Embracing all the quality design features, functionality and worldwide design patents of the popular Skorpion™ Skates - SKORPIES have been specifically scaled down with extra emphasis on quality and safety, to provide the ultimate skating experience for children aged five - nine.
Along with offering size adjustability and the ability for children to use their own favorite shoes - SKORPIES have smaller 80mm soft compound wheels, lower rated bearings, softer springs, and brakes on both skates. The 80mm 78A PU wheels combined with ABEC 1 bearings further advance SKORPIES' safety features by giving optimum control of the rolling speed.
SKORPIES’ low centre of gravity makes them extremely easy to balance on, giving the young novice skater confidence to learn.
Wear Your Own Shoes
SKORPIES have been specifically designed to use with a child’s favourite comfortable footwear. Simply strap on and go!
SKORPIES grow with the child and allow children to share their skates with siblings and friends. The footplate adjustment nut has been especially designed for children to use.
Dual Braking System
Dual non-marking rubber brakes are fitted to the back of both skates for maximum safety.
Increased Rolling Resistance
80mm 78A PU wheels combined with ABEC 1 bearings further advance SKORPIES safety features by giving optimum control of the rolling speed.
In keeping with SKORPIES’ contemporary automotive design, a threaded domed wheel nut complete with an Allen key fitting gives added safety with the look of a hub cap.
Quadline Street Skates
Using the latest thermoplastic polymers, patented design features, and a classic American contemporary automotive look - Skorpion Quadlines offer unsurpassed performance, practicality and styling.
The unique patented design lowers the center of gravity, creating extraordinary balance for the skater and an easier learning curve.
The 100mm wheels provide the smoothest ride possible, even on uneven surfaces. The transition from one surface to another is effortless, and the rubber-sealed dual bearings in each wheel combined with Quadcoil suspension keeps rolling resistance and vibration to a minimum. Skorpion Quadlines feature easily adjustable footplates that fit almost any-sized shoe ‚ making them especially economical for growing children and teens. Sharing skates has never been easier!
The footplates are manufactured from Du Pont’s latest Zytel® Super Tough Glass reinforced nylon to provide ultimate strength. The Zytel provides increased rigidity, tensile strength, and low temperature impact strength that you can confidently rely on. Unlike most other engineering thermoplastics, super tough Zytel is insensitive to notching and can therefore take a lot of punishment and still stay in one piece. Scratches do not concentrate stress and do not become weak points. The footplates will retain their toughness and do not become brittle at low temperatures. A soft inner sole has also been included in the footplate to maximize skater comfort.
Detachable non-marking rubber brakes are fitted to the rear of one skate. The brakes can be transferred from one foot to the other to suit the preference of the skater, and can be easily replaced when worn. The brakes are fastened by a bolt that screws into a threaded metal sleeve in the axle mount.
The axle assembly combines an 8mm steel axle shaft encapsulated by Glass Filled Nylon, which provides:
- Strength and stiffness
- The geometry required to allow the axle to pivot and provide steering action to each skate
- The hard surface tolerance fit required to support the high performance bearings
The design and calculated placement of the axle under the front and rear footplates through the axle mount pivot transfers the load and weight of the skater down and out to each of the 100mm wheels. This allows the skater to easily turn and negotiate terrain.
Suspension And Steerage Design
Our patented Quadcoil spring suspension and steering system utilizes zinc dichromate coated high carbon compression springs positioned close to each wheel to reduce vibration, provide positive responsive control when turning, and relative comfort when skating on uneven or rough terrain. The suspension combined with the wide footprint of the skates improves stability while the skater is both mobile and stationery, and helps ensure a fun and enjoyable skating experience.
Wheels and Hubs
The four 100mm 82A high rebound Polyeurethane (PU) wheels provide a superior ride. The five-spoke TPU hub is specifically designed to provide the perfect amount of support and heat dissipation, which combined with the PU wheel provides speed, endurance and shock absorbing properties for a comfortable ride. Each wheel is fitted with two rubber-sealed Abec5 bearings to minimize drag, reduce rolling resistance, and provide lateral strength and speed to burn.
Strap And Buckle Design
The front and rear padded straps are manufactured from a strong and durable Polyeurethane elastomer to provide positive fastening, withstand shock and creep resistance, and reduce wear on the ‘teeth’ of the ladder strap.
The convenient, rigid strap and buckle ratchet system provides positive holding power and allows skaters to fasten the skates to their footwear quickly and effortlessly - and just strap on and go!
The revolutionary tectonic adjustable footplate design enables Skorpion Quadline Skates to be easily adjusted to fit almost any-sized shoe.