Power Kite Forum

new skates

Terrablader - 2-24-2014 at 03:36 PM

Now with hydraulic brakes for downhill on 4 wheels.

prior to drill and tap and assembly

Pair I am making for myself, should be pretty sweet with new brake system in place I will post up when its all together.

BeamerBob - 2-24-2014 at 03:38 PM

Wow, you are lucky to have the knowledge and resources to just make a set for yourself! Please keep us updated. Are you ready to take orders?:D

chris - 2-25-2014 at 10:23 AM

Looking forward to seeing these at IBB in April!

Terrablader - 2-25-2014 at 11:04 AM

3 pairs will be there and boots from size 8 - 12

Terrablader - 2-27-2014 at 09:24 AM

prior to debur and stuff, its been 10 years of waiting for the right brakes but they are here now. Making the skates completely viable for all terrain usage.

Demoknight - 2-27-2014 at 09:41 AM

Looks like your image link is broken, but that first picture of the frame has me drooling. I was an inline speed skater from young childhood up until I was about 20. I still have my old Bont Shark boots and some lightweight frames. How likely are you to be able to make another set of frames like this for selling to me?

Terrablader - 2-27-2014 at 09:53 AM

images should be up now

Terrablader - 2-27-2014 at 10:03 AM

I love Bont frames you might like to see the comparison.

I have not made any skates for anyone in a while, mainly because of the time involved to make them, its possible please message me we can go from there.

BeamerBob - 2-27-2014 at 10:18 AM

My inline skates have some flex in the ankle. Will the stiff boots offer enough flex for the application?

Terrablader - 2-27-2014 at 10:26 AM

The Dalbellos in the picture I don't use those racing boots are overkill, I use a central entry boot for intermediate, easier to get in an out of very comfortable. Much more comfortable than skate lace ups. This the better boot.

and you get them off ebay all day real cheap like $30

they have allot of flex for sure.

Suds after thuds - 2-28-2014 at 07:53 AM

Nice bindings and very cool machine you got there:thumbup:

Terrablader - 2-28-2014 at 09:15 AM

Thanks! sorry for large pictures. The bindings are Bomber Bindings the wheels are made by MBS. Both companies are run by really nice people.

Terrablader - 3-1-2014 at 01:34 PM

Kober - 3-1-2014 at 11:08 PM

Very impressive ... very nice ....

PHREERIDER - 3-2-2014 at 10:35 AM

fresh lookin hardware! very nice! , why brakes at all?

Terrablader - 3-3-2014 at 08:03 AM

They don't need brakes for kiteskating or for using with the Rollercycle. But I have a third use for them. Going down ski slopes in the summer. We have a 10 mile downhill fire road here / 3000 vertical feet often down through the clouds, terminating cutting through an orange vineyard for the last 1mile or so, have done that about 15 times, all downhill its the ultimate test for gravity based skating.

Kite skating remains the best application however for sure.

Chad some serious stuff in your vids!

PHREERIDER - 3-3-2014 at 08:42 AM

right on man. u definitely got the gear to drop in with for down hill.

weight per skate? u could run those with 2 wheels prolly be fine, right? look like my old rocces/MOGEMA frames. changed over my doomwheels to 8" which gave, by far, better handling

i am not much of a skier, in frequency, so not much boot/binding knowledge for selection choices.

Terrablader - 3-6-2014 at 02:46 PM

they would run on two wheels but for two wheels you can be down much lower than my skate height

weight is 11.5 pounds per skate , ski boot weights 5 pounds per boot.

final product after about 6 hours of deburring, and polish

skimtwashington - 3-6-2014 at 03:54 PM

Were these frames commercial made pieces from some existing line and then altered/enhanced at home or completely designed from raw bar stock all at home on own machine shop equip....?

Terrablader - 3-6-2014 at 06:09 PM

I mill them with a CNC mill I do machining part time.

They use a up a big piece of aluminum :) 10'x5"x.75"

PHREERIDER - 3-6-2014 at 07:16 PM

well done! very nice.

Demoknight - 3-20-2014 at 03:24 PM

Seems like a good bit of curve you put in those. I bet they turn pretty tight even though they are so long.

Terrablader - 4-11-2014 at 07:46 AM

yes one centimeter of rocker, especially if the middle tires are inflated more than end tires as well. The front and rear wheels free spin on pavement