Powerslide - Swell Lite 100 - Black
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Powerslide Swell have set a new benchmark in category of fitness skates. In times when sports equipment manufacturers must put emphasis not only on quality but also on aesthetics, Swell come forward to the expectations, offering durability, excellent performance and great looks which resemble running shoes design.
New Swell Lite models redefines boot concept known from previous models while still maintaining the same stiff, composite Vi shell as a base. Integrated padding is gone – the skates are equipped with MyFit Skinny Boy liner. The shell itself was also given flex cuts, which increase the overall flexibility of ankle area. These changes make the skates more “forgiving” when it comes to fit – in fact, we encourage skaters who couldn’t use previous Swell models to give Lite versions a try. Another benefit is decreased production cost, which translates to lower price on the shelf.
The rest of the skate stays as it were previously – Swell Lite share the same technologies and quality which made older models such outstanding skates. Glass fibre addition makes the shell as well as the cuff stronger and give them qualities which are not that widespread among fitness skates – namely a great energy transfer and superior control.
Feet are safely secured in place thanks to high lacing, cuff buckle and a Velcro strap which prevents heel lift. All of this makes it hard to believe that these skates are designed for fitness skating. Indeed, Powerslide engineers have used the technology and experience developed and acquired while working on freeskates, to build the Swell boot. It can be even said that Swell fall in to a “fitness+” category as they are much more than skates made for cruising on par lanes.
Inside of the shell resides a MyFit Skinny Boy liner, shaped to fit more narrow skates the best while providing maximum comfort. As with every MyFit liner, it can be heat moulded to provide superior fit right after taking the skates out of the box. Forget long break-in periods and pressure points!
Swell Lite Black 100 are aimed at skaters who are looking for good looking skates crossing the boundaries of what is usually considered as fitness skating. Short and lightweight 231mm Elite frame (205mm one in smaller sizes) and Powerslide Infinity 100mm wheels are encouraging you to try elements of freestyle skating, providing great agility. Still, these skates are objectively fast – you can build up speed on a track and maintain it quite easily.
Powerslide have introduced an innovative Trinity mounting in second iteration of Swell range and thanks to it, the centre of balance is as low as possible. This makes skates easier to control and easier to skate. Moreover, three mounting points make energy transfer more efficient, which translates to faster skating with less effort. Another advantage is full compatibility with whole Trinity frame range – thanks to it, if you will ever decide to try different wheel setup, you won’t have to worry if the frame will fit your boot. You can even mount long speedskating frame and convert these skates in to “full fat” 3x125mm marathon model if you wish.
If you are bored with fitness skates that all look alike and are looking for something going further in terms of style, performance and versatility, Swell are skates for you. New Lite models allow more skaters to feel the joy of skating in Swell and are safe recommendation for anyone who looks for well made, solid skates for frequent, intense skating. The included brake makes these a good starting point for newcomers, too.
Powerslide is one of industry’s leaders even though it is relatively young company – it has been founded in year 1994. The Germany based brand has entered the market at height of inline skating’s popularity, at the time when market was flooded with low quality skates which could be described as toys rather than sport equipment. From the very beginning, Powerslide had one goal: to break the perception of inline skating being a leisure activity for kids and to promote it as a sport for everyone. That’s not a surprise considering that company’s owner, Matthias Knoll, is a skater himself. As speedskating contender, he breathes this sport and his love for it has been fuelling Powerslide for over 25 years.
If we were to describe Powerslide in three words, these would be: quality, variety and innovation. From the very beginning of company’s existence, Germans have challenged industry’s giants and competed with them in field of quality. Nowadays they are in lead of the pack when it comes to technology: heatmoldable liners and boots, compressed carbon shells, revolutionary Trinity mounting – these things are relatively fresh and competition is yet to respond. Looking back, Powerslide was the first company to introduce carbon freestyle skate with integrated padding. They were the first company to introduce carbon based aggressive skate. 125mm wheels were introduced to speedskating thanks to them. The introduction of Kizer Advance frame and then Level 2 made a big impact and lead to rapid evolution of aggressive flat frames. Germans were the first company to make triskates a significant part of their offering, starting a new trend. Nowadays, Powerslide are the only company that makes real off-road skates (not to be confused with off-road rollerskis).
This pursuit of change and improvement is unique – no other company in this industry is having a boss willing to take even the craziest of ideas and concepts to production stage. Powerslide also have, without a shadow of doubt, the richest catalogue of products among all skating companies; covering even the most niche equipment made for freestyle slalom, downhill and inline alpine. They have full range of accessories and parts: helmets, protection pads, wheels, bearings, frames and so on. The company is also making rollerskates, providing recreational, roller derby and skatepark models and equipment. It can be safely said that if Powerslide is not making something skating related, chances of other companies having it in their offer are slim to none.
Powerslide have an impressive brand portfolio: MyFit liners, Wicked bearings, Reign hockey skates, USD aggressive skates, Kizer frames, Undercover wheels, Matter wheels, Gawds boots, wheels and softgoods, Prime wheels, Juice rollerskates wheels, Chaya rollerskates, Ennui protection and many others.
What makes Powerslide special are company’s people and supporters who create a community around it. Germans support and cooperate with skaters all around the globe. International Powerslide Team is composed of names every inline skating fan should be familiar with and believe us - there are far too many to list them here.
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