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Couple of new slalom frames

Postby Shaw » Wed Sep 18, 2013 3:25 pm

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Flying Eagle's new Ego frame, reviewed in Chinese here. Rockerable axles like the old salomon frames, center of gravity roughly the same as freewave's musa frames with a slight emphasis towards the heel.
Weight is 214g without axles, 265g with axles. Price is 420RMB on taobao.
Comparison weights:
IS 231 rockered: 262g with axles
Freewave Ikran 231: 279g with axles
Gyro carbon fiber 231: 185g with axles
Freewave musa 231: 295g with axles

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Fierce Titanium frames first mentioned in April, should be available in China in the near future. I've heard rumors for a price of 2500RMB.
Weight of a single frame: 148g (231 rockered, no axles), compared with the 149.3g of a single IS frame. IS frame weight does not match up with the first review, could just be from different scales used.

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Re: Couple of new slalom frames

Postby kev0 » Mon Sep 23, 2013 5:36 pm

the fierce frames look absolutely amazing in silver

i still have years of wear left on my IS frames though haha

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Re: Couple of new slalom frames

Postby Shaw » Tue Sep 24, 2013 3:58 am

The fierce frames should also be available in gold and plasma anodized, same as IS frames.

I'm not sure if it has any actual advantages over IS frames, but it's still nice to see at least one company experimenting with titanium.

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Re: Couple of new slalom frames

Postby borisb » Wed Oct 09, 2013 11:23 am

As on your picture above, a lot of top level people in Asia skate on Trix/KSJ with silver/white shell. Is this some different material for constructing the shells that is being evaluated?

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Re: Couple of new slalom frames

Postby Shaw » Wed Oct 09, 2013 6:11 pm

Nope, just a different color used for the latest batch of MST team skates, it's Guo Fang in the picture.

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Re: Couple of new slalom frames

Postby Shaw » Thu Oct 10, 2013 2:19 pm

The fierce frames are available now for 2600RMB on taobao now, but apparently they're made of 7075 T6 aluminum with a titanium plasma coating, and not a titanium alloy like I originally thought.

I wonder if aluminum is really strong enough for how thin they are, but if they can hold up to Guo Fang's skating then they should be fine for most slalomers as well. Still, probably a good idea to avoid doing any jumps or slides with them.

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Re: Couple of new slalom frames

Postby vivian33 » Thu Oct 31, 2013 7:57 am

Hi, Shaw,

Tianium is better than aluminum in some level, However, Franckly speaking, Tianium one may beyond 2600 RMB.
Or you can view this, can check more in english:
http://www.shopitchina.com/index.php/taobao/view/id/35261095912

From the decription, I can the exactly material is Aluminum and Magnesium.

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Re: Couple of new slalom frames

Postby leeroy178 » Fri Nov 01, 2013 5:46 pm

what skate/Boot is the Top stake the Yellow one?

Thanks

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Re: Couple of new slalom frames

Postby Shaw » Fri Nov 01, 2013 8:07 pm

Those are custom 2013 Powerslide EVOs.

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Re: Couple of new slalom frames

Postby leeroy178 » Tue Nov 05, 2013 2:47 pm

Thanks you, can they still be bought ?

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Re: Couple of new slalom frames

Postby Shaw » Tue Nov 05, 2013 3:53 pm

Possibly, but you'd have to ask your local Powerslide distributor.


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