The shell of the Hardcore Evo shoe has been reinforced internal with extra layers of unidirectional carbon fiber and kevlar material. This enabeled us to take out the hollow tubes to make the boot even more light weight without making compromises in terms of stiffness. All Powerslide carbon shells are heat mouldable due to a special epoxy that is used in our shell construction. SHMR is also known as Super Heat Mouldable Resin enables us to heatmould the boot at any spot of the shoe as many times as needed.
The X-Tech cuff was designed with support in mind. It is made out of a special composite compound that is super stiff thanks to the 25% fiberglass, which was mixed into the material.
UPPER & LINING
We designed a new last for the Hardcore Evo skate. The new Powerlast improves the heel lock as well as the comfort in the ankle and toe area. Our PU nanoleather upper material is soft, but very strong and resistant. Canvas materials are natural materials which are light weight, but resistant. This outstanding material wraps around the foot like a sock. We use neoprene and microfiber materials for the inside lining which provides max. comfort. The Hardcore Evo is a “no-liner” boot which helps to transfer the energy directly from the foot to the wheels without any loss of energy.
The Hardcore Evo boot features thick round laces which are easy to grab and a powerstrap placed anatomically on top of the toe box. Our Universal Flap used for the 45° closure is micro adjustable on both sides. The flap is ergonomically pre-shaped and features a micro injected padding to reduce the pressure on the foot of the athlete.
Our 3D anatomical padding is placed strategically around the ankle area, but also the tendon area of the shoe to asure the most secure ankle and heel fit. The new speedfoam used for the padding is another advanced material used in our racing shoes. This foam is soft, but not too soft to absorb energy yet very comfortable. Step in and feel well from very first minute you wear the boot. The speedfoam padding does not take away space inside the shoe where you would need it, but fills up the empty spaces to give more comfort and control.
This new padding makes the boot more comfortable without any compromises in the overall performance.
The Powerslide Alpha MAG frame is a top of the line FSK frame made of AZ61 magnesium. It is based on a double voided construction. The extra ribs between the wheels increase the stiffness and help to lower the weight. The frame is very well balanced and super stiff. The range of Alpha MAG frames covers 223mm (pre-rockered), 235mm (pre-rockered) and 243mm length. The frame comes with single axles with T25 torx head made of steel. Alpha MAG frames come with a lazer print and a CNC machined finish which gives the frame a unique look.
The combination of the across slot in the frame and the along slot in our boots is called the X-Slot Mounting. This system enables the skater to adjust the boot-frame setup without any dead spot according to his skating style and preferences.
The length of the frames used for the Hardcore Evo skates varies with the shoe sizes in order to optimize the performance of the skate.
Powerslide FSK wheels are Super High Rebound (SHR) wheels that give the kids all they need - fast roll, good grip, long lifetime. The hub with the small dots is very strong and durable construction. The size of the hub is matched with the size of wheel needed
Twincam bearings are superior in quality and performance. The ILQ9 slalom bearing features two metal shields. The bearing contains 7 chromesteel balls. High viscosity Kyodo grease which is made in Japan is used for this high tech bearing.