After the success of the USD Aeon skate, we took a close look at its design in the development of the new Kizer Soulframe 60. We wanted to lower the center of gravity whilst increasing the direct feeling of grinding. It is completely made out of aluminum for maximum energy transfer, faster grinds, and designed specifically for the high-speed park, bowl skating, and coping grinds.
Like the Aeon it is a non-UFS unibody soul plate with an integrated frame, to achieve the lowest center of gravity and widest split for flat setups, making it lighter and stronger whilst using fewer parts. Plate and frame are made out of 6061 aircraft aluminum, CNC machined to perfection and coming with the new Element II aluminum H-block. The frame is designed to hold a maximum of 4x60mm wheels for, what we consider to be the perfect flat setup. The Soulframe has predrilled and recessed mounting holes which are compatible fit most USD skates and also Salomons. Thanks Blade Tech.
After testing the Sola Frame street version with the V1 H-Block I got some V2 H-Block and tried them out, really interesting that the shape of a H-Block can change so much. - Sascha Reichert.
About the Sola Street Frames - V2 H-Block (2020-1 - Price: $179, 140€)
Precision, Strength and Control. The Solá Equipment Street Frames were born from a dialogue between Kyle Solá and Dominik Wagner regarding the optimal flat-rocker frame, and the reintroduction of a lightweight metal construction into street skating.
The feedback-driven development process led to the prototyping of the first development prototypes in 2015. With the valuable inputs from Dominik Wagner and Joe Atkinson, prototypes were continuously developed, tested and improved through to the first production in 2018.
- Streamlined Frame Body
- Extruded 6061 T6 hardened aluminum, CNC milled into its final shape
- Treated with a surface-hardening anodized finish
- Laser engraved with model specifications and specific production lot number
- Universal Frame System (UFS) bolt configuration to fit all corresponding boots
- Max. Wheel Size - 60mm
- Replaceable H-block System - V2
- The replaceable H-Block is made from a naturally slick and wear resistant injection-molded polymer for all-around street or park skating.
- The V2 h-block design provides increased protection against wheel bite.
- Recommended for flat-rockered setups.
- One-Way Axles - Version 2
- The CNC turned, Black Oxide Steel Alloy screw directly into frame walls, reducing weight and complexity.
- 10mm deep tool cavity helps to keep bolt heads from stripping with regular use
- A nylon patch is bonded to the threads, adding friction to resist loosening from vibration
- Two spare axles included in each package […] More pictures & specs.
Too much words? Here is a promo picture featuring Joe Atkinson, rocking the Joe Atkinson High-Low Frame 2020-1 (?).
The Kaltik Flat V2 Frames are now available on Kaltik.eu.
Limited run off 100 pairs will be for sale on Kaltik’s website soon.
Jake from LocoSkates in the UK takes a closer look at the Oysi (wish) blading frames.
I got back into blading in 2016 after taking 12 years off. Now I’m hooked, skating every weekend and sharing videos to help motivate people to come back to blading.
I was one of the owners of 50/50, the skate company that helped create the frame market. I never realized how much of an impact 50/50 made to the sport and how much I miss it today.
Last summer I started chatting with my old friend and 50/50 founder Jess Dyrenforth about the possibility of bringing it back. He dug through old emails and got me in contact with the original frame manufacturer.
After months of mould testing, I got a set of 50/50 Balance frames, fresh from the factory. Here they are, brand new 50/50 balance frames complete with Juice Blocks, fresh from the factory. I’m gonna skate them for the next few weeks to make sure they’re good, then if you’re interested, I’ll let you know where you can order your own set. - Lawrence Ingraham.
Oysi is a new aggressive inline skating chassis or frames company owned by an America Skater, his name is Cletus Kuhn and all his products are made in USA.
“15 anos atrás, meu modelo de base de patins da Fifty-50! Lindas conquistas e memórias através deste esporte que amo tanto”. - Fabiola Da Silva (photo).
UP: Look at those beautiful Kaltik Flat V2 Frames (64 mm Rockered up). Thanks Kaltik for the photo! Visit Kaltik.eu.
UPDATE: Flat V2, 68-58-58-68 Setup
Cheers for the love, videos coming soon once I’ve thrashed them to see how they hold up. - Adam Pottss.
USD Carbon Richie Eisler - Walnut Frames & Anti Rockers
Larger Picture on Imgur (via).
“The frame for the gentleman blader”. - The blades of glory.
Wood Frames x USD Eugen Enin
Larger Picture on Imgur. Photo: Instagram (via).
“I want a set of these frames so bad so I can put them on my skates I never skate just to look at forever!" - Josiah Blee.