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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Now more comfy
With unmatchable performance
The next generation of soft boots
Just the right amount of padding, right where you want it
The inner shell is probably the most remarkable component in the Powerslide SWELL skates, it does work not only as the base that connects and supports the whole boot but its precisely engineered shape keeps your heel locked-in and improves your stability right from the bottom. We used a special nylon composite with fiberglass mixed into the material, resulting in a light yet exceptionally strong and supportive structure that can’t be achieved with ordinary plastics. The bottom of the shell incorporates our unique cross ribs design to guarantee torsion stiffness and perfect power transfer for each stride. But the most innovative feature of our shell is the asymmetrical construction. Unlike ordinary fitness skates our shells are perfectly shaped and anatomically engineered for left and right feet in order to create a better fitting and performance of the skate, resulting in a extremely comfortable and responsive boot. It features the standard 165mm frame mounting and includes the Powerslide X-Slot mounting plates which enables a precise adjustment of the frame to the sides and to the front and back, allowing the skater to customize the frame/boot position for the most optimal skating experience.
The next generation of Powerslide cuffs are sleek and light but very supportive, with solid lateral support and the right amount of front and forward flex. The cuffs are made out of a special nylon composite with added fiberglass to meet the requirements of stiffness and repeated flex necessary for Powerskating. The asymmetrical design of the cuff paired with the v-cut shape in the back, works as the perfect extension of the shell and adds further strength to the construction. We included our extensively probed top buckle, a trustful and effective fast lock buckle with a new female buckle receptor that sets a new standard in boots closure systems.
Powerslide is the first company integrating a Power-knitted textile into an inline skate. This ultra light and breathable high performance material reduces weight and adapts to different foot shapes wrapping seamlessly around your foot like a flexible second skin. The strong heavy waxed and flat laces are connected to metal eyelets and kevlar wires crossing the power-knit upper to transfer all the pulling power and keep your foot always locked in the right place without any pressure points. Thanks to our integrated 45º powerstrap we solved the so common heel-lifting problem resulting in a perfect power transfer and a advanced skate feeling. As with all things you wear, choosing your pair of skates is very personal and we offer a wide range of distinctive styles for everyone’s taste. The nice finish in details along with the rich and vivid colors round up the Powerslide SWELL collection.
One of the biggest challenges we faced was how to integrate the shell with the upper and the inner padding. It was not possible to achieve the level of responsiveness we were looking for with a traditional hard shell and a removable liner construction so we developed a new manufacturing process to combine the technology used in high quality speed racing skates with our unique power-knit upper/welding upper. The result is a simple, one piece construction, with a smooth join between outside and inside, upper and lining. The Powerslide Swell 100 Red skate is not fully a hard boot nor a soft boot skate and still it has the best of both worlds. The ankle padding for Swell skates was designed with comfort as the main objective. In order to endure short intense trainings but also to allow you to wear your skates for a longer period of time. All the Powerslide SWELL skates feel great from the very first moment you put them on thanks to our 3D anatomically shaped padding made out of a combination of various layers of high end foam materials with different thicknesses and densities, offering the same great comfort and performance day after day. Why skate something that gets in the way to achieve your goals? Forget about stinky and puffy liners that result in unresponsive and floppy skates. The Powerslide Swell skates will give you that extra boost when you need it the most but also provide a painless and comfortable fit for those long distance skating days. Go further, harder and repeat. The Powerslide Swell skates help you perform your weekly training and still enjoy every single moment you are in your skates.
PS Unity one piece 3×100, stamped AL
PS Infinity 110, 86A
Wicked ABEC 7
HABS – height adjustable brake system
The Powerslide 3 wheels UNITY frames are a decisive unique feature to all Powerslide SWELL skates. Three big wheels offer a bigger footprint with more PU in contact with the ground and more response out of the corners. So that’s why less wheels mean more grip. Also three wheel frames can be lower and shorter than 4 wheel frames with smaller wheels, making it easy to maneuver and control your stride, and with the center wheel right under the center of gravity, turns are easier and the whole skating experience feels more natural. All these features make it easier to adopt a proper skating habit and help you learn advanced techniques such as the double push. An additional benefit is the less weight which makes skating more fun and less energy consuming, allowing to skate for a longer time and improving your endurance. The Unity frame is made out of a single piece of strong 6063 heat-treated T6 aircraft aluminum, lighter and lower than any other fitness skating frame in the market. This results in better stability and more control. The frame uses 8mm allen key axles and fits maximum 100mm wheel size. The combination of the across slot in the frame along the X-slot in our boots enables you to adjust the boot/frame setup without any dead spot according to your skating style and preferences. This special feature is unique in the fitness and powerskating category.
We have developed a special PU formula for all PS SWELL wheels to guaranty high durability, unparalleled grip and maximum speed. The solid six-spokes core transfer all the power from your legs to the ground providing an excellent push and stride. There is the right amount of PU over the core to take away shocks and vibrations of the roads, but thanks to the long lasting and super high rebound Urethane these wheels are a great choice for fast pacing and even for long distance skaters. One of the main benefits of Triskates over 4 wheel skates is they allow for a bigger size of wheels.: 100, 110 and 125mm. Bigger wheels not only last longer than small wheels, but also provide a more comfortable roll with less vibration. Experienced skaters chose triskates because they can reach higher top speeds but at the same time triskates are a better choice for beginner because they allows to skate over any surface and ground imperfection without problems, minimizing the risk of falls and improving the confidence. 3x100mm wheels offer more control and faster acceleration. With smaller wheels the center of gravity is lower and the frames are shorter resulting in the most maneuverable and agile setup of the whole Swell collection, optimal for powerful urban skating and short intense sessions. It is also a great option for beginners or unexperienced skaters because the 100mm still provide a more pleasant roll than traditional 4x80mm skate and less stress in the ankles than bigger wheels setups. 3×100 is a more conservative setup that guaranties fun and performance at the same time.
The skate features WCD abec 7 freespin bearings lubricated with light grease. They have a strong and solid steel cage and 7 steel balls which are honed and finished to perfection to guarantee a smooth and nice freespin. WCD are the bearing of choice of the fastest man of the planet on inline skates: Bart Swings, professional speed skater and multiple world champion. To extend the lifespan of your bearings always keep them clean and well lubricated. For further instructions watch the tutorials in our Powerslide TV channel or contact your local skateshop for additional help. For more information check out the Wicked website under: www.wicked-hardware.com
The Height Adjustable Brake System (HABS) offers a lot of advantages over ordinary heel brakes. The braking surface has a bigger contact area, for a more controlled braking action and a shorter stopping distance. 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 made out of the best materials available. Until you dominate a solid stopping technique and feel fully comfortable and safe skating without a brake, Powerslide recommends to mount it to the frame and wear your brake at all times. If you have any question on how to mount the brake, watch the tutorials on Powerslide-TV channel or contact your local skateshop for additional help.