How to adjust your frames perfectly? – Speaking Specs
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How to adjust your frames perfectly? – Speaking Specs

August 25, 2019


Welcome to Powerslide TV for an
old-fashioned two heads one brain episode so it’s like this is three quarters
of the brain this is one quarter of the brain so today we want to talk about an
issue which actually a lot of people are asking us basically frame adjustment so
here we have the trinity system and we call our system X lot system
so basically it helps you to adjust the frame after your needs so first of all
the frame can be adjusted front and back so you push it more to the front which
means then actually you have a little bit more power on the heel you have a
little bit longer push on the heel in the corners you have a little bit more
grip when you push it backwards the boot and the frame forward then you have a
little bit more front push which is maybe better for a long distance and
when you’re going more on roads and streets and everything and then the
second biggest point I guess which is actually coming from race skating and
from tracks especially that you can adjust the frame position sideways so
you can move the frame to the side with the x slot system you have about a
movement of three to four to five millimeters depending on the screws you
use and on the position of the heel you put the frame so one of the
big questions is obviously where do you start I mean obviously I come from a
history of speed skating and racing skating and so with kids and things and
this also translates to adults and basically anyone who skates number one
way to start is always bang in the middle the reason why and that’s the
middle not only inside outside but also front to backwards this is because it’s
generally the rough guide what works for everyone myself my frame is
still more or less in the middle it’s a little inside now but it’s just
generally what works as Matthias said earlier the moving the frame forward and backwards that shouldn’t also be underestimated as
well especially with bigger wheels because the difference in weight
distribution is also important to manage especially if you have shin problems or
other problems you know it’s easier to move the frame a little bit backwards
so that your shin and the tibia have less work to do so that sometimes is a quite big
point and also like Scott was saying you know for the technique if you put
the frame more to the inside it’s easier to go on the outside edge which is
actually the technique of speed skating for the double push so by putting the
frame more to the inside it’s easier to go to the outside edge so in general a lot people they fall to the inside when you
fall to the inside you move your frame to the inside to have more support on
the inside when you fall to the outside you put your frame to the outside so you
have more support and better power transfer on the outside if nothing is
really helping then we have actually the stride control and the stride control
it’s like little plastic pieces Scott is holding them up so for Trinity we have
two on the front one inside and one outside and one on the heel it’s
actually vice versa of what you think so when you actually
fall to the inside you will put the high part on the outside so normally you
would say “I’m falling to inside I need more support on the inside and make
the higher piece on the inside” that’s not correct so when you fall to the
inside put the high part on the outside of the boot and then in the other way
around if you fall to the outside put the high part on the inside like this
you will stand more stable and don’t fall to the inside and the outside so
this little trick is really a big big helper and a lot of the
top guys also use it to have a better stand and more push a better power
transfer too – yeah it really shouldn’t be underestimated I mean these little
plastic wedges they really change your whole skating dynamic simply because I
mean everybody has a little bit different body shape a little bit
different pronation and things like that in their feet so it’s really really
important to find what works for you and I mean between
all these tools we can help we try and we create skates that fit most people
but sometimes you just need that little bit of extra help and that’s where these
stride control guys come in as Matthias said we have the three-piece system that
works for Trinity but we also have it for normal 195mm traditional
mountings as well and that’s why we recommend really before you go
skating or skating first time and you feel some problems the next thing you
should really do it set up your skates properly because when you
spend hours on your skates they should be perfectly aligned and a lot of
people don’t do it because they just want to go out and skate but it really helps
if you set it up properly set the frame up maybe use a stride control and then
adjust really all the little pieces and bits and pieces like you want so
really you have the perfect power transfer and perfect comfort and a lot
of people have orthopedic problems with their feet they have fallen arches they have
flat feet so all this could be actually corrected with the position of the frame
or with the stride control and these little wedges a little tip sorry
just to cut it a little tip to do it if you’re a
beginner or even even up to a medium level skater when you get a brand new
pair of skates go out and test your balance on one foot just simply roll
along on one foot and if you can do it stablely and with the foot all aligned
then you’re good to go but if you notice “okay hang on a minute I’m falling inside
or outside” then you need to make some adjustments but try and isolate it so
don’t just go skating out normally because there’s a lot of other things to
think about and a lot of things going on so just focus on balancing on one foot
to test it in the first way and sometimes it’s only one foot which needs
maybe help and the other foot is perfectly okay so these were just little
tips and little helpers and we hope you enjoyed this episode again Scott would
say if you have questions leave them down below and hopefully we also have a
little infographic on the subject too so it’s up there or it’s up there or it’s
somewhere around thanks for watching and keep on rolling and we love to skate

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  1. When I moved the frame too often, the screws wore out and got loose while skating regardless how I tightened them. Since then I try to stick to one frame positioning and never change it.

  2. I cannot find the “info graphic” that you mentioned. I think I really need help adjusting my new Swell City 125’s.

  3. From what I understood on forums and from experience. When adjusting the frame side to side, we should move primarily the front of the frame, while the back should stay directly in the center of the heel. Is that correct? Or do you (or other speedskaters) move the back of the frame off center as well? In that case do they move it inside or outside?

  4. I just bought my Kaze sc 110 and sadly i have to send them back. The whole design is strage to me. I Have 2 imperials, one with 80mm frame and one with 125. I like them with the "factory defaults". But the kaze, OMG. I think the frame has very bad positioning Maybe by design for speedskating, (2:48) but they are at least 1 cm from the center of gravity of your feet to the inside . and there is simply not enough space with the screws to adjust it. I dont realy think that anybody in a Kaze or Swell could fall to the inside edge. its not possible. Maybe with 2 or 3 of these plastics. 🙂 Moreover in my case the boot leans inwards, so its almost unusable. I hope NEXT with the hard boot is better designed…

  5. Hi guys, thanks for the video. It will be nice if you can tell us how to get the position of the frame right when you bolt the boot to the frame. I think you have to skate on 2 wheels to check if you feet are rolling inwards or outwards? Ideally the wheels should be perpendicular to the road? Should I start with the frame right in the center of the boot? Then shift to left or right by a millimeter when we skated on the 2 wheel skate and have someone video the angle of the wheel. Until the wheel is perpendicular to the ground. Then what about the fore and aft position? Should it be right in the centre as well? Rather then talking theory, it will be good you have a real example and skate on the frame to show us how the fine adjustments are done.

  6. I just got Powerslide Swell Lite 90, and it is impossible to set them straight! I have blades all the way to the outside, but it doesn't help and i keep falling out. That means i can not rollerblade out of the box, but have to order the stride controls and wait for it to arrive((((

  7. So weird, i always owned with satisfaction the R2 Powerslide and never had issues. But i bought some Swells for the city and first tried the Swell 110, but both feet way outside (tried everything).
    Then i returned it and with some refund i bought the Swell 100 lite, … a but still going outside. Is the "city" skates way different then the normal inline skates from powerslide ?

  8. Mounting the 3-piece stride control wedges is a soup sandwich. They have no locators, and slip everywhere when trying to secure the frames. It would be nice if they had location pins like the non-trinity stride control.

  9. I bought the thicknesses that seemed like a good idea, and the trim is good, but the frame fixing screw works poorly, tilted, and loosens after a while, because it only touches the thicker side.

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