The Spec R is our mid range blade. It combines a quality 6061 aluminum tube with extremely high quality Japanese steel. The steel is hardened to 58 Rockwell. These blades have a slight bend cut in the tube for the steel so that you only need to slightly bend your blades. This means that the tube has less stress and less chance of it losing its bend like normal blades.
Aluminum tubes do not like to be bent. They always spring back to the straight position. To solve this problem, we have two solutions:
1. We make the tube out of an aluminum that is more likely to stay bent than other brands of blades.
2. We cut the slot for the steel blade in the aluminum tube on a slight bend. The tube is straight but the steel blade is already on a slight curve. This curve is slight and you will still need to bend the blade more to get the optimum bend to suit your radius. However, you now only need to bend the aluminum tube a very small amount to get your optimum bend. This small amount of tube bending is not enough to stress the tube and the result is a blade that holds it's bend for a much longer period. Some skaters may never need to re-bend their blades.
|Tube Material||6061 T6 Aluminum|
|Cup Material||7075 T6 Aluminum|
|Length||16", 16.5", 17"|
|Bend||Patented machine Bend|