Doug Glass – Owner, designer, and product developer for Mota Skates has officially exited the traditional process of making roller skates. Doug’s passion for boot making dates back to his competitive run in the 70’s all the way through early 1990’s. In an effort to find a way to make his skating experience better than what was being provided to him, he opened up his own boots and modified them to fit and perform better than standard boots off the shelf. He later had the opportunity to craft his own inline boot. From the molding process, to the upper and successfully skating in his own handmade creation, Doug started his own boot company with his wife to-be, Julie Brandt Glass (AKA Mota Matrix formerly known as Atomatrix) in Huntington Beach, California back in 1997.
“I am thrilled to be able to live my own dream, and for the past 20 years, designing roller skate boots and its components. Transitioning from a competitive skater to a small business owner has been a very bitter sweet yet rewarding process. You learn a lot along the way!
My most recent development is the most rewarding of all. With the continued evolution of roller derby and maturity of the sport worldwide, it makes sense that the boot also evolves. Quad speed skating as a sport that died during the surge of inline skating (Rollerblading). Most branded skate companies shifted their resources over to inline technologies. However, the huge resurgence of quad via roller derby over the past 10 years has changed the game. Roller derby has been maturing as a sport for years. Over the past few years it has become stable and viable enough that several brands have committed to providing skaters with products that specifically cater to improvement through the technology of its components. This takes risks and research. We have hit the mark – we are excited about our new Smart-fit technology. We find it to be magical and for that reason alone we named our boots MOJO!”
– Doug Glass
Mota Skates new flagship—MOJO Savage; ruling out “price is perception”. Mota designed, developed and manufactured Savage to be one of the most elite boots on the market today and for years to come. Mota, as one of the top carbon/composite boot companies in the world realized through the development of hand layup (carbon, Kevlar, fiberglass) that nylon quad shells with proper design would outperform carbon boots.
Mojo Savage nylon composite shells vs carbon, Kevlar, fiberglass: Savage encapsulates the foot, VERY similar in weight, just as responsive, much more comfortable, Flex-Fit side counters, adjustable heel counter for narrow or wide feet…most importantly they perform better than carbon for most skaters.
High-performance through technology!
- HEAT MOLDABLE
- LIGHT WEIGHT – VERY CLOSE TO CARBON
- INDESTRUCTIBLE SHELLS
- FLEX-FIT SIDE COUNTERS
- FLEX-FIT HEEL COUNTER THAT ADJUST TO WIDE OR NARROW FEET
- FLEX-FIT COUNTERS DON’T WARE OUT, IMPROVING LONGEVITY
- ERGONOMIC FOOTBEDS FOR BETTER CONTROL FROM THE BOTTOM UP