Roll-Line MATRIX and EVO Large Urethane Elastomer Cushions (Suspensions)
This kit includes one half (1/2) set or Four Suspensions (4 Upper – Large Suspensions)
Clear Green = Flexible
Grey = Medium
Clear Blue = Hard
Clear = Extra Hard
The UPPER Matrix and Evo Suspension is the one nearest to the Skate Plate and is the LARGER tube shaped Suspension. The Roll-Line Matrix and Evo Suspensions, provides athletes the proper support of the skating shoe and give the most sensitive control, the greatest and absolute fastest response available from any skate, providing a sense of great stability and action. Roll-Line Urethane Suspensions both provide incredibly quick and fluid energy transmission from the foot through the skate to the skating surface. The Roll-Line Urethane Suspensions are available in three (4) hardnesses to provide over 50 choices for the perfect skate alignment and control. For the Matrix and Evo, because of the lower Center of Gravity and shorter King Pin, the Upper (Large) Suspensions are smaller than on any of the other Roll-Line frames. This smaller – Upper-Large Suspension MUST be more Flexible than on any of the other models of Roll-Line frames. Even for a heavy Skater, it is not recommended to use more than the Clear Blue, Hard Suspension, as the MAX. The Clear (extra-hard) are available as a special order for the Matrix. Overall, the Matrix and Evo requires softer Suspensions than used on other Models of Roll-Line frames.
The Upper (Large) Suspension provides the Stability of the Edge, while the Lower (Small) Suspension creates the Deep Edges, Great Turns, Spins, and Loops. The Suspensions can be mixed and matched in both Rubber and Urethane and in Hardnesses to provide a VERY Custom skate Action, based on your weight, height, and type of Skating that you are doing. Usually the Upper (Large) Suspension is harder, because it is carrying the weight of the Skater, and provides the edge stability, while the Lower (Small) Suspension is often one (1) or (more infrequently) two (2) levels more flexible, providing great edges and changes. For LOOPS it is sometimes suggested to use an appropriate Flexible Upper (Large) Suspension, considering the Skaters height and weight and the small diameter Loops being Skated, with the Lower (Small) Suspension configured two (2) levels Harder. This configuration provides a skate that reacts and feels like the old and no longer available Hodura skate.
Comparisons of Rubber to Urethane Elastomer Suspensions:
Rubber – Shorter Life, Temperatures do effect the response of Rubber, Less Expensive
Urethane – Longer Life, Temperatures have much less effect on Urethane, More Expensive.
If a Complete Set of one Colour and Hardness are desired, please choose that Item.
• • NOTE: The Hardness of Suspensions that are shipped on the Skate plates are determined by Roll-Line at the factory in Italy. They are based on the size of the Frame, and the expected height and weight of the Skater. Select other hardnesses and/or combinations of cushions if you want a very specific setup when ordering your Roll-Line plates.