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Roller Blades With Skate Like Braking Power

Enable ice skates style moves on roller blades
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Roller hockey and other sports suffer from the inability of roller blades to fully simulate ice skating motions, due in large part to the inability to use rapid sideways braking.

This rollerblade design would have the following two key modifications:

1) Slightly larger then commonly used today wheels along the center strip with a cut shape (i.e. forming a V as opposed to a -_- at the contact point with the surface

2) slightly smaller rollers on both sides of the boot that allow unimpeded forward movement, but when rolled laterally have seat belt type stop action.

When doing sideways braking, the foot rests almost entirely on these smaller rollers and the V surface larger wheels just slide along.

theircompetitor, Feb 11 2004


       There was a product a while ago that would simulate the ice skating experience with a simple change of the wheels of your inline skates. Looking for link.
Letsbuildafort, Feb 11 2004


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