About this project
Technical Specifications, Features, & Options
The "Custom Ride System" frame utilizes a patent pending axle mounted Spacer Slider Shock Absorption system.
The Spacer Sliders allow each attached inline skate wheel to independently move upwards against a small urethane dampener embedded in the frame wall.
Vibrations from uneven pavement and the impact forces from harsh landings that occur while inline skating can be reduced or completely eliminated. This system can be precisely tuned to each individuals desired ride comfort & suggested weight specification.
Some of the advantages of the CRS Frame include easy customization and fine tuning of the rider experience with endless options to potentially choose from. With such few parts involved it is also, without a doubt, the lightest suspension inline frame system ever created.
Features of the CRS system include customizable shock absorbing capabilities, simple interchangeable parts, and multiple ride setup options.
Custom Ride System UFS Frame Features:
- Patent Pending Fully Customizable Urethane Suspension Frame Spacer Slider System with 4mm Max Travel.
- Completely Symmetrical, Rotatable, & Replaceable Single Piece Core Construction.
- Minimal Side Wall Grind Space & 3mm Recessed Hardware ensures The Fastest & Smoothest Sliding Available.
- Extra Wide Split System Groove.
- Same Tried & True Precisely Angled & Curved H-Block Pocket for Perfectly Balanced Groove Tricks as on our Graphic Display Frame.
- CRS Freestyle G-Blocks Allow for all Setup Option Possibilities (Flat Rocker, Anti Rocker, Freestyle, & Tri Rocker).
- Rockerable Rigid Solid Spacers Allow for Standard Hi-Lo Setup.
- 59mm Max Flat, Anti, & Freestyle Setup with Suspension Spacers.
- 8mm Stainless Steel Custom CRS Axles.
The benefits of this revolutionary system are various. It creates a drastically smoother rolling experience on the roughest and smoothest surfaces, relieving stress to the knees and joints. This allows for bigger gaps and jumps to be taken on skates. You will also notice considerably sharper cornering and increased grip to the pavement and riding surfaces. The urethane spacers also store and release energy giving and extra "boost" when riding transitions, allowing for higher airs and jumps.
The Urethane Spacer not only provides a customizable amount of shock absorption but at certain hardnesses also stores and rebounds energy that can enhance inline skating reaction performance and cornering grip. The CRS Urethane Suspension Spacers are interchangeable and can be manufactured in many degrees of industry standard hardnesses, from a rubber like softness of 25A to an anti rocker wheel hardness of 100A and all the way up to a 85D scale hardness with the rigidity of a bowling ball.
You can ride the CRS frames "rigid" with zero levels of shock absorption to a variance of degrees and combinations of shock absorption in each wheel. All depending on your skating preference and weight ratio requirements. You can ride flat rocker, anti rocker, tri-rocker & even freestyle with CRS G-Blocks. You can even flip the "rigid" spacers upside down on the outside wheels to create a "Hi-Lo" wheel setup as well.
We have created a "Multi Ride Options Chart" which goes over various ways you can ride the CRS frames. Users can choose from a variety of traditional classic rigid setups to a full range of suspension setups, at varying degrees, in each wheel. For example, using a rigid spacer or firmer urethane spacer in the front wheel allows for a quicker push off stride whilst using softer spacers in the rear wheel would ensure extra shock absorption in the heels where most forces from landing would be applied.
Custom Ride System R&D Suggested Options:
These amazing customization possibilities make CRS the only inline skate frame in the world that allows for precise tuning of the riding experience to an individuals exact specifications. With all the experimentation and capabilities involved, CRS is simply the future of frame technology, here now.
What will we do with the funding raised and why a Kickstarter?
We are currently in the final testing stages and are working on some new designs for the second generation frames that will debut on the market. They will be aesthetically different and functionally more improved than the v.1 prototypes pictured above.
Soon we will be ready to start production on the final product, but we need help to get the CRS frames on your feet. We are an independent skater owned company without any skate manufacturers behind us or financial backers. Creating and developing new patented products can be challenging, as we found out with our first product release in 2009. The costs of prototyping this new project have already been covered and the patenting process is in progress but we still need help raising funds for the part tooling, meeting production minimums, and extensive patent fees.
We want to get the CRS frames to you as fast as we can. That is why we joined Kickstarter for this project release. It will allow you, the user, to enjoy these frames much sooner than we could possibly facilitate ourselves. We see the amazing potential these frames have to change the way we all roll and want you to be involved. We expect a large community to arise of those who ride the CRS frames and share their experiences experimenting with the endless setup possibilities available. We want you to be a part of this moment in blading history. Please make a pledge and be one of the first to ride and enjoy this revolutionary system. Thank you for your support.
(FAQs) Ouestions You May Have.
How much will shipping be to my country?
This varies as it will be determined by your location and method of shipment preferred.
How much will custom & taxes be for shipping to my country?
It varies depending on the country of which you live.
When will this ship exactly?
The frames will ship no later then October 2013, Packages that do not include frames can ship much earlier.
How do I mount these frames to my aggressive skates?
They mount using the standard UFS bolts that come with all "aggressive" inline skates with "Universal Frame Standard" mountable baseplates.
Will this work with my hockey skates, recreational skates, or racing skates?
No. These are for "aggressive" skates only for now.
Where do you produce this?
Our frames and parts are produced in China. The clothing is manufactured in South America and screen printed in the USA.
What wheels does this fit?
The frames will accommodate a 59mm flat rocker & anti rocker set-up with the Urethane Suspension Spacers.
How often will I need to change these elements in my skates?
The urethane pieces will wear down as urethane does. We recommend refreshing them every 6 months of total usage.
Can this frame break easily?
No. This frame is very solidly built out of great material. Also, the shock absorption properties reduce the impacts on the frame as well.
Which elements of the skate can I change?
The urethane suspension spacers can be easily changed and even rigid spacers can be added in their place.
Will these skates work good in cold / warm weather?
These frames will function in cold and warm weather just like typical aggressive frames.
How much does shipping cost?
It varies depending on the location of which you live.
How do I specify my spacer hardness, size for frames and clothing?
Once you place your order we will contact you with a questionnaire for you to fill out all of your information.
Risks and challenges
We do have risks and challenges involved. Certainly delays are the most common issues found in manufacturing but we have kept this in mind when envisioning our completion timeline. This project has been in the works for some time now and we are currently on schedule. Our main plan for success involves our careful preparation and the experience from already owning a manufacturing company that is distributed in 50 countries worldwide. We have dependable quality manufactures that already work with us, allowing the proper resources to execute this project. The normal speed bumps may occur but we expect those to be surpassed. We hope it will only help us improve and ensure that the final product is just right for you.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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