With bigger wheels the center of gravity of skates is higher, control and support are also more important. With bigger wheels the force gets higher too, more torque.
We at Powerslide, as the pioneers of big wheels are aware of these facts and looked for solutions to make skates not only faster, but also more secure, agile and easier to control.
WHAT DID WE WANT?
A mounting that is as low as possible for ALL wheel sizes and setups.
To make the connection between the boot and frame more stable.
To add more control and better balance.
WHAT WE DID
So we looked at different sports, fixations in different areas and at other disciplines of skating. Inline hockey frames use front wings forming a channel since ages for one reason:
TO LOWER THE CENTER OF GRAVITY
Hockey is the fastest game in the world, and the lower skate is, the easier it is to maneuver, to handle and to control. This was our goal and mission for the new Trinity frame concept.
The construction of hockey skates inspired us to:
CREATE A THREE POINT MOUNTING FRAME
where we placed the two front mounting points outside of the frame using wings like in hockey frames
FORMING A DEEP GROOVED CHANNEL FOR THE WHEELS to keep center of gravity to the lowest possible. Precise engineering enables wheels to be less than 0.5 cm away from the boot.
INTEGRATE THE X-SLOT MOUNTING INTO OUR TRINITY 3-POINT MOUNTING frames as well. It gives the skater the opportunity to shift their frames to the front and back and even side wards, which enables them to customize the frame position under their boots to their skating skills and needs to optimize their performance.
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