Carbonfiber ‘Wheel-skates’ take skating closer to skiing and cycling
Winner of the People’s Choice Award at the ABC’s New Inventors, the “Wheel-skates” from Chariot Skates is a pair of radical roller skates that seem to breach the gap and take skating closer to skiing and cycling. Finished in about 5.5 pounds (each skate) of carbon fiber, the skates roll smoother and provide better maneuverability, as if you’re skiing, in comparison to their conventional or even contemporary counterparts. Strapping your foot just below the axle of the (knee-high) main wheel, the Chariot skate also integrates a smaller wheel near your heel for extra support on rough terrains or grassy slopes. The Wheel-skates look just perfect for an off-road skating venture, but the only concern to cause a qualm is that the skates comes with no breaks and leave the riders to their own. Check out the video after the jump.