The shell of the Metropolis skate is made of composite material. We use fiberglass reinforced nylon material to make the shell strong and stiff. The base of the mounting blocks is big and wide which provides a large contact area between frame and boot.
The 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
The liner of the Metropolis skate is made of PU leather upper materials which are soft and comfortable. We use lycra materials for the inside lining and added a comfortable innersole that provides max. comfort.
The Metropolis skate features thick round laces which are easy to grab. There are two buckles – one placed at 45° to keep the heel in place, the other one on top of the cuff for a secure wrap.
Our anatomical padding is placed strategically around the ankle area, but also the tendon area of the shoe to assure the most secure ankle and heel fit. We use neoprene material for the padding, which provides maximum comfort.
The Powerslide Beta frame is made of 6061 aircraft aluminium and 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 basically a simplified Alpha frame in order to reach a different pricepoint. The frame therefore is also very stiff and very well balanced. The frame comes with single axles with T25 torx head made of steel.
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.
Powerslide ABEC 7 bearings have a good spin. The bearing contains 7 chrome steal bearings and a strong and resistant steel cage. A synthitic oil from Japan is used for this bearing.