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Inline Skating Notebook: Atom Wheels (Aug. 28, 2008)
And Then There Was Atom… (PDF) (Jan. 23, 2009)
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Inline Skating Notebook: Atom Wheels (Aug. 28, 2008)
Atom Wheels, Tools Not ToysNov 18, 2008Atom Wheels vs. The World
Why is additional weight enhancing Atom Wheel performance?
For all them techno gurus that think about removing every gram possible from their equipment. It has proven again and again that inline skates perform at their best with a moderate amount of mass. What is moderate? That is still unanswered; it has varied from skater to skater but all and all more has been better than less. Luigino, the number one boot manufacturer in the world has studied for year’s optimizing ratios of weight utilizing inertia vs. no weight using pure strength. You can imagine why there are restrictions on the weight of golf balls as well as on golf club heads. Inline speed skating is a sport driven by manpower with skating surfaces that include massive friction. We have made the lightest boots in the world to have them fail miserably as well as the lightest frames to only find them breaking and not performing at elite standards. Unlike ice blades that have nearly no friction, we are forcing an inline chasse to turn sharp corners and maneuver straits under high stress creating heat, wear and fatigue on the wheels. As wheels became larger the market detoured to weight reduction and the importance of urethane mass was forgotten. Atom has returned to the vital aspects keeping weight at a minimum while sustaining ultimate performance as our priority.
- Urethane goes from crown to backbone, equals momentum, less effort
- More urethane mass from the crown to the backbone, equals more rebound, speed
- Reflex Core incorporated a spine for lateral support, equals more grip, longevity
So if you’re looking for the lightest wheel in the world we are not going to be your first choice, but if you want to go as fast as you’re capable of going whether it be indoor or outdoor Atom Wheels is your choice.
Atom Wheels, IQ TechnologyNov 18, 2008Patented IQ TECHNOLOGY displaces the footprint similar to that of a car with positraction. Each wheel adjusts to the surface as you apply pressure, it knows where and when you need grip. IQ Technology is a three piece component, hybrid/urethane core, urethane spine, urethane outer. Unlike others the spine is poured then placed on the core before the final molding. The spine is shaped to provide support while increasing rebound. More importantly it acts as a spring board off the backbone of our Reflex core.
We have been working on the IQ development for over 5 years. No other company or brand in the world offers a wheel that you can adjust the profile and/or shape of the contact point. The single most important point of any wheel is the point at which it makes contact with the surface you’re skating.
IQ makes it possible to be more aggressive in the turns, carry more speed down the straights, allowing your wheels to do the work. IQ Technology - establishing the next level of premium speed. Banked track racing around the world will never be the same.
-IQ will arrive upon perfection
Atom Wheels, GothaneNov 18, 2008
A pure ingredient that performs at its best in its most natural stateBenefits
A component that fuses all other ingredients
Atom Wheels, Reflex CoresNov 18, 2008Smart Technology…What makes them so special?
The largest core in the industry at 64MM for 100MM Wheels and 74MM for 110MM Wheels. The REFLEX design allows for controlled flex, providing a return snap to every push. SNAP not achievable among its competitors. The large core design displaces the urethane mass to the outer most position of the wheel, providing increased control and much anticipated momentum. REFLEX cores are designed to support wheel widths between the .904 and .950. This is a variable allowing us to reduce weight for the tech gurus looking to use muscle and energy to push rather than inertia. More importantly we have the capability to adjust our reflex snap as we develop new proprietary urethanes for specific tracks around the world.
REFLEX Cores were specifically designed to support several materials, all which are significantly important under specific applications. Reflex Cores are built with simple plastics as well as more complex hybrid materials like urethane, as well as urethane and glass blends. This never talked about information is instrumental to the success of competitive inline racing wheels.
Reflex Cores are inspired by the best skaters in the world engineered first for every type of skater, responsive to all speed skating styles, focused on performance wheels, perfect bearing seats, bearing alignment, stiff but forgiving one piece for consistent quality. One piece allows endless opportunities. If you’re a serious speed skater you deserve total performance.
Momentum: gyro - rotating mechanism in the form of a universally mounted spinning wheel that offers resistance to turns in any direction. This resistant provides unparallel stability in the straights and turns.
Complex hybrid materials: The first core designed to support urethane,urethane-glass and/or plastics. These exotic materials allow for adjustable flex, maximizing snap for each type of surface and style of skater
Largest Core in the industry: Atom has pushed the envelope, going where no other company has gone. Four millimeters larger in both the 100 and 110mm cores, forcing the Urethane to the crown of the wheel increasing momentum.
Snap: Spontaneous power and energy
Endless opportunities: Fly crossover a wheel designed for road and track, Whip indoor wheels with more rigidity, grip and roll, ONE road wheels with more snap. All our one piece wheels prove to roll, grip and last longer than their competitors.
904: Narrow for smaller foot print, more flex, weight reduction. We are reserving this for future use; its main purpose is to satisfy the ultimate skater geeks looking to lose grams in all the wrong places and force the momentum with brute strength rather than momentum.
950: Standard industry width, proven to hold up under all types and styles of skating.