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Roll Line Urethane Elastomer Suspensions (Cushions)

  • Description
  • Description
    Pricing is for a FULL Set or Eight Suspensions.
        4 Upper – Large Suspensions AND
        4 Lower – Small Suspensions (Cone or Step)


    COLOR                 HARDNESS
    Clear Green          ExtraFlexible
    Gray                      Flexible
    Clear Blue             Medium
    Clear                     Hard
    Clear Yellow          ExtraHard

    The UPPER suspension is the one nearest to the skate plate and is the LARGER tube-shaped suspension.
    The LOWER suspension is the one nearest to the skating surface and is the SMALLER cone-shaped suspension.

    The Roll-Line Suspensions provide 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 Natural Rubber and Urethane Suspensions both provide incredibly quick and fluid energy transmission from the foot through the skate to the skating surface.

    The Roll-Line Natural Rubber Suspensions are available in three (3) hardnesses and Urethane Suspensions are available in five (5) hardnesses to provide 64 choices for the perfect skate alignment and control.

    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. 

    If you're going to mix and match: 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.

    The list below is an integrated List from the Most Flexible to Hardest and combines both Rubber and Urethane Suspensions.

    Green = Rubber = Flexible
    Natural (Brown) = Rubber = Medium
    Clear Green = Urethane = Extra Flexible
    Grey = Urethane = Flexible
    Clear Blue = Urethane = Medium
    Yellow = Rubber= Hard
    Clear = Urethane = Hard
    Clear Yellow = Urethane = Extra Hard

    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.