Speed skaters have precious feet and the two areas which take the brunt of this impact are the navicular bone on the inside of the foot and the outside rear part of the heel. With the new pain free shell, Powerslide has removed the sections of carbon causing this pain and since the shell is compression molded, it does not sacrifice any stiffness. This manufacturing technology enables Powerslide to cut out the shell as well as adding nicely shaped reinforcements to increase the stiffness of the shell. Powerslide can create shapes with sharp contoures in carbon fiber shells which you usually only know form injected composite shells. Powerslide is the only brand in inline skating to offer compression molded shells.
PU nanoleather upper material is soft but very strong and resistant. Powerslide took out some reinforcement materials to make the upper even more light weight and flexible to create a Second Skin Fit (SSF) as this outstanding material wraps around the foot like a sock. The mesh inserts in the upper help to regulate the clima in the boots, allowing for fresh air to cool down your feet. The high quality neoprene that is used for the lining is very strong, but yet soft to the skin for a nice comfy feeling.
3D anatomical padding is placed strategically around the ankle and tendon areaof the shoe to assure the most secure ankle and heel fit. The new speed foamused for the padding is another advanced material used in Powerslide racing shoes.This foam is soft, but not too soft to absorb energy yet very comfortable. The speedfoam padding does not take away space inside the shoe where you would need it,but fills up the empty spaces to give more comfort and control. Poron Urethaneswere originally designed for medical purposes to provide custom foam cushioningand comfort which is essential. This material reboundsslowly when compressed, which results in a custom fit during each use.
Featuresof Poron are:
shock absorbing to protect against impacts
breathable to keep feet dry and cool
Following design and engineering highlights from its big brother, the XXX, the redesigned XX frame has been overhauled. Made form the 6000 series aluminium and using double extrusion method. Like all high end frames, it allows for the use of pitch and stride control to customize your frame booth set up to enhance your technique to maximize your skating. Also featuring M7 axels and Torx T25.
Powerslide Infinity wheels are Super High Rebound (SHR) wheels that give skaters all they need - fast roll, good grip, and long lifetime. The traditional spoke hub is a light weight construction. The size of the hub is matched with the size of the wheels needed.
Wicked (WCD) is a new hardware brand and the PULS skate features the ABEC 9 bearings.