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Pavement roller-skiing with Flexiskates
The Flexiskates proof-of-concept prototypes are fashioned from CNC machined components and custom-created plastic parts
The springs are said to store energy during one turn and release it into the next
The Flexi self-adjusting balancing mechanism provides solid support on all four wheels
The Flexiskates mechanism in upright position
The Flexiskates mechanism in carving mode
Diagram showing the advantages of the Flexiskates mechanism
Incorporate a tilting mechanism into a car, scooter or bike and not only have you just increased its wow factor by at least a thousand percent, but you've also greatly improved its stability and handling. Such is the case with Flexiskates, which boast the stability of quad skates and the speed of blades, while also catering for simulated alpine ski carving on pavement.
Read the full article: Can Flexiskates kickstart a new pavement roller-skiing craze?
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