Hundreds of patented efforts have been filed by previous inventors, some on one wheel, others on two or three wheels. None have been able to avoid damage to the wheels, such as wheel flattening. Until now. The innovative design of the DXS guarantees equal braking on each wheel without damaging the wheels, particularly in the form of “flat-spotting”.
The disk system is activated by extending the lower leg forward with all wheels in contact with the pavement (no raised toe). That action tilts the upper cuff back, which lowers a diabolo-shaped metal disk onto the two rear wheels. This textured metal disk is designed to prevent slippage on the wheel as it rotates in contact with the wheels. It also forces braking pressure outward to a second disk positioned loosely inside the wheel frame. The second disk is made from a special compound similar to what’s used for automotive disk brakes. It functions as a sort of clutch to assure smooth braking and to prevent the wheels from completely locking.
The DXS will greatly benefit skaters, safety statistics and the inline industry as a whole:
- The design is environmentally friendly,virtually maintenance-free, and cost-effective because there is no need to replace the rubber stopper every few weeks.
- Two configurations are available: a system that brakes on four wheels designed for larger, more advanced skaters, and a more cost-effective version acting on only two wheels for smaller and entry level participants.
- The design assures controlled speed reduction and smooth stops, even on extremely rough surfaces, thereby addressing one of the greatest challenges to expanding the recreational inline skating market.
|Required Criteria||Goals Achieved|
|Cost||Within marketing “price breaking” requirements|
|Safety||Superior to any other system|
|Stopping||Stops in approximately 1/2 the distance of a rubber stopper system|
|Durability||Outlasts ALL other systems|