CARVING in SNOW? TIGHT TURN on ICE!
IDEA – PHYSICS - RESULT
In the last 100 years of modern skates development XCBlade has been the first and only one skate blade that breaks the limits of parallel edge design.
With the adaption of the variable 2D edge geometry into 3D from the carving skiing, it takes skating to a higher level, increasing the stability of high-speed tight turns.
XCBlade - like the carved / carving / parabolic skis - is therefore not a permanent, but a variable-width skating blade that forms a well-defined 3D geometric shape.
Thus, unlike all other currently available blades, XCBlade is NOT a parallel-edge skating blade, but the left and right edges of the blade gradually extend and extend from the center, parallel section moving away from each other into direction front and rear of the blade.
This change in width is different in the front and rear, greater in the rear region of the blade, which is responsible for stability, and smaller in the first region, which is responsible for acceleration.
The result of this controlled expansion is that in skating situations (final phase of the pushing phase, tight and sharp turns, intense braking), where conventional blades lose their contact with the ice due to increased inclination, there, the XCBlade blades are still firmly attached to the ice surface, thanks to the widening edge design, XCBlade engages the ice with 5-20% larger blade sections.