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.
ALL Vi Skates are mouldable by heat! The only composite skates in the market that offer this great possibility! Vi-Shells, but also the cuff and flap, are all heat mouldable. You can put your complete skate (without wheels) into the oven in order to adjust the fitting to your feet! Heat moulding instructions are shown by video on our PS-TV vimeo account.
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 165mm 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.
A small replaceable side protector is placed on the outside of the shell in order to protect the steel wire of the lacing.
“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.
This skate is equipped with the MY FIT “Fat Boy” liner. The liner of our Vi-skate 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 around 80° C 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.
Powerslide offers 3 different MY FIT liner in the aftermarket which are ALL heat mouldable. For more information about My FIT check out the website: www.powerslide.de/explore/vi-world/my-fit
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 XC Path 2.0 frame is a one-piece frame, CNC machined to perfection made out of a solid and strong extrusion. This frame sets a new standard; it is strong, stiff, responsive and lightweight. The XC Path 2.0 frame includes two mounting distance standards – the 165mm and the 195mm standard and therefore can be combined for many kinds of different overboots if needed. The XC Path 2.0 frame comes with 8mm axles and pressed in frame spacers, so no extra parts needed and perfect roll right out of the box. We offer this frame in size 20,5” / 522mm fitting all shoe sizes up to 47 EU.
Tires & Bearings
The skate features Powerslide rustproof bearings lubricated with light grease. It has serviceable rubber shields, which avoid contamination of dust and water. The bearing also features a strong and solid nylon retainer for a smooth ride and 7 special coated chromesteel balls, which are honed and finished to perfection to guarantee a smooth and nice roll. The raceways are also made of special coated chromesteel to prevent rust. The 6 ¼” “Pro” air tires are made by CST – a well known manufacturer for tires. They come with a 2 piece magnesium rim which makes it eary to replace jackets and tubes. The rubber outer jacket is reinforced with Vectran fibers adding strength to the jacket. The tire has an off road profile for better grip. The tires are inflateable up to maximum 6,3bar / 90 psi. We also offer 150mm Super High Rebound PU wheels for those skaters who like to skate mainly on asphalted roads and like to have more speed. The XC Path now features front and rear fender ex work to prevent the skater from dirt.
The new Powerslide calf brake offers a lot of possibilities to adjust to the individual’s preferences and skating skills to provide the skater with a secure feeling and optimal braking function. The skater has the possibility to adjust the brakepad in the angle. The height adjustment function is perfect to find the preferred personal braking position, with more straight leg or more angled legs. The skate comes with only one brake system only. The skater has the option to switch the brake to the other side if he/she prefers or they purchase an additional brake system which he/she then assembeles to the second skate if he/she feels more secure with two brakes.
Skating off road and in the wet is fun, but can be a very dirty affair. The Powerslide composite fender protects the athlete perfectly when skating in wet conditions.