Le 22 February 2011 à 20:09 | mise à jour le 22 February 2011 à 19:20

Matos : nouveau modèle USD Imperial

Matos : nouveau modèle USD Imperial

Les patins carbones coûtent cher, USD en a conscience et propose donc un nouveau modèle dans l'esprit de son modèle phare. La marque de la Conference nous a donc présenté le "Imperial", un modèle plus abordable avec un budget nécessaire de 250 Euros.
Il comporte une boot en plastique dont le but est de recréer les sensations et les propriétés du carbone, ou du moins, de s'en approcher. Deux réunions avec DuPont™ ont permis de trouver de nouveaux composants comme le Hytrel®. ce matériau offre une bonne flexibilité et une solidité intéressantes. L'impact écologique sera également inférieur.

L'ensemble du patin offre quelques innovations intéressantes
- sensation d'être dans une chaussure
- apparence d'une chaussure
- masse 25% inférieure à un patin classique
- volume 35% inférieur à un patin classique
- une tige plus haute que pour les carbone avec davantage de maintien latéral
- V cut à l'arrière
- Nouvelle semelle Powerslide
- Choc absorbeur Sifika
- Chausson néoprène et microfibre
- Compatible avec les soul plate carbone
- Overboot plus résistante

Communiqué de presse

The Carbon is a dream skate for many skaters, yet it is also a high class product made of the most expensive materials used on an aggressive skate.

With the desire to make this new skate available to a lower budget we took the time to talk to companies about making special plastic blends that could serve to re-create the Carbon effect at a more affordable price.

After two meetings with DuPont we were told that they had the perfect plastic for us:

DuPont™ Hytrel® TPC-ET Thermoplastic polyester elastomer;
Hytrel® - A thermoplastic and elastomer in one.
Hytrel® thermoplastic polyester elastomers provide the flexibility of rubber, the strength of plastic and the processibility of thermoplastics.
Hytrel® is also available in a full range of Shore D hardness (30D to 82D). Special grades are heat stabilized, flame retardant and blow molded. Concentrates include black pigments, UV protection additives, hydrolysis resistant additives, heat stabilizers and flame retardants.

NEW - Hytrel® RS renewable sourced thermoplastic elastomers can help reduce environmental footprint without compromising performance.
New grades containing 35% to 65% of renewable sourced material are in development and early tests show they grant the same performance and processing characteristics of original Hytrel®.

Ideal specs:

Hytrel® is ideal for parts requiring excellent flex fatigue and broad use temperature. It resists tearing, flex-cut growth, creep and abrasion. It offers strength and stiffness plus outstanding toughness while resisting hydrocarbons and many other fluids. Hytrel® can be processed easily by conventional thermoplastic processes, such as injection molding, blow molding, calendaring, rotational molding, extrusion and meltcasting.
We made our first tests with this material injection into a one piece plastic skate and tested it, advancing to test a variety of hardness until we found the perfect one.

We also redesigned the internal structure making a fully integrated cuff with built-in flex and support zones. The resulting product is made of a new patented construction that grantees satisfaction on all demands of an aggressive skate.

- Shoe-like fit.
- Shoe-like appearance.
- 35% less volume than that of a standard hard boot.
- 25% less weight than a standard hard boot.
- Total control with direct power transfer.
- Higher cut than Carbon skate with more lateral support.
- Rear V-cut
- Includes quality Sifika Shock absorber
- New Powerslide Slimfit innersole
- Neoprene and Microfiber interior lining for optimum control, last and comfort.
- Compatible with the Carbon soul plates, thin, light, high performance design.
- Strong nanoleather upper.

Julien Cudot, Imperial skates edit. from ConferenceTV on Vimeo.

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