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.
ALL PRODUCT INFORMATIONS
Composite fiber – Metropolis shell
PS SUV extruded AL
SUV 125mm air tire
Wicked freespin ABEC 7
The shell is very rigid and gives a lot of support especially to nordic skating beginner. This solid shell also protects the skaters feet from any heavy impacts that might appear during off road skating. The shell is made out of a special composite compound that is very stiff thanks to the 10% fiberglass, which was mixed into the material. It features a 165mm long mounting distance including an along slot which enables the skater to adjust the frame frames to the side in order to find the perfect skating position. The bottom is ventilated.
The cuff was designed with support in mind. It is made out of a special composite compound that is super stiff thanks to the 10% fiberglass, which was mixed into the material. The buckle is a clean and stylish fast lock buckle.
The Powerslide SUV ALU frame is a top of the line frame made of 6061 aircraft aluminium. It is based on a double voided construction. The extra ribs between the wheels increase the stiffness and help to lower the weight. The frame is very well balanced, super stiff and sets a new standard for off road frames. The 11,6” long frame is equipped with 3x 125mm air tires with a super low center of gravity. This short frame is very easy to handle even in rough terrain. The frame comes with single axles with T25 torx head made of 7075 aluminium. The SUV ALU frames come with a laser print and a CNC machined finish which gives the frame a unique look. The combination of the across slot in the frame and the along slot in our boots is called the X-Slot Mounting. This system enables the skater to adjust the boot-frame setup without any dead spots, according to his skating style and preferences.
The 125mm Road Warrior air tires have a nice off road profile, which has good grip.The tires feature a strong 3-spoke rim. The hole around the valve is covered with rim tape which is well known in bicycle tires. The rubber outer jacket is reinforced with Vectran fibers adding strength to the jacket. The tires are inflateable up to maximum 5,9bar / 85 psi.
You want to save some weight? Try to skate the Metropolis SUV with just two tires by taking out the one in the middle. This setup also performs well and is fun to skate! Check it out!
WICKED (WCD) is a new high end bearing brand specializing in all kinds of rolling sport. WCD is made of the best available raw materials and crafted with high quality to guarantee a fast and smooth ride but also a long lifetime. WCD ABEC 7 Freespin bearings have a very good and smooth spin. The bearing contains 7 chrome 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 from Japan is used for this high end bearing. For more information check out the Wicked website under: www.wicked-hardware.com
Simple and solid buckle system
MyFit Fat Boy Liner
The Metropolis SUV skate features flat laces which are easy to grip. There are two buckles – one placed at 45° to keep the heel in place, the other one on top of the cuff for a secure wrap.
This skate is equipped with the MyFit “Fat Boy” liner. This liner is a real masterpiece. The last was created by Sergio Mc Cargo, the No.1 shoemaker in the inline skating world. The liner is fully lasted. It has a perfect shape and fit, it wraps around your foot like a sock. The liner can be heat molded at around 80° C in an oven or with a strong hair dryer in order to customize the fitting. The liner has a unique 3 layer padding consisting of heat moldable foams, EVA foam and additional 3-D foam in the ankle area for a perfect ankle and heel lock to increase support during every stride. Under the lining we added soft sponge foam for extra comfort and support. On the outside the padding is kept in shape with a special heat moldable thermo sheet. The liner is light and also features a dual density innersole and a carrying strap. Powerslide offers different MyFit liner for aftermarket sales which are ALL heat moldable.
The Metropolis SUV is equipped with a common heel brake system. The frame of the brake is made of 6061 aircraft aluminium. We use a special rubber compound for the brakepad. The brake can be used on the left side or right side of your skates and is also available in aftermarket sales in case the skater wants to have two brakes on their skates. The complete brakesystem is also available in aftermarket sales.