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200x150x200 setup with Coyote boots

jcardin - 2-25-2017 at 10:47 AM

Came across these custom off roaders:





Windstruck - 2-26-2017 at 08:06 AM

I watched the videos but couldn't read the posts in the foreign language (well, foreign to me anyway). Can you please elucidate on the 200x150x200 setup? What is the thought process for making the central wheel smaller than the outer two? Also, it seemed as if the skates in the video had ratcheted wheels akin to wheels on land-based cross country ski trainers. I see how those would be useful for training as shown in the videos but I'm not so sure I'd want those for kiting. Maybe not a problem, but the kite provides the motive power so they just don't seem necessary and I'd think they would increase friction a lot which is always an enemy. On grass even freely spinning 200x50mm inflated wheels of doom set ups have a lot of friction. I know the problem with that only too well. To overcome this friction you need to increase kite size a lot to roll smoothly. Sometimes that much kite can lead to problems.... (but what would I know about that?).

jcardin - 2-26-2017 at 09:04 AM

I did translate some of the text within Google Translate (browser and then IOS app).

I think there was mention of the smaller middle wheel being used to aid in turning if I am not mistaken. If this is the case, then I can see where this might be a logical setup in more than one way.

I have already heard of people who use Powerslide triskates mentioning that the middle wheel can act as a "pivot point".

There may also be some slight "rockering" incorporated to this off road setup, but this is speculation on my part.

It seems to me that the smaller middle wheel could either be slightly lower set than the outer two wheels or merely inflated to a higher PSI, causing it to simulate a lower set wheel through its more firmness.

The larger and wider front wheel would more easily clear the way over tougher terrain and potholes. Then the middle wheel could safely drop into such irregularities without causing issue, with the larger back wheel completing the passover and "bringing up the rear" so to speak.

Turning could be more easily accomplished by either rocking back or forward on the two wheels (middle and front or middle and back), shortening the wheelbase in that instance.

This is what I am thinking is happening or what could be an extension of this setup.

indigo_wolf - 2-26-2017 at 09:18 AM

Quote: Originally posted by Windstruck  
I watched the videos but couldn't read the posts in the foreign language (well, foreign to me anyway).

Forum page translated with Google Translate can be found here:


Had to use TinyURL as Google likes to have URLs that are ridiculously long.
i.e. https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=de&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fforum.cross-skating.com%2Findex. php%2Fthread%2F3905-klosers-200-150mm-kombi-skates%2F%3FpostID%3D39765&edit-text=&authuser=0