011
3. Aggressive Mall
The Xsjado Avant 2011 receives only four user reviews, for an average rating of 4.8 stars out of 5. This site allows the users to list the pros and cons for each skate and offer additional comments at the end. In general, the Avant receives kudos for comfort, fit, looks and performance, and reviewers deem it equally at home on ledges, rails, in the skate park and on the street.
Review: Xsjado Avant 2011 Skate User Reviews, Contributors to Aggressive Mall