3-wheel skates combine dynamic rolling, agility and skating pleasure like no other skate, they are lighter, faster and lower. The different look and feel of 3-wheel skates is breathing new excitement into inline skating, and now, for the first time, skaters from different disciplines like fitness-, speed- or even free-skating enjoy the many advantages of rolling on 3 big wheels.
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Cuff, shell and frame are made of one piece
PS Infinity; 82A
Wicked freespin ABEC 5
Retro style liner
Whenever we develop new skates we try to stand out from the crowd and think outside the box. We asked ourselves why a skate needs so much hardware. The design of the Powerslide Wave skate is minimalistic and retro in general. The idea was to get back to the roots of inline skating when the sport was booming. The retro design of the Wave doesn´t mean that the skate is old fashion or using old technologies – indeed the opposite is the case. It´s an advanced and progressive skate concept. Cuff, shell and frame of the new Wave skate are made of just one piece injected composite material, minimizing the hardware and moving the skate closer to the ground. The UNIBODY concept was born. We took it one step further and offer the kids AND adult skates with a size adjustable toe cap covering 3 to 4 sizes. The unibody construction of the Wave is quite tricky. Standard skates are made of separate shell and cuff, which can flex to the front and rear. Both parts are usually assembled by either rivets or screws. In the Wave we built in some flex areas to minimize the hardware of the cuff fixation. The bottom of the Wave is featuring some big cut outs to get the wheels as close to the foot as possible to lower the center of gravity. We managed to reduce the height of a Wave 3x90mm kids to be at the same level as a kids skate coming with a 4x76mm setup. The integrated 3-wheel frame is solid and well balanced giving the skater a secure and stable feeling. The sturdy and short construction of the triskate frame is very agile and easy to handle. A special feature of the frame is the rockering. So even is a skater uses smaller wheels than the max. possible size the wheels can be shifted 2mm further up to get them as close under the foot as possible. The Wave skate is therefore a one piece, super lightweight and comfortable skate with the lowest possible profile and great performance.
No more heavy parts, mounting hardware like screws, rivets etc. Unibody is completely one piece, stability and stiffness guaranteed by shape and design.
One piece construction allows the wheels to go into the shell, the skate is built around the wheels, shaped perfectly to fit seamlessly to the only mounted parts: wheels with bearings.
To the unibody construction fits our concept of big wheels. as wheels are integrated into the skate perfectly, bigger wheels can be mounted while the skate remains lower.Skate faster, Skate more efficient, Skate easier over rough surfaces – Skate UNIBODY. Bigger wheels, lower position, more agility. A contradiction? No, it´s not, UNIBODY proves it.
The UNIBODY concept offers a great power transfer due to the solid construction and integration of all parts into one piece avoiding any connections of different parts of the skate. The sidewalls of the shall and the frame are reinforced for more stiffness and better performance.
This skate is equipped with Powerslide “Infinity” High Rebound performance wheels. The wheel size grows with the shoe sizes. The smallest wheel size for adults skates is 90mm. 100mm and 110mm wheels are used for the bigger sizes. The Infinity wheel is featuring a strong and unique 5-spoke core with perfect shape and profile for an excellent push and stride. A nice amount of PU over the core to take away shocks and vibrations of the roads, but thanks to the long lasting and high rebound Urethane these wheels are fast and grippy also at higher speed. The wheel offers overall performance.
39-41 = 100mm wheels
42-44 = 110mm wheels
WICKED (WCD) is a new high end bearing brand specialized for all kinds of fun sport. WCD is made of the best available raw materials and crafted with high quality to guarantee a fast and smooth ride but also long lifetime. WCD ABEC 5 Freespin bearings have a very good and smooth freespin. The bearing contains 7 steel balls and a light weight but resistant nylon cage. One side is covered by a non contact rubber coated RZ shield. A synthetic oil is used for this bearing. For more information check out the Wicked website under: www.wicked-hardware.com
The Wave skate is equipped with a retro style liner featuring state of the art materials like high density EVA foams as well as nylon/polyester for the outside and velvet for the lining providing all the comfort you need. The anatomically shaped padding keeps your foot rested in place. The innersole is pre-shaped and comfortable as well.
It´s a “no lace” liner, which allows the skater to get in and out of the skates fast and easy. The foot is locked with just 3 ratched buckles. That´s all what is needed to keep your foot locked safely.
HABS – height adjustable brake system
The height adjustable brake system (HABS) offers a lot of advantages over the traditional heel brake. The braking surface has a bigger contact area, for a faster and more controlled braking action. The height adjustment function is perfect to find the preferred personal braking position, lower or higher. With straight legs for more braking power or angled legs. Also once worn down the brake pad can be lowered to keep the best braking point for more safety and security. The HABS is for sure the best and most effective heel brake system on the market. Easy to mount to the frame and replace, made out of the best possible materials.