The Vi-Concept it simple but effective: Clap – Snap – Wrap is how you do it. Open the flap, close it and tighten it by turning the disc knob. This will give you an completely new skating feeling, total control with perfect fit. 360° Lacing and the full wrap technology make it possible. The shell is stiff and light with a sleek and narrow look and feel, while offering all the comfort you need.
The shell is the first and only fitness shell that is not symmetric, but is perfectly shaped and anatomically built to the skaters feet.
Moon boots and soft and flimsy skates are past, the Vi-shell is here to take over. It is made out of a special composite compound with carbon and fibreglass mixed into the material. This makes the shell strong and supportive. The Vi-shell also features a 195mm mounting with the Powerslide X-slot, which enables the skater to adjust the frame to the side and to the front and backwards, for the perfectly customized frame-boot position. The bottom is ventilated and incorporates the X design to guarantee torsion stiffness and perfect power transfer for each stride.
“Vi” is not just an evolution – Vi is a revolution.
The Vi-cuff is light and supportive. It is made out of a special composite compound with added carbon and fibreglass. This makes this slim cuff strong and supportive. The asymmetrical shape of the cuff, which fits perfectly to the shell adds further strength to the construction. The buckle is a clean and stylish fast lock buckle with a new female buckle receptor.
The Vi-Flap is a unique feature no other skate in the market offers. It is made out of a special composite compound with added carbon and fibreglass. This makes the flap strong and supportive. The metal wire of the 360° disc lacing system slips through the channels of the flap and firmly presses the flap towards the foot when the shoe is tightened with the disc knob. The padding under the flap distributes the pressure evenly on the foot and locks the foot perfectly into the shell.
The liner of our Vi-skates is a real masterpiece, one piece only. The Vi-powerlast 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, wraps around your foot like a sock. The liner can be heat moulded at 80° to 100° in an oven in order to customize the fitting. The liner has a unique 3 layer padding consisting of heat mouldable foams, EVA foam and additional 3-D latex 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 mouldable thermo sheet. The tongue is a 3-D shaped one piece construction, shaped to perfection without any wrinkles, twisting or pressure points. Unlike many other tongues of skates this tongue does not move or slip down during skating activities. The liner is light and hand washable. This liner also features a dual density innersole and a carrying strap.
The Atop disc closure device was developed to simplify lacing systems and to provide benefits that are not granted by traditional closure systems:
Simple: Anyone can use it, from kids to adults with just one hand to secure the best possible fit.
2nd Skin Fit: The Atop disc closure system achieves superior comfort and fit with a controlled and balanced closure and avoids any pressure points.
Micro-adjustable: The Atop disc closure system offers the most precise and accurate fit you can get – fine tuning perfection
Low in Weight: The Atop system is light and strong It can not be lighter for the power you get out of it.
Speed Lacing: Easy and fast to put on and off, turn it, tighten it, turn back to open – it could not be easier!
Security: Once dialled in, Atop never loses tension and gives you the security other traditional lacing systems can not offer.
Performance: The Atop II disc closure system provides double the power of any traditional lacing system while being flexible and giving the amount of flex you need for perfect performance.
Easy: The Atop disc closure system offers an easy exchange of wire and parts and is also easy to clean to secure a long lasting performance.
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 s et 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 lazer 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 spot according to his skating style and preferences.
Tires & Bearings
The skate features Powerslide rustproof bearings lubricated with light grease. It has serviceable labyrinth shields, which avoid contamination of dust and water. The bearing also features a strong and solid nylon retainer with added Teflon for a smooth ride and 7 stainless steel balls, which are honed and finished to perfection to guarantee a smooth and nice roll. The raceways are also made of stainless steel to prevent rust. The 125mm Road Warrior air tires are made by Innova – a well known manufacturer for tires. They come with 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 tire has an road profile. The tires are inflateable up to maximum 5,9bar / 85 psi.
The VI-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 compund for the brakepad. The brake can be used on the left side or right side of your skates and is also available in the aftermarket sales in case the skater wants to have two brakes on his skates. The brakepad is also available in the aftermarket.