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Old March 14th, 2015, 11:36 PM   #1
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Hi,

Fro month we were working on a new stepin quad concept : https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=979344825410844

Crowdfunding is starting next month!

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Old March 15th, 2015, 12:46 AM   #2
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Default This is a old concept

Been around for ages, glad to see someone going old school and reviving the concept. I am in. Good luck
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Old March 15th, 2015, 01:27 AM   #3
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WOW! I knew this could be done so much better than prior efforts turned out, as this version seems to be.

This has been a dream of mine for over a decade.
I have owned some that sucked. I have built some prototypes using velcro cinch straps bonded between plate and sole stiffener. I never quite got the interlock to be quite tight enough.

An athletic shoe that appears like, and seems to function, while walking, like a normal athletic shoe (sole flexes - not stiff) , but having an internal structure allowing the quick mating attachment of a typically normal functioning (truck swing turning) quad plate.
I am in love with it already.

What happens when sole wears thinner?
If I step in mud or dog poo does the locking mechanism get crapped up (attachment mechanism function)?

Does the sole stiffen up when the plate locks onto it, or does still flex & twist laterally, between the sole and the plate deck?
UPDATE: I see in the vid that plate deck matches size/shape of shoe sole, which is how I did my prototype as well.

Should be a big winner in the crowdfunding arena. Can't wait for the launch.

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Old March 15th, 2015, 04:54 AM   #4
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Can't wait!
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Old March 15th, 2015, 03:26 PM   #5
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WHAT? is the locking mechanism? velcro? a track? pins and holes?


i have some of these...


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Old March 15th, 2015, 06:39 PM   #6
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Old March 15th, 2015, 07:49 PM   #7
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The mechanism looks like K2 in-step phenomen's one, a bit improved.

I got a pair of K2 in-step and I think Flaneurz worked well from this base to achieve something very reliable.
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Old March 15th, 2015, 08:31 PM   #8
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It shouldn't be hard to do this at all. Its quite simple 2 studs up front and a locking mechanism in the rear is all thats needed. This appears to be able to modify any existing footwear for adding a quad plate to.

Can someone choose any plate for this? Or is it a fixed system? I would imagine you have a locking plate that is "mounted" to your skate plate of choice. Then that is able to lock into the sneaker with the hardware present.
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Old March 15th, 2015, 08:49 PM   #9
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Mort, you got the idea. Your plate, your shoes, mount the plate, adapt the shoes, skate and walk.

And you can mix
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Old March 19th, 2015, 04:26 AM   #10
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Sweet!!!!
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Old May 28th, 2015, 05:37 PM   #11
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hi everybody !

The FlaneurZ quads are now available via kickstarter : https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...favorite-shoes

we're really excited about the crowdfunding campain
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